And there’s lots of different ice cream flavors to try!
Ice cream is a classic, delicious, cool dessert that everyone loves and enjoys. Whether it’s vanilla, chocolate, or crazy flavors like milk tea, you can never deny yourself a delicious cup of ice cream.
There’s tons of places to get ice cream in the metro, and we at Booky are here to help out! We’ve listed down the best places to get ice cream in Metro Manila. Explore and try various types of ice cream from Gelato, to Organic Ice Cream, to Specialty Ice Cream, and more!
Mio Gelati – Ayala Malls Vertis North (QC)
Mio Gelati offers different flavored gelato like vanilla, salted caramel, Milo dinosaur, as well as smoresicles and milkshakes.
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Premium Gelato at Mio Gelati! Choose from Matcha Green Tea, Cookie Butter, Cookie Monster, Mascarpone, or Black Chocolate.
Manila Creamery – UP Town Center (QC)
Manila Creamery was born out of Jason & Paolo’s goal to produce and bring world-class gelato to Manila, while keeping its roots by offering flavors that are uniquely Filipino. Their Mangga’t Suman is wildly popular in weekend markets. It is made with sticky rice flavored ice cream, topped with mangoes and their homemade latik sauce. Another unique flavor is the Turon and Tinutong Rice.
Papa Diddi’s – Maginhawa (QC)
This Maginhawa dessert haven certainly knows how to spice things up! Try their Davao Meets Bicol Ice Cream, it’s made of rich Davao chocolate ice cream with a hint of Bicol’s sili flavor that’s sure to get you curious.
Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream – Shangri-la Plaza Mall (Mandaluyong)
You should stick-o round for this one! Enjoy a mix of everyone’s common favorites in this amazing flavor. Specializing in nitrogen-blasting, Joseph’s ice cream hand-crafts each cup of their ice cream upon order. Other flavors to try include Mango Basil and Coffee Latte.
Sebastian’s Ice Cream – The Podium
Sebastian’s is a pioneer in serving premier artisanal ice creams in Manila. It is always at the forefront of innovative flavors and dessert fusions. Some of its most popular items include the Green Mango & Bagoong, Champorado at Dilis and Sapin-sapin flavored ice creams.
Tsujiri – The Podium
Tsujiri is a Japanese matcha brand from Uji Kyoto, Japan that has been around for over 155 years. It was first established in 1860 by Riemon Tsuji who made it his mission to improve the tea industry by using the finest quality of Uji matcha and Gyokuro tea leaves.
The Lost Bread – multiple branches
The Lost Bread is a homegrown dessert cafe specializing in French toasts and milkshakes. Their name, ‘The Lost Bread’, is a direct translation of ‘pain de perdu’, the stale bread used to make French toast.
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Sorbe-Toasts with Booky! Read more here.
Carousel Creamery – Greenhills (SJ)
Carousel Creamery is a dessert parlour that features a grand display of 101 classic and whimsical flavors of premium handcrafted ice cream, made in small batches. It first caught the attention of foodies with its unique Butter & Popcorn flavor. But why stop there? Try other flavors like Garlic Nuts and Beer, Wasabi, Chocolate Chili, Blue Cheese, Red Pepper Walnut and more.
Cara Mia Cakes & Gelato offers frozen sweets and treats. They also have refrigerated cakes like Pistachio Cioccolato, Midnight Dream and Chocolate S’mores.
Emack & Bolio’s – Ayala Malls the 30th
Hailing all the way from Boston, Emack & Bolio’s is a popular chain of ice cream stores that was founded by Robert Rook back in 1975.So what makes Emack & Bolio’s unique? Their ice cream and yogurt are made from live culture and non-fat milk.
Dairy Queen – SM Mall of Asia
The queen of satisfying ice creams, Dairy Queen brings you blizzards ice cream cake, dilly mars, and more.
Carmen’s Best Ice Cream – Salcedo Village (Makati)
While their most popular flavor is salted caramel, you shouldn’t ignore their other equally amazing and unique flavors like Turkish Baklava, Malted Milk, Cereal Milk and Eggnog!
Fun Fact: This local favorite is also available in HongKong!
Liq My Stick – Legazpi Sunday Market
Liq My Stick popsicles serve handmade nutritious, gourmet, and 100% plant-based popsicles made from locally-sourced fruits and veggies, as well as liquor pops made with small-batch spirits, and lots of love. Check out flavors like the pumpkin spice latte, pińa colada, mango un-chia-ned and more.
Morelli’s Gelato – Power Plant Mall
Touted as “the ultimate fresh gelato experience,” Morelli’s Gelato was founded by Giuseppe Morelli in 1907. It serves luxury gelato, Kilimanjaro coffee, and other desserts. Popular flavors include Hazelnut, Caramel Dulce de Leche.
Bono Artisanal Gelato – SM Aura
Bono Gelato is an Italian gelateria that only serves what’s fresh and in season. Their ice creams are handcrafted daily and in small batches only. No preservatives or any canned items are used. Bono, which is a wordplay on the Italian word ‘buono’, means good.
Dessert Table PH – Eden Food Hall
Dessert Table PH specializes in unique soft-serve ice cream with flavors like Thai Milk Tea, Taiwanese Milk Tea, and Milo Dinosaur. You can also find baked goods from Bellefleur by Beatrix. They are located at the Eden Food Hall in BGC, an up and coming food space that features 12+ brands who started out in Mercato and Legaspi Market.
The Farmacy – Net Lima Bldg
From the same people that brought us Wildflour, The Farmacy is an old-fashioned ice cream parlour that serves homemade ice cream and soda. All of their ice cream are freshly made on site so you are guaranteed an authentic and sweet experience. They also serve meals, sodas, coffee, and alcoholic drinks too.
Gelatissimo – Serendra
Gelatissimo is an authentic Italian gelato specialty shop that offers a wide variety of flavors including signature creations, coffee, cakes, and more.
Cafe Seolhwa Bingsu – BF Homes
Cafe Seolhwa is a Korean dessert cafe serving snowflake ‘bingsu’ or shave iced dessert topped with chopped fruits, condensed milk, fruit syrup and beans.
Louie Luis – Alabang Town Center (pending photo)
There’s just something so sinfully alluring about liquor being mixed with dessert. Try this: Strong Bailey’s Flavored Ice Cream sandwiched between two thin wafers.