Ice cream will never hurt you.
Let’s face it, it’s hot! Summer maybe gone but the heat is definitely still here and there’s just so many ways to cool off until your electricity bill reaches dangerous levels. So turn off your air conditioner and get some sweet ice cream to chill out that excess heat. Plus, ice cream shops will surely have air conditioners too.
For this list we’ve scoured across Metro Manila to bring you the go-to places to get that sweet ice cream fix you’ve been craving for – because at the end of the day, if you can’t get any sugar from someone else, you turn to ice cream.
Update: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Metro Manila this month!
The Farmacy – Bonifacio Global City
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.
Also featured in: 13 Beautiful Restaurants for Desserts in BGC, Taguig
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G/F Net Lima Bldg, 4th Ave cor 26th St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Southern Dairy – Aguirre
Southern Dairy is an ice cream parlour serving small-batch homemade gelato. Menu favorites include the Mango & Graham Chunks, Chocolate Oreos and its signature Butter Cake Cream Cheese. They also serves some light meals, sundaes, floats, cakes, cookies and milkshakes.
Also featured in: 13 Dessert Stops to Make in the South
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.
Yo! Panda – multiple branches
Yo! Panda is a new restaurant concept serving modern Asian inspired dishes and desserts. They specialize in soft serve bubble waffles in different flavors like Mango Cheesecake, Choco Matcha Jelly, Peanut Dulce De Leche and many more.
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Plain Bubble Waffle with Booky! Read more here.
Duck & Buvette – Shangri La Plaza
Duck & Buvette is a French-inspired restaurant that specializes in, of course, duck confit. They serve other exquisite dishes like Crispy Potato Pave & Salty Duck Egg, Prime Paleron Steak, and Confit of Pork Belly – but while you’re here don’t miss dessert. Their ice cream kiosk is famous for macaron ice cream sandwiches with elegant flavors.
Carousel Creamery – Greenhills
Carousel Creamery is a dessert specialist offering 101 classic and whimsical flavors of premium small-batch handcrafted ice cream. Unique to their menu are the Beer & Chicharon, Wasabi, Red Pepper Walnut and more. They also serve some light snacks and coffee.
Also featured in: 12 Hidden Gems in San Juan for Sweet Desserts
Papa Diddi’s – Maginhawa
Papa Diddi’s offers all-natural premium ice cream, made in small batch, hand mixed & hand packed. Ingredients used are sourced directly from farms, markets & gardens all over the Philippines.
Carmen’s Best – Salcedo Village
Carmen’s Best is a homegrown ice creamery originating from the owner’s actual home in Alabang. Although selling and delivering across Metro Manila it has it’s permanent shop set up in Makati. Bestselling flavors include Salted Caramel, Malted Milk, Butter Pecan, and Brazilian Coffee.
Rockies Creamery – multiple branches
Rockies Creamery is the first to offer fried ice cream rolls in Manila. Inspired by the recent craze in Thailand and New York, this small stall will offer a variety of freshly prepared ice cream rolls flavors and toppings. Read our full feature here.
Also featured in: 15 Must Visit Restaurants for Extra Unique Desserts in QC
Freezer Burn – Bonifacio High Street
Helmed by Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla, Freezer Burn offers a unique dessert experience with their hot and cold combo creations such as the Morning Glory, Ketchup Mayo Fries, and Junkie. Read our full feature here.
Also featured in: 20 Restaurants Perfect for First Dates in BGC, Taguig
Sebastian’s Ice Cream Studio – multiple branches
Sebastian’s is an artisanal ice cream parlour boasting delicious, imaginative and unique ice cream flavors. Bestselling flavors include Cookie Dough, Blue Cheese, and Champorado with dilis.
Insider tip: They've recently released new flavors exclusively for February with names such as Closure (Passionfruit Tea) and Unresolved Issues (Candied Ampalaya).
Manila Creamery – UP Town Center
Manila Creamery is a homegrown dessert specialist and a weekend market favorite that aims to create world-class gelato while promoting flavors that are uniquely Filipino. This will be their first physical store. Popular flavors include: Mangga’t Suman, black sesame and Sicilian pistachio. Read our full feature here.
Dairy Depot – Taft Ave.
Dairy Depot is a desserts place specializing in churros ice cream sandwiches, available in various flavors, as well as skillet cookie meltdown and molten lava cake.
Also featured in: 18 Restaurants Around DLSU-Manila to Get You Through Midterms
Casa Italia – multiple branches
Casa Italia is a modern day Italian bar from Singapore serving handcrafted premium gelato. It also offers freshly-made Italian favorites (salads, oven-baked pizzas, and paninis), micro-roasted coffee, Italian beers and wine.
Insider tip: They've recently launched an all-new menu which you can read in our full feature here.
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Let the ice cream heal your heart.