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Ice cream sandwich 2.0

Cara Mia Cakes & Gelato is celebrating their 10th anniversary the best way they know how— through Gelato. And by that, we mean the latest addition to their menu: the Cara Mia Gelato Sandwiches

You can now enjoy Cara Mia’s Gelato Sandwiches in three best-selling flavors: Ferrero, Pistachio, and Mango Cream. Reminiscent of Dumaguete’s silvanas cookie, Cara Mia’s Gelato Sandwiches are sandwiched in sans rival wafers and stuffed with smooth gelato.

Cara Mia Gelato Sandwiches
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Need some more convincing? Their Pistachio Gelato Sandwich (P150) is coated with white chocolate, made with sans rival wafer, stuffed with pistachio gelato, and rolled in crushed pistachio nuts.  

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If you’re more of a dark chocolate fan, their Ferrero Gelato Sandwich (P150) is coated in dark chocolate, sandwiched in between sans rival wafers, stuffed with Ferrero gelato, then rolled in crushed almonds.

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And lastly, their Mango Cream Pie (P150) is coated in white chocolate, sandwiched in between sans rival wafers, filled with mango cream pie gelato, then rolled in pie crust crumbs. 

Cara Mia’s Gelato Sandwiches are now available in all Cara Mia branches for dine-in and take-out. But if you’re looking for the ultimate Italian experience, Cara Mia’s friends in Amici will be serving gelato sandwiches for dine-in only. 

Cara Mia – multiple branches

Cara Mia came to fruition in 2001 when Fr. Gianluigi Colombo, the Salesian Priest behind Makati’s Amici di Don Bosco started selling gelato in the restaurant. Being one of the first establishments to bring the Italian frozen dessert to the Philippines, Cara Mia started gaining popularity for their smooth and satisfying gelato.

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At present, Cara Mia has countless branches in Metro Manila, now serving up premium cakes, their beloved and sought-after gelato, and now, their gelato sandwiches. For more updates, check out Cara Mia’s Facebook page and Instagram account.

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In case you missed it

Pretty please, with a cookie on top and ice cream in the middle? When you scream for ice cream or crave for cookies, it doesn’t always mean one or the other: now you can have both, or even waffles, in the form of an ice cream sandwich.

The prospect of an ice cream between two buns may seem pretty familiar for dirty ice cream fans out there, but different artisanal flavors have popped up, creating crafty and decadent desserts for anyone craving for this sweet hybrid! Add these places to your MUST TRY lists on the Booky app so you won’t miss a bite!

Dough Creamery – SM North EDSA

Serving desserts the classic Filpino way, at Dough Creamery you can get a variety of soft-serve desserts drizzled flavorful sauces and placed in between a bun or on top of a waffle!

Insider tip: With Booky, you can Buy 1 Get 1 Ice Dog with Special Filling for ₱99!

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2/F North Towers, SM North EDSA, North Ave cor EDSA. Quezon City

Southern Dairy – Aguirre Ave.

Southern Dairy is the first ice cream parlour in BF Homes churning homemade gelato in various flavors crafted with love. Best sellers include: Mango & Graham Chunks, Chocolate Oreos and their bestselling Butter Cake Cream Cheese. For now, they only make 2 gallons of each flavor everyday to ensure freshness and quality. They say it’s a limited offer but maybe they’ll make it a mainstay if all of us foodies say so! 

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44-C Aguirre Ave. BF Homes, Parañaque
+63 2 503-4809

Farmacy Ice Cream & Soda Fountain – Net Lima Bldg.

The Farmacy is an old-fashioned ice cream parlour serving ‘a dose of deliciousness’ that’s good for the soul. Opened by the same team behind the popular Wildflour Cafe + Bakery restaurants, they offer a variety of fresh homemade ice creams, including various ice cream sandwiches such as waffle cone ice cream sandwiches, bomboloni ice cream sandwiches and cookie ice cream sandwiches.

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G/F Net Lima Bldg, 4th Ave cor 26th St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 2 887-3622

Louie-Luis – Alabang Town Center

The more classic ice cream sandwich comes with a block of ice cream pressed between two crunchy wafers. So far, only Louie Luis have gone back to basics and is serving good ol’ classic sandwiches, available in different flavors for only P50 a stick. Starting flavors include: French Vanilla, Belgian Chocolate, Pablo Pistachio, Strawberry and more.

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Food Choices of Town, 2/F Activity Center, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa

Scout’s Honor – Century City Mall

It didn’t surprise us when we found out Scouts’ Honor Cookies also offer ice cream sandwiches, and of course, you should already expect it to be not-so-ordinary because Chef Miko Aspiras is, after all, the creative genius behind it. Scout’s Honor’s ice cream sandwiches are monstrous in size and in taste. 

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4/F Hole in the Wall, Century Ci ty Mall, Kalayaan Ave., Makati
+63 2 887-2698

Milkman Dairy Bar

Discovered first at a popular day market organized by the Mercato Centrale Group, Milkman Dairy Bar was a fresh, though not so entirely new, concept everyone wish they’d done first. They serve classic and flavored Edible Cookie Dough (in jars) and Cereal Milk! Since then, they’ve gone on to experiment by partnering with other bazaaristas like Ice Pops MNL (cereal milk iced candy) and Barista Box (cereal milk mocha coffee). Further, much R&D was also put into their Momofuku-inspired cake and, yes, the Edible Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich.

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+63 917 852 0304

Dairy Depot – Taft Ave.

While everyone was lining up and going gaga over churros this year, Dairy Depot was behind the kitchen cooking up something new for us. Putting a twist to the already beloved churros, Dairy Depot decided to roll them and make churro ice cream sandwiches! Churros are available in classic and chocolate flavors while ice cream comes in vanilla, chocolate and matcha flavors. 

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2/F Archer’s Nook, 2464 Taft Ave., Malate, Manila

The Bark

The Bark is a startup dessert stand offering home-made cinnamon-infused goodies. For now, they specialize in cinnamon-flavored churros ice cream sandwiches. Why ‘The Bark’, you ask? Cinnamon is the highlight ingredient in all of its products and cinnamon comes in the form of small barks.

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+63 917 858-6469

Dairy Queen – multiple branches

Known best for their blizzard – the classics and the one’s which change every few months – Dairy Queen offers a classic ice cream sandwich that’s not only affordable but also hit with you with some nostalgia vibes with every bite. 

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Rambla – Rockwell

Ramla is a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant that offers modern techniques to make memorable dishes that are well-loved by those who taste them. Their ice cream sandwich is actually vanilla ice cream in between deep-fried churros sitting on a pool of warm chocolate. 

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G/F Joya Lofts and Towers, Joya Drive, Rockwell, Makati
(02) 823-6468

Sebastian’s Ice Cream Studio – Vertis North

Sebastian’s is the original and premiere artisanal ice cream in Manila. Aside from offering varying flavors of ice cream every once in a while, they also have other frozen novelties such as the dive bar, chubby bar, strati, and their own version of an ice cream sandwich which they call a chilly burger

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4/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, Vertis North, Triangle Exchange, North Ave, Quezon City

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats – Taguig

Famous for their tasty and affordable steaks, Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats actually started out selling homemade ice cream. Until now, they still haven’t forgotten their roots and continues selling ice cream such as their rolling dutchman which is their take on an ice cream sandwich. 

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3/F Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 946-3789

Carousel Creamery – San Juan

A dessert specialist offering 101 classic and whimsical flavors of premium small-batch handcrafted ice cream, Carousel Creamery also offers light snacks, coffee, and other dishes where they incorporate their ice cream such as their Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich. 

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8 Missouri St., North East, Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 775-9092

Rita’s Italian Ice – UP Town Center

A popular Italian dessert, Rita offers Italian ice, blendini, milkshakes, and frozen custard. If you’re craving for an ice cream sandwich, they also offer their own version which they call a custard oreo sandwich.

Insider tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Italian Ice (Marshmallow Peanut Butter, Banana Split, Fudge Brownie) with Booky!
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2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliaman, Quezon City
(02) 955-2452

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