Keeping it cool

Looking for frozen treats to cool off? These deliciously refreshing cold treats are the perfect escape from the scorching summer sun.

Daily Tribune has discovered some fun frozen delights for you to indulge in on hot, humid days. You’ll be surprised to find that these cold confections taste like the real fruit, taken straight from the fridge — halved, seeded and scooped. They will leave you wanting more.

Photograph courtesy of Vangie Baga-Reyes


Homemade Ice Cream’s Atis, Green Tea, Buko, Langka, Choco Chip Cookie Dough and Ferrero


TEASER: An extremely creative cold concoctions combining all-time Pinoy favorites and popular flavors make up this artisanal ice cream collection using 100-percent carabao’s milk. The Atis ice cream is absolutely refreshing, smooth and creamy in taste, while the sugar-free Buko celebrates the bright and fresh flavors of this tropical fruit.

MAKER: Homemade Ice Cream by Ginny Gonzalez

SELECTION: Premium flavors (P620/quartz size): Apple Crumble, Choco Chip Cookie Dough, Cookies & Cream, Ferrero, Fudge Brownie Overload, Macadamia White Choco and Pistachio. Regular flavors (P500/quartz): Atis, Avocado, Buko, Frozen Hot Choco, Langka, Macapuno, Mango, Queso and Strawberry. Deluxe (P550): Burnt Caramel, Coffee, Grand Marnier, Matcha/Green Tea, Pastillas de Ube, Peppermint Chip, Rum Raisin, Turtle Pie and Vanilla. Sugar-free flavors (P675): Buko, Chocolate, Vanilla, Queso and Atis (P720).

CONTACT: 0929-6834250 Available daily. For bulk order, call two days in advance. For pick-up only. Delivery arranged by customers.

ADDRESS: Dasmariñas Avenue, Dasmariñas Village, Makati City (call for details).

Photograph courtesy of Pauline Songco


Goto Monster’s Ice Cream Pops



TEASER: It’s always interesting and amusing to put familiar Filipino flavors in one refreshing cold treat, such as this leche flan ice cream with teeny weeny pieces of this creamy dessert blended together with the caramelized sugar we all look for in our flan. Another playful take on the Pinoy’s favorite is the Ube Halaya ice cream with real ube flavor.

MAKER: Goto Monster by Jean Hill

SELECTION: Leche Flan, Ube Halaya, Coffee with Nagaraya Nuts, Salted Chocolate and Strawberry Cheese for P70 each.

CONTACT: 0916-3002600 Available daily for dine-in and take-out. For pick-up only. Email: [email protected]; FB and IG: gotomonster.

ADDRESS: 245 Primo De Riveria, Makati, 1204 Metro Manila

Photograph courtesy of Fog City Creamery


Fog City Creamery’s Ensaymada Ice Cream



TEASER: A full, rich taste with smooth, fine texture bursts through in every scoop of this unique ice cream flavor. It highlights the mildly pungent, bitter-sweet flavor with a hint of fruitiness of the olive oil with a sharp bite at the end. Another must-try treat is the Ensaymada ice cream with salty-sweet and cheesy flavor.

 MAKER: Fog City Creamery by Edy Liu

SELECTION: Bestsellers are refined sugar-free (100-percent sweetened with coco sugar) Butterscotch Pecan, Tablea and Cold Brew Coffee. Special flavors: Calamansi Pili, Ensaymada, Very Rocky Road, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Salted Caramel and Honey Butter Nut. New flavors: Suman Latik, Olive Oil, Cheese Pimiento, Avocado and Malunggay. Available daily for P450 per pint; P150/170 per cup.

CONTACT: 0917-8833344 For dine-in and take-out. FB and IG: fogcitycreamery, Email: [email protected].

ADDRESS: P1 Rockwell Power Plant, Makati City. For pick-up in Valle Verde 5, Pasig City.

Photograph courtesy of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf


Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Limited Edition 16 oz. reusable cups



TEASER: The tried-and-tested combination of blueberry and cheesecake never goes out of style. Cool your palate with this refreshing artisanal drink which has a velvety smooth and creamy texture with a lingering cheesecake taste at the end. It’s made of cold brew tea — brewed for five hours — blended with blueberry sauce and cheesecake powder, drizzled with more blueberry sauce and biscuit crumbs. This limited-edition and refreshing sipper marks CBTL’s 20 years in the industry.

MAKER: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

SELECTION: Available daily for P225/12oz. For limited time only in all CBTL stores nationwide.

CONTACT: FB: the coffee bean & tea leaf IG: cbtlph

ADDRESS: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has 165 stores nationwide.


TEASER: This Filipino favorite summer dessert takes indulgence to the next level — using both local and Japanese ingredients, such as coconut water snow, yuzu gelée, green tea crisps, adzuki beans, coconut sesame mochi, sweet condensed milk and ube ice cream. It guarantees to satisfy your sweet ice cravings.

MAKER: Nobu Hotel Manila

SELECTION: Available daily for P420+. For dine-in only.

CONTACT: 8800-8080 and 8691-2882. For dine-in only.

ADDRESS: Nobu Manila, Level 1, Nobu Hotel Manila, City of Dreams Manila Aseana Blvd., corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, Tambo, Parañaque City


TEASER: This cold dessert is a twist to the signature cooler that’s traditionally served at summer town fiestas. This version consists of coconut milk with tapioca pearls topped with mango ice cream, cubed fresh ripe mango and desiccated shredded coconut. Served in a parfait glass, this delightful treat highlights the creaminess of coconut milk and the star of the season: mango.

MAKER: Red Ginger

SELECTION: Available daily for P350. For dine-in only.

CONTACT:  8691-7783 For dine-in only.

ADDRESS: Red Ginger, Upper Ground, The Shops at the Boulevard, COD Manila, Aseana Blvd., corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, Tambo, Parañaque City.