BLK 513 serves frozen yogurt but with an unexpected twist. The frozen yogurt is charcoal-enhanced, so it gives you all the benefits of charcoal like detoxification, anti-aging, and better heart health. The yogurt is also Greek yogurt, so it’s healthier than your usual yogurt and is filling, too. The variety of sauces and fillings makes you want to keep coming back to try them all. Sadly, it’s hard to pick a fave from all your faves!
Where: 2/F SM Megamall Building A, Mandaluyong
Operating hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Carousel Creamery has 101 ice cream flavors to satisfy all your sweet cravings and sweet-salty ones. Its flavors include Red Velvet, Blue Cheese, Pumpkin Spice, and, yes, Pinoy Beer and Chicharon. So whether you’re into the classics or you’re more on the adventurous side with food, you’re bound to find a number of ice cream flavors you’ll love here.
Where: 8 Missouri Street, North East Greenhills, San Juan
Operating hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
An international franchise based in Durango, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has a great number of chocolates—after all, it is a factory, aka every chocolate lover’s dream come true. You can buy the truffles and the chocolate barks per quarter pound or have chocolate-covered snacks, ranging from potato chips, peanut butter fingers, pretzels, Oreos, and marshmallows. Their apple snacks—the Caramel Apple—are a huge hit too.
Where: LG/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Operating hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Honey Crème recently arrived in Manila from Taiwan, and it serves Korean-style organic soft serve ice cream—that means it’s incredibly silky. They have their 10 special flavors with delightful toppings like grains, caramel popcorn, chocolate beans, cotton candy, and their best-selling honeycomb. Their ice cream flavors have subtle tastes, which is a good thing because that way the richness of the toppings will stand out.
- 4/F SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City; open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
- Mindanao Lobby, Trinoma Mall, EDSA, Quezon City; open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Café Seolhwa Bingsu
Café Seolhwa Bingsu is a Korean dessert café serving patbingsu, a shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings like fruit, condensed milk, fruit syrup, and beans. Its flavors include the traditional Pat Bing Su; Green Tea Bingsu, with green tea milk snow topped with soybean powder, rice cake, jujube chips, and sweetened red bean; Choco Brownie Bing Su with choco milk snow topped with brownie chunks, chocolate ice cream, and nuts; and the Strawberry Bingsu with strawberry slices all around the snow base.
- 2/F The Forum, Federacion, Bonifacio Global City; open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Friday to Sunday
- L/G Century City Mall, Kalayaan Street, Makati; open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
- BF Homes, Paranaque
- G/F Ayala Malls Solenad, Nuvali Santa Rosa, Laguna
The Parisian patisserie serves pretty macarons in 14 flavors. You can buy a single piece or purchase them in batches—the Victorian-inspired packaging is so elegant, it’s TDF. Apart from macarons, Laduree serves ice cream, truffles, and jams. It also sells pretty trinkets like keychains and beauty products.
Where: G/F 8 Rockwell Building, Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell, Makati
Operating hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
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