The 'Ber months are officially here, which usually translates to a cooler climate, although we can't say that's been the case lately. Here's a treat so you can cool down: ice-cream cakes! They offer the best of both pastry and frozen-dessert worlds, letting you enjoy your favorite cakes with cold, creamy ice cream to make it all the more indulgent. If you're looking to chill out, you're in luck, because Manila is home to a couple of stores and purveyors that offer the dessert—and yes, these places deliver!
Get your cake fix in a chilly form with these ice-cream cakes and frozen cakes:
Papa Diddi's Handcrafted Ice Cream
Local brand Papa Diddi employs their house-churned ice cream in their ice cream cakes, which are packed in six-by-two inch bronze cans for easy storage. The Vanilla Cake with Tres Leches (P500) is a great option if you love milky flavors, while the Chocolate Cake with Choco Lovin' Ice Cream (P500) will satisfy your inner chocoholic. A more offbeat option is the Cheese Closed Ice Cream Cake (P500) with their own cheddar cheese ice cream. You can order via their website, which accepts payments via GCash, Paymaya, or BDO or BPI bank deposit.
For orders, check out Papa Diddi's Handcrafted Ice Cream's website.
Dairy Queen makes all sorts of creations with their signature soft-serve-and that includes their Blizzard Cakes, which are available in different flavors. Cookies and cream lovers will love the Oreo Blizzard Cake (P649/six inches, P920/eight inches), while candy lovers are in for a treat with the Kit Kat Blizzard Cake (P649/six inches, P920/eight inches). For the time being, they've also got the limited-edition Blueberry Cheesecake Blizzard Cake (P920) with a blueberry topping, crumbled grahams, and cheesecake. You can order for takeout, or for delivery by giving their hotline a call or finding Dairy Queen on GrabFood or Foodpanda.
Dairy Queen has branches at 2/L Gateway Mall, Araneta City, Quezon City and 2/L Glorietta 2, Makati City. See a list of Dairy Queen branches. For delivery orders, contact 8911-1111 or find Dairy Queen on GrabFood or Foodpanda.
Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery layers their ice cream with cake, frosting, and other components to form towering ice cream cakes ideal for any celebration. Choose from the chocolatey Midnight Delight (P1,398), the chocolate-cookie spiked Cookies and Creamery (P1,398), or the fruity Strawberry Passion (P1,398). You can order these cakes for delivery through the Trident Food website, which accepts payments made via Paypal, Eastwest Bank bank deposit, and GCash.
For orders, check out Cold Stone Creamery on the Trident Food website.
Sebastian's Ice Cream
This homegrown ice cream brand merges their thick and creamy ice cream and leche flan in their Leche Flan Torte line. It's got layers of a cookie crust, ice cream, and leche flan for extra creaminess. You can't go wrong with the Classic Leche Flan Torte (P145/slice, P1,540/whole), but you can also try the Mango (P145/slice, P1,540/whole) or Avocado (P145/slice, P1,540/whole) variants if you're in for a fruity bite. A more indulgent option is the Chocolate Leche Flan Torte (P145/slice, P1,540/whole), and if you're looking for local flavors, try the Sapin-Sapin variant (P145/slice, P1,540/whole). You can get your fix by ordering through Sebastian's website and paying through Unionbank bank deposit or GCash.
For orders, check out Sebastian's Ice Cream's website.
Bellefleur by Beatrix
Bellefleur by Beatrix offers frozen versions of two popular kinds of cake: tres leches and brazo de mercedes. Their tres leches comes in Mango (P1,350/eight inches) and Strawberry (P1,500/eight inches) variants, both of which have layers of leche flan, chiffon cake, ladyfingers soaked in tres leches sauce, fruit-flavored cream mousse, and fresh fruit. The frozen brazo, on the other hand, comes in Ube (P1,200/10 inches) and Avocado (P1,400/10 inches) variants, with the latter being a limited-edition offering you ought not to miss. You can send them a message on Facebook or Instagram to get your fix; they accept payments made via GCash or BPI, BDO, or Metrobank bank deposit.
Ice Cake Co.
There's something for everyone at Ice Cake Co., a Quezon City-based purveyor who specializes in ice cream cakes in different flavors. The Oreo Ice Cream Cake (P180/500-ml container) is a crowd-pleaser, as is the Cookie Crumble Ice Cream Cake (P200/500-ml container). For a tropical flavor profile, try the Mango Delight (P250/750-ml tub, P300/900-ml tub) with layers of graham, homemade mango and vanilla ice creams, and cashew nuts. You can send them a message for orders and you can pay via GCash or BDO or BPI bank deposit. You'll have to book your own courier to pick your orders up from their Santa Mesa Heights outpost.
The Creamery Catering
The Creamery Catering proves that they've got more than just great savory eats up their sleeves with their special ice cream cakes. The Avocado Sans Rival Ice Cream Cake (P590/eight-inch can) will take you back to the carefree days of eating sweet avocados with milk when you were a kid, while the Choco Banoffee Ice Cream Cake (P590/6.5-inch can) gives you the no-fail combo of chocolate and bananas. If you really love your chocolate, you can't miss the Eskimo Choco Decadence Ice Cream Cake (P590/eight-inch can) or Rocky Almond Crunch Ice Cream Cake (P590/eight-inch can). And for a frozen dose of local flavors, try the Banana Langka Turon Ice Cream Cake (P740/eight-inch can). You can fill up their order form or give them a call to get your fix.
Cafe Ysabel gives classic cakes an icy twist with their short-but-sweet selection of frozen tin cakes. There's the Strawberry Shortcake in Can (P980/six inches), a frozen version of the bestselling Cafe Ysabel cake of the same name, as well as the Mango Jubilee Cake in Can (P780/six inches) with fresh mangoes, mango jubilee sauce, chiffon cake, and cream. Both cakes can be enjoyed thawed or semi-frozen. You can try them for yourself by filling out their order form.