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11 Ice Cream Parlors in Manila that Will Make You Forget About Diet

Because we always scream for ice cream.
11 Ice Cream Parlors in Manila that Will Make You Forget About Diet Because we always scream for ice cream.

It’s a holiday tomorrow, and for us that means one thing: Cheat day! If there’s one thing you need to know about us fashion girls, it's that we always scream for ice cream. That said, no gloomy weather or cold breeze can stop us from getting our fill of the creamy treat. Comprised of a great menu with a cool vibe to match, below are a few of our fave ice cream stops around the metro that we suggest you follow on IG, stat.


In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new ice cream shop in town. Chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla have concocted exciting flavors such as chocolate with cacao nib powder, butter, and wait for it…ketchup and mayo. Served with fries on the side, now that’s something you need to try before you react.  

IG: @freezerburnph

Address: Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Outre Manila


If it’s gelato that you want, you just found your new BFF. The great news? You don’t have to be a Southerner to try their Watermelon sorbet in reduced balsamic syrup or rose water-infused gelato topped with baklava because they just opened a branch in Circuit Makati. Yass!

IG: @outremanila

Address: Unit A, JJAC Building, 169 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City

Carousel Creamery

Seek and you shall find. No matter how picky your palette may be, we’re sure you’ll find one (or five) that you’ll love. How so? Because Carousel Creamery boasts of 101 flavors to choose from, that’s why. Plus, if you can't decide on a single flavor, stress not because you can sample all you want before you purchase a scoop.  

IG: @carouselcreamery

Address: 8 Missouri St., Greenhills, San Juan, Manila



This dashing diner in BGC will fill your tummy with their specialty sundaes and milkshakes. Its super cute interior is the perfect OOTD backdrop, too!

IG: @farmacymnl

Address: 4th Avenue coner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City

The Iscreamist

North girls have surely heard of this quaint not-so-hidden ice cream shop in Teacher’s Village. Known for their sweet treats made with liquid nitrogen, this is a place where you can play with your food.

IG: @iscreamist

Address: 46-D Magiting St., Teachers Village, Quezon City

Sebastian’s Ice Cream

Fancy local flavors? Then Sebastian’s will make your ice cream dreams come true. Take your pick from champorado and dilis, salted egg, hopia, tikoy, taho, and more of their proudly Pinoy flavors. They have pizza and ice cream sandwiches, too!


IG: @sebastiansicecream

Address: Ground Floor Lobby, Regis Center, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City, The Podium (4th floor),  ADB Avenue, Ortigas; SM Mall of Asia, New Entertainment Mall, 2nd Floor

Carmen’s Best Artisanal Ice Cream

For those who have traveled the world and have tasted different flavors from all over, you will definitely enjoy Carmen’s Best Artisanal offerings. How do Madagascar Vanilla, Brazilian Coffee, Turkish Baklava, and He’s Not Worth It sound?

IG: @carmensbest

Address: Centrum II Building, #150 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City

Kiss the Ice

Enjoy your dessert while it glows in the dark. Need we say more?


IG: @kisstheiceph

Address: Claro M. Recto Avenue corner Legarda St.,  Sampaloc, Manila

Kool Kids Ice Cream

You have to try the Frodough with freshly baked donuts oozing with delicious ice cream inside. How about a Churro Bun? Perhaps the Man Tao Bun? We say, all of the above! Yum!

IG: koolkidsph

Address: 56B East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig

Mad Mark’s Creamery

A single scoop of their ice cream made from scratch is never enough. If you want in on a little secret, this is where we run when we need to de-stress (We’re only 5 minutes away from the Kapitolyo branch!).


IG: @madmarkscreamery

Address:  Highstreet BGC, Glorietta5, Makati, Kapitolyo, Pasig, UpTown Katipunan

BONUS: Black Bird at the Neilson Tower

Okay, it’s not an ice cream parlor per se. But guys, they serve legit ice cream here. Try their Burnt Butter Ice Cream. It tastes as good as it sounds.  

Address: Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Salcedo Village, Makati City