Metro’s Best Cold Treats
to Beat the Heat
By Therese Aseoche
There’s no better way to cool down in this sweltering summer heat than to indulge in sweet, ice-cold desserts! Put a pause on that no-dessert diet for your beach-ready bod because you won’t be able to say no to these must-have treats!
8. Black Yogurt at BLK 513
As if yogurt couldn’t be healthier, BLK 513 came up with this unique creation that used activated charcoal as a main ingredient. Now, don’t be alarmed — activated charcoal is a trusted detoxifying agent that is lower in calories, fat, and sugar, has no artificial flavoring or sweetener, and can help eliminate toxins off the body. And it’s crazy good, especially when mixed with Greek yogurt and fresh toppings! This is your best bet if you really are conscious of gaining summer weight.
7. Uniquely-flavored Ice Cream at Carousel Creamery
8 Missouri Building, Missouri St., Greenhills, San Juan
(+632) 246 90 69 ext:365 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Thursday from 10 A.M. to 11P.M., Friday to Saturday from 10 A.M. to 12 Midnight
Sure, you can get uniquely-flavored ice cream in plenty of places now, but there’s something about Carousel Creamery that gets everybody talking. This is an ice cream parlor only for the adventurous because you’ll be surprised by their unusual offerings — Chicharon and Beer, Olive-Basil, and Wasabi just to name a few! The number of flavors may get a little overwhelming (101 to be exact), but it’s not that hard to pick your favorites after sampling them.
6. Brownie Chocolate Bing Su at Café Seolhwa
Bing su lovers will attest to Café Seolhwa’s being the top bing su dessert parlor in the Metro. Their favorite? The Brownie Chocolate Bing Su, hands down. This chocolatey goodness is like mixing brownie ala mode with halo-halo, and it’s heaven in your mouth even when it melts from the summer heat!
5. Strawberry Cheesecake at Vampire Penguin
GF, Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Ugong, Pasig
(+632) 246 90 69 ext:441 | Facebook, Instagram, Website
Open Monday to Thursday from 9 A.M. to 11 P.M., Friday to Sunday from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Have you ever been curious on what snow tasted like? Vampire Penguin makes our dreams come true with their shaved snow ice desserts. It’s similar to bing su, but lighter and “fluffier.” You can have them made-to-order or create your own which adds to the childlike fun that this franchise aims to enthuse.