The New Sebastian's Ice Cream Menu Proves They Can Turn Anything Into Ice Cream

Ian Carandang is the Willy Wonka of ice cream.

( In the past 12 years, Ian Carandang of Sebastian’s Ice Cream has proven that there are no creative boundaries to what ice cream concoctions he can whip up. But it looks like what he has rolled out so far is only the tip of the iceberg. Together with the opening of Sebastian’s Ice Cream in Ayala Malls Vertis North, Ian also unveiled the special menu he put together exclusively for the branch.



“This is probably the pinnacle of what I can do,” shares Ian. “[This menu is] everything that I’ve learned in 15 or 20 years of ice cream making.”


The new menu is full of treats you’d find in your neighborhood ice cream parlor, from milkshakes to sundaes and banana splits. But it won’t be a Sebastian’s Ice Cream creation without an out-of-the-box twist.






Birthday Cake


For one, you can now get Taho as a milkshake for P160. With Sweet Cream ice cream, arnibal syrup, sago, and a layer of silky tofu, it’s just like drinking Manong’s taho early in the morning, but smoother and richer. If you like your milkshake sweeter, get your sugar rush from the Birthday Cake (P160), which, again tastes just like a butter cake in liquid form, with pound cake, cake batter, rainbow sprinkles, and drizzles of pink frosting.


Fiesta Sorbetes Sundae


The new sundaes at Sebastian’s resemble banana splits without the fruit, with three scoops of ice cream and overflowing toppings. You can go the safe route and get The Chocopocalypse (P320), with Chocoholics Anonymous ice cream, fudge, brownies, chocolate streusel, cocoa-roasted almonds, cocoa whipped cream, and a chocolate covered cherry. But if you’re already here, why not go all out and treat your taste buds to something new, like the Fiesta Sorbetes Sundae (P375). We don’t know what magic Ian uses to transform classic Pinoy snacks into ice cream because these flavors taste exactly what they say on the tin: Sapin-Sapin, Champorado, and Mangga’t Suman ice cream plus ube brownie chunks, ube streusel, crunchy latik, and ube whipped cream.

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Sebastian's now also serves hot grilled sandwiches like Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly (P85, add P40 for ala mode)


The Dipped Banana Split (P385) has a frozen banana coated with a chocolate shell plus your choice of three scoops of ice cream, sauce, toppings, flavored whipped cream, and a cherry on top.



Even after creating this astounding menu of frozen treats, Ian isn’t done yet. “This menu isn’t static, especially now that the floodgates of my mind have been opened,” he shares. “I would love to open in Makati or BGC, too. At the same time, I want to move into retail.” Catch us at the head of the line when pints of their Sapin-Sapin and Mangga’t Suman ice cream hit supermarkets.


The new menu is available at Sebastian's Ice Cream, 4/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City.


Photos by Abby Singson

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