Chill Out: These Ice Cream and Gelato Places Deliver
Beat the heat with a creamy scoop.
(SPOT.ph) Is there even a better way to cool off during a hot day—or dry season, as they say—than with a cool scoop of ice cream or gelato? These are a hit among Filipinos for a reason. Aside from their chilly temperature (paired with our own tropical climate), they’re also great mediums to deliver a wide range of flavors—from your classic vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, to more off-beat variants like avocado and cheese. What’s great is, you don’t even need to step out to get your fix. Here, we round up stores that deliver their frozen desserts straight to your doorstep.
Check out these shops when you need ice cream or gelato delivered:
Merry Moo is a well-loved artisanal ice cream brand that uses non-ultra heat treated dairy, thus letting the pure flavors of milk and cream to come through. Their signature dessert is available for delivery via GrabFood, Foodpanda, and LalaFood. Try their Sea Salt Caramel (P370/473 ml) if you’re looking for a deep, toffee-like flavor, or the Poprocks & Mallows (P370/473 ml) for a one-of-a-kind experience thanks to bits of Poprocks candy that tingle on the tongue.
For orders, find Merry Moo on GrabFood, Foodpanda, or LalaFood.
This proudly homegrown brand is our favorite place for gelato in the Metro, and they recently launched their online store which does deliveries around Metro Manila. Their Davao Dark Chocolate (P850/half gallon) is one of the darkest-tasting of its kind in the Metro, while the Mangga’t Suman (P850/half gallon) and Tinutong na Kanin (P850/half gallon) are popular choices for their distinctly Filipino profiles. You can pay via BPI, Security Bank, and GCash, and expect your cold treats in 10 to 12 days.
For orders, check out Manila Creamery’s delivery website.
Carmen’s Best makes some of the creamiest ice cream around with farm-fresh milk from Laguna. They deliver around Metro Manila from their outpost in Valero street in Makati via Grab or Lalamove, and you can pay via bank transfer or through cash upon pickup. Their flavor selection changes up regularly, but you can’t go wrong with their whimsical Birthday Cake (P110/cup), deep and dark Brazilian Coffee (P385/pint), or sweet and salty Cheese (P385/pint).
For orders, send a message to Carmen’s Best Ice Cream’s Facebook page.
Mad Mark’s Creamery & Good Eats
Mad Mark’s isn’t just heralded for their affordable steaks; their ice cream has proven to be a hit with food lovers in the Metro, too. They offer selected flavors for delivery—take your pick from variants like the simple but splendid Half-Baked Madagascar (P1,200/1,800-gram tub), nutty Roasted Pecan (P1,200/1,800-gram tub), and the chunky Rocky Road (P1,200/1,800-gram tub). Payments can be done via PNB, BDO, RCBC, or BPI bank transfer, and you can get them delivered via Grab and Lalamove.
For orders, send a message to Mad Mark’s Creamery & Good Eats’ Facebook page.
This well-loved Filipino brand has been around since 1935 and is famed for their ice cream made with carabao milk for an ultra-rich, milky flavor. You can now get their ice cream delivered via Growcery MNL, which stocks flavors like the Mantecado (P250/750 ml, P470/1.5 liters), Avocado (P250/750 ml, P475/1.5 liters), and Buko Lechias (P245/750 ml).
For orders, find Arce Dairy on Growcery MNL’s website.
Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream
Papa Diddi’s is known for its quirky lineup of flavors, and they now deliver from their Maginhawa branch via GrabFood, though those out of the coverage area can also opt to message them on Facebook to have Papa Diddi’s help arrange the delivery. Try the Cheese Closed (P325/pint, P1,850/gallon) for a savory-sweet bite, or the Tres Leches (P325/pint, P1,850/gallon) if you love the pure flavor of milk.
For orders, find Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream on GrabFood or send a message to their Facebook page.
Dairy Queen’s soft-serve is one of those things that’s great on its own, but also as a vehicle for other flavors. They’ve opened selected branches, including the SM Light and SM Manila stores, which offer delivery via GrabFood and Foodpanda. Their Oreo Blizzard (P110) and Dilly Bars (P329/box of six) are a treat for chocolate fans, while the KitKat Cake (P899/eight-inch cake) goes with any kind of occasion—birthdays, anniversaries, you name it.
See a list of open stores. For orders, find Dairy Queen on GrabFood and Foodpanda.
There’s something especially charming about Filipino ice cream flavors. Get your fill from Karabella Dairy, who makes their ice cream using fresh carabao’s milk and other locally sourced natural ingredients. Their Salted Egg Caramel (P110/cup, P350/pint, P1,150/half-gallon) is a salty-sweet and yolk-y treat, while their Tablea Chocolate (P110/cup, P350/pint, P1,150/half-gallon) is a decidedly rustic take on chocolate ice cream. They deliver around the Metro via Lalamove, and you can pay via bank transfer or cash on delivery.
Fruits in Ice Cream
This local brand has a wide range of frozen desserts—from fruit (and non-fruit) ice cream to sorbetes-inspired variants and even frozen custard. You can get their products delivered via resellers in Quezon City and San Juan, or via Karton.ph. Their Strawberry (P145/460 ml, P410/1.5 liters) and Cookies ‘n Cream (P125/460 ml, P365/1.5 liters) are classics done well, but those in for an even creamier treat, will want to try the Mantecado Real Frozen Custard (P445/800 ml).
For orders, contact 0917-857-4183 (Quezon City), 0917-811-5187 (San Juan), or find them on Karton.ph.
Coming from the brains behind Wildflour, Farmacy is a favorite among the sweet-toothed for their high-quality ice cream in lots of fun flavors. Missing their creamy scoops? You’ll be happy to know that they deliver their ice cream via Foodpanda. Their Cookie Dough (P413/pint, P767/quart, P2,950/gallon) comes generous with chunks of chewy, gooey cookie dough, while the Strawberry (P413/pint, P767/quart, P2,950/gallon) is more tart than it is sweet—you can tell there’s real fruit in there.
For orders, find Farmacy on Foodpanda.
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