Single or Taken, This Cake Will Make Your V-Day Sweeter

It's strawberry and ice cream and a buttery oat streusel!

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PHOTO BY Sebastian's Ice Cream ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

(SPOT.ph) Perhaps for its red color and (somewhat) heart-like appearance, no fruit better evokes the season of love than strawberries—and we're not complaining! Its tart-but-sweet flavor works in just about any format—cakes and ice cream, especially. If you can't choose between cake or ice cream, you're in for a treat: local ice-cream brand Sebastian's is coming out with the Strawberry Cream Ice Cream Cake for the month of February!

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

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If you like tart and creamy desserts, this one's made for you.
PHOTO BY Sebastian's Ice Cream
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The Strawberry Cream Ice Cream Cake (P1,650/nine-inch cake) has layers of  freshly-baked spice cake, sweet cream ice cream, strawberry sorbet, an oat streusel, and white chocolate. You get tartness from the sorbet, creaminess from the ice cream and white chocolate, butteriness from the streusel, and a welcome touch of spice from the cake layers! This is the kind of dessert where you'll want to get a little of every layer to fully experience the harmony of flavors from its different components.

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Check out those layers!
PHOTO BY Patricia Baes
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As Sebastian's does every year, they're also bringing back their special Valentine's ice cream flavors taking after the different stages of real-life relationships. While the names stay the same every year, the flavors themselves for (three out of the four variants) are different. This year's Matinong Boyfriend (P145/scoop, P435/pint) has a white cocoa ice-cream base (made by steeping a cream base in roasted cocoa nibs for two days!), a blueberry-sorbet ribbon, and an almond-praline crumble for a subtle crunch. The Matinong Girlfriend (P145/scoop, P435/pint), on the other hand, is for serious nut fans—it's got a nut-butter ice cream base (made with a mix of cashews, walnuts, pecans, almonds, pili nuts, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, and hazelnuts!) and ribbons of thick butter caramel, plus Swedish-style candied nuts on top.

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Don't be fooled by the light-colored base on the Matinong Boyfriend—it's actually got an intriguing, subtly-chocolatey flavor!
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The Matinong Girlfriend goes the nutty route this year.
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Looking for a flavor that evokes the zen emotions of finally concluding a relationship? The Closure (P145/scoop, P435/pint) is for you—this year's version is infused with noon chai and is as smooth and soothing as it gets. And a returning, erm, favorite is the Unresolved Issues (P100/scoop, P300/pint), Sebastian's own ampalaya sorbet, which—as with actual unresolved issues—is intentionally bitter (though not overpoweringly so, we must say; it's actually refreshingly earthy), and is garnished with more candied ampalaya on top.

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The Closure has the soothing flavor of noon chai
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The decidedly bittersweet Unresolved Issues is back. 
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Which flavor's your pick?
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These treats will be available starting February 1 until the end of the month—be sure to try them while you can! For the ice cream cake, you can get whole cakes for delivery or pickup through Sebastians' website, but you can also get them by the slice at their Podium shop. Meanwhile, the ice creams will be available by the pint through Sebastian's website, and by the pint and scoops at their Podium shop.

Sebastian’s Ice Cream is a local artisanal ice-cream maker known for their wide range of ice creams and other frozen desserts.

Sebastian's Ice Cream is at 5/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City. For delivery orders, visit Sebastian's delivery website. For more information, check out Sebastian's Ice Cream's Facebook page.

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