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Carmen’s Best Ice Cream

Paco Magsaysay & daughter Carmen of CARMEN’s BEST ICE CREAM are actually not strangers to us. Kap & Paco play basketball together in our village, and Carmen & my babyson are batch mates in school. Their home, which is also where they make the Artisanal Ice Cream (the factory will be transferring to Laguna in a few weeks time though), is just a few skips away from ours & we often buy ice cream from them whenever we get the craving for CBIC’s cold creamy goodness! :)

 

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Carmen’s Best Ice Cream only comes in small tubs because it is home made the old-fashioned way, and done in small quantities. Carmen’s Best uses only 100% fresh cow’s milk and cream that’s delivered daily, at dawn, from the family’s dairy farm in Bay, Laguna. The amount of ice cream that they make depends on the amount of fresh milk that they get. From the fresh milk, they extract the cream that rises to the top which is what gives Carmen’s Best that incredibly smooth, silky texture. Carmen’s Best sources the rest of their ingredients from all over the world. Horlicks malted milk from England, chocolates from Switzerland, rum from Jamaica, the finest vanilla beans from exotic Madagascar Vanilla, and Turon de Jijona from Spain. Quality means taking no shortcuts, and getting no substitutes for the finest ingredients. Very simply that is the secret of Carmen’s Best.

 

CARMEN’s BEST

Office Address: Centrum II Building, 150 Valero Street, Sacledo Village, Makati 1227

Farm: Real Fresh Dairy Farms, Inc.

Contact number: 632-8092042 / +63916-6235956

Email address: cb_icecream@yahoo.com

Website: http://carmensbest.com/

ICE CREAM FLAVORS:

BEST SELLERS
Salted Caramel, Malted Milk, Butter Pecan & Brazilian Coffee

SPECIAL FLAVORS
Green Tea, Eggnog, Spanish Turon, Pistachio, Kahlua Coffee, and any other flavor using coco sugar instead of pure cane sugar

OTHER FLAVORS
Avocado, Buttermilk, Butterscotch Pecan, Cereal Milk, Cheese, Coconut, Cookie Dough, Cookies & Cream, Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut, Hokey Pokey, Honey, Madagascar Vanilla, Maple Walnut, Milk Chocolate, Rocky Road, Strawberry & Ube

Carmen’s Best Ice Cream ranges from 380 – 420 php/pint

Btw, for the ALABANG outlet, these are the contact numbers: 809-2042 / 0917-567BEST

 

When Richard (TALES FROM THE TUMMY) & Kathi (MUCKING AROUND MANILA) mentioned that we will have a field trip to Carmen’s Best on one of our 3-day Bellevue Manila staycation, I got really excited because we really LOVE their rich, creamy ice cream & we are already loyal and frequent customers. Plus, I was curious to see how their superior ice cream is made! \m/

 

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Order board. 333 pints in one delivery. WOW!

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Fresh milk produced from his family’s farm (REAL FRESH DAIRY FARM) in Laguna, delivered daily.

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Cream processed from their milk.

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Captive audience. :) How lucky that the kids got to see this first hand!

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The ice cream maker..

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that made these yummy food! <3

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The Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker.

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Hot Fudge, Caramel, and Butterscotch –a favorite from Paco’s childhood. Chopped almonds. Toppings for the soft serve. Soft serves are not for sale. They are exclusively for his home use.

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Kap has a go! Can you tell he loves ice cream??? ;))

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Lipsmacking goodness! \m/

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Pure pistachio which costs around 4k/tub.

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Thank you so much Paco & family for letting us into your home & showing us how magic is made! <3 It was surely one unforgettable field trip, not only for the kids, but for the grown ups as well. It’s like watching one of my favorite shows, How It’s Made from The Discovery Channel up close & personal! ;)

 

And thank you Richard & Kathi for making this possible. Carmen’s Best has been in our neighborhood for the longest time but this is the first we’ve seen the factory. And that’s because of you! <3

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