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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! :)




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.



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:



Salted Caramel, Malted Milk, Butter Pecan & Brazilian Coffee

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

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/





Order board. 333 pints in one delivery. WOW!


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


Cream processed from their milk.




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


The ice cream maker..


that made these yummy food! <3


The Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker.




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.




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


Lipsmacking goodness! \m/


Pure pistachio which costs around 4k/tub.




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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  • Reply Noel Q.

    I love ice cream! Been hearing a lot of good things about CBIC, will definitely try this one of these days. =)

    May 2, 2014 at 8:33 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi niel! :) Yes sarap sobra & super creamy. Try the madagascar it’s one of my favorites! <3

      May 2, 2014 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Erika

    Ang tagal ko na gustong makatikim nito mother! waah! ang aga aga eto mababasa ko. nakakagutom hehe! good morning :)

    May 2, 2014 at 8:56 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Gora na to the nearest outlet & buy, Erika hahaha!! :-*

      May 2, 2014 at 11:27 am
  • Reply ellawella

    omg!!! when can i ever get to try the very elusive carmen’s best ice cream..hirap maghanap :(

    May 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      really?? i thought all the supermarkets carried their beand hindi pala?

      May 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Kathi

    Ang sarap ng pistachio, no?

    May 2, 2014 at 3:06 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahahahahhhahahahahaha oh YES! :) Miss you!!

      May 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply med

    I’ve been hearing about Carmen’s but I don’t know where to buy.
    Nakoooo, hindi na naman ako mapapakali nito, not until I’ve tasted this Sugar & Spice fave!

    May 3, 2014 at 11:52 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I will make it my life’s mission to find out my dear meding mwah! :-* Let you know asap! :)

      May 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm
    • Reply Carmen's Best Ice cream CBIC on the go

      Hi! We can deliver to your place, just add minimal delivery fee. Please visit Carmen’s Best Ice Cream – CBIC on the GO in FB, our Instagram account @carmensbestcbiconthego or text 09178842924, thanks!

      Ready for pick up in Scout Rallos QC

      May 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Kasstastrophic

    For me, it’s a tie between Malted Milk and Salted Caramel

    May 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Ako madagascar forever hahaha!! :-*

      May 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm

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