After dinner from UNO, we hopped to the ice cream parlor across Escolta street, called Escolta Ice Cream & Snacks, the Manila branch and distributor of the popular Big Scoop brand.
Their main store in San Juan (along N. Domingo street) is always filled-up with people everytime I pass the area on my way to visit my mom in Quezon City.
Store front of Manila branch
The quality of their ice cream is a half-way between Nestle and Amici, perhaps, even closer to Amici. And for that, their pricing is very reasonable. Single scoop sell for 28 pesos, big scoop for the bestseller at 42 pesos, and the double decker for 57 pesos. You may buy in bulk that comes in standard sizes: gallon, half-gallon, pint and cups. Prices vary according to flavors that number around 32 selections.
Wide selection of flavors
They also sell sugar-free ice cream.
As their store name suggests, they also serve snacks (18-70 pesos) and value meals ranging from 120-150 pesos (e.g. calamares, roast pork loin, adobo etc. served with rice, iced tea and, of course, a scoop of ice-cream!
The pastries and cakes
I also noticed some pastries and cakes but did not pay too much attention to it because we were there for ... yes, the ICE CREAM!!!
Highly recommended: try their dark chocolait ice-cream - it's a winner!
They deliver with a minimum purchase of P300. Tel. 244-7763/243-1221. Service hours M-F 0830-2030; Sat-Sun: 1100-1900. The main branch in San Juan work longer hours, I believe, up to 10 PM.
Anyway, it all seemed that dunking several scoops did not settle the heat this Easter Sunday, so my kids cajoled me into taking home a half gallon more of dark chocolait (P220) ... and a pint more of the pistachio. A styrofoam box to accomodate take-outs of their ice cream is sold for P45.
Date of Visit: 2011-04-24