In this weather, it’s hard not to think of ways to escape the heat. If driving up to higher altitude, having a casual dip in the pool, or flying out to cooler parts of the world isn’t an option right this very moment, diving into a cold treat is something worth exploring. Go on a mini-escape with these cold, yummy treats you can enjoy at Rockwell Center.

Strawberry Milkshake (P195)
Carmen’s Best, R2 Level

Imagine chilling in Baguio biting into freshly picked strawberries. Feel the cool breeze yet? If your mind needs a little help, fuel your imagination with a Strawberry Milkshake from Carmen’s Best.

Best know for their rich, locally-made ice cream, Carmen’s Best may serve cold treats, but they truly have the warmest service. If your brain freezes when picking a flavor, they’ll be more than glad to give you a taste to help you decide.

Kefir Ice Cream (P140/1 scoop, P260/2 scoops, P420/pint)
Dean & Deluca, Edades Tower and Garden Villas

What is kefir ice cream? Well, it’s like frozen yogurt, but creamier, more scoopable, and more dense. Dean & Deluca’s refreshing variety of ice cream comes in several flavors including plain, lychee, peach, passion fruit, raspberry, or mango. Ask your server which pastry goes well with Kefir so you can have it a la mode.

If all things a la mode tickles your fancy, you’re lucky Dean & Deluca likes topping their desserts with natural organic ice cream.

A must-try is their ultra dense and extra chocolatey Molten Valrhona Chocolate Cake (P380). Every spoonful will. BLOW. YOUR. MIND.

Halo-Halo (P225)
Milky Way, P1 Level

The thought alone of these lovely layers of shaved ice, milk, macapuno, ube, leche flan, gulaman, sweet beans, kaong, topped with toasted pinipig and homemade Milky Way ice cream is enough to make anyone drool. It’s hard to resist anything that’s called “the biggest and the best halo-halo since 1962”. All you can really do is dig into it with a long spoon until you end up drinking what’s left of this tall glass of deliciousness.

If you find that you’re craving more ube ice cream, you’ll be delighted to know that it’s also available in tubs!

Caramelized Banana with Vanilla Ice Cream (P185)
Ooma, Edades Tower and Garden Villas

Meet the refined, more sophisticated sibling of the banana split. Its color palette and combination of textures make it the complete opposite of the traditional, over-the-top dessert. But you’d be glad to know that this simple dessert is just as comforting and satisfying.

Carabao Milk Soft Serve
Bucky’s, Stall 1 – The Grid, R2 Level

Photo from @buckysnotabrownie

Indecision and crankiness–symptoms of the summer heat bogging you down. What better than a classic soft serve to help you keep your cool. This Bucky’s original is a no-brainer when you’re looking for something simple, no nonsense, and yummy.