No matter the occasion, there is never a wrong time to have ice cream. If you are bored with the typical ice cream you get from tubs and pints and looking for something new to try, maybe it’s time to broaden your palette and try Korean ice cream! From popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, and classic cones, there’s something for everyone! Here are 5 of the best Korean ice cream you can try and where you can buy them!
1. Melona Ice Cream
Whether you are familiar with Korean Ice Cream or not, you may have seen Melona Ice Cream at your local grocery store. It is by far the most popular and most recognizable Korean Ice Cream with its signature Melon flavor. It’s a soft ice cream popsicle making it easy to eat. It is creamy and you really get the rich taste of fruit. It also comes in Strawberry, Banana, Ube, and Mango flavors. You can find Melona Ice Cream at just about any Korean Gorcery store and some supermarkets.
Price: You can get a Pack of 5 pieces for just PHP150-PHP175 (A single piece is around PHP30-PHP50)
Another quintessential Korean Ice Cream, Samanco is an ice cream sandwich with a unique and familiar twist. Instead of the ice cream sandwiched by cookies, it uses a thin waffle shell in the shape of a fish! The flavors are far from fishy and come in Matcha (Green Tea), Chocolate, Strawberry, and the must-try Red Bean!
Price: You can get a Pack of 5 pieces for just PHP265-PHP300 (A single piece is around PHP50-PHP60)
Pangtoa also has a unique take on the ice cream sandwich with its soft chiffon cake (sponge cake) instead of a waffle like Samanco. It has a more familiar texture to classic ice cream sandwiches but the soft pillowy cake makes for a great contrast to the creamy ice cream. It comes in two classic flavors cookies and cream and choco chiffon but they also have Red Velvet and Blueberry!
Price: You can get a Pack of 5 pieces for just PHP260-PHP300 (A single piece is around PHP50-PHP70)
4. Power Cap
It can still get hot on most days and if you are craving for ice candy, Power Cap is the Korean equivalent you just have to try. It comes in the shape of a soda bottle with an easy to remove cap, hence the name. Coming in flavors like Soda, Banana, and Watermelon, it’s the perfect quick and easy cold snack for any occasion.
Price: You can get a Pack of 5 pieces for just PHP200 (A single piece is around PHP35-PHP50)
This last entry is a bit of a cheat because Cledor Ice Cream actually comes in a classic bar or cone! While there are an array of local brands that have ice cream bars or cones, trying out Cledor is a must if you love ice cream! Made from healthy cacao fruit and fresh milk, every bite you get is rich with flavor and you’ll want to try them all! Cledor Ice Cream Bar flavors come in -Berry mix, Espresso, Cookies and cream, Cream cheese, and Blueberry cream cheese while the Cledor Ice Cream Cone comes in choco brownie, cookies & cream, salted caramel, and more a few more.
Price: You can get a Pack of 3 pieces of Cledor Bar or Cone for just PHP200-PHP250 (Single piece is around PHP80-PHP100)
WHERE TO BUY:
While it used to be difficult and expensive to find and buy Korea Ice Cream, they are now relatively easy to find. They are usually available at your nearest Korean Grocery small or big like Assi Fresh Plaza, as well as a variety of grocery stores like Robinsons Supermarket, SM Supermarket, Landers, and Fresh Mart. If you don’t have time or want to go out to buy, you can easily order them via delivery apps like Grab (Under Mart tab) and FoodPanda (Under Shops tab) or even sites like KpopFoods.