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8 Unique Coolers Perfect To Welcome The Summer Season


Rafael Reynante | Mar 28, 2017

Not everyone enjoys the summer season most especially for people who are stuck in the city and far from the soothing breeze and waves of the sea. However, others make the unbearable summer heat as an excuse to indulge in some refreshing coolers. Here are 8 unique cool treats for you to choose from: 

Sili Ice Cream from 1st Colonial Grill

Sili Ice Cream, image from Renato Jao

When one thinks of spicy sili, "ice cream" or "cooler" isn't usually the first thing to come to mind. However, the ingenious locals of Albay, seeing the abundance of siling labuyo, decided to combine their love for sili and ice cream together to create a strange, yet unusually satisfying combination of sili and ice cream. If you stop chewing, that's when the spice kicks in, so don't stop chewing!

Buko Halo-Halo from Apareja

Philippine Eagles love the stuff!

Situated near the mountain in Koronadal, Apareja is worth visiting after a long day of touring and hiking around Koronadal. Offering a unique combination of two summertime favorites, Apareja is a welcome respite from the heat, and for only Php 100, it's a dish worth traveling for!

Chocolate Lemon Tart from Hill Station

Situated in the country's Summer Capital, Baguio's Hill Station has all the ingredients for a wonderful summer vacation: beautiful weather, wonderful view, and delicious food. Whatever food you order in their array of delicious international and local fare, remember to end it with a tasty slice (or maybe an entire pie) of Choco Lemon Tart. You can't leave Baguio without trying it!

Hill Station's Chocolate Lemon Tart: Sweetness in the Chilly Mountains of Baguio

White Chocolate Ube Lava Cake with Ice Cream from Tahanan Bistro

It almost looks too good to eat!

A combination of Western and Philippine ideals, Tahanan Bistro's take on lava cakes is a true culinary ideal. If you love ube (surely, you are), this is worth traveling to Antipolo to have a taste of!

Berries French Toast from Eggs For Breakfast Cafe

Another Antipolo favorite, Eggs For Breakfast serves all breakfast favorites, all day, every day. Again, if you love waffles smothered in syrup, topped with whipped cream, fruits, and sliced nuts, make your way to Antipolo now! Your body will love the cool mountain weather there!

Various Smoothies from Hillside Cafe & Juice Bar

However, if you can't find yourself traveling outside the city, you can always have your fill of delicious (and healthy!) smoothies, shakes, vegan- and vegetarian options right here in the Metro. Hillside Café & Juice Bar is here to keep your summer fun and healthy!

Davaos' Crocodile Ice Cream

Ingredients such as fresh fruits, milk, sugar, and honey are mixed with crocodile eggs to produce this homemade goodness. You can choose your preferred ice cream from a whole range of flavors, namely: avocado, red dragon fruit, cookies and cream, durian, coffee, mango, strawberry, pandan, vanilla, langka, and cheese. 

Santol, Moringa, and Langka Ice Cream from Eden Nature Park

Deliciously homemade!

Davao has a reputation for producing some of the Philippines' best-tasting fruits, and this ice cream, made from Davao's own produce, is no exception. It's a delicious companion whenever you're visiting the wonderful Eden Nature Park and Resort in Bayabas, Toril, Davao City.

Which summer cooler is your favorite? Share it down in the comments below, or write about it here on www.ChoosePhilippines.com!

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