I feel that we’re the last people who haven’t tried Carmen’s Best ice cream. Naunahan pa ko ni Pope Francis. Carmen’s Best ice cream was served during his flight back to Rome.
I always see this on Instagram since last year and I’ve been meaning to try it but it was only yesterday that I finally bought this at Puregold Molito. I was so happy when I saw Carmen’s Best Freezer.
I was having a hard time choosing but I chose the Malted Milk flavor which is one of the best sellers. I also bought a disposable spoon so we could eat the ice cream on our way home. It is more or less 30 minutes travel time via SLEX so sayang naman pag nagmelt. Hehehe!
Malted Milk flavor is made with Horlicks and Maltesers. I love Maltesers so I really enjoyed eating the ice cream. The ice cream is so creamy, smooth, and dense and you know that they did not scrimp on the ingredients.
It is quite steep for the budget but sometimes you have to indulge and treat yourself. I would definitely try other flavors of Carmen’s Best.
So far there’s only one size of Carmen’s Best because according to their website. It is homemade, handcrafted in an 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 its 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.
Try it and be the judge if it is worth it. The tub is almost empty when we arrived home.
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Update: May 2023
Carmen's Best Brazilian Coffee
It’s been a while since the last time I update this post because we seldom buy this ice cream. I also can’t remember the last time I ate this but if ever buy this, I usually just choose Malted Milk. I also don’t remember the flavor of Carmen’s Best Ice Cream that was served during our Manila to Bangkok flight.
Anyway, last month we were craving for ice cream pero diet kami kaya maliit na ice cream lang bibilhin namin so I bought Carmen’s Best Ice Cream. I was tempted to buy Malted Milk again pero sabi ko sa sarili ko, mag-iba naman ako ng flavor so I chose Brazilian Coffee PHP385.
Brazilian Coffee - Coffee-based ice cream made with premium Brazilian Arabica coffee. Buti naman, may extra protection na yung ice cream nila. One pint is good for 3 people so our family finished this in one sitting. Taste is good naman pero okay na ko sa Coffee ng Arce Dairy.