Summer Blooms: Check Out Papa Diddi’s ‘Flowery’ Ice Cream Flavors
by Inside Manila Team, April 17, 2019 5:10pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
Whether it’s summer or the cold season, ice cream remains a favorite dessert. It doesn’t matter if it’s the dirty ice cream we chase down the streets or the ones we buy in tubs during our grocery trips—we love our cold and creamy fix. But if you’re craving more than the classic flavors (Vanilla, Cookies & Cream, Rocky Road, etc.), maybe we could interest you with the unique local tastes of summer.
Local brand Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream now offers "Summer Blooms" to their collection of ice cream flavors, and they are nothing like your usual. The flavor literally derives from flowers. Together with homegrown ingredients, Papa Diddi’s only uses 100% of carabao’s milk to go with their unusual but satisfying new flavors.
White Summer Lei
Our national flower, Sampaguita, is not only sweet-smelling—it’s a feast for the tastebuds! Papa Diddi’s "White Summer Lei" infuses Sampaguita with Davao’s white chocolate for a tropical twist to the rich and creamy ice cream.
No, this is not made up of literal blue butterflies. "Blue Butterfly" Ice Cream came from the flower of butterfly pea tea (Clitoria ternatea) or pukingan in Filipino. This ingredient gives the ice cream its blue color and a hint of tea in its taste.
Papa Diddi’s has converted your taste with its squash-flavored ice cream called "Squash Blooms." The fruit is roasted with its flower and cinnamon, making it a delightful treat, even for those who are not a fan of squash. If you want an ice cream sandwich, "Squash Blooms" goes well with oatmeal cookies!
Roselle, a Hibiscus (the scientific name for Gumamela) flower which grows a lot in Negros, is more popular as a tea drink, but this time it transforms as a unique ice cream flavor. Try it out with cheddar cheese!
Summer is also the season of mangoes and guavas. If you put these two flavors together, it creates a refreshing flavor. The mango-guava fusion is a surprisingly delicious ice cream for those who love a tropical fruity taste.
Honey Sunflower Seeds
Sunflowers as presents can be sweet and made even sweeter with sunflower seed-flavored ice cream! Papa Diddi’s toasts sunflower seeds and combines them with honey for a sweet and nutty flavor. You can even mix it with kapeng barako to make a great affogato.
Roasted Strawberry with Tarragon
Strawberry is classic ice cream favorite, but Papa Diddi’s is most ice cream lovers haven’t tried it with tarragon, one of the most used herbs in French cuisine and is usually used for fish, omelets, and chicken. Taste a sweet and herb-y twist in your strawberry ice cream! However, this is only available for customers who signed up for their pint subscription services.
If these ice cream flavors made your mouth water, head now to Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream at:
- 168 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
- Pobstacion, L11 B4 Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati City
- The Community Kitchen, Metropoli Residenza, Bagumbayan, Quezon City
- Puesto Manila, General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila
Papa Diddi’s also offers a pint subscription service where subscribers can get their ice cream fix with two handcrafted and hand-picked pints delivered to their doorstep. If you’re interested, Papa Diddi’s also has an ice cream mobile for special events.
Enjoy the flavors of summer with Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream!
Photos courtesy of Papa Diddi's.
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