On our way to my check-up this morning, we thought traffic will be mild since it's already Holy Monday and everyone is on vacation mode. But we were surprised by the early bumper to bumper situation in Eastwood so we needed to have a detour in White plains. Then I happen to saw the sign of Carmen's Best Ice Cream in Kids Academy and told hubby that it is very famous in IG.
During my check-up, we received a very good news from my OB-Gyne that I no longer have the bleeding, thanks much God, and the baby is growing fine. Which means no need for bed rest and i can already go back to work after the holy week. Yey! Then I totally forgot about the ice cream after the check-up.
Lunch time, I asked hubby if we can grab our lunch in Recovery in BGC but no luck, the restaurant is full and there's long queue for customers waiting to be seated. So we just decided to just drive back and see if we can find something in Eastwood. Then, hubby thought of eating in Flaming Wings in White Plains and he remembered about the ice cream.
At first, we thought the Carmen's best ice cream was just an advertisement since there's no store in the area. Good thing, hubby braved to ask the security guard of the school and wallah! Freezers of Carmen's best ice cream are there inside the school.
Price is 50 pesos higher in White Plains than when you buy them in Makati. The best sellers and their regular flavors are 400 pesos (350 pesos in Makati) and the 450 pesos (400 pesos in Makati) for the special flavors.
I chose pistachio almond fudge for 450 pesos and I just love it. It's not that I'm pregnant but it really tastes good and creamy, hubby also loved it and we finished 1 pint in 1 sitting, yay!
You gotta taste it for yourself to judge... But promise, it's really really good.
Wonder why Carmen's Best is this famous and expensive? Here's the reason why. Captured this from the tube:
Carmen's Best ice cream - Pure Indulgence. If this is your first taste of Carmen's Best, you may wonder why our ice cream only comes in small tubes. Well, like the finest artisal ice cream, it is homemade, the old-fashioned way, in small quantities.
We use only 100% fresh cow's milk and cream thant brought over daily, at dawn, from the family's dairy farm in Bay, Laguna. The amount of ice cream that we make depends on the amount of fresh milk that we get. From the fresh milk, we extract the cream that rises to the top, and this is what gives Carmen's Best that incredibly smooth, silky texture.
We source the rest of our i gredients 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.