“There were some problems only coffee and ice cream could fix.”I have already shared to you guys how much I love coffee and I believe some of you are also in the same boat as me. What I haven't told you though is that I also love ice cream. Though not as much as I love coffee, but really, who doesn't love ice cream? If you're lactose intolerant then I'd probably spare you. lol
Recently, Philippines experienced drought and believe me, the heat was unbearable. Though it's usually hot in our country,to suffer from drought is still crazy. There were even times when we (my family and I) woke up very early just to store water. But that's another story because what I'm going to focus on this post is an ice cream shop that I have visited last summer. (fyi summer here in the Philippines is on April and May)
It was a very hot afternoon when I visited the Avalanche Ice Cream shop. I have heard about the shop before, but I haven't been there, so I decided to visit them and check their products. The shop is known for their all natural ice creams and smoking brownies. I went to visit their shop partly because I was curious about their "all-natural" ice cream froze by liquid nitrogen and partly because the weather was too hot and I felt like a great ice cream would make the heat bearable.
Avalanche ice cream shop looks like a decent place. The only problem is that it is too small. I mean, the place isn't enough for their target customers considering that they are located in a somewhat busy area of the city.
I don't know if they have another branch somewhere, but I think it would be good for them to transfer somewhere big. To give you an idea how small their shop is, I have to wait for almost half an hour just to have my own seat where I can enjoy my ice cream.There's nothing special or cool about the interior of the shop, but I do like how cute their chalkboard wall looked like. The place was generally clean and Avalanche's staff are very friendly.
As much as I would love to try all of their ice cream flavors, I simply couldn't do that. Instead, I just opt for the one that I was most curious about. I bought one serving of their Milky Basil Ice Cream which costs 75php for cup. I love it!
The ice cream tasted a bit weird, but in a good way. It's expected because lol imagine basil haha. Anyway it was really good, not too creamy and the basil, although it's there, it doesn't overpower the whole taste of the ice cream. Although their ice creams aren't mind blowing, they are a must try if you want to have an ice cream adventure.
I also tried their infamous Smoking Brownies. It is literally smoking but not because it is hot or really cold. It was a bit cold but the smoke is from the liquid nitrogen which was served together with the brownies. According to Avalanche, you have to dip your brownies into the liquid nitrogen first before eating it. And you're not suppose to dip your fingers into it. I don't know why but maybe it's dangerous? I don't know. It didn't kill the brownies so maybe it wouldn't kill my fingers hahaha. I didn't dip my fingers in it though lol. If you know something about liquid nitrogen, let me know about it in the comment section below. I would love to know more about it. How does it tastes like? The liquid nitrogen didn't taste anything aka tasteless so when you actually have the brownies, all you can taste are the brownies. By the way, you'll have a cup of liquid nitrogen and 4 slices of brownies for 78php. Not a bad price for an experience.
In totality, Avalanche is not very special for me, but it's worth a visit. Not because they do have the best ice cream, but because they have cool ice cream flavors in an affordable price. Not to mention their dramatic presentation of brownies. lol Other than what I've said, I don't see anything else that you should check out. But I would love to try their other ice cream flavors.
Avalanche is a great place if you want a good ice cream especially on a hot weather. If you have visited the place already, let me know what you think about it on the comment section below.
Also, are you an ice cream lover? If you are then what's your favorite ice cream flavor? I don't have one because I would eat any ice cream regardless of its flavor hahaha
Avalanche Ice Cream Shop is located at Anita's Building, Osmena Blvd. Corner J. Llorente St., 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
It is open daily from 11:00AM - 11:00PM
You may visit their Facebook page or call them at this number: (032) 416 0345 for more info.