AUTHOR’S NOTE: This particular branch of Milkcow is closed for good; Cara Mia Gelateria is set to occupy its former spot. Timestamp: 23 January 2019, 09:43 am.
Whenever the term “soft-serve ice cream” is mentioned, the first thing that comes to people’s minds would be the unhealthy versions that are sweetened with sugar and contain a lot of calories. I always see these being sold in malls and convenience stores – and I admit, I used to like them back when I was younger. It’s a different thing for me now when it comes to ice cream. However, CJ and I discovered a wonderful soft-serve ice cream place that serves a healthier version that makes use of organic milk and natural honey.
Barely half a year old, Milkcow in Eastwood City is slowly becoming a popular destination. This small store from Korea opened only last December, occupying a spot that formerly belonged to a soymilk and taho (sweet beancurd dessert) restaurant. Milkcow sells soft-serve ice cream made from organic cow’s milk and vanilla, with pure natural honey from Korea serving as a healthy sweetener. The place isn’t only limited to ice cream, however—they also serve macarons, savory fare such as filled croissants, and hot coffee drinks.
As usual, the curious boo wanted to try it out – to which I obliged. Eastwood wasn’t a problem, having worked there for more than a year in my first job. Here’s a short snippet of our conversation (translated from Filipino):
The big day came, and we excitedly arrived at Milkcow. It had limited space with a lot of black and white colors that mimicked cow spots, with the brown tables and seats giving a pop of color. It had two doors allowing customers to enter at one door, buy their ice cream, and exit at the other. Blocks of raw honeycomb and macarons in a wide range of flavors are displayed near the counter for everyone to see. According to this article by Spot.ph, the macarons they use here are supplied by Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Cafe at Scout Rallos. If that’s the case, it’s a combination worth returning; Mrs. Graham’s yummy macarons jives well with Milkcow’s sweet and healthy soft-serve.
That’s it for the introductions, here are the pictures from our trip. Do visit Milkcow’s Facebook page here and stay connected. Until the next review here at The Monching’s Guide, bon appetit.
ES-1, G/F Eastwood Mall
Eastwood City, Bagumbayan,
Libis, Quezon City 1110