Friday, July 8, 2011

Pipo's Ice Cream: 'Coz We Were Close to Being Broke

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Who wouldn't want some de-stressing after a stressful long exam? This is especially true when you are unsure whether you passed or not, trust me. This is why I thought of treating the boyfriend for an ice cream after his test in Nihonggo.

This is what you get when you're broke.

Since we were broke and hungry at that time we just opted to go for tempura and squid roll before having our ice cream. We went over to Metro Ayala's Food Avenue and got ourselves a stick of tempura and two sticks of squid roll. During broke-r days, we resort to even cheaper food on the streets. We spent P48 for the food that we got.

Pipo's Gelato food cart in Metro Ayala Food Avenue.

So for ice cream, we tried Pipo's Ice Cream which is also located in Metro Ayala's Food Avenue. This was actually our second time of trying the place out. Our first was last week but I forgot to bring my camera. So anyhow, for this ice cream visit we got mango float and  stracciatella (which was recommended by the sales guy). They had other flavors as well like coconut, rocky road, blue ocean, bubble gum, nocciola italia and a whole lot more.

Stracciatella ice cream.

For our first time, the boyfriend and I ordered tiramisu and after 8.  I like the tiramisu better. It tastes like any other tiramisu ice cream. It's like a cheap imitation of Gelatissimo's tiramisu which happens to be my favorite. The only thing with Pipo's is that it's cheap so you wouldn't expect it to be as flavorful and as creamy as Gelatissimo. It is already a good buy. After 8 is a mint flavored ice cream which the boyfriend likes. I'm not really a fan of mint (and green) so I passed. The boyfriend loved it.

Mango float in a cone. Yum!

Pipo's mango float really taste like mango float (duh!). I loved it even though it's not my order. I kept asking the boyfriend for some little scoops since it's so yummy. Stracciatella, on the other hand, is yummier. I like its texture. It's is creamy but also has chunks of chocolate in it which makes the taste dynamic.

Although the price is affordable, their scoops are not really enough. Just a scoop would make you want more. They have really small scoops which can be justified by its price. It's also not as creamy as Gelatissimo which is sad. Nevertheless, it is a good buy for those who are on a budget.

Me, eating my stracciatella. Disclaimer: I do not know the other people in the picture.

For only P40, you could already get a scoop of ice cream from Pipo's. You also have the option to choose whether you'd get a cup or a cone. They are available as soon as Metro Ayala opens.

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Alisa said...

Wow! I really miss this.I stayed for a long time in Cebu, and I remember the Pipo's store at the corner of F.Cabahug near Leonas. i would always go there after I buy some chocolate loaf bread from the bakeshop. Thanks for sharing this! I'd really love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this Gelato widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about Gelato,thanks!

Ana Ortiz said...

@Alisa: Hi! I don't think that the Pipo's near Leona's is still there. Or, maybe I'm not looking out well enough. Anyway, I will try the widget in a while. Thanks so much fo the recommendation! :)

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