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Ube Cheese Pie, Mango Sticky Rice Frosty, and more: Filipino-style desserts to try from fast food joints, restos

By Saihjee Galang Published Apr 03, 2024 8:14 pm

Looking for Pinoy flavors in coolers and desserts to beat the summer heat?

A Filipino dessert is not complete without the flavors of ube, manga, and pandan may it come in the form of coolers, ice cream, or even pies and breads. Fast food joints and restaurants in the Philippines are becoming more innovative as they incorporate and infuse these flavors into their delightful treats.

Ahead is a list of delectable desserts and dishes with iconic Pinoy flavors offered by local fast-food chains and restaurants that you can enjoy this summer.  

Jollibee’s Pinoy Summer Special
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Stay cool this dry season with Jollibee's newest dessert, the Buko Pandan Sundae, which is a vanilla ice cream topped with buko pandan syrup, gulaman, and buko stripes. Get yours for only P59.

The fast food spot is also bringing back its ever-loved Ube Cheese Pie. These summer delights are available until May 31 only.

Wendy’s Mango Sticky Rice Frosty 
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Mango sticky rice is usually served warm, but have you ever wondered how delightful it would be if it were served in ice cream form? Well, Wendy’s got that covered with their Mango Sticky Rice Frosty.

The dessert, which costs P55 for 6oz consists of vanilla frosty topped with diced mangoes and sticky rice drizzled with sweet mango sauce. Get yours for only P55 for 60z.  

Those craving for more can upsize from a cup to a small tub for P99.

Krispy Kreme’s Summer Special  
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The summer heat is indeed making everyone thirsty but Krispy Kreme's Fizzy Lemonades, which start at P100, can keep you cool. You have two flavors to choose from—Original Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade—to quench your thirst.

Masa by Barefoot's G-numis
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If you happen to be in La Union this summer, don’t miss the chance to get a taste of Masa by Barefoot’s summer special “G-numis.” It is an ice blend drink consisting of homemade coco jam, sago, oat milk, and topped with Halu’s vanilla ice cream for P220.   

Stop by their shop located at Barangay, Costales st. Sitio Dappat, San Juan, 2514 La Union.  

Pandan Asian Cafe’s New Summer Coolers
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Summer is definitely not complete without halo-halo! Pandan Asian Cafe leveled up the game as they created and introduced three new varieties of halo-halo that you can choose from.  

They have the classic Filipino Mais Con Yelo topped with lots of corn and pinipig for P220, and Malasyian Ice Kachang, and Thai Red Rubies for P240.  

ICYDK, Pandan Asian Cafe is located at #76 Sct Limbaga, Brgy Laging Handa, Tomas Morato, Quezon City.  

Bonchon’s Bingsu Hallyu Mix 
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Halo-halo but make it bingsu!  

Bonchon is offering a new Bingsu Hallyu Mix to keep you cool this summer. Their classic milky snow ice spread is topped with ube, roasted soya bean powder, coconut strips, red mango beans, and leche flan all in one serving for P138. 

Conti’s Halo-Halo   
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Nothing truly beats the original halo-halo! If you are craving some, Conti has a summer treat for your sweet tooth.

Their halo-halo comes in two variants: Ube Custard – the classic Filipino halo-halo topped with ube halaya and leche flan for P185; and Tres Leches – three kinds of milk and layers toasted pinipig, macapuno, and langka for P165.   

Dairy Queen’s Mango Bliss
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Dairy Queen is fusing mango, a staple Filipino summer flavor, in its treats this month.

They have a new collection called "Mango Bliss" which consists of a Mango KitKat Cake (P749 for 6” and P1,199 for 8) and a Mango Cheesecake Tin for P439.  

For the Blizzard collection, they introduced new flavors including Mango KitKat Krunch, Mango Cheesecake Craze, and Mangoberry Mallows.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s Cold Brew Series 
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Need a pick-me-up as you type away on your keyboard this summer? The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has a line of strong refreshers that will surely wake you up and revitalize your energy.

They introduced their new Cold Brew Series that comes in three new flavors – Caramel Cold Brew and White Chocolate Cold Brew for P270, and Cold Brew Latte for P240.