Friday, September 4, 2015


There's ice cream and there's ice cream with weird toppings.
I often pass by the Eastwood branch of the Korean franchise Milkcow. I'd often find a line of kids with their moms and  teens, buying the organic soft serve ice cream. Curiosity stung me like a bee.

The small ice cream parlor serves basic vanilla flavored soft-serve ice cream with a multitude of topping choices. Millenials like their choices but a Gen-Xer like me would have their decision-making skills challenged.
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There's the Snow Drop with cotton candy, sea salt and jelly beans; there's the Black Pearl with hazelnut syrup, sea salt and coco balls; and if you're feeling adventurous, there's the Cheesy Berry with strawberry syrup and cheese cubes.

I decided to try the classic Milky Cube which is served with a cube of honeycomb. Not just honey but the natural honey packaging. I ordered mine with an additional drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Honeycombs are a work of art, made from consensual female bee slavery.

Female worker bees consume about 4 kilos of honey to secrete 1/2 kilo of Cera alba, a natural wax, from eight glands on the sides of their bodies. The wax is formed into a series of hexagonal shapes which serves as a multi-purpose basket to hold honey, pollen and larva. So, it's basically functional and edible bee furniture.
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The food attendants prepare everything in front of you so you know everything's hygienic.

 This is what I got.
The soft serve ice cream is silkier than our usual suprmarket or fast-food soft serve, but only slightly so. The honey comb was waxy and rubbery. It did not add any additional excitement to the ice cream experience.  So maybe next time, I will just try the cute combo toppings.

Milkcow Eastwood
Address: Ground Floor, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City
Telephone: 3743698