Ice scream… oops, ice cream!
I have laid low or totally avoided sugar for the past months and happy with the results as I have lost a lot of inches on my waistline. Haha! But, I cannot pass up on the chance to try this restaurant (is it one?). So, on a holiday Monday, off we went to Bonifacio Global City.
Before we satisfied our sweet tooth, we had a healthy lunch at Slice at Bonifacio High Street. I had their brown arroz caldo since I wasn’t feeling that hungry. Nessie just had pumpkin soup and Ma had the barbecue chicken rice melt. Then we transferred to SM Aura.
It seems that everybody had one destination that time: Magnum Cafe. When we got there, there was a long line both outside and inside. It turned out that one line was for dining in and the other was for take-out. They serve hot meals when dining in and their ice cream bars are served on a plate with some additional food like cakes or brownies. When it’s to-go, it’s served on a box. Any difference? Nah, just the presentation. But the take out was more interesting because you get to choose what you want to place on your Magnum ice cream bar! So, that was where we lined up.
Here’s how it goes: you pay first. This is a good idea since people might forget once they get their dressed up ice cream. It costs 100 pesos. You then choose three toppings. There is a variety of nuts, cookie bits, yoghurt bits, freeze-dried fruits and chocolate. They place your three chosen toppings in a mini shaker. I wanted to order a martini instead, hahaha.
Vanilla or chocolate? This is your ice cream bar. Then your kind of dip: white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. (All this writing on chocolate is giving me a toothache.)
After they dip your ice cream bar, they place it on a box and pour your toppings on both sides. Then you can add drizzle on top of any of the chocolate dip. Tada!!! You now have your own designer Magnum ice cream bar!
My Magnum: chocolate bar, dark chocolate dip, toppings: pistachios, almonds and dried raspberries, and milk chocolate drizzle. Talk about chocolate overload! I actually already took a bite when Nessie said she had to take a picture. Do you see it? :)
Nessie’s Magnum: vanilla bar, dark chocolate dip, toppings: pistachios, almonds and yoghurt bits, and white chocolate drizzle.
We shared our ice cream with Ma, since she could not consume one whole. She just took 2 bites from each bar and gave up. Too sweet for her.
Well, it was worth the trip and experience. I think am done with it- once is enough (hmm…). So if you are in SM Aura, go have an ice-scream moment at Magnum Cafe. And stop saying you are on a diet… for once.
Visit their website at http://www.magnum.com.ph/magnummanila/