There’s nothing quite like downing an ice-cold drink on a particularly hot day or indulging in a sweet, frozen dessert after a hot meal (or for a relaxing merienda). As tropical dwellers, us Filipinos take our pampalamig seriously, as evidenced by the wide array of chilled and frozen treats in our local cuisine—from the famous halo-halo to endless variants of the Pinoy ice cream.
At SM Supermalls, there’s also no shortage of insta-refreshers to cater to every taste or whim, whether you’re craving for a unique thirst-quencher or fancy a subzero dessert. Check out our cheat sheet on where to get your fill of yummy ice-cold treats:
Loco over froyo? Get your fill in a handy to-go box: BLK 513’s Frozen Yogurt Picnic Box includes two 180ml petite size cups of froyo with your choice of crunch, fruit, and sauce in separate cups. For a more indulgent treat (and if you don’t mind a hot-meets-cold experience), opt for their Molten Lava edition, which includes a molten lava batter that you can just pop in the microwave before topping with yogurt.
Where to get: S Maison, SM Southmall, SM City Clark, SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA, SM City Pampanga
It’s a summer sandwich made in heaven: Enjoy huge slabs of premium gelato tucked inside freshly baked Melonpans a.k.a. Japanese sweet bread at Melonpan Ice. Originating from Tokyo, Japan, this filling treat features a bun with a soft, sweet center and a crunchy cookie crust—the perfect, pillowy base for ice cream.
Where to get: SM Aura Premier
Avocado dreams come true at this Pinoy-owned business, which—surprise, surprise—sells everything avocado! Cool down with their yummy Avocado Shakes topped with the fruit of your choice: mango, jackfruit, chico, guyabano, or even more avo.
Where to get: SM City Valenzuela, SM City North Edsa, SM Marikina, SM North EDSA, SM Sucat, SM City Batangas (For more branches, check out the SM Mall Directory.)
NITRO 7 COFFEE
Calling all iced coffee and cold brew lovers! Swap your daily joe for Nitro 7’s Sparkling Lemon Cold Brew and enjoy a refreshing lemony kick that’ll wake up your senses. Also on their Lemon Series menu: Sparkling Honey Lemon and Sparkling Lemon Iced Tea.
Where to get: SM Center Pasig, SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA
CHA TUK CHAK THAI CAFÉ
Aside from their Thai milk teas, Cha Tuk Chak is also known for their Nom Yen Drink, a refreshing iced milk drink also known as “pink milk.” It gets its unique sweet flavor from sala syrup, a bright red syrup inspired by a palm fruit native to Southeast Asia.
Where to get: SM City Fairview, SM City North Edsa
You can’t go wrong with an icy treat featuring everyone’s favorite fruit: native Filipino mangoes! Apart from the classic Mango Float and its many mouthwatering variants, they also offer savory treats like fries and squid balls—perfect for snacking any time of the day.
Where to get: SM City Cabanatuan, SM Center Ormoc, SM City Puerto Princesa, SM City General Santos, SM Center Muntinlupa, SM City Legazpi, SMDC Light Mall
THE LOST BREAD
Get lost in the lip-smacking goodness of ice-cold treats offered by The Lost Bread: Bring home a tub of their dreamy ice cream boasting of awesome flavors like Milk & Cookies, HawHaw Milk, Chocnut, and Fun Fair Popcorn, or get a sweet fix by ordering their milk tea or cereal milkshake.
Where to get: SM City Bicutan, SM City Bacoor, SM Southmall, SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Mindoro, SM Megamall, SM City Marilao
HOBING KOREAN DESSERT CAFÉ
If you’re in the mood for some Korean shaved ice action, take your pick from the extensive bingsu menu of Hobing Korean Dessert Café. Our top picks: Strawberry, Banana Mango, and Salted Caramel Bingsu! Don’t forget to top with ice cream for double the chill.
Where to get: SM Megamall
Elevate your ice cream experience with Merry Moo’s creamy creations that are always freshly made—and from cow to cup, too. Even better: Their menu features unique flavors that are hard to find elsewhere. Try their Candied Bacon, Butterscotch Pecan, and Cheesy Mamon Ice Cream.
Where to get: SM Aura Premier, SM Megamall
RAZON’S OF GUAGUA
The mere mention of Razon’s can make anyone crave for their bestselling Halo-Halo, which is a crowd favorite for a reason: Unlike the classic, topping-filled version, it wows with its simplicity—just smooth, snow-like ice sweetened by bananas, macapuno, leche flan, and evaporated milk.
Where to get: SM Megamall, SM City Manila, SM Mall of Asia, SM City East Ortigas, SM City San Mateo, SM City Cabanatuan, SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Sta. Mesa, SM City North Edsa, SM City Masinag (For more branches, check out the SM Mall Directory).
For more ice-cold treats and foodie finds, visit the nearest SM Mall or check out the complete SM Mall Directory here. You can also call the SM hotlines for easy pickup and delivery via 8876-1111, 0917-876-1111 or 0908-876-1111, or enjoy hassle-free online transactions through the SM Malls Online app.