What comes first in your mind when you hear this line? “Treat Yourself” to us it is thru food that we can enjoy after a long hauling day during the workday. We’ve braved the traffic, sat and stressed ourselves out in front of the computer for hours, deadlines, 15 minutes vendo-coffee break. When you treat yourself, you have to reward yourself with pleasurable, tangible incentives. Sometimes a good scoop of ice cream makes us happy. An incentive for working hard? or as your ‘cheat day’ item after weeks of dieting.
Who does not love ice cream? it is simple, comforting and not to mention perfect for our country’s very humid weather. There are a number of ice cream and gelato shops from international franchises which were brought here in the Philippines for the local market. However, let us tell you a different kind of ice cream shop. We look for quality over quantity and it tastes over being ‘instagrammable‘ for any food establishment trying to push their products to you the consumers. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should try Geláre
Geláre is founded in Australia in 1986 by Mr. Farid Torabi, Geláre remains the much-loved dessert bar throughout Perth and Brisbane. It has over 50 branches spread across Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Geláre has a choice of superior desserts including its famous ice cream, waffles, pancakes, hot beverages, smoothies, and light breakfast menu.
An ice cream with real flavor and no artificial ingredients, which guarantees every flavor is in its truest based form. It won’t overwhelm you with too much sugar and heightened additives. Fresh milk and cream and all the best available quality ingredients are being used partnered with the latest ice cream manufacturing technology available.
They have an in-house formula that features a higher cream content than almost every other ice cream on the market. That extra cream helps to give Geláre its remarkably truly rich texture that punches with natural flavors; the texture and flavor of real home-made ice cream.
Yes, a lot of words to convince you why you should try their gelatos. But to put it into the concept of – WHY– and its value. Basically, flavors are richer and have more texture, heavier in weight with 25% less overrun (air content) compared to most ice creams and not to mention prolonged shelf life.
Geláre has landed in the Philippines with its flagship store in Uptown, BGC in Taguig City with pretty quiet location along its veranda overlooking the city from the 3rd floor. Natural light comes in thru its clear glasses making you feel a bit more relax and would make you want to grab another scoop or two. Geláre is an Italian word that means “to freeze” or “congeal”, which is the final step in the ice cream making process.
Aside from serving gourmet ice creams, they have a good roster of menu selections such as golden waffles, vegan desserts, light to hearty breakfasts giving you a perfect Yin Yang of sweet and savory dishes.
Partner your golden waffles with their protein selection; Buttermilk Chicken; Juicy chicken fillet that’s battered and deep fried to perfection. They also have waffle with Sliced Beef & Gravy; richly flavored and tender, this thinly sliced sirloin that is succulent and perfectly seared.
For coffee lovers, Geláre offers a robust coffee experience whether hot or iced. They also offer to-die-for Affogato customizable with your choice of ice cream flavor. For non-coffee drinkers, they have a good selection of smoothies such as Mango Mango and Merry Berries. And hey if you want to go all-out, why not try their Rich Milkshakes with your choice of ice cream.
Geláre offers 24 staple ice cream flavors to choose from with notable flavors like Blueberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cup and Honey Malt. They also have 5 flavors of Vegan and Halal certified ice cream such as Banana Caramel Swirl, Lychee Lane Sorbet, Mango Passion Sorbet, Lemon Lime Sorbet and hang on matcha lovers out there, Matcha Green Tea.
You can build your own fortress of a treat. Customizable to what you want.
They have a number of different add-ons to their menu that you can mix and match. Heck if you’re going all in! Go ALL-IN!
Aside from having a good variety of menu items. Their ice cream really does stand out. Geláre is unique in a sense that they took best practices on how to make a good ice cream and they strived to create a better version. It is much creamier and thicker than Italian ice cream. It is also much denser, creamier and more intensely-naturally flavored than American ice cream.
Geláre is an improved version or lets us say a hybrid combining and exceeding the best qualities from both countries.“ hybrid” ice cream combining and also exceeding the best qualities from both countries. A 17th-century old ice cream cleverly reinvented by Aussies.
Treat yourself and head on to Geláre at the 3rd level, Uptown BGC. A branch in Nuvali (Sta. Rosa Laguna) is opening soon. Watch out for more updates on Geláre on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GelarePH/.
Note: This article is in partnership with Geláre.
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