Foodie Friday: Red Velvet Cake & Malted Milk Ice Cream

First Friday of the month:  Food finds


Satiating my sweet tooth… and yours.  
Carla & Elaine’s Red Velvet Cake and Carmen’s Best Artisanal Ice Cream.
These are my (overdue) sweet discoveries that deserve to be shared.



I regularly crave for sweets and always try to leave room for desserts like cakes and ice cream.  There are dozens of heavenly confections in my list of favorites, and these two are now part of that list.


Carla & Elaine’s Red Velvet Cake
Moist and slightly dense, just the way I like cakes to be. The cake has a hint of cocoa, layered and covered in creamy-smooth buttercream and cream cheese frosting.  Perfectly balanced sweetness. It’s ruby and cream colors make it all the more irresistible. This one also happens to be my girl’s cake-of-the-moment.  Have a slice, or two!

6-inch Red Velvet Cake @ Php 420
I am a regular customer of the Kitchen of Carla & Elaine’s and have bought many of their specialty cakes for our birthdays, or whenever I crave for their pastries. So I was really excited when they launched this Red Velvet Cake, which I quickly introduced to my daughter knowing she will love it!  I have only tried two other red velvet cakes and a cupcake in the past and this version did not disappoint.

Kitchen of Carla & Elaine’s
198 Promenade Bldg., Wilson corner P. Guevara streets, San Juan City
Mondays – Sundays: 10am-7pm
Tel No.: (632) 480-9457


Carmen’s Best Artisanal Ice Cream – Malted Milk
Super rich and creamy, real milk goodness with chunks of malt candy.  If you like Horlicks and Maltesers like me, then you will definitely love this artisanal ice cream creation from Real Fresh Dairy Farms, the same family farm that produces premium fresh milk Holly’s.

Malted Milk flavor @ Php 380 / pint

I discovered Carmen’s Best during the World Eats Food Fest at The Podium last July 31. I first tried Salted Caramel flavor and it was divine. But Malted Milk won me over so I happily brought home a pint of this one. They are produced in small batches, sold in plain pastic containers like this one.  I think they are still developing their label and packaging.
Owner Paco Magsaysay was on hand to entertain purveyors and customers and he shared with me that he mixed in crushed Horlicks for this Malted Milk flavor — *drool*. It’s very rich and sweet so try not to finish the whole pint like I did, my throat surrendered. Savor every scoop. The price for a pint is a bit steep but with the quality ingredients, it’s worth every spoonful of this cool, decadent dessert. I have more flavors to try!

Carmens Best Artisanal Ice Cream and Gelato

For inquiries and orders:  (632) 893-1459
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What’s your sweet indulgence?


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