While it was raining in the Metro over the weekend, your happyfoodies were following the hiking and food trail to the northeastern part of Luzon. One of our stops on the way home was Cabanatuan, and at the suggestion of a friend, we made a stopover at Puno’s Ice Cream and Sherbet to cool off the increasingly hot day. Our friend says it’s a must-visit place and we were just happy to oblige.
Lagal[og] said: One of the bonus points for eating non-commercial variety ice cream is the home-made quality. I’m familiar with the ice cream/sherbet in garapiñera variety having grown up with the taste. While I also grew up with Magnolia, Arce and later on, Selecta, it’s nice to taste the ice cream flavor of my youth. Puno’s Cheese Casoy Macapuno flavor is not too sweet and each scoop reveals bits of macapuno and cheese. The consistency is not creamy like the commercial brands but I appreciate the homemade quality.
Ironwulf said: I also loved that Cheese Casoy Macapuno and its texture and taste remind me of pastillas with bits of macapuno and cheese. But I have to try their Chocolate Casoy too. This time served on a cone, it has that dark chocolate flavor. Not that dark but it had a real cacao chocolate taste with bits of nuts. I could understand why despite the presence of commercial ice cream brands in Cabanatuan, Puno’s Ice Cream has consistently been a bestseller among the locals. It has that home-made quality that people love. It even caught the attention of Jesica Soho who featured the ice cream on her show. It was also said to be a favorite of comedian Joey de Leon. If I weren’t far from home, I would have bought a gallon.
Puno’s Ice Cream & Sherbet
Maharlika Hi-way, Barangay Bitas
Cabanatuan City • with a branch in Talavera, Nueva Ecija
Tel. No. (044) 463-0818 • 464-8694