Cooling off in Cabanatuan at Puno’s

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Cabanatuans Punos Chocolate Casoy Ice Cream
Cabanatuan's Puno's Chocolate Casoy Ice Cream

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.

Cheese Casoy Macapuno Flavor on Pint
Cheese Casoy Macapuno Flavor on Pint

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.

Punos Ice Cream and Sherbet Signage
Puno's Ice Cream and Sherbet Signage

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

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7 Comments

  1. Independent business ventures like this one should be patronized. Good job on showcasing this place.

  2. Photo Cache, goes to show we love eating in local places as well. It’s a nice feeling to support these business ventures. I guess, it’s part of our responsibility as travelers to help these independent entrepreneurs earn a living.

  3. Oggie, I went to the place the weekend after I read your post here and your flickr. I’m from Gapan, I go home every weekend. I tried all their available flavors hahaha, and I agree the Cheese Casuy Makapuno is the best.

  4. ey oggie, I went to the place the next weekend after reading this and your post in flickr. I’m from gapan and I go home every weekend. I tried the flavors and I agree that the Cheese Casuy Macapuno is the best. Thanks for the info and posting this.

  5. Chad, glad you liked it bro 😀 sarap nung Cheese Casuy Makapuno naman talaga

  6. thanks to oman for taking us to this place.
    gusto ko din yung cheese casoy macapuno

  7. ey oggie, I went to the place the next weekend after reading this and your post in flickr. I'm from gapan and I go home every weekend. I tried the flavors and I agree that the Cheese Casuy Macapuno is the best. Thanks for the info and posting this….


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