12 Unique Treats to Cool Yourself Down With This Summer
Feeling the scorching summer heat yet? We're sure you're not just itching to hit the beach or to get out of the country. You're also craving for something cool and sweet. After all, it's the season for halo-halo, right? But as the temperature rises, sugary concoctions get more creative and enticing. See what we mean by scrolling below!
- Ice cream in Asian buns
Slightly toasted buns sandwiching creamy ice cream drizzled with sweet syrup, Asians know their dessert!
Where to get it: Bao on the Block
- Smoothie Bowls
Who says sweet shouldn't be healthy? Bliss Bowls offer smoothie bowls topped with your favorite fruits and flavors!
Where to get it: Bliss Bowls
- Hot AND cold dessert in one
Fresh out of the oven brownies with mint chocochip ice cream and topped with fluffy cotton candy is just one of the many hot and cold combos this sweet store has to offer!
Where to get it: Freezer Burn
- Ice cream in a doughnut cone
Wafer cones are so yesterday! Soft and chewy doughnut cones make ice cream even more indulgent.
Where to get it: Dip n' Dough
- Deconstructed Halo-halo
Let go of the tall glasses you've known and dive right into your favorite Filipino dessert!
Where to get it: Vampire Penguin Manila
- Korean Bingsu
What's one way to improve the Korean shaved ice dessert? Top it off with French macarons!
Where to get it: Hobing Korean Dessert Cafe
- The Goblet and King Kong Sundae
These desserts are not made for individual consumption. A huge bowl of ice cream to be washed down by a sugary drink is all you need if you dare to go into a sweet coma.
Where to get it: Sugar Factory Manila
- Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Quick and almost frozen treats are the best to combat the city heat!
Where to get it: The Ice Box
- Taiwanese peanut ice cream
Your beloved sorbetes flavors get the Taiwanese peanut treatment!
Where to get it: Wasai
Nothing beats a cold, carbonated drink topped with refreshingly fruity popsicle on a hot summer day!
Where to get it: The Lost Bread
- Nitrogen Popcorn
When you're in desperate need of some crunch and something cool, Pop Cafe has your back!
Where to get it: Pop Cafe by Kettle Korn
- Crazy milkshake
The bigger, the better! Check out this milkshake and you'll totally want s'more!
Where to get it: Vagabonds Artisan
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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Outdoors Danielle Flestado @artdkf | May 1, 2020 "I miss the outside world. The last time I went outside of our house was on my birthday. We just bought coffee across our village and went back home immediately. This painting made me feel that I'm in a field, just appreciating the beauty of God's creation. Can you imagine the green grass and pink flowers?"
When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.
You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.
You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?
I always thought of life, like a bead where each piece makes it worth sewing together with other piece of beads to make a stronger bond and to create a beautiful result. Today, how do we bond well with different people especially this difficult time? As this day challenges us to a new normal, may we continue to bead along positively with our life.