Food Trip: Veras' Ice Cream

It is a fact that most, if not all of the municipalities or cities in the Philippines pride themselves on dishes or delicacies that it calls its own. On the other hand, there are also some who prides themselves on a superior version of a common dish or delicacy.

Veras' Ice Cream

One example of this superior version of a common food is found in the municipality of Atimonan in the province of Quezon. The local ice cream produced by Veras' Ice Cream is said and believed to be the best not only in Atimonan but also in the whole of Quezon.

Veras' Ice Cream - Atimonan, Quezon

Mang Ente and his cool wife Madam Emma

Mang Ente demonstrating how they make ice creams

Veras' Ice Cream was founded in 1968 by Vicente Verasigue or Mang Ente, as he was fondly called by the locals, (Guess where the ice cream name came from)  who got the idea and passion of making ice creams from his older brother. In their first years in the business, Mang Ente used manual ice cream-making machinery. Afterward, he would personally peddle his product around town. Later on, Mang Ente acquired an electric ice cream maker and a small fleet of ice cream carts for his business. Despite this, he is still very hands-on in managing his enterprise.

Free taste: Chocolate and Cheese Mais Ice Cream

Bestseller: Cheese Ice Cream

Veras' Ice Cream started with only a handful of flavors like:

  • cheese
  • cheese mais
  • chocolate
Later on, Mang Ente's creativity and willingness to learn from failures expanded the available flavors which include:

  • cookies and cream
  • ube (purple yam)
  • rocky road
  • mango
  • avocado
  • guyabano
  • cheese mango
  • pineapple
  • buko pandan
  • langka
  • mocha
  • strawberry
  • atis
  • pistacchios and Ferrero Rocher
  • cashew
Avocado Ice Cream

Cheese Mango Ice Cream
Pistacchios and Ferrero Rocher

Cashew ice cream

Langka Ice Cream

Special thanks to Emerson Lavilla Verastigue for the ice cream photos.

Some of these flavors are seasonal though and are only made when the ingredients are available.

Adding ice with salt to preserve the ice cream

Transferring the mixed ice cream to its unique container

Ready for delivery

I got to taste the cheese mais during my interview with Mang Ente and his wife Madam Emma, and I have to attest that their ice cream is really superior to other ice creams that I have tasted before. Once you put it in your mouth, the richness of its flavor would explode in it (figuratively of course). Aside from that, its texture is similar to those of the expensive foreign ice creams which melt dramatically without the "crushed ice feel".  

The Backpack Adventures tries making his own ice cream

I also interviewed some long-time patrons about what they love about Veras' Ice Cream and all of them would always point out consistency. They said that the ice cream that they first tasted when they were young\ still remained the same in all aspects decades later.

These are probably just a few reasons why until now, Veras' Ice Cream remains to be the one true love of the Atimonanins.

Contact No. : 3165191
Business Address: 1378 Regino Diaz Street Atimonan, Quezon

Rates:
  • 1 Gallon: P450*
  • Cheese mango: P500
  • Special Rocky Road: P600
Vendor Rates:
  • Sugar cone: P10 
  • Wafer cone: P5
* Bring your own ingredients is accepted

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