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Kuromitsu Ice Cream: A Sweet Revelation

Kuromitsu Ice Cream

The heat in this part of the world has become unbearable of late, prompting people to seek edible relief in ice-cold water, chilled beverages of all sorts, and – naturally – ice cream.  From the “dirty” ice cream peddled by neighborhood carts at P 5.00 a pop to cups of authentic Italian milk ices at upscale gelaterias, everyone has been screaming for ice cream of late.

This particular soft-serve find was, in fact, not found at any ice cream parlor but at Pepper Lunch.  This is the kuromitsu ice cream, a lovely, drooping swirl of vanilla soft-serve with rivulets of black sugar (kuromitsu, a very dark brown sugar produced in Okinawa) caramel.

‘Tis lovely, this syrup-drizzled ice cream: the dark syrup is somewhat smokier tasting than a caramel made with conventional brown sugar with a rather ferrous tang to it that is softened by the vanilla-infused cream.  It’s not a dessert you’d shovel into your mouth; it’s one that needs to be savored in small dabs, each melting wantonly in your mouth and filling it with smooth coolness.

And at P 39.00 a demitasse, it’s certainly an affordable indulgence.  😉



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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