At 3% alcohol, the P60.00 per scoop ice cream is the only one of its kind that comes with a warning label: 18 years and above only.
I wrote about Elfav a couple of days ago, being happy that we finally have a decent malt shop in the south. Elfav is short for El Favorito, that brand of ice cream that Filipinos may be familiar with – especially to suppliers. Have you ever tried the ice cream sandwiches from Brother’s Burger? Well, the ice cream between the cookies is El Favorito. So today, we got to indulge in a few scoops of ice cream, P99.00 T Bone steak and eggplant lasagna.
So how does it taste, Jayvee?? Well … ummm … It tastes like lager beer. 3% alcohol. The concept of ice cream with alcohol isn’t alien as we have the liquor based flavors like Bailey’s for instance. But beer? Wow.
Definitely not something I’d order on a regular basis – but yeah, it does taste good. Imagine a bottle of beer chilled with the Beer Below Zero technology – and freeze that moment (pun intended!). That’s exactly what the ice cream tastes like.
So I had to ask – yes they can manufacture a batch of this for your private parties. You need to tell them a week in advance.
Addition: Just found out from the owner that “Elfav” is the flagship store of the El Favorito brand of local ice cream. Apart from Yakult, they also have Wasabi, Turrones, Fruit Cake (!!!) flavored ice cream.
One of the reasons why I’m not a food blogger in the professional sense is because I retreat to myself in restaurants. I’m too timid to ask if I can take photos, peeping at the store manager or owner whilst I open my camera bag with a muffled zzzzip.
So whenever I do fancy talking about food, it’s really just because I find what’s offered rather compelling, it’s a meme by itself. That happened with the Baconator and now it’s happening with Elfav’s Yakult Ice Cream — well it’s more of a sherbet that ice cream, but what the hell.
The idea of a Yakult flavored ice cream is perhaps more enthralling than the photo above. The thought of your ice cream with a lot of swimming Lactobacilli (together kids … the Lactobacilli Shirota Strain!!!) may sound weird, but isn’t that what yogurt is as well?
Elfav’s store took this long to open. The sign’s been up since October of last year and now that they’re finally open, I’m glad to have a decent ice cream parlor cum diner two minutes away from home. Elfav makes their own iced cream, so although they have traditional and eccentric flavors (Coffee, Cheese, Ube, Bailey’s), you’ve never tasted their concoctions before in any other ice cream parlor. The trip’s worth it.
For P99.00 I went all out and had lunch. That’s what I got above – a really delish deboned T Bone steak and a serving of ice cream in a shot glass (note that a regular order of ice cream comes in a bigger bowl – the one pictured in the first photo is the “free” version).
Scoops vary from P40.00 to P60.00 depending on the flavor. A proprietary blend of iced tea is also available for P25.00.
And apparently, Elfav wants to keep customers in so the place is littered with board games such as Chess, Scrabble and Dominos. So if you’re from the south, you know where it is – the top floor of Pergola Mall right above Kopi Roti. They close at 9 PM. 🙂
Pardon the weird angles of the store shots. I told you, I’m shy to ask!