Sweet treats do have the power to lift my spirits. It may come from the sugar rush or the feeling of satisfaction from giving in to my sweet tooth.
Elait, having opened a branch near my workplace, is turning out to be one of my sources of happiness. After trying out its rolled ice cream offerings for the first time during a visit to the Ayala Museum, I’ve been obsessed about trying it again. Thankfully, all I have to do to get my artisanal rolled ice cream fix is hop over to M Place along Panay Avenue near Tomas Morato in Quezon City where its kiosk recently opened.
During one of my lunch breaks, immediately after dining in a nearby Chinese restaurant, I went over to the Elait kiosk to make my selection.
One thing you will note about Elait is that it employs servers who are deaf or hearing-impaired. Aside from providing employment to persons with disability, the company also helps us in reaching out and communicating to differently abled folks by encouraging patrons to make their orders through sign language or with the help of easy-to-use order forms.
Plus, Elait also gives back to the community by sourcing many of its ingredients from local farms.
For my dessert on this particular day, I decided to go for a solo cup of Chocolate Overload (Php140). My yoghurt ice cream base is poured onto a sub-zero metal sheet along with chocolate shards and flavorings. The mixture is then mixed, crushed and spread into a thin sheet across the plate. Afterwards, it is carefully scraped off to form firm rolls of ice cream which are then placed in a cup then topped with brownie bits, pocky sticks and chocolate sprinkles.
And just like that, my yummy, cool, chocolatey dessert is ready for me: my happiness in a cup. I absolutely love its smooth creamy texture and the contrast of flavors from the slight tanginess from the yoghurt and the sweetness of the chocolate.
This Elait kiosk is located at M Place, Panay Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City. Other Elait locations include:
- The Caf Food Hall, Second Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
- Upper Ground Floor, SM City San Lazaro, Santa Cruz, Manila
- Third Floor, Santolan Town Plaza, Col Bonny Serrano Avenue, Little Baguio, San Juan City
- Second Floor, North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
- Third Floor, Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
- Second Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City