Why is it called "DIRTY" Ice Cream?

Why is it called "DIRTY" Ice Cream?

Although it sounds similar to a sorbet, coming from the Spanish sorbete, it is not a sorbet, but a dirty ice cream, as the locals jokingly call it due to the fact that it is sold along polluted streets. Sorbetes can usually be found at numerous street carts throughout the Philippines. Usually flavored with mango, chocolate, cheese, coconut, and purple yam (ube). Traditionally, it is made with carabao milk and served in little scoops on sugar cones.

Best ways to have sorbetes


Sorbetes in a Cone

Enjoy the classic experience of sorbetes by simply scooping it onto a crispy wafer cone. Choose your favorite flavor or mix different ones for a colorful and tasty treat.

Sorbetes Sandwich

Take two soft and sweet buns, like pandesal or brioche, and place a scoop of sorbetes in between.


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