The ice cream served at Mad Mark’s Creamery is special—each scoop rich, with a pleasant mouthfeel. I like how it’s perfectly sweetened and the way it cleanly melts away in the mouth.
Kudos to its maker, Mark Isidro, who has taken his ice cream-making skills a notch above by further improving his already decadent creations.
At a recent event, the Mad Mark’s Creamery cart gathered much praise and stole the show. The guests lined up even before the main course was served.
“I was requested to make it special,” recalled Isidro. “I made the chocolate for the Javan Hot Chocolate from scratch.
He sorted and roasted the beans, then went through the entire chocolate-making process by himself.
He said he also exerted much effort with the coffee beans for the Sumatra Chip.
Isidro has been passionately making chocolate and coffee from scratch as a hobby. It’s a task he described as challenging and difficult.
“We have to learn new skills to make our line special since our base is simple—cream, milk and sugar,” he said. “We need to really push ourselves to give our ice cream a flavor edge.”
Can’t have enough
Lately, I’ve been feasting on Mad Mark’s Caramel Clover—handcrafted caramel swirled into luxurious cow’s cream. It’s delicate ice cream with a pronounced toasted caramel punch and a lively floral finish. Can’t have enough of it!
But I’ve never outgrown my love for the Super Baked Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream with bits of homemade cookies. This is a flavor I can eat anytime.
Through the years, Mad Mark’s has successfully maintained the quality of its ice cream line. In fact, given Isidro’s new diversion, doing everything from scratch, it has only gotten better.
I’m thoroughly impressed by how every flavor tastes freshly made.
Each ingredient is properly handled with care and attention: the vanilla aromatic, the cookies crisp, the velvety chocolate dark, deep and intense, the coffee freshly brewed, the pecan nuts roasted yet gently crisp, and the caramel smokey and crumbly.
I’m a fan of Mark’s innate gift for balancing tastes, flavors and ingredients. This ice cream chef has come a long way since being inspired by Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco back in the summer of 2007.
I noticed how he has mastered the art of incorporating the least amount of air into the mix. This results in ice cream with a good body and a distinct creaminess.
Mad Mark’s outlets are at Glorietta 3 G/F, BGC High Street, BGC Stopover Pavilion, Pioneer Center Supermarket, Robinsons Galleria.
For cart bookings, contact Nelsie Plamio, 09174295820.