This extremely hot summer weather in the Philippines right now is taking its toll on us. We need everything there is to cool us down. From plain rock-hard ice, to ice-cold drinks, to frozen desserts, they're all currently in demand.
If on regular days we just ignore the bells they ring because of the term dirty ice cream, with this temperature getting higher and higher everyday, these bright and colorful sorbetes carts become really important. They roam around in different neighborhoods, everywhere. They stand on street corners and can also be found in different populated areas. A bonus to its accessibility is that the assorted ice cream flavors they sell are very affordable.
And most of all, it's proudly Filipino.
Whether we ask for several scoops of this delicious treat in a wafer cone, sugar cone or plastic cup with a popsicle stick spoon, our craving for something cold to lower our body heat and soothe the feeling of sticky sweat will surely be satisfied by calling the attention of the vendor who rings a bell while pushing a cart, then spending a few coins.