White Rabbit ice cream is a new-ish dessert that has gone viral since a California ice cream shop offered it during this past Lunar New Year holiday. Pinoys who saw the photos online were having a bad case of FOMO over the fact that the snack offering was so far away — but now, some sweet news: it will soon be available at a local cafe.
Black Scoop Cafe announced yesterday on its Instagram account that it will start selling White Rabbit soft serve ice cream. They made the announcement by posting a photo of their version of the dessert, captioning it: “White rabbit soft serve, anyone? Brings back all our childhood feels!”
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In a phone interview with Coconuts Manila, the cafe’s F&B consultant Diane Pua said that they’re not sure if they’ll be able to launch the flavor next week, but she said it will be on sale sometime this March. It’s a limited edition flavor and will be on sale for only two to three months at a few branches. She said: “Many of our existing flavors are modern, so we made this one because it’s more nostalgic and brings a lot of childhood memories.”
The cafe didn’t use the recipe of Wanderlust Creamery, the Los Angeles shop that made the flavor a hit, and said that they developed their own recipe in-house.
Theirs is customizable, too, so customers can add any of their toppings, such as such as their dark-hued Mascarpone.
Customers can buy them in a cup or a cone. The cafe will announce the prices and the participating branches sometime next week.
White Rabbit is a brand of candy that was famous in the Philippines and throughout Asia. They were first produced in Shanghai in the 1940s and are currently exported to more than 40 countries worldwide, as reported by the South China Morning Post. Here in our neck of the woods, it’s popular among those who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s. They taste like creamy vanilla and are known for their edible wrappers that melts in the mouth.
While Black Scoop’s launch date for the new flavor is still uncertain, netizens are already excited.
Another wrote: “I want one with the paper wrapping.”
Black Scoop Cafe can be found at:
101 Maginhawa St., Teachers’ Village, Quezon City
625 N.S. Amoranto Sr. St., Barangay (village) La Loma, Quezon City
The Block, G/F SM North EDSA, EDSA cor. North Ave., Quezon City
3/F Lucky Chinatown Mall, Lachambre St., Binondo, Manila