So I understand that there is a divine reason behind the absence of Mini Stops in Cebu. There exists a cult following for their basic soft serve ice-cream, at least, that’s what friends in Manila tell me. I’m slowly being dragged into the soft-serve-side and my visits to Manila this 2012 have landed me in a Mini Stop at one point or another—only for the ice-cream, and the rudimentary cup of coffee.
A Mini Stop in Cebu would be a hazard to my health—and those within my sphere of influence.
Around the first week of March, however, I saw this yoghurt shop just across the USP Campus here in Cebu. It was:
1. Not a McDonald’s,
2. Not a Jollibee,
3. But it was open until the wee hours of the night,
4. Relatively uninhabited,
5. Priced at the same range as Mini Stop and
6. Sold—wait for it—-SOFT-SERVED-ICE-CREAM.
It was not a Mini Stop… but it made my heart stop, my car, too and the planned jog for that night.
Anyway, this will probably be my last ice-cream for the month. I’m not saying that this cone is the gastronomical equivalent of the Pink Floyd prism effect, when it comes to ice cream I only have two rules: This is ice-cream and That is not.
Should you want to make your own soft-serve ice-cream at home, you have to gather the following items with RPG music blasting in your headset. If you’re as inept as I am in the kitchen; however, you can just drop by the said yoghurt shop. I’ll leave you with a map, but you’ll have to figure it out by yourself—in true, retro RPG style.