Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Epals: Our own version of Manila Pen's "Pen Pals"

Everyone has probably tried -- or at least heard of -- Pen Pals, a signature dessert offering from the Manila Peninsula Hotel. It's a humongous serving of 19 scoops of ice cream, a bed of fruit, marshmallows, sorbet, wafer sticks, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries, all in a huge bowl. Craving for it now? Well our team here at the office thought of making our own version, which we called Epals. Epalis actually a slang for someone who intentionally seeks attention, butting in conversations, volunteering on nearly everything, sometimes acting like a know-it-all -- you get the picture. But it's totally unrelated to our ice cream concoction.

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We bought one pint each of chocolate, cheese, strawberry, and cookies n' cream ice cream, then a litter of ube and half a gallon of vanilla. The last two weren't available in pints at the store. For fruit, we just settled with banana since there were no melons available. We also got a bag of marshmallows, a canister of wafer sticks, and a pack of Loacker Quadratinis. Of course we didn't put everything in.

Enjoy the photos then have some ice cream afterwards.

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Epals in progress. Looks yummy already!

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Everyone was just looking on with anticipation while I was busy scooping the ice cream.

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Sliced bananas and marshmallow were randomly placed all around, then the wafer sticks.

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Just one more scoop of ice cream. We didn't have sorbet but who cares?

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Almost done.

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Now it's time for the Quadratinis on top.

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It was just so much fun, this Epals thing for us. At least we had something that took our minds away from work even for a few minutes.

3 comments:

  1. hindi ko naabutang ganyan ang itsura nyan...

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  2. haha! buti na lang may pictures. pero ganun pa rin ang lasa, promise.

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  3. I am craving for ice cream and suddenly I miss PenPals...

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