MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In celebration of International Pride Month, local ice cream brand Sebastian’s is reintroducing their limited edition rainbow Pride Pops, with the same well-loved flavors and rainbow-inspired treats!
Sebastian’s owner Ian Carandang, a proud gay man, first introduced the Pride Pop in 2016. Due to high demand, Ian brought the six-striped, multi-flavored popsicle to all stores in June 2018. It’s since become a staple every Pride Month.
For 2022, Sebastian’s has kept the crowd-favorite staple Pride Pop flavors, including the Transgender and Bear Pop, to honor subcultures and identities in the LGBTQ+ community.
Sebastian’s Pride Pop features the colors of the rainbow flag and has fruit-based sorbet layers of strawberry, orange, mango, green apple, blueberry, and grape flavors, respectively, with coconut strips in between. The fruity, tangy icy popsicle is a light and refreshing treat, perfect for the summer.
The Bear Pride Pop represents the Bear subculture of the community, and consists of colors similar to the furs of animal bears (and the bear pride flag) – dark brown, rust, golden yellow, tan, white, grey, and black. The creamy, chocolatey milk-based popsicle features indulgent layers of chocolate, Nutella caramel, coffee, vanilla, black sesame, and black cocoa, perfect for fans of rich flavors and cocoa.
The Transgender Pride Pop takes inspiration from the trans flag created by trans woman Monica Helms in 1999, which has three colors: baby blue, baby pink, and white. The flavors here are both sweet and tangy, thanks to the pop’s Yakult-based, fruity layers of blackberry, strawberry, and original Yakult flavors.
Each Pride Pop costs P95 and is available starting June 1 for a limited time.
What about a rainbow ice cream cake? Similar to the Pride Pop, this multi-textural, flavorful ice cream cake is layered with different colors, made with cake, sherbet, sorbet, and ice cream.
From bottom to top, there’s ube cake, blueberry ice cream, avocado ice cream, lemon cake, orange sherbet, strawberry sorbet, and sweet cream ice cream with milk crumbs. It’s finished off with white chocolate rainbow sprinkles and gold glitter flakes, because why not?
Sebastian’s Rainbow Ice Cream Cake costs P1,650 for a 9″ whole and P155 per slice.
Sebastian’s Pride Pop flavors and cake can be ordered for dine-in and take-out from the Podium branch for and delivery via sebastiansicecream.com. – Rappler.com