Papa Diddi's Handcrafted Ice Cream

168 Maginhawa St., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Papa Diddi's Handcrafted Ice Cream
4.4
4.5 Stars

70 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 35
  • 4 stars 25
  • 3 stars 10
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 77 Reviews
  • 108 Recommend
  • 70 Reviewers
Category:
Ice Cream
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:30p
Phone
+6324343784

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 11:30p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:30p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:30p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:30p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 11:30p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Menus:
Dessert
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Midz S.
3.0 Stars
7

Finally got to visit Maginhawa! Since we saw this dessert shop on the way to where we had lunch, I suggested that we might as well have our desserts here.

Their best sellers are the tres leches, farm cheese and peanut butter and jelly.

2 scoops cost me P95 and comes with an ice cream cone on top.

I had the peanut butter & jelly and the farm cheese. I found it okay. The texture of the ice cream had a little roughness in it. I was excited to taste the cheese in the ice cream but I found it a bit tasteless.

My sister had the pineapple rhum, why not turmeric and double jeopardy. I wasn't able to taste the pineapple rhum, but the two others were not bad. If you're a coffee lover then the double jeopardy is for you.

I'm going to visit this place again and try their tres leches, since I think it's something I shouldn't miss. Plus, they have other dessert combinations that might just win me over.

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Lex E.
4.0 Stars

Went here for a dessert fix.

My boyfriend liked their ice cream (it's a miracle because he doesn't like sweets! And that's a second, first is magnum 128540). For me naman it's good too. Fair enough 9996🏻️

Place's crowded, wasn't able to take pictures.

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Pauie P.
4.0 Stars
4

Bigger and Brighter place in the building beside the Camp Karingal. I just used this address to review since it has been too long since i ate here. So we had to try almost 4 flavors Black Rice, Dark Chocolate, Caramel something and one other flavor i forgot.
Luckily, we were also able to get a free taste of their new flavor, sesame seed and chocnut. But not that good as the existing flavors.

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Yshee K.
5.0 Stars

My little bro and my niece love their ice cream. Yummy.!128150127846127846127846

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Luisa E.
5.0 Stars

I got three flavors here, the cookie, tres leches and strawberry! Delicious! And one look at the interior I instantly knew papa Didi's a lawyer. It's a thoughtful ice cream store, makes a simple treat special and that's not hard to do if it truly tastes good.

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Chito M.
4.0 Stars

Ice cream is just great! Btw, they already have a full blown resto along the same stretch of Maginhawa - just about a 100 meters south. It's called Papa Diddi's et al, showcasing various ybanag recipes which are mostly Papa Diddi's ' favorites!

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
2

Papa Didi's is the first joint we checked out when we reached Maginhawa.  We wanted to try Iscremist first but it seems that they moved to a different location. 

Anyway,  back to Papa Didi's.  I've been hearing good stuff about 'em.  And yes,  the name sounds a lil funny.  Apart from the funny name,  they use locally sourced ingredients for their frozen concoctions.  That is a plus for me.

The lady manning the counter mentioned that Tres Leches is one of their bestsellers.  Suffice to say that i followed her advise and paired it with one scoop of Why Nut Turmeric.  I like mixing up odd flavour combinations. 

The consistency is not as good as the other artisan local brands I've tried.  But it wouldn't be fair to compare, right?  Tres Leches is okay as it is not too sweet,  it lacks the oomph factor on the first spoonful.  I liked Why Nut Turmeric on the other hand, good vanilla base, subtle turmeric flavor.  I am not sure if they added some sweetened ginger bits and some butterscoth but this adds the chewy element.  This flavour is not for everyone.  If you are eclectic like me,  this is worth a try.

The joint is small.  Not a euphemism,  it is tiny.  The inside can prolly accommodate three people and the outside has 4 tables.  Place is not condusive to hanging out,  it is best to eat your ice cream while stretching your legs along the busy streets of Maginhawa.

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Jairus d.
3.0 Stars

Third stop to our Maginhawa food crawl was at Papa Didi's Ice Cream Company. It's a small ice cream parlor just a couple of steps away from Nook Cafe. The photo shows their tres leches ice cream with chocolate chips cookies and drizzled with caramel & chocolate syrups.

The ice cream was just okay IMO. Lacks a punch of rich flavor to get a wow factor. I would have preferred soft/moist cookies to sandwich the ice cream just like at Phat Boy. It was good but I don't think I'll be visiting them again anytime soon.

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Emem S.
5.0 Stars

Referring this ice cream parlor to you guys. They have this free-tasting and what I really like the most, is there TSOKOLATE DE CAGAYAN. It has it's unique ambiance btw. 5 stars to this.

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Marc G.
4.0 Stars

Bought 3 scoops of their homemade ice cream ( Turmeric, Bukayo and I forgot the other one) All good, not too sweet and hindi nakakaumay.

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Ross T.
3.0 Stars
2

Interesting concept from the onset and simple facade. I find that the flavors could be better in terms of being more playful. Flavors are fairly sweet and I personally like the coconut flavor. Overall, I am fairly happy with this place as it offers value for money as well :)

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Patrick V.
4.0 Stars

Really small place. Just 2 high tables inside and around 4 tables outside.

We got our ice creams in nests. We got four flavors: Mango Ginger, Roasted Forbidden Rice, Farm Cheese and Platanos con Leche. I liked the Fobidden rice the most. It sounds weird but I liked it. Also the Platanos con Leche. The flavors were really unique and had that home-y texture that I liked a lot! 128522

PS: This is a very late review. Visited the place around September last year. Lol. Hi Russel F credits for you! Haha.

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Kat M.
4.0 Stars

Since it was hot, my sister and I decided to stop by Papa Diddi's to get our cold fix. I ordered Tres Leches and she ordered Cookies and Cream, both in Ice Cream Nest. 127846

I always loves P Diddis. The local, homemade, small batch ice cream that prides itself in helping the community. Plus Lolo Diddi is a lawyer like my husband! However, our ice cream today was a bit too sweet for our liking. I think it's because of the nest.

Still I will on coming back to this place 128522

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Rizelle V.
5.0 Stars

Indulgence - 3 scoops (Php 99)
Ice cream nest (Php 25)

So me and my 2 friends shared this for dessert. It was really worth it rather than ordering one scoop each (Php 59). We got the Coffee Addiction, (okay, I forgot the name of this one) Banana, and Cheese Close. I loved Coffee Addiction most. 128523

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Allana J.
5.0 Stars

Home made ice cream, yay! 128147

I don't know what's with me lately that I've been so into anything that's coconut flavored haha! So, that day I had a scoop of coconut with sunflower seed and it was good! I tried to keep it low that time because this was just our first stop.

We stayed there for what felt like hours just talking about life and random stuffs. I'd definitely come back if ever I crave for more coconuts ice cream haha! 128584

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Tan M.
3.0 Stars

The place was small so we had our ice cream to go because twas jam-packed that time. The ice cream(i forgot the name but it they say it' has cheese +++ other stuffs) was not that sweet and cheesy so I'm kinda sad.. my friend had something coconuty named ice cream and oh boy the two ice-creams we had tasted almost the same hahaha.. and I don't know why???128514 to sum up my sweet tooth cravings I was pretty disappointed.128529

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Ann Margaret L.
5.0 Stars

Nothing beats homemade ice cream especially if it's from Papa Diddi's 128523 Flavors are naturally made from the local ingredients of our farmers. All flavors offer a unique taste. Plus it's very affordable! I've read that the owner, Paul, crafts the ice cream every midnight to make sure they serve it fresh to their customers.

I had the Churros con Tsokolate (95php) with a scoop of Chocolate Lovin' ice cream. The churros is yummy and soft. The ice cream is not too sweet and overly creamy. It's thick and it has uhm i think chocolate chips mixed in it. Really yummy!

I was also able to try the Cheese Close (recommended for cheese lovers it's really delicious! Not too cheesy, the taste was just perfect) and the Coconut with Sunflower Seeds (this one's superb! I love the combination, it really blended well with each other which makes it a unique one).

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Roezel O.
5.0 Stars

Minty Lemon Grass - 5/5
Mango Ginger - 3/5
Platanos con Leches - 4/5
Pure Love - 4/5

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Pol K.
3.0 Stars

Nothing special. Just an ice cream sandwich. I wouldn't mind coming back but I wouldnt come by myself. Their concept is something alongside Diddy Rieses in LA but they are lacking the fresh cookies/bakery part.

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Roezel O.
5.0 Stars

Roasted Strawberry - 3/5
Cheese Closed - 4/5

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