La Vie Gelatifrenchissimo!

To officially launch my site, let’s talk about one of the best things in the world — ICE CREAM!

But wait, before anything else, what is the difference between ice cream and gelato? Let me spare you the time to google this and summarize it here:

ICE CREAM – fluffier, churned faster, and heavier on the cream

GELATO – dense, churned at a slower pace, and heavier on the milk


Gelato holds more flavor than the usual ice cream because of its density, while ice cream is really enjoyable to eat because of its fluffy texture. Either way, they both make us happy, right?

La Vie Parisienne recently launched their gelatos, highlighting the use of fresh and also local ingredients. They didn’t fail to surprise me with the flavors they offered. They have a variety of local fruit flavors like guyabano, classic flavors like vanilla, and some exotic ones like the BALUT ice cream. Yes, you read that right. Balut ice cream.


While I think balut ice cream is like a novelty, I can only stomach to try it once. I did hear of a handful of other people who actually enjoy them. I’m sure maybe you’d enjoy this, too, if you regularly eat balut. I personally only enjoy the balut broth and usually don’t go any further than that (unless I’m pressured by visiting foreign friends to eat it with them so they’re not alone in trying it for the first time).

The fruit gelatos they offer are definitely the ones to try and the ones I’ll keep coming back for. If you’re like me who can easily tell products using artificial flavors and preservatives versus products using fresh and natural ingredients, you’ll highly enjoy their gelatos. Their wafer cones are quite divine, too! Freshly made with the right amount of sweetness. It’s a tad too thin, so be careful when you eat!

My top 5 flavors would include:

  1. Guyabano
  2. Greek Yogurt
  3. Chocolate Mint
  4. Kiwi
  5. Blueberry

*Php 100.00 per scoop as of September 2017*

LOOK: Balut Ice Cream Reaction Clip

Cover Photo c/o La Vie Parisienne  | Video c/o Kalami Cebu