For while it is locally known as "Dirty Ice Cream", it's not really dirty. It has been said that the name was coined when parents swayed there niggling kids from wanting the treat by telling the latter that it's dirty.
Sorbetes, as we know today, is a traditional home-made Filipino Ice cream allegedly from the american colonial era (some say japanese) when ice cream was just introduced into the country. It however retained its spanish-derived name "sorbetes" from the word sorbete as we spoke more spanish (or spanish-rooted) words than any other language. At present, it is still being peddled on the streets by sorbeteros in a colorful wooden cart with large metal canisters such as in the photo... just like they used to back in the days. It contains various local flavours for your choosing and each is definitely an experience in itself.
When visiting the Philippines, emerge in the Filipino Culture and don't forget to get yourself a cone of Dirty Ice Cream.😊 #philippines #dirtyicecream #travelph #wheninmanila #wheninthephilippines #bohol #sorbetes #sorbetero #icecream