After Ramon Magsaysay Jr. left the senate in 2007, he and his friends decided on setting up their own dairy farm since he learned it's the 2nd largest import in the country. It is because of this that Carmen's Best was conceived.
In 2008, Paco Magsaysay was asked by his father to go to the farm to help him sell the milk where he closed his first account. It was in 2009 where a number of Carmen's Best dairy products was introduced to the public. In 2010, he decided to purchase his first ice cream maker and played around the classic flavors such as strawberry, chocolate and vanilla which are not included in the growing number of flavors they have since he found them boring.
In 2011, he created the company's first four flavors which are until now, the best sellers. The family established the only fresh milk processing plant in the country in 2013. This was also the time Paco finished his Ice Cream Short Course at Pennsylvania State University.
We had a tour of the dairy farm and processing plant which supplies the fresh milk from which Carmen's best is made of. Paco Magsaysay, founder and owner of Carmen's Best, toured us on a visit around the Real Fresh Dairy Farm and Laguna Creamery Processing Plant where we learned they have 100 cows which they milk twice a day — 4am and 4pm.
Quality means taking no shortcuts. Carmen's Best is well aware of this fact, as shown in their ice cream that does not rely on any prepared mixes, artificial flavorings, colorings or thickeners.
Today, Carmen's best has over 37 flavors to choose from. Their best sellers include Salted Caramel, Butter Pecan, Malted Milk and Brazilian Coffee. They also have local flavors — Coconut, Ube, Cheese, Macapuno, Pineapple Sherbet and 4 Melon Sherbet. A pint costs P370-P420 and the single-serving cup costs P98-P110.
If you want more information about this local premium ice cream, visit www.carmensbest.com or call/text (63 2) 809-2042 or (63 917) 567-BEST (2378).