I’ve always been an ice cream person. I can give up cakes and all other pastries but definitely not ice cream. It’s a great delight then to see local ice cream brands invade the market. Even more fascinating is the presence of this homegrown ice cream store in the quiet town of Nueva Ecija – Puno’s Ice Cream and Sherbet.

About Puno’s Ice Cream and Sherbet

Puno’s Ice Cream and Sherbet was founded by Atanacio and Simeona Puno in an effort to send their nine children to school. Today, it has become a well-known ice cream brand in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. This is why I felt fortunate to visit its plant during our Lakabay Norte trip.

Lakbay Norte 6 Group

Lakbay Norte 6 Group, Photo Credit: Martin San Diego of North Phililippines Visitors Bureau (NPVB)

Unique Ice Cream Flavors

What’s interesting about Puno’s Ice Cream is the unique flavors they offer. We were able to try Cheese Cashew Macapuno and Buko Sherbet with Lychees.

Cheese is probably the last ice cream flavor I’d buy. I don’t know why but it just has this umay factor for me. Always. Surprisingly, I LIKE Puno’s Cheese Cashew Macapuno. SO MUCH. It didn’t had the extravagant cheese flavor of other ice cream brands. The second best part was the cashew and macapuno they put in it – the combination was simply delectable.  I also like that it was not made overly sweet.

Cheese Cashew Macapuno Cup

Cheese Cashew Macapuno Cup – PHP13

The other unique flavor we tried was Buko Sherbet with Lychees. The difference between a sherbet and a typical ice cream is that it has buko juice in it instead of milk. Thumbs up for this flavor, too!

Buko Sherbet with Lychees One Gallon

Buko Sherbet with Lychees One Gallon – PHP400

Buko Sherbet with Lychees

Other flavors are as follows: lanka cheese casoy, ube macapuno, fruit salad, cookies and cream, chocolate with cashew nuts, and fruits in season.

Buko Sherbet with Lychees

Buko Sherbet with Lychees


Ice Cream

  • PHP430 – One Gallon
  • PHP235 – Half Gallon
  • PHP125 – Liter
  • PHP70 – Pint
  • PHP13 – Cup


  • PHP400 – One Gallon
  • PHP220 – Half Gallon
  • PHP120 – Liter
  • PHP65 – Pint
  • PHP13 – Cup

Puno’s Ice Cream and Sherbet

Address: Maharlika Highway, Bitas, Cabanatuan City
Contact Nos.: (044) 464-8694 | 463-0818 | (0932) 881-4249 | (0922) 533-4987
E-mail Address: ice.cream.sherbet@gmail.com

Disclosure: This Lakbay Norte trip was organized by North Philippines Bureau (NPVB) in partnership with Manila North Tollways Corporation / NLEX-SCTEX, Victory Liner, Inc., Nueva Ecija Convention and Visitors Associations (NECVA), and Cagayan North Convention and Visitors Bureau (CNCVB).  Lakbay Norte is an annual media familiarization trip aiming to promote Philippine provinces in the north.

Sponsored by: Department of Tourism – Region 2, Department of Tourism – Region 3, Petron Corporation and Prifood Corporation. 

August 22, 2017