Affogato and Kooky Monster by BONO Artisanal Gelato

Summer is here, folks! And whether you’re one who dreads the scorching sun when you step outside or someone who embraces the warm climate and longs for the beach, there is perhaps one thing we all have in common –  a love for cold sweet delights too help counter the heat of the season.

What better reprieve from the punishing sun is there than to enjoy a deliciously good serving of gelato with friends and family.

I’ve got two great gelato recommendations for you which you probably might want to share with buddies of yours as well as to your kids (or nephews and nieces).


Affogato and Kooky Monster by BONO Artisanal Gelato

The Affogato and Kooky Monster by BONO Artisanal Gelato.

Affogato and Kooky Monster by BONO Artisanal Gelato – Delicious summer busters!


Those looking for something comforting yet with a little bit of oomph, BONO’s Affogato is the perfect pick-me-up delight. Affogato, which means “drowned” in Italian, is a classic and indulgent gelato concoction of a shot of freshly-pressed espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla gelato.

Feeling a little daring? At BONO, you can go beyond vanilla and pick a gelato flavor of your choice. Choose from flavors like Bourbon Butterscotch, Cioccolato or Milo Dinosaur to name a few.

Affogato and Kooky Monster by BONO Artisanal Gelato

Imagine the play of hot-and-cold, bitter-and-sweet of your incredible Affogato thrilling your palate. Mmmmmm!

The @bonogelato #Affogato is absolutely heavenly! A must try! #TheRealScoop

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Now, THAT is something to celebrate summer for, don’t you think? Yay!

Kooky Monster

Kids, on the other hand, will love Kooky Monster – BONO’s new and whimsical gelato flavor made of real cotton candy, chocolate chip cookies, tiny marshmallows and chocolate chippits. The cool blue cotton candy color adds to the fun of this happy flavor.

Affogato and Kooky Monster by BONO Artisanal Gelato

Don’t knock it! Even adults and those young at heart will enjoy this BONO Artisanal Gelato specialty. The color alone of the Kooky Monster is enough to pique anyone’s interest. And the flavor is sure to captivate you until the very last scoop. Wow.

BONO Artisanal Gelato

The word “BONO” was derived from the Italian word, “Buono”, which means good or great combined with the Latin word “Gelatus” which means frozen.

Affogato and Kooky Monster by BONO Artisanal Gelato

BONO Gelato made its debut back in December 2012 and is known to concoct interesting gelato flavors such as Cereal and Milk, Taho, Summer Lavender and has raised the bar for the gelato and ice-cream industry. It has eventually established its position as Manila’s top Gelateria.

Gelato vs Ice-cream

In a nutshell, gelato offers a whole lot more than ice cream in terms of flavor, texture and quality. It has lower fat content since gelato contains only 4-8% butterfat compared to ice-cream’s 18%.

Affogato and Kooky Monster by BONO Artisanal Gelato
Chef Zarah Manikan working her magic at BONO Artisanal Gelato.


Gelato uses more whole milk than cream and is “slow-churned” for less air which results in more flavor.

I could go on and on as to why Affogato and Kooky Monster by BONO Artisanal Gelato is worth your time and travel… but you have to try it yourselves in order to understand why these summer treats are fast becoming instant favorites.

Get the real scoop at the following BONO Artisanal Gelato stores:

  • Lower Ground Floor SM Aura
  • Ground Floor, The Podium
  • Ground Floor Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
  • Lower Ground Floor, Southmall

Follow them on Instagram (@bonogelato) and check them out on their official Facebook page.

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