Beat dry season with these cool treats in Araneta City

It’s already dry season in the Philippines! With the increasing temperatures and heat indices, it leaves everyone feeling fatigued and sweaty. While traveling to beaches and cold places is one of the options to beat the heat, it is also important to stay hydrated during this season.

Yes, water is important in quenching our thirst, but it is also good to treat ourselves to cool and refreshing drinks and desserts. Here in Araneta City, we got a list of refreshing treats that you can have while doing some window shopping.

1. Coco’s Fresh Mango Series

Want to try other drinks other than milk teas? You may want to consider the Fresh Mango Series of Coco Fresh Tea & Juice. Available for a limited time only, Coco’s Fresh Mango Series comes in three flavors: Iced Mango Green Tea (Jasmine Green Tea and Fresh Mango), Mango Slush (Ice blended Fresh Mango), and Mango Dream (Ice blended Fresh Mango with Salty Cream).

Visit Coco Fresh Tea & Juice at these locations:

  • Cyberpark Tower 1 Upper Ground Floor
  • Gateway Mall Upper Ground Floor
  • Ali Mall’s Foodlane on the Ground Floor

2. Starbucks’ Summer Out Loud Series

When it comes to treats, Starbucks Coffee never fails to surprise us with its merchandise collections, especially beverages. This season, the renowned coffee shop is here again to reignite summer fun with its Summer Out Loud Series. Their summer stunners include Belgium Chocolate, available in Latte and Frappuccino variants; Cantaloupe Cream Frappuccino, and the Okayama Peach Apple Cold Brew.

Tempted to try them? You may visit Starbucks Coffee at these locations:

  • Gateway Mall Upper Ground Floor
  • Coliseum Circle Ground Floor
  • Cyberpark Tower 1 Ground Floor
  • Ali Mall Ground Floor

3. Dairy Queen’s Banana Split Series

After its Kitkat Series, Dairy Queen is now offering a new treat, and this time it’s the Banana Split Series! Available for a limited time, this new series offers Banana Strawberry Blizzard, Banana KitKat Blizzard, Banoffee Blizzard, Banana Split Blizzard, Banoffee Parfait, and BananaSplit Tin Cake.

Indulge this summer treats at these locations of Dairy Queen:

  • Gateway Mall 2 Upper Ground A
  • Farmers Plaza Level 2
  • Cyberpark Tower 1 Ground Floor
  • Coliseum Circle Ground Floor
  • Ali Mall – Ground Floor
  • Gateway Mall Food Express Level 3

4. Novotel’s Indulge Gelato

Beat the heat with Novotel’s gelato and pastry shop on the ground floor. Their homemade gelato is made from natural ingredients and has no preservatives added. From your all-time favorites to flavors you’ve never imagined are found in Indulge.

Indulge Gelato can be found on the Ground Floor of Novotel Manila Araneta City and is open from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

5. Avocadoria PH

Craving for avocados? Avocadoria PH has got your back! Satisfy your cravings with their creamy yet healthy avocado-based desserts. Have their classic best-selling Avocado Shake with optional toppings of Guyabano Jackfruit, Chico, or Mango. You may also try their signature Avocado ice cream served in an avocado shell, and topped with pastillas.

Avocadoria PH is located on the Ground Floor of Gateway Mall LRT Concourse.

Have fun beating the summer heat with these sumptuous treats you can find at Araneta City. Looking for more food options? Just visit to see a list of restaurants available at the City of Firsts.