Ice Cream Sansrival: Pistachio Torte!

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Ice Cream Sansrival: Pistachio Torte!

 Total Number of Foodies who rated: 420
 “Nice Layers! Perfect! Ice cream cake and Pistachio – my favorite :)”

Two of my favorites , pistachio and sansrival” – Ultimate Taste Test 4.0 Foodie

This is my personal favorite and a genius concoction from Nowie and the FIC Summer Cafe team. There are plain sansrivals without ice cream, and sansrival-flavored ice cream, but there’s nothing like real ice cream sandwiched between meringue layers formed into a cake. It is very hard to make because each layer has to be done one step at a time.

This is like Jill Sandique’s Pistachio Sansrival; however, instead of layers of butter in between, Fruits in Ice Cream is used.

It is actually a diet-busting combination, but it’s worth every bite. Unfortunately, it is only available at FIC Summer Cafes in Alabang and Boracay. 🙁 It would be a great dessert to bring to a party or to just enjoy at home to celebrate a special occasion.

Great stuff, Nowie. 🙂 Looking forward to your future innovations! 

“Delicious! not too sweet. Love the cold and chewy cake” – Ultimate Taste Test 4.0 Foodie

The Story of Fruits in Ice Cream Summer Cafe
by Nowie Potenciano

It started with the dream of owning a business in Boracay, and five years ago, Nowie and Odette Potenciano went after that dream by setting up Fruits in Ice Cream (FIC) Summer Cafe on the island. FIC Summer Cafe was the first shop to offer special ice cream creations using FIC ice cream that were more than just the usual scoops. Their more popular creations include the Banoffee Sundae and Strawberry Cheesecake Sundaes that are only available in their shops. They have since left the corporate world completely and, now, they have three FIC Summer Cafes on the island (Station 2 and Station 3 beachfront) as well as shops in Cliffhouse Tagaytay, Alabang Town Center and soon in Marquee Mall, Angeles.

With their FIC Summer Cafes, Nowie and Odette have continued to introduce fun new ways to enjoy FIC’s yummy ice cream. A few months ago, they started offering ice cream-filled mochi in Alabang, and people loved it so much that from what started as limited items, they’re now permanent fixtures in their menu. They’ve also just introduced ice cream sansrival – layers of pistachio or caramelo ice cream sandwiched between buttery, nutty sansrival.

But Nowie and Odette promise not to stop there — they say they have more fun, surprising ice cream creations using only FIC up their sleeves, which are coming in the near future. 🙂


– Very good quality
– delish! did not scrimp
– The pistachio is yummy!
– very good product
– masarap! yum!
– good combination!
– ice cream does not taste like pistachio!
– creamy & refreshing!
– heaven! just the right sweetness!
– didn’t really warm up to it…
– very good! a bit sweet though
– sansrival was not good
– really love pistachio! mah favorite!
– ok to enjoy with friends
– less sweet, but unique
– super sarap! make it available 🙂
– excellent! not too sweet 🙂
– too sweet for my taste buds
– I love the pistachio taste!
– it’s not boring/ it’s different
– I love it!!
– not too sweet
– P240 per slice might be too expensive
– I don’t like the pistachio but this was yummy
– the best!
– I like the sansrival though the pistachio flavor is strong
– two of my favorites , pistachio and sansrival
– not much of the pistachio taste
– I like the texture of the yogurt better
– so creamy
– normal
– I love FIC and this concoction
– pistachio is a great flavor, but should be crispier
– yummy pistachio ice cream
– pistachio torte
– has a weird aftertaste
– excellent taste. it could be better if (it had) crispy meringue

Delicious! I wish they open in Makati!”– Ultimate Taste Test 4.0 Foodie

Ice Cream Sansrival: Pistachio Torte!

(Only available in FIC Summer Cafe stores)
In Alabang: P195/slice and P1,500 for a whole cake
In Boracay: P240/slice and P1,900 for a whole cake

Fruits in Ice Cream Summer Cafe
Contact: Nowie Potenciano
Mobile: +63917-5134291
Fruits in Ice Cream Summer Cafe Alabang Town Center & Boracay

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14 thoughts on “Ice Cream Sansrival: Pistachio Torte!

  1. Thanks for the write-up, Anton!
    We actually only had our Pistachio Torte during the UTT and no Caramelo Sansrival that day – that’s why no one had any comments about it 🙂 And just in case you go to our shop in Tagayatay, we also have our ice cream cakes there!
    Thanks again!

  2. are there any available pickup points other than the actual alabang store? — maybe in qc? makati? manila? thanks!

  3. Hi J, Im afraid that as of now the only pick-up points are in Alabang, BF Paranaque, Tagaytay and Boracay. We’re trying to work something out though!

  4. Hi! It’s also available in the FIC shops in BF Paranaque and Tagaytay right now. But hopefully we can work something out for the central Metro Manila area.
    Anyway, they’re worth the trip! 🙂

  5. this looks sooo good! hope you guys can have some pick up points here in the Ortigas or Makati area I know a lot of Sansrival lovers who would like to sink their teeth into this 🙂

  6. thanks nowie.. baka kasi matunaw going to qc from alabang. 🙂 will wait for your announcement soon. love the pistachio torte. goodluck!

  7. i actually pinned my hopes on this sans rival pistachio torte to win the UTT 4.0. among the other sweets and savories we had the chance to taste, my son and I loved this best.
    we have a scheduled trip to tagaytay this month, and i am now excitedly looking forward
    to adding this to my ‘food trip’ list. finally, i get to enjoy a regular slice of this
    latest FIC yummy treat. 🙂

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