Cagayan de Oro weather in November is unbelievably hot. Which is why this Oreo banana split from Ice Castle is the perfect treat for you if just want something cold and sweet during hot, lazy afternoons.
Yep, it's only about 40 days to go before Christmas, but it's just hard to imagine chilly breezes during the Christmas season when you're living in this region of the country. Of course we are thankful that there are no storms or typhoons ravaging Mindanao, but Christmas season is supposed to be colder, right? This is the time of year when I'd gladly trade in my tanktops and tees for sweaters, tunics, and even a pair of really comfy sneakers. But I'm still wearing tees and dreaming of summer dresses in November. It's not difficult to evoke images of beach hammocks and frozen margaritas rather than mistletoes and Christmas trees when you wake up to the hot sun streaming through your window each morning.
Back to the deliciously sinful Oreo banana split. I last had this with my best friends after dinner, when we were craving for something sinfully sweet. If I remember correctly this split had vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream, and was generously topped with nuts and fudge brownie bits. Of course the banana was ripe and sweet and the Oreo cookies even more so. We sure weren't thinking of calories as we gorged on this beauty. Smartly, we decided to share just one serving, after having a full dinner. After all, a delicious desert is always best shared with your best girls.
Ice Castle is a small ice cream shop in my beloved Cagayan de Oro, where you'll find a delectable array of sundaes, ice cream scoops, milkshakes, and other creamy treats. They also serve the quintessential Filipino dessert, halo-halo, as well as a few lunch meals and hot noodles.
So if ever you find yourself in our lovely city in the middle of November and the sweltry weather is getting to you, you can always treat yourself to something cold and creamy at Ice Castle.