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7 Cool Must-Haves for the Kitchen

Beat the summer heat with these essentials


Aside from keeping your home cool and breezy this summer, you may also consider adding pastel-colored essentials to your space. This is the perfect season to enjoy frozen delights and ice-cold treats, too! Check out these must-haves that you may want to add to your kitchen.

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For preparing drinks

Get accurate measurements for your concoction with these essentials. 

Zak! Measuring Cups, Rustan’s Department Store  

For making ice cream

How about crafting your own ice cream? You can even experiment with the flavors!

Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker,

For making Halo-Halo

For an efficient preparation of Halo-Halo or Mais con Yelo, you can never go wrong with an electric ice shaver.

Kyowa Stainless Steel Blade Electric Ice Shaver,

For your ice cold drinks

Though it’s meant for hot tea, this silicone sleeves will help you hold those frozen treats.

Make My Day Comfort Double Wall Glasses, P999.75/set, find something similar at Landmark Department Store

When serving drinks

This tray has a unique “switch” that can effectively pop those pesky cubes out.

JosephJoseph Quick Snap Ice Tray, P630, find something similar at Landmark Department Store

For smoothies

Finally, a blender with a control option that’s powerful enough to crush ice easily. Plus, it’s lightweight and perfect for small kitchens.

Cruzo Blender, Electrolux, visit the nearest appliance store to inquire

For creative frozen treats

It’s the best of both worlds—an ice cream sandwich maker and ice pop maker in one—the secret is in the built-in cookie cutter.

Cuisipro Mini-Ice Cream Sandwich Makers, P800 a set, find something similar at Landmark Department Store

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