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Mangonada ice cream: San Francisco’s Señor Sisig and Mitchell’s whip up a new flavor

Señor Sisig and Mitchell’s Ice Cream shop are collaborating on a limited-time Filipino mangonada ice cream flavor. | Source: Courtesy Señor Sisig

A San Francisco staple ice cream shop and a rapidly expanding fusion restaurant are coming together for a sweet celebration during Filipino American History Month.

Mission District stalwart Señor Sisig will collaborate with nearby Mitchell's Ice Cream on an exclusive ice cream flavor: Filipino mangonada.

The establishments say the flavor mimics a classic mangonada shaved ice, which blends tropical mangoes with a spicy and sour kick. The ice cream will be topped with chamoy—with an option for extra chamoy—and is made with fresh Philippine mangoes. A Tajin rim can also be added.

The flavor will begin rolling out on Oct. 1, and all brick-and-mortar locations of both eateries will sell the ice cream creation through October.

A Whole Barnyard Burrito sits on a table at Señor Sisig's Ferry Building storefront in San Francisco. | Source: Courtesy Daniel Beck/Señor Sisig

Mitchell's will host a special launch party for the Filipino mangonada flavor on Oct. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. A Señor Sisig food truck will also be on-site.

Part of the sales from this flavor collaboration will be donated to a Philippines-based charity, a press release said.

Señor Sisig started as a food truck in 2010, serving Filipino-Mexican fusion food, quickly becoming well-known for its burritos. The restaurant has now grown to include three brick-and-mortar locations in the Bay Area and is known for collaborating with other San Francisco storefronts.

Mitchell's Ice Cream opened in 1953 and introduced its mango ice cream in the early 1960s. The shop says the flavor is currently its No. 1 seller.