Milkin Corporation was established in 1989 under a Filipino-Italian business venture. The Company started as Designer's Ice Cream Manufacturing Company created to formulate tailored ice cream products. This specially prepared ice cream catered well-known restaurants, hotels and food chains in a "Private Labeling" arrangement. Within the same year, the company was also granted exclusive rights from Italy to manufacture, sell and distribute FIORGELATO "The Pure Italian Ice Cream" for the Philippine market. It created a big following from the AB market, which made FIORGELATO "The Ice Cream of the Elite"