Where Parisians cool down in the summer
Fraises des bois at Berthillon, good stuff! As for Ducasse, the name is good, but I was quite disappointed with his ice cream on Le Mouffe. Thanks for many great recommendations! And now with Jenna's comment on Tarte Tatin, I've got another excursion planned. La vie est dure, sans confiture. - Barry
David, what does this phrase mean? "Click & Collect (Indisponible)"
Wow, I didn’t realise there were so many ice cream shops in Paris. I knew of Berthillon which was delicious, particularly their chocolate. But it seems from what you are saying chocolate seems to be a favourite with most, hmm or maybe caramel. It also seems that the best shops are closer to the city, not out in the suburbs where we usually stay at Vaugirard. There is nothing better than a rich creamy dollop of “real” icecream. Thank you for sharing your discoveries.
Cassis!! Thank you. It is such an amazing sorbet, and brings be back to my very first visit in 1980 in Nice <3 Berthillon for sure, and a few others on the list this fall. I am running out of days to stuff it all in...
Thank you ! Appreciate your sacrifice to get all these wonderful info,.,😉
We will be in Paris in October. Perfect time for ice cream, right?
Great reporting! Even ice cream is elevated to high art in Paris. Beautiful and delicious…
Arghhh, you missed my favorite new place: Moustache on rue de Bretagne. Artisinal ice cream makers; absolutely delicious. Also, was over on Ile St. Louis and got a cone of Berthillon; filled with ice crystals and thin on flavor. I think they've succumbed to the hype
As if I did not want to be in Paris without ice cream options! Pre-Covid, I used to commute on my bicycle through Cambridge, MA, and about once a month I would stop at Christina's Ice Cream in Inman Square for a treat.
This week I got 9 cucumbers in my farm share, so I am going to make cucumber sorbet to put in gin and tonics. There should still be plenty of cucumbers left for eating otherwise.
David, another yummy post.
Oh, this is a good list. I'll confess, I rarely get ice cream from Berthillon anymore with the exception of their chocolate or raspberry-rose sorbets. It might be my preference for more adventurous flavors or it might be how they are scooping, but in the past few visits their ice cream has seemed icy to me. But, I always always stop by their tea room for a slice of their Tarte Tatin with Chantilly cream, which is amazing and should not be missed. I'm going to put this list in my back pocket when I'm in Paris this fall so I can try some new places.
Rëys is very tasty, and Bachir hits all those wonderful floral notes I love.
Not a fan of GROM, which has come down drastically in quality over the last 10 years (though, hopefully not in France)
I’m thinking “ashta” is “kashta” which is available in the shops around Dearborn, Mich. Kashta cream is a filling for Middle Eastern pastries. Shatila makes a kashta ice cream and a version that’s kashta with pistachio.
That is a cornucopia of ice cream creativity that could only be found in wonderful Paris. Though, whether we were in Boulogne or in Toulon, we noticed the locals happily tucking into elaborate ice cream sundaes and other ice cream creations at outdoor cafes, meme en hiver!
Wow! What a fabulous piece of reporting David! Hard work but someone’s gotta do it 😉! Thanks!
Thanks -- what I always have loved about Berthillon is exactly that - the small scoop, which was always enough/just right. Lots of these look amazing, but huge (dare I say) American proportions. Few friends believe me when I say that I lost my sweet tooth when living in Paris, but I did. Just lost the habit of consuming quantities of sweets. These are delicious and even gooey, but no one will lose their sweet tooth, for sure!! Yum.