Summer in the City of Lights can get downright steamy. One of my favorite ways to beat the heat is to grab a sweet, decadent treat. Here are my top five places to get ice cream on a balmy afternoon in Paris.
A true Parisian institution, Maison Berthillon serves up decadent ice creams and sorbets in cones, cups or larger to-go containers, featuring flavors like coconut, Calvados, and pistachio. The Rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile location isn’t the only one in Paris, but it certainly is the most iconic.
29-31, rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile (multiple locations)
Known for their attractive gelato “flowers”, in which several flavors of gelato are artfully arranged on top of a cone, Amorino features all-natural gelato in decadent flavors like the popular Amarena (candied cherries in vanilla custard). If a cone is not your style, you can also get milkshakes and other sweet treats here.
31, rue Vieille du Temple (multiple locations)
Le Bac à Glaces
This charming glacier is known for its artisanal, all-natural ice creams and sorbets. The flavors rotate frequently and the staff is friendly and helpful. I suggest trying their avocado ice cream for an unexpected treat.
109, rue de Bac
Pascal le Glacier
This upscale neighborhood glacier boasts a sleek shop and a variety of gourmet ice cream flavors such as chocolate with candied orange peel, “Mexican chocolate” (chocolate and cinnamon), and vanilla cherry.
17, rue Bois-le-Vent
Maison Kayser may be a boulangerie, but don’t let that fool you. They also sell some of the tastiest ice creams and sorbets in the city. Come for the rich, satisfying ice cream and leave with a couple of fresh baguettes for dinner.
10, rue de l’Ancienne-Comédie (multiple locations)
‘Like’ us on Facebook for more great tips like these!