Ice creams “with classic and eccentric flavors” by Jacques Genin (l.), freshly swirled raspberry sorbet from Maison Plume (r.)
pierre marcolini
simple and (very) tasteful

Jacques Genin ice cream

A short menu is often a guarantee of seriousness, even at an ice cream parlor. At Pierre Marcolini, this is certainly the case. In its fifth and largest Parisian boutique, located in the Marais since April 2023, the newcomer to the neighborhood offers four fresh ice creams and sorbets, before our eyes.

At the end of August, we tested the four flavors (two ice creams, two sorbets) offered that day: Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, Sao Tomé & Principe grand cru chocolate, strawberry and, last but not least, walnut. coconut. So many frozen creations that belong to the “Frisson collection”, which changes and evolves according to the desires and inspirations of the Belgian chocolatier. Distinctive feature: all the ice creams, served in a pot (no cone) are topped with a thin disc of dark chocolate.

This chocolate heavyweight – the brand has 46 stores around the world – lives up to its reputation. The texture and smoothness are perfect, the aromas with simple and frank flavors develop nicely in the mouth. All with a good balance between sugar and fat, neither too much nor too little. WE love.
The 150 ml pot: €6,50

pierre marcolini
5 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 19:30 p.m.
Sunday from 11:30 p.m. to 19 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
Tel: +01 (40)20 07 22 XNUMX XNUMX

Jean-Paul Hevin
the sundae revisited

Yogurt ice creams with red fruit coulis Jean-Paul Hévin

Are you tired of industrial powder-based frozen yogurts? Leave it to the “best worker in France” Jean-Paul Hévin. During the summer, the chocolatier and pastry chef from rue de Bretagne offers frozen yogurt. It is a generous milky swirl to which you can add coulis (chocolate, caramel or red fruits) and toasted almonds. If you are sensitive to sugar, you will prefer it plain, without embellishments. Unless you choose to add some fresh fruit bought at the Enfants-Rouges market, right next door…

Ice cream in a jar: €5

Jean-Paul Hevin
41 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday from 10 p.m. to 19 p.m.
Tel: +09 (72)60 82 02 XNUMX XNUMX

Maison Plume

featherweight ice cream

Sugar-free ice cream, Maison Plume

Eating sugar-free ice cream, did you think it was impossible? Well, think again. Already recognized for its zero-sugar pastries, Plume is taking on this summer challenge. On the program, ice creams and sorbets, without sugar, without syrup, without honey or synthetic sweeteners. It is the famous stevia expertly sourced by the house (without bitter taste) which adds the note of indulgence.

Every day, three flavors are offered. That day, it was matcha, vanilla, peanut and blackberry sorbet. These ice creams without added air or water have a dense, creamy texture and concentrated flavors. It's rounded, regressive, but without guilt or impact on blood sugar levels. Enough to take an ice break between two meetings, without risking a blood sugar peak.

Maison Plume | Pastry shop
61 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
Tuesday from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m.
Wednesday to Saturday from 11 p.m. to 19 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Tel: +01 (71)39 35 02 XNUMX XNUMX

Text: Tiana Salles



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