May 6th, 2018, 05:01 PM

Eight Gelato Spots in Paris That Will Make Your Heart Melt

By Elizabeth Nguyen Son
Unicorn Gelato, Image Credit: 7apples, St Kilda, Australia
Sun's out and gelato season is here.

After a seemingly endless winter and a short but pollen-filled spring, it appears as though summer has finally come around. I am currently sitting in my garden as I am writing this, sunbathing, wishing I had a frozen treat and no responsibilities. Growing up, I always spent my summers in Paris, so gelato spots are my specialty and I am here to share them with you. Most of the places on this list do not use artificial flavors or coloring agents.

 

My personal favorite is Grom. They offer delicious monthly flavors on top of their permanent flavors and also sell sorbet popsicles. I have never had much of a sweet-tooth and I find that Grom's traditional gelato recipe, using eggs, balances sweetness and creaminess seamlessly; it really hits the spot. What really drew me to Grom was that they are 100% natural (and they an easy go-to in Italy too). They use raw ingredients from their farm in Italy, Mura Mura. The reason this is first on my list is that they are very intolerance-friendly and vegan-friendly, with a clear chart of allergens for all of their products.

Grom has many franchises in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th arrondissements of Paris as well as in Disney Village, famous shopping mall, Val d'Europe, and another shopping mall, Parly 2. Their opening hours, phone numbers, and addresses can be found here.

2. Berthillon

Berthillon is a cult favorite and is extremely popular for their homemade ice creams and sorbets, as well as ice cream cakes. The cafe boasts over 70 rich flavors including unique ones such as Ginger Caramel, Whiskey Coffee, Lavander, and Almond Milk. If you have not been to try their artisanal ice creams yet, I strongly recommend that you do this summer!

Address: 29-31 rue Saint-Louis en l'Ile, 75004 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 43 54 31 61
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 8 PM

3. Scaramouche

Owned by Gwendal Auffret and his New Yorkan wife, Elizabeth Bard, Scaramouche is an artisanal ice cream shop inspired by Provence and named after the movie from 1952 directed by George Sidney. They have created unusual flavors such as rosemary and olive oil, saffron, fennel seed, and 1001 nights ice cream, as well as Moroccan mint tea, carrot, orange, cardamom, nutmeg, lemon basil, kumquat, and fresh verbena sorbet. I would recommend this to the risk-takers and adventurous foodies. But if those don't tickle your fancy, they do regular flavors like raspberry sorbet and Madagascar vanilla ice cream too.

Address: 22 rue la Vieuville, 75018 Paris, France
Phone: +33 9 52 48 42 51
Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Friday from 3 PM to 7 PM, and 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Saturday and Sunday from 2 PM to 7:30 PM, and 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM

4. Glaces Glazed

 

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Glaces Glazed is easily the edgiest gelateria on this list. Their ice cream and sorbet flavors have spunky names, such as "I Shot the Sherry", "Cococaine", and "Dirty Berry" just to name a few from their summer menu. The best part? Alcoholic popsicles! They call their popsicles, alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike, Skimo's. Aside from frozen treats, they also make waffles and caramel.

Address: 54 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, France
Phone: +33 9 81 62 47 06
Hours: Everyday from 11 AM to 8:30 PM

5. Pozzetto

Pozzetto promises the traditional Italian taste. Their shop and flavor-range are simple with only 12 gelato and sorbet flavors made with fresh ingredients. For Pozzetto, taste comes first at all cost.

Address: 39 rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 42 77 08 64
Hours:
Sunday to Monday from 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Friday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Saturday from 12:00AM to 12:30AM

6. Raimo

 

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Raimo was established in 1947 and has been making creamy, artisanal ice cream since. Their flavors like praliné, violet, and salted caramel are French favorites, however, their list of flavors does not end there. They have more exotic flavors such as matcha, stracciatella, yuzu, tiramisu, and black sesame too.

Address: 59-61 boulevard de Reuilly, 75012 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 43 43 70 17
Hours:
Monday to Saturday from 10 PM to 10:30 PM
Sunday from 10 AM to 9 PM

7. Amorino

This list would not be complete without Amorino. Amorino cones regularly make appearances on Instagram thanks to their iconic rose shape. Founded by two Italian childhood best friends, Amorino can easily be found around Paris. There is just no way of going wrong here.

8. Bachir

 

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Bachir makes organic Lebanese ice cream with recognizable flavors such as rose petal and pistachio. The best thing on their menu is achta (sometimes spelled ashta), which is milk ice cream covered in pistachios.

Bonus Spots That Aren't Exactly Ice Cream Shops (but are close enough...)

Chacun Ses Goûts is one of my go-to frozen yogurt stores in Paris. When I'm feeling like a frozen treat that isn't quite as sweet as ice cream. Paris doesn't exactly have an endless supply of fro-yo and it's so fun picking different toppings! Entirely customizable, it is easy for people with different tastes to enjoy.

 

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L'Éclair de Génie is a famous pastry shop that specializes in none other than eclairs. I stumbled upon them through Desserted in Paris's Instagram page, which is famous for its beautiful pictures of color-coordinated pastries and shoes. During the summer months, they bring out their intricately Instagrammable ice cream. Just look at that cone!

Lastly, La Maison du Chocolat also offers ice cream and sorbets seasonally. Known for their decadent chocolates, La Maison du Chocolat maintains the same quality standards for their ice cream as they do for their chocolates. Be sure to grab a tub before the end of the summer. Especially, their chocolate ice cream!

Take advantage of the warm weather to treat yourself and go ice cream shop hopping around the charming streets of Paris.