Best Ice Creams, Gelato, and Frozen Treats in Paris

Paris being Paris, it rarely disappoints when it comes to all things foodie, even in the frozen treats department. Berthillon, that most Parisian of all ice cream makers, is consistently good (especially the caramel beurre salé flavor), but don’t stop after Berthillon. Explore all these other temples of creamy frozen goodness.

Berthillon

You know when that sun­dae that you ordered comes with the most per­fect and silky whipped cream? That’s what you get at Berthillon. With­out a doubt, any­one who enjoys the occa­sion­al ice-cream, can’t miss this spot. It’s quaint and sweet (which is also seen by how the peo­ple behind the counter love to help you pick out your fla­vors if you’re feel­ing a lit­tle too over­whelmed) but also very lux­u­ri­ous. Make your way to this ice cream shop if you’re look­ing for those intense fla­vors.

 

ADDRESS: 31 rue saint louis en l’ile, 75004

MÉTRO: Pont Marie (Cité des Arts) (line 7)

HOURS: Closed on Mon­day and Tuesday

NEIGHBORHOOD: Île Saint-Louis

NUMBER: +33 1 43 54 31 61

INSTAGRAM: @berthillon_officiel

REŸS — Glaces Eternelles

Indi­an wed­ding, Bangkok walk, Dragon’s kiss, Ama­zon­ian gods. No, these aren’t songs tak­en from a knock-off Red Hot Chili Pep­pers band. These are…drum roll please…ice cream fla­vors (impos­si­ble to guess, right?) With these unusu­al fla­vor pair­ings and even more unique tex­tures, it takes a team of experts to be able to pull it off. Here’s an exam­ple of one of their more sophis­ti­cat­ed ice creams: the Tsat­si­ki Crê­tois. Ok, here comes the fla­vors. Are you sit­ting down? Here they are.…greek yoghurt, cucum­ber, olive oil, mint, lemon, gar­lic. All that there is left to say is: don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

ADDRESS: 4 Rue du Bourg Tibourg, 75004

MÉTRO: Hôtel de Ville (line 11)

HOURS: Closed on Monday

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

NUMBER: +33 1 57 40 60 35

INSTAGRAM: @reys_glaces_eternelles

GROM

We all know ice cream (ehm…gelato) comes from a very spe­cif­ic place in the world. So, if you’re in Paris but still want to expe­ri­ence that authen­tic gela­to (or some­thing that comes very very close to it), this is the place. Why? Well, because they also have some shops in Rome. And when in Rome…(the ice cream is just as sol­id in the Paris GROM as it is in the one in Rome — oh, and you can also find them in New York). Salt­ed caramel, Gian­du­ja, Pis­ta­chio, Vanilla…and so much more to choose from.

ADDRESS: 81 Rue de Seine, 75006

MÉTRO: Odéon (line 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: St. Ger­main des Prés

NUMBER: +33 1 40 46 92 60

INSTAGRAM: @gromgelato

Pozzetto

Ital­ian-style gela­to? Yes. But not only. As soon as you enter this unas­sum­ing navy shop, it’s like step­ping into lit­tle Italy. On your left, right, mid­dle, top, bot­tom (you get it), there’s an array of Ital­ian gas­tro­nom­i­cal prod­ucts. The dif­fer­ence between this ice cream place and oth­ers, is that you can choose the style of your cup (or cone) and pick as many fla­vors as you want…no lim­it. It goes with­out say­ing that all the ice cream is made in-house. 

ADDRESS: 39 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004

MÉTRO: Hôtel de Ville (line 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

NUMBER: +33 1 42 77 08 64

INSTAGRAM: @pozzettoparis

Une Glace à Paris

The ice cream fla­vors are orig­i­nal whilst style keep­ing it classy (we are in Paris after all). Smoked choco­late and rose water. Pas­sion fruit and milk rice. Yes, you may encounter a line out­side (which to be hon­est you should be used to by now because there are many many many pop­u­lar places in Paris) but it moves fast. You’ve been reas­sured. Don’t shy away from ask­ing for samples…who would­n’t want to try orange blos­som or lychee caramel. 

 

ADDRESS: 15 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bre­ton­ner­ie, 75004

MÉTRO: Hôtel de Ville (line 11)

HOURS: Closed on Mon­day and Tuesday

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

NUMBER: +33 1 49 96 98 33

INSTAGRAM: @une_glace_a_paris

La Glacerie

Def­i­nite­ly on the prici­er side but worth every cent. Just walk by the window…it’s impres­sive. For a lack of bet­ter words: glazed balls (bon bons) stare at you whilst you pick from the array of fla­vors behind the bar. It’s also known to be extreme­ly aller­gy-friend­ly. All the scoops and can­dy bars (because they don’t only offer ice cream…duh) are so metic­u­lous­ly hand­craft­ed. Hon­est­ly, it looks like you just stepped into an episode of ‘School of Choco­late’ (only it’s not a school, it’s a cre­ative space, and instead of ama­teurs, it’s Amau­ry Guichon).

ADDRESS: 13 Rue du Tem­ple, 75004

MÉTRO: Hôtel de Ville (line 11)

HOURS: Closed on Mon­day and Tuesday

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

NUMBER: +33 1 55 43 91 96

INSTAGRAM: @laglacerieparis

Pastelli Mary Gelateria

Psst…many Ital­ians say that this place has the best Ital­ian ice cream. But hey…don’t take my word for it. With a very arti­sanal vibe and cosy feel­ing, the ice cream is hand­made by, you guessed it, Mary (Maria?). Dur­ing the sum­mer time, you should obvi­ous­ly get your­self some ice cream. Dur­ing the win­ter months, get your­self a hot choco­late (and a scoop cause that nev­er hurt nobody). 

 

ADDRESS: 60 Rue du Tem­ple, 75003

MÉTRO: Ram­buteau (line 11)

HOURS: Closed on Monday

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

NUMBER: +33 9 83 89 05 05

INSTAGRAM: @mary.gelateria.paris

Bältis

There’s Ital­ian ice cream and French pas­tries with a Japan­ese twist. It’s no news that Paris is the hub for world­ly cuisines and cul­tures. So are you sur­prised that there is a Lebanese ice cream par­lor in the heart of Le Marais? I’m not. The shop is owned by two cousins from Lebanon but they dis­cussed ‘french glac­i­er norms’ with Jean-Thomas Schnei­der to come up with the per­fect bal­ance of fla­vors and tex­tures. Want an exam­ple? Atcha is a sta­ple (milk cream, orange blos­som, lenstic sap with orchid root). Well that was a mouthful. 

ADDRESS: 27 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004

MÉTRO: Bastille (line 1)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

NUMBER: +33 9 54 11 72 09

INSTAGRAM: @baltisparis

Folderol

So…what ice cream does­n’t scream ‘Parisian’? Wine sure does. You might be won­der­ing: Yes, and? What does this have to do with any­thing? Well, feast your eyes (and taste buds) on this ice cream parlor…AND WINE BAR. The hus­band and wife duo changes up the fla­vors of their ice cream based on the sea­sons (some­thing which should not be over­looked). From apri­cot to soy-fla­vored ice cream, the list is just as curat­ed as their wine menu. 

 

ADDRESS: 10 Rue du Grand Prieuré, 75011

MÉTRO: Oberkampf (line 9)

HOURS: Closed on Mon­day and Tuesday

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf

NUMBER: +33 1 43 55 02 57

INSTAGRAM: @f.o.l.d.e.r.o.l

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