It’s hot, and you suddenly feel like eating a scoop of ice cream. But be careful not to eat anything! Did you know ? Most of the ice cream consumed in France is produced by manufacturers, ie ice cream parlors which only have the name. These “fake glaciers” buy powdered premixes stuffed with colorings, stabilizers, synthetic flavors or vegetable fats (including palm oil). According to French law, all you need to do is assemble your products on site to benefit from the “homemade ice cream” label or to have an employee holding a glacier CAP to proclaim yourself a “artisan glacier”. To make no mistake, here are 15 master glaciers among the best artisans in France in the field.
The most local: the fleur de lait ice cream by Philippe Faur
Established for more than twenty years in the heart of Ariège, Philippe Faur gives priority above all to local and perfectly traceable products, with one ultimate goal: to restore the nobility to quality artisan ice cream. Very little sweet, its ice creams have an immediately identifiable taste, have a very deep length in the mouth and a smooth texture to perfection. His recipes are very short, with few ingredients and old-fashioned know-how. He has just developed “natural” sorbets, with only three ingredients (fruit, purified water and sucrose).
The perfume not to be missed: ice cream flavored with whole milk from the farm located right next to the workshop. The novelty of the summer: the saffron ice cream. The top 3 sales : vanilla, mango, dark chocolate and rum-raisins. Caumont (Ariège), Toulouse, Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val (Tarn-et-Garonne). Price of the jar: € 2.90
The most detox: the full green fruit sorbet by Alain Chartier
Best worker in France and world ice cream champion, Alain Chartier has been delighting Breton palates for thirty years through his seven points of sale. A real source of knowledge on sweet history, it has a very wide and varied range of frozen products: jars, verrines, éclairs, cakes, sticks, bars, etc. His creations have a beautiful texture; they are perfectly balanced, addictive from the first bite. It now remains to choose from the forty flavors that are renewed regularly throughout the year. Note also a range of products 100% “made in Breizh”.
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