Finally had a chance to stop by the L’Artisan Des Glaces at the France Pavilion this past week to try one of their ice cream martinis. (It’s truly criminal it has taken this long.)
The shop is located in the space formerly occupied by the bakery and features six flavors of sorbet, such as lemon and mango, and ten flavors of ice cream, such as chocolate, vanilla, and profiterole. (We may have had to look that last one up…)
Now of course you can just get a scoop of ice cream or two here if you’d like…but why would you when they will make you an ice cream martini?!
The biggest problem you’ll probably face here is trying to decide what flavor combination to go with. Some fruity sorbet with rum certainly sounded appealing, and Grand Marnier and vanilla was tempting to make a quasi-creamsicle, but in the end this is what won.
THAT is chocolate and hazelnut ice cream surrounded by a whipped cream vodka moat. And unlike the rum Dole Whips that were being served earlier this year at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, they didn’t hold back on the alcohol.
How was it? Well, it was pretty delicious. The chocolate and hazelnut ice creams were a good choice to enjoy together, and the whipped cream vodka was a perfect topping for that combination, almost like a “real” sundae. There was quite a bit of ice cream for a quick snack, so it might be a good idea to offer a single scoop version as well, but “too much ice cream” is a little hard to seriously consider as a complaint. We’ll definitely stop back by for another flavor combination in the future.
Have you tried one of the ice cream martinis and if so, what flavor combination did you get? What did you think of it?