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These ice creams à la mexicana make for a lush, indulgent summertime treat.
There’s no shortage of ice cream stalls on the Île Saint-Louis, that’s for sure. Come summer, throngs of tourists roam the streets, some with cone in hand, some clutching mini, scoop-filled cartons. Others, however, will plump for the artisanal, Mexican-style ice lollies from La Paleteria: essentially, cream-based ice lollies made with fresh fruit. Prepared in their Saint-Tropez lab (where their second branch is located), all their ices are free from artificial colours and preservatives. Certain varieties are also glucose and lactose-free.
As is custom at any decent ice cream place, we spend a good few minutes drooling over the wide choice of flavours, each one more mouth-watering than the next, ranging from the classic mango sorbet to the rich-looking Oreo cookie or peanut butter ice creams, alongside more daring options like the avocado (we highly recommend, it’s excellent). Some are even laced with another ingredient, creating devastatingly good combinations of banana and Nutella or dulche de leche and salted caramel. Sure, it’s not cheap (€4.50 a pop) but these tremendously satisfying ice creams are certainly worth it.
TRANSLATION: LEONIE CATER
52 rue Saint-Louis en l'Ile
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