L’Artisan des Glaces
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The French ice creamery replaced the old French bakery a number of years ago now. You’ll now find the expanded bakery up ahead, while L’Artisan des Glaces is ahead on the left.
L’Artisan des Glaces Menu
L’artisan des Glaces offers a number of different mechanisms to get their ice creams, sorbets, and macarons into your mouth.
The flavors do change throughout the year, with seasonal specials like Pumpkin Macarons or Peppermint Ice Cream. Most of the flavors on the online menu will be available. You can pull up the current list at DisneyWorld.com here.
This is one rare circumstance where I recommend avoiding the the Ice Cream Martini with a shot on top – it’s probably already 95 degrees out and the booze will only speed up the melting process. It’s also rare that the ice cream and alcohol flavors complement each other, though you may have better luck with your selections.
Two scoops brings the per-scoop price down to around $3.50 for this rich, decadent ice cream. It’s expensive, but it’s handmade on-site and everything we’ve sampled has been excellent. Portions are decidedly larger at Ample Hills on the BoardWalk, but you’d obviously have to leave Epcot to head over there. This should do just the trick.
The Croque Glacé , which is any flavor ice cream in a warm brioche with chocolate or raspberry Sauce is interesting. It’s the equivalent of about a scoop of ice cream that a cast member will press inside of a warm brioche. Unfortunately, the brioche doesn’t have a lot of flavor on its own, but the mass of “bready-ness” still works to overpower the flavor of the ice cream. That ice cream tends to arrive slightly melted already after being pressed. I’d stick to the waffle bowl, but you can always pave your own road.