The "freakshake”, high calorie dessert from Australia
Forget old-school milkshakes! Now is the time for “freakshakes”. As a trend straight from Australia, this sweet extravaganza comes with the guarantee of some extra calories! This mix of milk, ice-cream and bits of cookies, served in a huge glass, should be enough to satiate you for a while. Create your own with as much fat and sugar you can think of: chunks of brownies, pecans, marshmallows, candy, peanuts, hazelnuts, chocolate syrup, whipped cream... To try this exquisite recipe, head to the gourmet and chocolaty world of Choco Factory, a stone's throw from the Luxembourg Gardens in the Latin Quarter. The shop serves five flavours among which you will surely find your favourite: Frago Choco, Vanilla Ice, Gloubi Boulga, Bana-rama, Choco Bomb. A pretty dessert that you must taste.
13, rue de Médicis
+33 (0)1 42 49 25 38
Ice roll, the new way to eat ice cream
Forget scoops and cones. Originating in Thai street food, ice rolls bring you a whole new way of eating ice cream. With a milk or cream base, the ice cream is carried out on a frozen sheet at -30°C and shaped into a roll with a spatula. When served, it's your move! Pick your ingredients to customize your treat: fresh fruit, salt butter caramel, syrups of all kinds, walnuts, cookies...If one day, you have an irrepressible urge for ice cream, head to the Beaugrenelle shopping centre or to the Champs-Elysees, where the two Parisian IceRoll boutiques await you. You can even enjoy a salty alternative: foie gras and truffle, tomato and goat cheese and many others...
Centre commercial Beaugrenelle
12, rue de Linois
IceRoll Champs- Élysées
42, avenue des Champs- Elysees
Sweet or salty gourmet waffles
Waffles make a powerful comeback this year and you can find them at Yummy & Guiltfree, whether sweet or salty. Fresh and quality products, gluten free and homemade, your dessert will be prepared before your charmed hungry eyes. Enjoy a revisited waffle for lunch, dessert or snack, with 20% less calories. One more reason to rush into one of the two Parisian boutiques and order your favourite treat. The pastry chefs use their own Madagascar vanilla to make a rich cream for garnish and make their own jams from 100% fruit. If you prefer salty flavours, pick a croque-monsieur, Thai-chicken or salmon waffle.
Yummy & Guiltfree
3, rue du Temple
Gare de Lyon
Porridge's time to shine
Don't frown, porridge is good for you and this one is really appetising. You will love your bowl of porridge for breakfast, lunch, dessert or snack. With its thousand and one combinations, it's fun to put together. To taste it ready-made, swing by the Bol Porridge Bar, which carefully selects grains, legumes and organic seeds. On the menu: oatmeal – with salted butter and cinnamon or rhubarb compote – cream and honey with black pepper and almonds. Depending on your preference, you can pick cold porridge bowls of semolina, chocolate, caramel and peanuts or oats, mango, spinach, banana, pomegranate, coconut and seeds. The Bol Porridge Bar also serves salty alternatives, enough to satisfy all palates.
Bol Porridge Bar
76, rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
Doughnuts get a makeover
Replace your basic bland doughnut with a handmade doughnut daily crafted from fresh, seasonal local ingredients. Here are the delicious gourmet doughnuts from Les Petits Donuts shop, in the heart of the Charonne district in Paris' 11th arrondissement. Reinvented by pastry chef Gabrielle Jones, you will enjoy light and sweet treats. You will not be able to resist Chambord Raspberry – strawberry cream filling with Chambord liqueur topping and Orange carrot cake crumble – mix of carrot, cream cheese, pecans and orange icing – or Passion Rhum Ginger – a mix of passion fruit, white rum and ginger. Unless you're tempted by Matcha Green Tea doughnuts, Lemon Olive Oil or Choco Whiskey.
Les Petits Donuts
20, rue Chanzy