I’m so excited to share with you a DFB EXCLUSIVE news item! This week, you lucky Epcot-goers are going to be able to try a brand new treat in the France Pavilion!
You guys remember when we showcased the brand new L’Artisan des Glaces earlier this Summer, right?
The newly renovated space now offers a selection of 16 different house-made sorbets and ice creams (For realz!! I saw the ice cream machines!!) as well as the now-famous Ice Cream Martini!
And don’t forget the chocolate macaron ice cream sandwich — heavenly!
Anyway, we’ve got something brand new to tell you about today!! Something BIG!!!
Introducing the Croque Glaces — Pressed Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich!
Yup! It’s actually…literally…pretty huge!
The Croque Glaces — or Brioche Pressed Ice Cream Sandwich — is a warm-cold-crispy-chewy, sweet sandwich of wonderfulness that’s coming to you VERY soon at L’Artisan des Glaces. Maybe even TODAY!
This new treat starts with freshly made (like…today) brioche, created next door at Les Halles boulangerie.
These mounds of golden perfection (seriously…I ate some…they’re amazing) are cut in half, and then you get to customize!
Choose which of those 16 house made flavors suits your fancy, and which sauce to pair it with!
I tried three versions — Profiterole ice cream with chocolate sauce, Pistachio ice cream with raspberry sauce, and Salted Caramel ice cream with chocolate sauce!
The CM will add a generous scoop of your chosen flavor to the brioche…
…then douse it with some serious sauce! Choose from chocolate or raspberry!
Then, it’s into the press for your customized treat. Yup — there’s a press JUST for this! It’s a waffle-iron-meets-panini-press kind of gadget. Wish I had one of my own…
It comes out of the press with edges sealed — no muss no fuss. Pretty impressive.
But inside that fluffy package is still-frozen ice cream, soft enough to allow a big ol’ bite.
The sauce melts easily into the surrounding, warm and crispy brioche; and you have just enough ice cream meltage to give the inside of the brioche an entirely different texture than the now-crispy outside.
Add a little color to your choices with pistachio and raspberry!
But my favorite combo was the Salted Caramel ice cream + chocolate sauce. There’s nothing better than a sweet-meets-salty, cold-meets-warm dessert like that. A perfect match!
The Croque Glaces will cost you $6.10 — the same as a double scoop of any flavor in a cone — so the price point is actually very reasonable. Especially since this thing is easily big enough to share.
I was so excited to get the chance to try this before it’s even on the menu! As usual here at the France pavilion, they’re shaking it up with new ideas and specialty items available nowhere else in Disney World — or any Disney park that I know of for that matter.
While this sammy would be a great breakfast, the ice cream shop doesn’t open until noon each day. (Maybe that means you should head into Les Halles next store when it opens at 9AM, sip on a mimosa, and get ready for your ice creamy lunch, eh? Just a thought.)
What flavor combo will you choose for your first Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich? Let us know in the comments below!