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Best Ice Cream Houston 2012 - Le Mistral

Le Mistral

Le Mistral

1400 Eldridge Parkway

Houston, TX 77077

832-379-8322

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Le Mistral is probably best known for its French cuisine, but lately it has upped the ante in the dessert department, starting with the acquisition of a commercial-grade Italian ice cream machine that produces house-made ice creams easily and frequently. Fruit-based sorbets are outstanding, with a wide array of seasonal flavors like pear, apricot, plum, strawberry and lemon. Staple flavors like vanilla bean and hazelnut are rich, dense and creamy-smooth. When you order a selection of the ice creams and sorbets, you don't just get a few scoops in a cup, either. The frozen dessert is elegantly adorned with handmade sugar sculptures by Pastry Chef Marcos Sacalxot, ensuring that it not only tastes good but looks great, too.

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cice
cice

This place didn't even know they won the best ice cream award.  What a joke HP.  Why not choose one of the many local establishments that make ice cream as their primary product?  Seems like an odd choice to choose a French restaurant attempting Italian ice cream.  Other factors are obviously involved with these "editors picks" 

concannon
concannon

Go a little farther west to Katy and you'll find more flavor at Ritter's. It's frozen custard after all, not merely ice cream.

 

Mai Pham
Mai Pham topcommenter

 @concannon you can also get frozen custard (just vanilla and chocolate) in the loop at Petite Sweets on West Alabama, and it's excellent. 

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