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"
Best Ice Cream Houston 2012 - Le Mistral
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.