Since it opened in 2016 in Paris, Bachir ice cream parlor has been full, even in the winter. The two ice cream parlors have their regulars and the particularity of their ice creams – Lebanese ice creams – is one of the keys of their success. The other key of success is Bachir’s generosity. We are warned, the big ice cream is very, very big, it is like 5 or 6 scoops of ice cream. It only costs €5.80 and €8.30 if you have it covered in pistachios. And we yet, we want to taste several flavors, so we do hesitate about the size.
“As many flavors as you want, however big the ice cream is!” Alright! Following the sales assistant’s advice, we go for two medium ice creams, and we were right! One of the ice creams will be classic with strawberry, vanilla, and pistachio. The other will be the specialty, the Achta, a bit more expensive than the others, but served with the pistachio coating. This ice cream flavored with milk cream and orange blossom and covered in chopped pistachios makes us think of a traditional Lebanese dessert: mouhalabieh.
Ice creams have a delicate texture, deliciously smooth, and yet, they are made without cream but milk and tears of Chios, a natural resin from pistachio tree. A secret not even written down in the store.
Moving on to flavors, Bachir provides vanilla, milk chocolate, strong chocolate, coffee, almond, pistachio, as well as flower milk, rose petals, lemon, blackberries, strawberries and apricots. They also provide ice cream pints to take out for €15 for 600ml (20.28 oz_us) and €28 for a liter (33.81 oz_us).
We recommend to test Bachir ice creams, they are delicious, hearty, and the pistachio coating takes them a step further.
Dates and Opening Time
From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021
58 Rue Rambuteau
75004 Paris 4