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Paradis Ice Cream
95 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA
Paradis Ice Cream has Grand Opening in Time for Heat Wave
Parlor puts twist on handmade ice cream flavors
By Andrea Clemett for San Clemente Times
Paradis, a handcrafted Danish ice cream shop, opened its doors on Aug. 24 in the heart of downtown San Clemente on Avenida Del Mar.
The Paradise Ice Cream chain, which opened its first U.S. location in Montrose, CA in 2009, has now expanded to 12 locations and is expecting additional openings soon in Los Angeles and Orange County. Each location is independently owned and operated, while maintaining the standard of the company’s ice cream.
Each flavor is handmade and infused with natural ingredients to maintain the traditional style of ice cream from Denmark. The menu offers an array of dessert options, including scoops, pints, sundaes, brownies and shakes that will satisfy any sweet or tangy craving. Since the flavors are made fresh, this allows the parlor to change flavors and introduce seasonal flavors while the fruit is at its ripest. Flavors that are seasonal or limited-edition are labeled accordingly.
Paradis offers plant-based flavors such as pineapple with ginger and strawberry that are vegan, using sorbet and almond milk. Those who prefer gluten-free options can choose from flavors such as stracciatella, sea salted caramel and vanilla bean. For patrons seeking both gluten and plant-based options, they can select the basil and lemon flavor infused with aromatic flavors derived from natural extracts. Each unique flavor has its nutritional facts, allergens and ingredients posted on the shop’s website.
The San Clemente ice cream shop has its patrons covered in the cooler seasons by offering comforting hot drinks such as a “Hot Shake.” This shake is made from ice cream of the customer’s choice and then steamed to a hot temperature with milk and garnished with whipped cream. The parlor’s house recommendations for the shake are vanilla, chocolate, Oreo cookie, caramel and hazelnut. To complete the menu, coffee lovers have cafe-like options ranging from espresso shots and lattes to Americanos and cappuccinos.
Patrons can take a bit of Paradis home with them, since carryout containers are available that keep each flavor separated from the next and can stay frozen for up to 45 minutes. If more ice cream is required, speak to an associate about catering options for birthdays, weddings, office parties or private events.
The San Clemente location is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, with promotions offered on their Instagram @paradis_sanclemente. Prices of two scoops and pints begin at $5.99, and shakes and sundaes start at $6.99.