Crème French Ice Cream (Da’an, Taipei) | Crème法式冰淇淋專賣店(台北大安)

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台北市大安區的忠孝敦化、忠孝復興之間社區,就是一個美食天堂,甚麼當地、異國料理都有,還有台北的幾家最有名的、最創意的精緻手工冰淇淋店,Crème法式冰淇淋專賣店為其中之一。Crème以低脂,低卡,味道濃烈的法式冰淇淋為主。台灣的法式冰淇淋店很少,我至今只去過了另外一家,就是位於墾丁的貝力岡法式手工冰淇淋

The area between Zhongxiao Dunhua and Zhongxiao Fuxing in Taipei’s Da’an district is a gourmet paradise. Along with all kinds of local and international eateries, it’s also home to several of Taipei’s most popular and innovative hand-made ice cream shops. One of these is Crème French Ice Cream, which specializes in low-fat, flavour-rich French-style ice cream. French-style ice cream is unusual in Taiwan – the only other French ice cream shop I’ve found in Taiwan so far is Le Pélican in Kenting.

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Crème的老闆在法國旅遊中愛上了法式冰淇淋,並接著跑幾趟法國和義大利繼續學習歐式冰淇淋的藝術,還把它調整為台灣市場。Crème使用進口的高品質食材和台灣時令水果食材。

Crème’s owner fell in love with ice cream while traveling in France and proceeded to make several trips to France and Italy to study the art of European-style ice cream and adapt it to the Taiwanese market. Creme uses some imported ingredients, as well as locally-grown seasonal fruits.

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Crème店長還注意營養,創造了一系列含有膠原蛋白的冰淇淋與冰棒。根據說明,膠原蛋白有養生和美容的功能。再另外,老闆試圖造出低熱量冰淇淋,並把冰淇淋的甜度和熱量標在網站上給消費者參考。

Creme also pays attention to nutrition. They’ve created a line of ice creams and ice pops supplemented with collagen, which is purported to have all kinds of beautifying health benefits. The owner also tries to develop low-calorie ice cream recipes, and the calorie content of each ice cream is posted on the company’s website for customers’ reference.

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濃香芝麻、粒粒榛果、鮮味草莓、黃金芒果。芒果口味是用高雄產的嚴選芒果做的嘍!Crème會讓客人試吃冰淇淋,所以我趁機品嘗幾種口味。草莓口味還不錯,草莓的味道很濃郁,吃起來很天然,可是對我來說還是有點太甜。我還試吃了我最愛的、台灣少見的榛果口味,感覺味道很低到,很天然,可惜的是,冰淇淋上面有點乾了,所以口感怪怪的。

Rich sesame, crunchy hazelnut, fresh strawberry and golden mango flavours. The mango is made with premium mangoes grown in Kaohsiung! The strawberry is pretty good, with a rich strawberry flavour, but I found it too sweet for my taste. I also tried hazelnut, which is a personal favourite. I thought the flavour was quite good, very natural, but sadly the ice cream had dried out on top, making the texture unpleasant.

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玫瑰巧克力、芭娜娜榛果、萊姆葡萄、薰衣草蜜糖。薰衣草也是台灣少見的法國傳統口味,Crème的薰衣草冰淇淋做的特別濃烈,店員說客人的反應很極端,喜歡的人超愛吃,不喜歡的人完全受不了。我覺得滿好吃,但是這麼重口味的冰淇淋很容易膩,比較適合少份量吃。我很想吃玫瑰巧克力可是這次沒有吃到,下一次一定不會錯過!

Rose chocolate, banana hazelnut, rum raisin, and honey lavender. A traditional flavour in France, lavender is quite uncommon in Taiwan. Crème’s lavender ice cream is very strong. The staff told me people either really love it or really hate it. I thought it was quite good, but it’s easy to get tired of such a strong flavour – it’s better in small doses. I really wanted to try the rose chocolate but I didn’t get it this time – I definitely won’t miss it next time!

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膠原蛋白牛奶、法式黑森林、藍莓起司、紅楓糖胡桃。膠原蛋白牛奶為Crème的特色營養口味,很聰明的創意,可以通過吃冰淇淋來美容!店員說藍莓起司是本店買最好的口味,我不愛吃起司因為通常又甜又膩,所以我沒有試吃,可是看顏色那麼深,應該表示水果含量較高,而且根據Crème網站的冰淇淋介紹藍莓起司是本店糖分、熱量最低的冰淇淋,所以應該跟一般的起司口冰淇淋很不一樣。我下次可以試試看!

Collagen milk flavour, black forest, blueberry cream cheese, and maple pecan. The collagen milk is one of Crème’s house special flavours. It’s a very clever creation – ice cream that makes you more beautiful! The staff told me blueberry cream cheese is their most popular flavour, but I don’t really like cheese-flavoured sweets because they’re always too sweet and heavy, so I didn’t order it. But looking at the depth of the colour, you can see that it’s probably got a relatively high fruit content, and according to the company’s website it’s got less sugar and lower calories than most of the other flavours, so it seems it’s probably quite different from most cream cheese ice creams out there. I’ll give it a try next time.

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冰淇淋菜單很有幫助,可以按照冰淇淋說明來選擇而不用光看冰淇淋外表。有菜單應該表示每天提供的口味是固定的,不會輪流。價錢跟一般手工冰淇淋店差不多,單球80元,雙球150元,三球210元。杯子可以換自家做的甜筒杯只要10元,滿平價的。Crème還提供宅配服務嘍!

The ice cream menu is very helpful. You can choose according to the description rather than just by the appearance of the ice cream in the display case. The fact that there’s a menu for the ice creams means that they probably don’t rotate flavours – the daily offerings are fixed. The price is about the same as other hand-made ice cream shops – $80 NT for a single scoop, $150 NT for a double scoop, and $210 for a triple scoop. You can swap your ice cream cup for a house-made waffle cup for just $10 NT, which is quite cheap. Crème also offers home delivery!

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除了冰淇淋以外,Crème還做特色冰棒。冰棒分為水果跟膠原蛋白兩種系列,水果口味都以台灣當地水果為主,膠原蛋白系列的口味很有特色,包括南瓜、腰果、蓮子以及白雪耳口味,讓我很好奇!水果口味比較便宜,才40元一支,膠原蛋白系列65元一支。

Along with ice cream, Crème also makes ice pops. They have two types: fruit flavour and the special collagen series. The fruit flavoured pops are all made from locally-sourced fruits. The collagen pops come in very intriguing flavours such as pumpkin, cashew, lotus seed and snow fungus. The fruit pops are slightly cheaper at $40 NT each, while the collagen pops are $65 NT each.

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把娜娜榛果冰淇淋,單球,$80 NT。乍看之下有點怪怪的,不是求的形狀,是一堆小塊,讓我害怕冰淇淋太冰的,懷疑口感會粗粗糙不順。

Banana hazelnut ice cream, single scoop, $80 NT. At first glance this ice cream looks a little off – it’s a pile of chunks instead of a scoop. I worried it was too frozen and the texture would be coarse and icy.

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分量很大,跟其他手工冰淇淋店比起來算是CP值滿高的。

The portion is quite large. Compared to similar shops, Crème offers good bang for your buck.

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芭娜娜榛果口味很精緻,很天然,不會太甜,堅果香味非常順口。台灣當地香蕉的味道濃郁,吃得出來它的新鮮。雖然冰淇淋在湯匙上看起來粗粗的,不是很漂亮,可是在嘴巴裡它的口感很好,不太Q也不太軟,沒有脆脆的或粉狀的感覺,很綿密。榛果的味道很溫和,吃起來就是新鮮榛果的味道而不是榛果精。吃得出來有一點點鹽巴加進去,甜中帶鹹的味道,讓食材的味道更平衡,更美味。

The banana hazelnut ice cream is very natural, not too sweet, with a nice gentle nutty flavour. Although the texture is not pretty on the spoon, it’s got a good mouthfeel – not crunchy or powdery. It tastes like real hazelnut, not hazelnut extract. I also detected a hint of salt, bringing out the rich caramel notes of the banana and hazelnut. This is going on my best-of list. An unexpected success!

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看得到冰淇淋裡面細細的榛果粉。冰淇淋越融化越滑順。

You can see little bits of finely-ground hazelnut in the ice cream. The texture gets smoother as the ice cream slowly melts.

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一球黑森林巧克力+一球濃香芝麻口味,$150NT。超大的份量!朋友要努力才吃得下。我還要幫他吃幾口!

One scoop black forest + one scoop rich sesame, $150 NT. A huge portion! My friend had to work hard to finish it. I helped, of course.

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黑森林巧克力雖然顏色有點淡,可是吃了一口感到很驚喜,因為巧克力的味道非常純粹,很濃郁,吃得出來食材的品質很高,愛吃黑巧克力的朋友們一定會滿意!這個冰淇淋不是滑順口感而是巧克力顆粒口感,跟我吃過的巧克力冰淇淋很不一樣,很讚!可是,我不知道Crème的芝麻冰淇淋怎麼回事,甚至讓我想有可能在製作的流程中發生了問題。它的口感很奇怪,黏黏的,糖度很高,像冷凍的糖漿而不像冰淇淋,而且它沒有甚麼芝麻味道,其實我覺得它吃起來有點薰衣草的味道,也許店長在製作冰淇淋的流程中做好了薰衣草冰淇淋以後沒有把器材洗好。我很超愛芝麻,很期待吃Crème的芝麻冰淇淋,因為其他口味都這麼天然純粹,但吃了這個東西以後感到很失望!去吃Crème的話,我建議不要點芝麻口味!

The black forest ice cream looks pale and bland, but my first bite was a pleasant surprise – the chocolate flavour is very pure and rich, and it’s clearly made with very high-grade ingredients. Chocoholics will be very pleased with this one! This ice cream is textured with grainy bits of pure chocolate. It’s very different from other chocolate ice creams I’ve eaten – really awesome! However, I don’t know what’s going on with the sesame ice cream – I think something may have gone wrong during production. It was extremely sugary and the texture was sticky and gummy, like frozen syrup – not at all like normal ice cream. Furthermore, it didn’t taste anything like sesame. Actually, I thought it tasted a little like lavender. Maybe the staff didn’t clean the machines properly after making lavender ice cream. I love sesame and I was really excited to try Crème’s sesame ice cream, because their other flavours are all so pure and natural-tasting, but I was quite disappointed in their sesame! If you go to Crème, I suggest you give this one a miss.

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除了冰淇淋、冰棒以外,Crème還有賣咖啡、茶、冰沙以及其他的飲料,還提供一些簡單的輕食和點心。朋友點了芒果冰沙,$130 NT

Besides ice cream and ice pops, Crèmealso sells coffee, tea, smoothies and light meals. My friend ordered a mango smoothie, $130 NT.

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一樓、地下室都有用餐區。一樓後面有洗手間、自取開水區。店裡還提供免費wifi。環境十分乾淨,燈光很適合,裝潢簡單,有點普通,但總之卻是滿舒適很值得跑一趟的小店。

The main floor and basement both have seating areas. At the back of the main floor you’ll find the washrooms and a water station. The shop offers free wifi. The interior is very clean and well-lit. The decor is simple and a little bland, but overall it’s a very pleasant space, definitely worth a visit.

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Crème法式冰淇淋專賣店 | Crème French Ice Cream

地址: 台北市大安區復興南路一段107巷25-2號
捷運: 忠孝復興站
電話: 02 2775 2526
時間: 每日10:00 – 22:00
網站f-creme.com
臉書www.facebook.com/frenchcreme

Address: No. 25-2, Lane 107, Section 1, Fuxing South Road, Da’an District, Taipei
MRT: Zhongxiao Fuxing Station
Phone: 02 2775 2526
Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 Daily
Websitef-creme.com
Facebookwww.facebook.com/frenchcreme

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