A Croque Glacé is an exquisite French ice cream sandwich made with a homemade brioche bun. It’s warm and yet cold – and it’s crispy and yet chewy!
In my humble opinion, this is one of the best snack items in the Walt Disney World Resort.
Croque Glacé is French for “ice cream crunch”. The name appears to have been inspired by similarly named iconic French sandwiches.
For example, a Croque Monsieur (Mister Crunch) is a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. There’s also the Croque Madame (Mrs. Crunch), which is a Croque Monsieur topped with a fried or poached egg.
Similarly, the Croque Glacé is a sweet version of these savory grilled sandwiches.
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What is EPCOT’s Croque Glacé like?
EPCOT’s brioche ice cream sandwich is both delicious and refreshing, especially on a hot day. The soft fluffy brioche buns are baked fresh daily in-house. The ice cream is creamy and sweet and also prepared fresh daily.
Each sandwich is made to order and completely custom. The contrast of the cold ice cream and the warm pressed bun is *chef’s kiss* perfect!
With sixteen different choices of ice cream as well as your choice of sauce, there are dozens of possibilities to suit your taste.
Where is the Croque Glacé in EPCOT?
EPCOT’s Croque Glacé is a signature menu item at L’Artisan des Glaces. You’ll find this Parisian-inspired ice cream shop tucked away in the France Pavilion in The World Showcase.
Keep in mind, it’s a bit off the beaten path. Therefore, you won’t see it from the main promenade that encircles the World Showcase lagoon.
But guests who take the time to meander back into the pavilion will have their taste buds rewarded.
On your way to L’Artisan de Glaces, you’ll pass Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie. Although they don’t serve ice cream, this quick service restaurant has some truly incredible authentic French pastry offerings and should not be overlooked.
How do they make the Croque Glacé?
Each Croque Glacé is made to order.
First, you will choose your ice cream flavor from one of the 16 options that are made from scratch daily in-house.
Next, you’ll choose your sauce. After that, the real fun begins. In fact, part of what makes this treat so unique and special is the experience of watching the cast member assemble your creation.
They’ll slice open the shiny brioche bun and scoop the ice cream into it. Then they will place the sandwich onto a heavy-duty metal contraption to press and heat it.
It’s similar to one of those commercial waffle makers you’d see at a hotel breakfast buffet or in a college dining hall.
Finally, they’ll wrap your Croque Glacé in news-printed wax paper, reach over the counter and place it in your eager hands.
How much is a Croque Glacé at EPCOT?
At the time of this writing, the menu price for a Croque Glacé is $9.50. However, between inflation and Disney’s ever-changing menu offerings, this price could change.
So be sure to check their website or the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date information on menus and pricing.
What else will I find on the menu at L’Artisan Des Glaces?
1. Ice cream and sorbet
L’Artisan des Glaces offers a variety of ice creams and sorbets, including both classic and seasonal flavors. The ice cream is made with fresh cream and milk and is also churned in-house.
The menu features classic favorites like mint chocolate, coffee, chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Additionally, you’ll find more unique flavors like coconut-white chocolate or caramel Fleur de Sel ice cream.
If you’re looking for a hint of fruit, try the cinnamon caramelized apple or yogurt and blueberry ice cream.
In addition to its ice cream offerings, L’Artisan des Glaces serves a variety of sorbet flavors. In fact, this is a great option for those who prefer a tart and fruity frozen treat or who want to avoid dairy. Options include strawberry, pina colada, mango and raspberry sorbet.
Can’t decide? Order a double scoop and try both! Whether you order a single scoop or a double, you can choose to have it served in a waffle cone or a cup.
2. Macaron ice cream sandwich
Choose your favorite ice cream flavor and have it served between two oversized macaron cookies.
There are a variety of flavors of macarons available, as well as a variety of ice cream flavors. Certainly, each sandwich is an opportunity for a custom pièce de résistance!
3. Ice cream martini
This treat has two scoops of your choice of ice cream or sorbet served in a plastic martini glass and topped with a shot of Grand Marnier, whipped cream vodka or rum. Sign me up!
4. Café Glacé
Coffee lovers, rejoice! You can satisfy both your caffeine craving and your sweet tooth in one fell swoop with a Café Glacé.
This is essentially an iced cappuccino float made with a scoop of your choice of ice cream and topped with whipped cream.
5. Coupe du Dimanche
This shareable sundae is served in a homemade waffle bowl made with two scoops of ice cream, whipped cream and also a sauce of your choice.
If you’re looking for a unique and delicious ice cream treat, be sure to check out L’Artisan des Glaces. You won’t be disappointed.
How much money should I expect to spend at EPCOT?
It can be easy to spend a lot of money at EPCOT on food and beverages.
EPCOT is one of my favorite parks to visit and I love discovering new treats and indulging in my long-time favorites.
Snacks typically range in price from $5-10 and beverages can range from $5-15.
With this in mind, if you want to sample items from multiple pavilions or festival booths, it’s a good idea to budget at least $50 per person.
What are your favorite treats at EPCOT? Let us know in the comments below.