Dominique Ansel, inventor of the Cronut and current Michael Jordan of the pastry world (sorry, Dominique Wilkins) refuses to rest on his cream-filled laurels. Instead, he's continued to innovate at his Soho bakery (which totally sells other things, we saw them), and has created one of the most unique Summer treats around: frozen s'mores
From the inside out, they're "chewy" vanilla custard ice cream (inspired by Turkish dondurma that kind of tastes like a softer version of what's inside a Charleston Chew) coated with crispy chocolate pastry wafers called feuilletine, all of which is stuffed inside a gooey 'shmallow and hit with a blowtorch. Naturally, when they were first released on Friday, they sold out in minutes. This guy!!!
No ordinary pile of sticks here -- this is willow wood that's been applewood-smoked for about 15mins or so, to impart some campfire-y-ness to your snack upon impaling it.
The gooeyness begins to seep through the crisp as you go to town.
Just before the last bite, the cool cool center is revealed. And just like that owl from the Tootsie Pops commercials, you're done. Now get back in line.
Master pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s eponymous SoHo bakeshop is best known as the birthplace of the Cronut, a croissant-doughnut mash-up that attracts lines of tourists every morning. There’s a limit of two Cronuts per customer, but luckily the hybrid pastry isn’t all Ansel has in store. The shop sells bite-size fruit tarts, rich chocolate cookies, and Ansel’s other signature sweet, the kouign amann.