Food & Drink

Introducing the Cronut creator's newest sensation: frozen s'mores

Frozen S'mores at Dominique Ansel Bakery

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!!!

Willow wood bundle and torching - frozen s'mores at Dominique Ansel Bakery

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.

And then it gets nice and toasty.

Bite Number One With Intense Goo Factor

The gooeyness begins to seep through the crisp as you go to town.

Ice Cream Center of the Frozen 'Smores

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.