THE creator of the cronut is back with a new creation: the kiwi sorbet bar. But this refreshing summer treat doesn’t just taste like kiwi, it looks like one too – albeit a slightly futuristic one.
The rectangular treat has a core of vanilla ice cream that is encased by kiwi sorbet strewn with poppy seeds to mimic the real fruit. Then the whole thing is finished off with a “fuzzy”-looking chocolate glaze on the exterior to replicate kiwi’s brown furry skin.
The ice cream sandwich will set you back seven dollars in New York’s Dominique Ansel Bakery and is causing quite the stir on Instagram.
Food website Thrillist described it as “already in the running for the most delicious-looking treat of the year.”
Dominique Ansel successfully drummed up a huge hype in 2013 with his creation of the cronut, an idiosyncratic blend of croissant and doughnut. The sweet mash-up is still usually sold out by lunchtime.
Ansel has come up with several other imaginative desserts since the cronut’s success, including a Magic Souffle, with an accompanying Twitter campaign, that featured a chocolate souffle in an orange blossom brioche, and Frozen S’Mores, both of which came out in 2013. – Text and Photo by dpa