His pastry creations changed the world. Kind of. Now Dominique Ansel is doing the same for ice-cream

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Image: Cronut king Dominique Ansel's latest invention: burrata ice cream

Photo: Instagram / Dominique Ansel

Perfect bite: the new burrata ice-cream

Tempted by the idea of savoury cheese ice-cream? No?

 

Well, you will be after this. The latest creation from New York-based cronut-founder Dominique Ansel, also known as the reigning king of the pastry world, is a soft-serve burrata ice-cream.

 

Made from burrata cheese, which is a combination of mozzarella and cream, the ice-cream is swirled onto confit strawberry, topped with balsamic caramel and fresh micro-basil, and served in a homemade honey tuile cone.

 

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Burrata ice cream

Photo: Instagram / Dominique Ansel

Deep freeze: behold Ansel's cheese ice-cream

US news website Today described the explosion of flavours in the ice cold treat as "round, milky and just a little tangy – it's vanilla's earthy aunt; like a bite of a really good (cold) caprese salad."

 

Wish you could invent a new ice-cream flavour (don't we all)? Ansel told Refinery29 how he did it:

 

"I really love the texture of soft serve, but I always wished it had more flavour. Most soft-serve is made with a mix or powder, but I wanted to use fresh ingredients. Simple, quality flavours that we all love.

 

"And, the first flavour we came up with was burrata, because we wanted a vanilla alternative that was creamier and less sweet. It works really well cold, with that tanginess from the balsamic caramel."

 

Sounds pretty chill.

Hungry? Make your own cronuts at home with the official cronut recipe