It's been more than a year since the debut of Chef Dominique Ansel's coveted Cronut, and the hubbub shows no sign of dulling down any time soon. At the crack of dawn, well into this year, sugar-seeking patrons were still waiting in line for the chance to taste one of Ansel's masterful pastries at his bakery in New York City's SoHo area.
We can only imagine, then, what the hysteria will look like when Chef Ansel debuts his one-day, pop-up ice cream truck, called "Pop It," this Saturday, August 2, in East Hampton.
The experimental culinary artist will be selling Warhol-inspired cans filled with sundaes of root beer and stracciatella ice cream, mascarpone semifreddo, macerated cherries, mini marshmallows and meringues.
According to the New York Post, each can serves two and can be purchased for $15. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go toward a New York charity called City Harvest, so even though you'll be gastronomically indulging, at least you'll also be doing some good.
P.S. If you can't hitch a ride to Long Island's swank beach city for a taste of the stuff, here are some recipes that will, hopefully, keep you satisfied: