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Dominique Ansel’s watermelon soft-serve is back for the summer

Written by
Jake Cohen

It’s been a few years since we’ve gone chasing after a Mister Softee truck, but we’re still all about that soft-serve life. That’s why we could not be more excited for today, as Dominique Ansel Kitchen’s soft-serve window officially opens up for the summer. The seasonal addition to the pastry powerhouse sports two flavors just as inventive as the cronut and everything else Ansel thinks up (fancy a cone of salt and pepper caramel soft-serve?). This year, Ansel is importing a creation from his outpost in Japan, bringing his What-a-Melon soft serve to NYC for the summer.

A hollowed-out slice of watermelon is bedazzled with chocolate “seeds” before getting filled with watermelon soft-serve. Having made an appearance for only one weekend last summer, the chilled beauty gets an extend stay this year. We headed down to the shop to get a preview so we can officially confirm that it’s as refreshing as it is gorgeous. The combo of delicate soft serve and fresh watermelon is a welcomed upgrade to the classic summer fruit snack.

If that’s not enough, the other flavor offered this year at the ice cream window will be burrata soft serve topped with balsamic caramel, micro basil and a confit strawberry (a returning favorite). Our pro move for you is to bring a friend so you can order one of each and share. Available Wednesday and Thursday from 3-9pm, Friday and Saturday from 12-10pm and Sunday from 12-9pm, you know where to find us this summer.

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