Yes, you’re not imagining things. Dominique Ansel Kitchen will soon be reopening its soft serve ice cream window in West Village.
If you are looking for something creamy, cold and delightful to enjoy this summer, there’s nothing like freshly made soft serve ice cream made by Dominique Ansel. You can always come over and enjoy the fan favorite Burrata soft serve cones. It comes with drops of balsamic caramel, microbasil plus a whole confit strawberry that is tucked inside a honey tuile waffle cone. Meanwhile, there are also some new flavors you just can’t afford to miss.
For starters, there is the cold brew flavor that will be served with a crunchy anise biscotti the milk foam. The frozen treat also gets a dusting of cocoa powder before serving. According to Ansel, the entire process of preparing his newest soft serve flavor takes two days. ” We take our housemade milk base and infuse the coffee flavor into the milk overnight,” Ansel told Grub Street during a recent interview. “It takes another night to strain it, and then we mix it with our base and let it rest for 12 hours.”
And of course, Ansel doesn’t just use any kind of coffee for his soft serve recipe. In fact, his team carefully makes their very own cold brew, using a special blend of La Colombe coffee beans. The result is a rich coffee ice cream experience that you won’t find in regular coffee ice cream. “It has a deep coffee flavor — it’s like drinking a nice glass of cold brew,” Ansel remarked. “It’s completely different from coffee ice cream: richer when it comes to flavor, without being bitter or sour. It’s a good, clean coffee taste, that’s how I’d describe it.”
Flavors to rotate each month.
The new cold brew soft serve flavor will be available from late May until June. It would sell for $7.25 a cone. Meanwhile, soft serve fans can look forward to another flavor in July when Ansel will start serving white peach ice cream that comes with salted pistachios and lavender honey. By August, the flavor will rotate again to dark chocolate olive oil soft serve that comes with fig agrodolce and sea salt. And if the cold brew soft serve proves to be a hit, Ansel says he may just bring the flavor back in September.
The soft-serve ice cream window outside the Dominique Ansel Kitchen will reopen on May 24. It will serve frozen delights from Wednesdays to Sundays only.