One of the newest desserts to be served by the Dominque Ansel Bakery Japan is an unusual one that combines grilled corn and ice cream.
The 'Crème de la Corn' is a combination of grilled corn that's been topped with a serving of soft ice cream in a caramel sweet corn flavor. Chef Dominique Ansel got the inspiration for this unusual dessert when he was visiting the Tsukiji Market in Japan earlier this year. What gives this dessert its authentic corn flavor is adding not just the kernals of corn, but grinding up the hard core as well, which is a practice that takes cues from French cooking.
The unique ice cream treat is served like a flower with the husks of the grilled corn peeled back to resemble delicate petals.