Last month, New York City's Big Gay Ice Cream teamed up with Time Out New York and the Food Network's Anne Burrell to create a decadent ice cream creation called the Strawberry Blonde Parfait. With a growing demand for hybrid desserts, this gourmet parfait put an adult twist on the traditional ice cream sundae.
The Strawberry Blonde Parfait from Big Gay Ice Cream was an exclusive dessert created this past July by Burrell. The decadent creation was developed as part of Time Out's celebration of the best ice cream flavors in the city. The sundae itself consisted of organic vanilla ice cream layered with chocolate crunch and valrhona-cocoa hot fudge. The chilly treat was then topped with limoncello-spiked strawberries and a wisp of hand-spun cotton candy.
While the sweet treat was only available for a limited period of time, the over-the-top parfait demonstrates the demand for adult-oriented desserts infused with nostalgic childhood touches such as cotton candy.