Dominique Ansel -- the creative genius behind such culinary delights as the Cronut -- recently unveiled two revolutionary ice cream flavors that blend together sweet and savory ingredients. Ansel's newest flavors revolutionize traditional soft-serve treats and include burrata and balsamic caramel varieties.
While the burrata ice cream flavor successfully blends creamy Italian cheese with a topping of fresh herbs, balsamic caramel is a more complex mixture that is infused with an artisanal hazelnut spread, an orange mist, sea salt and even a whole strawberry.
These luxe frozen treats are available at Dominique Ansel's SOHO bakery and are handmade in-house. As consumers grow more conscious of the ingredients that make up their meals, they are more likely to experiment with non-traditional recipes. These sweet and savory soft-serves are a great example of how traditional desserts are re-invented for the modern age.