Dominique Ansel Is Serving Sweet Corn Ice Cream Tacos as His Next Dessert Invention

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village is teaming up with Empellón for a unique twist on the ice cream taco

Adding a little bit of dessert to a classic street food.

Dominique Ansel, the pastry chef extraordinaire who brought you viral desserts like the cronut and cookie shot glass, has released his latest, limited-edition creation: the sweet corn ice cream taco.Made in collaboration with Empellón Taqueria’s Alex Stupak, the savory/sweet mashup will be sold at Dominique Ansel Kitchen this weekend only starting at noon each day until it is sold out.

The sweet corn ice cream taco consists of a masa waffle cone “taco shell” filled with Ansel’s famous homemade sweet corn ice cream with a swirl of roasted corn caramel. The taco is garnished with a lime zest and sea salt rim, and served with a lime wedge and salsa verde (made with avocado, tomatillos, smokey pasilla chiles, lime, and agave) on the side.


The tacos will cost about $6 each and will likely attract a giant line down the block, so if you want to guarantee walking away with ice cream tacos, you should probably get there before noon.