Two Famed Chefs Have Introduced Hot-Dog Ice Cream

Just in time for the Fourth of July.

To debut Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream’s new “Heavy Hitters” collaboration series, Nicholas Morgenstern has teamed up with legendary chef Daniel Boulud for a few limited-edition flavors, available through the month of July at both Morgenstern’s parlor and DBGB. The menu includes standard offerings such as buttered-rum and praline-infused ice cream, but the most noteworthy dish — and the one that’s destined to take over your Instagram feed — is the “DBGB Cool Dog,” which is, against all odds, exactly what it sounds like.

The idea of hot-dog ice cream sounds, at best, interesting, yet the recipe makes a kind of sweet-and-salty sense in practice: Crème anglaise ice cream is infused with roasted hot dogs from Boulud’s kitchen, then it’s topped with candied green cabbage, spicy honey mustard, and blackberry-raspberry “ketchup,” all piled into a toasted Epicerie Boulud brioche bun. It costs $7.50, but the “likes” you’ll get on your Instagram feed are priceless.

This post has been updated to more accurately reflect the gonzo nature of this ice-cream flavor.

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