Dominique Ansel and Alex Stupak Dreamed Up This New Ice-Cream Taco

On sale Friday at noon. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Not to be outdone by Daniel Boulud and Nicholas Morgenstern’s hot-dog ice cream, Dominique Ansel and Empellón’s Alex Stupak have collaborated on an ice-cream taco, with sweet-corn ice cream, a masa-waffle cone “taco shell,” a swirl of roasted corn caramel, lime zest, sea salt, and smokey salsa verde on the side. (If you’ve ever had corn ice cream — like at Cones — you know it’s a special flavor.)

Ansel and Stupak. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

The $6 taco will be sold this weekend only, July 15 to 17, at Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village, which is becoming an incubator of sorts for guest chefs: Wylie Dufresne worked with Ansel on a breakfast sandwich, and Deuki Hong made a Korean French dip. The restaurant will begin serving it at noon, and it’ll be available until it sells out, along with housemade horchata. Sadly, there is no Choco Taco.

Tacos for days. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Ice-Cream Tacos By Dominique Ansel and Alex Stupak