Frozen S’mores: The Dessert I Never Knew I Needed

31 Jul

It’s no secret that I love s’mores. It’s also no secret that I love ice cream. So when I heard that New York City bakery Dominique Ansel was introducing a new frozen s’more concoction, the dessert instantly went on my “must try” list. Problem was, I don’t live in New York.

That problem was solved this past week, when I happened to end up in NYC for a work trip. My company’s NY office is conveniently close to Dominique Ansel, so I was able to make a lunch-time jaunt to the bakery. And am I ever glad I did! I ordered a frozen s’more, as well as a pastry called the Paris-NY. Both were great- but let’s focus on the s’more for a minute.

watching the pastry chef torch my s'more

watching the pastry chef torch my s’more

Imagine a marshmallow-like shell that’s torched so it reaches brûlée status. You bite into that sugary deliciousness and get a mouthful of smooth vanilla custard, punctuated by bits of chocolate wafer cookies. Each s’more is served on a stick that’s been smoked using applewood chips to recreate the distinct smell of a bonfire. The result is a truly mouthwatering treat with an impressive blend of tastes and textures. At $7 a pop these frozen beauties are a tad pricey- but it’s definitely worth a try, at least once! There’s an entertainment factor to it too since they torch the s’mores to order.

an inside shot of the s’more. picture from

As a bonus, the Today Show was at the bakery filming a segment on the s’mores and asked me to answer some questions on camera. I only made it into a few seconds of the actual show, but it was definitely a fun experience.

Needless to say, my trip to Dominique Ansel made me one happy camper. And no, I didn’t get any cronuts- you have to wait in line at 6 A.M. to get one, and that just wasn’t going to happen.

In case you were wondering, the Paris-NY was also very, very good. A scrumptious mix of sugary pastry, peanut, chocolate and caramel…what’s not to like? Perhaps not as science-defying as a frozen s’more, but a very satisfying treat nonetheless.


3 Responses to “Frozen S’mores: The Dessert I Never Knew I Needed”


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    […] may remember my excitement when I tried a frozen s’more last month. And let’s not forget that my blog’s header features macaron ice cream […]


  2. A Perfect Partnership | Culture Cookies - October 20, 2013

    […] world, we hear about new mouthwatering desserts practically every day (I’m looking at you, Dominique Ansel). But in 1904, news didn’t spread as quickly or as widely. And so events like World’s […]


  3. On to the Next One | Culture Cookies - May 31, 2014

    […] This week marks my blog’s 3rd birthday – and I’m so happy to celebrate with you! It’s been another good year, full of twists and turns between baked goods and marketing and travel stories. I’ve debated whether it’s fair to expect foreign countries to feel “sufficiently foreign.” I introduced you to one of my favorite professors, and her charming memoir. I’ve traced the role of sugar in the development of modern consumerism (and for the record, that’s one of my favorite blog post titles, too). I’ve looked at what happens when Abercrombie and Fitch declares they don’t want to sell their clothes to people above a certain size. There was an ode to traveling alone, encouraging everyone to try to it, even if it’s just for a few hours. There was nostalgia for a week spent wandering around D.C. I shared the recipe for a successful cookie swap, and praised the deliciousness of frozen s’mores. […]


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