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Hot Dog Ice Cream Comes To New York City For The Fourth Of July

Picture of Carrie Cabral
Updated: 20 November 2016
New York City is no stranger to hot dogs, and the city has never shied away from reinventing this American staple – or any others, for that matter. NYC is known for corn dogs, dirty dogs, and foot long dogs, but the East Village’s DBGB and the Lower East Side’s Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream are offering a one of a kind ‘Cool Dog’ – a sweet and spicy treat that combines everything New Yorkers love about two of their favorite foods.

So what exactly is a Cool Dog? The treat, created by Chef Daniel Bouloud and restauranteur Nicholas Morgenstern, is a creative take on the classic hot dog and looks like a hot dog, even if it doesn’t taste exactly like one. The hot dog-flavored ice cream is made with DBGB’s signature hot dog (yes, the meat), blended with crème angalais tubed into a homemade toasted brioche bun. It’s then topped with candied cabbage, spicy honey mustard, and blackberry “ketchup”. While it’s neither a traditional hot dog nor a traditional dessert, the Cool Dog does have a sweet and savory blend that makes it satisfying (and extremely filling). The candied cabbage adds a sweet crunch, and the rich ice cream is as refreshing as any other summer treat currently offered at Morgenstern’s.

The Cool Dog is available at DBGB and Morgensten’s Finest Ice Cream through July 4th, in honor of Independence Day and two of the country’s most popular summer staples. Morgenstern’s is currently featuring a week of Kanye West-themed ice creams and desserts, but is debuting the Cool Dog for a limited time in addition to the Kanye menu and regular menu items. On the other hand, DGBG is known for gourmet hot dogs and specialty burgers, voted the ‘best hot dogs in New York’ by the Food Network. Both Morgenstern and Bouloud are known for their bold, creative interpretations of NYC staple foods, so it makes perfect sense that together they’d come up with this Insta-worthy treat.

The Cool Dog: is it a pastry? Is it a meal? Can it satisfy all five food groups? Either way, it’s definitely a unique summer treat. Though it’s an unlikely combination of two summer staples, perhaps the Cool Dog will become its own July 4th weekend tradition. Like the sushi-rito and cronut before it, The Cool Dog earns a spot on the list of one-of-a-kind New York City food you have to try.

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, 2 Rivington Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 209 7684

DBGB Kitchen and Bar, 299 Bowery New York, NY, USA +1 212 933 5900