This Summer’s Most Important Ice Cream Innovations

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By Ryan Harrington Posted June 27, 2016

Five next-level treats to eat during summer 2016.

Though it’s not technically summer until June 20, it is definitely ice cream season. Here, five next-level ice cream treats to seek out right now.

Thai-Style Rolled Ice Cream

Chelò Creamery, Rowland Heights, CA
Inspired by Thai street food, this dessert starts as liquid ice cream. A skilled hand chills it to order on a cold plate at -10 degrees Fahrenheit, then wraps it over itself using a spatula. You get a bowl of these beautiful rolls, adorned with your favorite Girl Scout Cookies, truffled Himalayan salt or even pungent durian fruit.

Food & Wine: Rolled Ice Cream Chelo Creamery

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Doughnut Ice Cream Cones

Dough, Tampa, FL
The Prague dessert that swept social media earlier this year is actually available stateside. As part of the Datz restaurant group, Dough uses its own Chaos Creamery ice cream. The doughnut cones are made fresh each morning and sell out each day, so go early.

Food & Wine: Datz Dough Donut Ice Cream Cone

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Chocolate Tacolates

Salt & Straw Wiz Bang Bar, Portland, OR
At its experimental new dessert bar, Salt & Straw updates a childhood favorite, the Choco Taco, by filling a mini waffle cone taco shell with sweet and spicy cinnamon and ancho chili ice cream, then dipping the whole thing in local Woodblock chocolate and topping it with coarse sea salt.

Food & Wine: Wiz Bang Bar Chocolate Ice Cream Tacos

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Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

Top Knot, Dallas, TX
This Asian fusion spot, which sits on the second floor atop sister restaurant Uchi, takes a classic French confection, a chocolate macaron, and fills it with a sesame ice cream swirled with caramel. Then they roll the whole thing in candied sesame seeds.

Food & Wine: Top Knot Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Hong Kong Egg Waffle Sundaes

Eggloo, New York City
Based on the classic street snack Gai Daan Jai from Hong Kong, these crisp, bubbly, waffle cones are filled with ice cream and topped with unlimited toppings. A few good options: fruity pebbles, mochi and green tea Pocky.

Food & Wine: Eggloo Egg Waffle Sundaes

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