SACRAMENTO (KHOU) — Forget the Cronut. Bakeries are putting another culinary twist on doughnuts by filling them with ice cream.
The best part? While the doughnut remains hot and squishy to the touch, the ice cream inside stays cold.
Among the Sacramento, Calif., spots selling the confection is The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs in Arden-Arcade.
"My brother and I, we're both really big foodies so this is really just a combination of our crazy imaginations and every food adventure we've ever had," said Lani Tran, co-owner of The Parlor. "We've made it into this thing."
Other shops across the USA, like Holey Cream in New York City, Firecakes Donuts in Chicago, and Afters Ice Cream and Baker's Donuts in California, create similar treats
So, how does ice cream get inside a doughnut? Tran is keeping that process a secret.
"We take it to the back, do a little bit of magic, reseal it and that's what you have," she said.
The final product is a sandwich-like dessert that almost requires both hands to eat.
"The ice cream holds up pretty well because the actual process of sealing the doughnut only takes about less than 10 seconds," Tran said.
The Parlor customers choose from a variety of ice cream flavors, and for an additional cost, add less traditional fillings like Nutella, gummy bears and even potato chips.