Here in the United States, hot donut shop Krispy Kreme might stick a little bit of coffee in its pastries, but otherwise lets outside companies do strange and wonderful things with its food, like using a doughnut as the base for a Sloppy Joe sandwich. In Japan, the chain puts together its own unreal and slightly nauseating creations. Like the Doughnut Sundae.
Actually, it’s name is approximately “Doughnut Ice” in Japanese, and it’s not hitting the streets until July. They’ve just announced it early…well, possibly in order to get the rest of the world really, really excited about the concept, even though we can’t have the sundaes. As far as we know.
The confection comes in two varieties. The Caramel & Yogurt has caramel and yogurt (not the frozen kind) drizzled over the ice cream, then caramel corn and toasted almonds sprinkled on top. If you aren’t into caramel corn, how about sort of pretending to be healthy? The other flavor pairs yogurt and blueberry sauce, and is topped with granola. You know, for a healthy breakfast. On top of your doughnut and ice cream.
If anyone should try this combination, it’s Dunkin’ Brands, which does have some combined Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins shops where they could conceivably make donut-based sundaes. We aren’t the first ones to have this idea: a petition drive last year was surprisingly unsuccessful. The company’s own chefs provide guidance for creating doughnut sundaes at your next fancy dinner party, but they won’t make one for you in the store.