An ice cream shop in Greenwich Village with a specialty for Mexican sweets is offering up a sundae topped with spicy crickets… yes, real crickets. Are you brave enough to try?
Rising temperatures in New York City mean two things, a spike in the amounts of bugs on the streets (and your apartment)… and a spike in the consumption of ice cream. One ice cream shop is combining the two for a treat that may leave some a little grossed out… a spicy, crunchy, cricket topped sundae.
In a post on Instagram La Newyorkina, a Greenwich Village ice cream shop presented their latest idea saying:
Sooo excited [a]bout this very special Sundae: Mexican vanilla- chile (pasilla, chipotle & piquín) ice cream, mezcal caramel, candied orange and spicy crunchy crickets.
What’s the name of this ewww-licious dessert? Well, it doesn’t have one. In the post they actually ask for suggestions. Here are some of our favorites:
- @mzneener the sizzling salto
- @jam_nationale Crick-yick
- @macbny5 El chapulín colorado…
- @adisleon Saltarin sundae
- @nuraluralura Jimenez Cricket
- @lisajames_23 Jumping hot sundae
- @joshhari El Cri-Cri
- @anggandrade El dominguero
- @danireis3 The hopper!
Why put bugs on a dessert you might ask? Well, La Newyorkina specializes in Mexican sweet treats. For those of you who aren’t in the know, fried Mexican Grasshoppers, Chapulines, are a staple part of Mexican cuisine.
The dessert is only available at La Newyorkina through to the end of July, so put aside your doubts and give it a try. This is definitely not a treat you’ll get at a mainstream parlor, and you’ll be actively able to sample a real Mexican treat.
Photo: Melissa Hom