There’s no shortage of dessert options in a city like New York—you can get everything from mochi to semifreddo in a few short blocks. Hey, there’s even options to suit specialty diets – ones that are sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free. The lists are simply endless.
And yet, nearly two years ago, I found myself mourning the loss of a dessert spot that barely existed for more than a few months. Nestled downtown on Christopher Street was a place called Holey Donuts – where a fresh, hot donut could be topped with anything you wished, and then was filled with ice cream.
It was nothing short of heavenly, and when it closed within a year after opening, my sugar-loving heart mourned.
But now, it’s found hope once more. Stax a new dessert café on the edge of Chinatown delivers the decadent combo of ice cream and donuts once more, in the form of a ‘cremella.’
Now I know what you’re thinking – other places do donuts and ice cream. Stuffed in the East Village sells their “cruff.” Ice and Vice on East Broadway offers up a similar combo treat as well. But here’s the standout difference: the donuts at Stax are served warm.
You get this decadent combination of hot and cold that’s reminiscent of the classic brownie sundae, and it’s simply irresistible.
Available in regular, glazed, or chocolate glazed, visitors can top their donuts with a variety of drizzle sauces (caramel, chocolate), sprinkle on toppings (like fruit pebbles or brownie bits), and then fill it with one of the homemade ice cream flavors that the shop makes on site.
Stand out options? The popular Ube flavor (that’s made from purple yams), milk tea (which tastes exactly like bubble tea), and cornflake bourbon.
If you’re an ice cream lover, it’s definitely worth a visit. Check them out for more info.