Soon after announcing that he'd be bringing his mania-inducing Cronuts to Austin's SXSW, the NYC pastry chef has revealed via Instagram his latest dessert creation which he'll debut at the festival: Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots. Reps from Dominique Ansel Bakery tell Eater about the inspiration for the dessert — a chocolate cookie "glass" containing a "shot" of milk — came after Ansel tried his first Oreo "a few weeks ago" and was encouraged to eat it with milk, which is not "a natural combination in French culture."
Figuring that "if everyone was drinking milk with cookies, you might as well make a dessert that allows them both to be combined," Ansel has created a chocolate chip cookie recipe that "stayed crispy and moist in parts" even as it held milk. (When asked if Ansel would be rolling out the cookie shots at his SoHo bakery, he just said "We'll see!") Ansel's cookie shots will be available during an Allison+Partners-sponsored event on Sunday, March 9. Austin dwellers should probably get in line now.