It might not be as glitzy as gilding them with gold, but serving doughnuts as vessels for soft-serve ice cream is certainly buzzworthy. More so, I'd say, than splitting one to use it for a hamburger bun — and definitely more delicious.
Honestly, I'm surprised someone didn't come up with this sooner. If you're ever fortunate enough to find yourself in Prague, head on over to Good Food Coffee and Bakery to pick up your own order of Instagram's latest starlet (just as Ekiem, the photographer of the photo above, did).
Thought to be an interpretation of the traditional trdelnîks (a Hungarian pastry made by wrapping dough around a cylinder and grilling it), this dessert is upgraded with a filling of soft serve and — in some cases — chocolate, Nutella, and strawberries. I don't think it's actually fried, but it looks like the textures are all there.
I don't see a trip to Prague in my near future, but this is definitely something I'd like to try soon! I'm curious how long it would take for one of these to get drippy and messy like a normal ice cream cone, and I want to know how many options there are for fillings. For now, though, I think I'll just have to make my own doughnut sundaes at home. The hole in the center of a standard doughnut would be a prime throne for a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, don't you think?
(Image credits: Ekiem)