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Ice Cream Stuffed Pastry Is Officially A Trend In Dallas

Break out the stretchy pants

The best kinds of desserts are stuffed with ice cream.
The best kinds of desserts are stuffed with ice cream.
Kathy Tran [EDFW]
Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

In Dallas, decadent food reigns. From giant platters of barbecue to massive burgers, this is a city that enjoys an excellent calorie-bomb. Which is exactly what the city’s next dessert trend – ice cream stuffed fried dough – is all about.

CultureMap reports that brand new sweet shop Milk & Cream will open on Lower Greenville this summer, along with officially introducing Dallas to the "milky bun," a sweet and chilly pastry that will no doubt serve as a sort of gustatory air conditioner when the mercury begins to rise this summer.

Invented in 2014, the milky bun is the brainchild of Afters Ice Cream in Southern California, where it still brings out fans in droves.

For the uninitiated, a milky bun is a piece of circular pastry that’s been deep fried, cut in half, and stuffed with a giant scoop of ice cream. The original sandwich utilizes an actual donut, but Milk & Cream owner Man Ho describes the pastry as a "sweet bun" – larger and more dense than your average donut.

But to look at a milky bun, it very closely resembles the ice cream stuffed donut recently introduced by Hypnotic Emporium earlier this year. At this East Dallas shop, a donut from Hypnotic’s sister shop is cut in half, griddled, then stuffed with a giant scoop of ice cream. Sound familiar?

Milk & Cream is expected to land next month on Lower Greenville in the same strip that once housed beloved dive bar Ships Lounge. In the meantime, head to Hypnotic Emporium so that you can be fully prepared to compare these two new contributions to Dallas’ dessert scene.