French chef wows US with latest invention

French chef wows US with latest invention
Will a French pastry chef's Milk Cookie Shot take over New York? Photo: Dominique Ansel
A renowned French pastry chef, who has made a name for himself across the Atlantic, has wowed Americans again with his new creation that combines cookies and milk.

French patisserie chef Dominique Ansel had hit fame in the US last year when he created the “cronut” –  a cross between a croissant and a donut.

Now he’s done it again, this time creating the "Milk and Cookie Shot".

It combines cookies moulded into the shape of a shot glass, which are then filled up with a shot of milk. 

Ansel said cookies and milk are “not a natural combination in French culture”. He said he first came up with the idea when he ate his first Oreo biscuit. His team let him know it had to be eaten with milk, and having not known of this tradition in France, it amused him.

Ansel, described in one French media report “as one of the few French chefs who matter in the United States”, presented his new creation to the SXSW technology expo in Austin Texas. They will soon be on sale at his store in New York.

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