Wildest Summer Treat? Ice Cream In A Watermelon Slice (Photos)

You may know Dominique Ansel as the creative dessert wizard who has brought uniquely delicious and exceptionally Instagram-worthy desserts into the world. 

No doubt, I'm talking about the man who invented cronuts (croissant-donuts), milk-and-cookie shots, and even a rare Oreo cookie spread. 

Yep. He may be the master of a special form of dessert wizardry, which allows him to come up with extremely novel (and again, exceptionally Instagrammable) desserts. 

But this latest summer treat may be one of his strangest creations yet: watermelon soft serve. 

And no, I'm not only talking about watermelon flavored soft serve ice cream. I'm talking about an actual fresh watermelon slice filled up and served with watermelon soft serve. 

This crazy dessert is called the What-A-Melon Soft Serve (even the name is endearingly creative!) and it's made with homemade watermelon soft serve ice cream served in a hollowed out fresh-cut ripe watermelon slice.

To make things even wilder, the soft serve comes with a side of sea salt and the watermelon slice has some chocolate "seeds" on the side. What-A-Melon, indeed. 

I know it's hard to imagine, so you'll just have to see it for yourself: 

Happy 2nd Birthday, #DABJapan! To celebrate, we're launching our brand new What-a-Melon Soft Serve this SATURDAY at our #Omotesando shop, made with a slice of juicy fresh watermelon filled with our homemade watermelon soft serve ice cream, chocolate "seeds," and a little container of sea salt on the side that you can sprinkle on it finish. Happy summer, #Tokyo! ?? #whatamelon #softserve #icecream #birthday #DABJapan #DominiqueAnselJapan #watermelon ?2??!! ?????????ó??ó????2??????????????!??????????!!? ????????????2???????????ó??????ó??????! ???????ó?????????????ó?!??ó?ó???????ó????? ?????????????????????ó??????ó?????????!???????????????????????!???ó??ó????#??? #?????????ó??ó #????ó? #??? #???

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Red, refreshing, and probably healthier than your regular ice cream treat. 

What do you think? Would you try it?

I guess if you like watermelon, there's no reason why you wouldn't. I'm personally not a watermelon fan, but I can still appreciate the cuteness of this creation. 

The What-A-Melon Soft Serve was created to for Dominique Ansel Japan's second anniversary celebration on June 24. 

And yep, you guessed it, it's not yet available outside of Japan. But maybe one day. A foodie can dream. 

And if you need some more fruity foodspiration, the What-A-Melon Soft Serve is not the only fruit-based treat Ansel has created. 

Check out these beautiful Kiwi Sorbet Bars being served up in London: 

Kiwi sorbet, vanilla ice cream and milk chocolate coating? That's all we need to hear. 

Kiwi get a flight to London, please?