Ice cream is one of those perfect desserts that really can’t be improved upon. That is, of course, until you start putting it inside a cone made of sweet, sweet doughnut dough. Which is exactly what Rice Village’s newest sweet shop is doing, and that’s something to get excited about.
Announced via Facebook post, a food truck called The DoughCone has officially made its debut at 5515 Kelvin in Rice Village. For the unfamiliar, the mobile eatery is known for its namesake DoughCone, a cinnamon and sugar dipped doughnut ice cream cone that is stuffed with vanilla bean ice cream and warm, creamy Nutella.
The DoughCone is remarkably similar to the chimney cake, a popular Hungarian street food. Notably, the truck’s sweet and flaky cone is baked and not fried, which practically makes it a health food. That is, of course, until you pile on the rainbow sprinkles, maraschino cherries, and crumbled Oreo cookies that are available as toppings on your cone.
DoughCone held its soft opening over the weekend, and is now open for “limited hours,” or from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays.