MAGNUM® Ice Cream, the brand recognized for its unique fashion partnerships since its U.S. launch in 2011, announced today a first-of-its-kind collaboration between American fashion designer Christian Siriano and James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini to create "America's Most Fashionable Chocolate Dessert."
Through the collaboration, MAGNUM is bringing together this summer's top fashion trends with premium seasonal culinary ingredients to create a fashion-forward, indulgent dessert featuring a MAGNUM Double Caramel Ice Cream bar, made with the brand's signature Belgian chocolate.
"America's Most Fashionable Chocolate Dessert" combines the finest premium ingredients seen on the menus of Chef Carmellini's restaurants this season, and infuses Christian Siriano's style expertise in a decadent dish that includes:
- MAGNUM® signature dark and milk chocolate drizzled in a lattice effect to mimic trending textures such as modern embroidered lace and tribal textiles
- Tropical fruits such as coconut, lime, bruleed champagne mango and pickled pineapple artfully displayed to highlight this season's citrus color blocking trend
- Edible flowers to showcase THE pantone color of the year – Radiant Orchid
"Quality, seasonal ingredients are the foundation of my menus, and I enjoy the creative process," said Chef Carmellini. "But I've never crafted a dish using trends from the world of fashion. Creating a dessert with MAGNUM Ice Cream that looks like it could be on the cover of a fashion magazine was a fun challenge."
The one-of-a-kind dessert was unveiled by Chef Carmellini and Christian Siriano at an exclusive banquet hosted by MAGNUM® Ice Cream in New York at Chef Carmellini's restaurant, Lafayette.
When describing the dessert, Siriano commented, "I'm a bit of a foodie, but have never applied my design input to anything on a culinary front. I loved pulling together my favorite summer trends, such as lace and citrus color blocking, and seeing them translated into such a stylish dessert."
"You can wear these colors and fabrics a thousand ways but right now it's all about a clean and modern look – which is just how the dessert is presented," he added.
Fashionistas and foodies alike can create their own MAGNUM Ice Cream chocolate dessert at home, with a recipe created by Chef Andrew Carmellini and inspired by "America's Most Fashionable Chocolate Dessert", by visiting MAGNUM on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/magnum) or Tumblr (http://bit.ly/MAGNUMRecipe).
The recipe - called the "MAGNUM® Double Caramel Cool Down" - is made with a MAGNUM® Double Caramel ice cream bar and the same fashion-inspired ingredients as "America's Most Fashionable Chocolate Dessert" – fresh fruits such as mango, pineapple, and raspberries with a rich coconut cream sauce and lime zest.