Ice cream slider at Kurver Kreme

kurver kreme ice cream slider

By Deanna Fox

I have to be honest with you. I don't think there is much more that I could add to this story than this: There is a magical place on the western fringes of Albany proper that serves soft serve ice cream inside a glazed doughnut -- and then rolls the whole thing in sprinkles.

Really? You're still reading? You need more details than that? (sigh) OK, let me share with you that which I have tasted.

And by the way, it's called The Slider, and it is from Kurver Kreme.

An ice cream stand of red and white
Offers a treat of messy delight.
Soft and doughy, cut in two,
Ice cream in a doughnut is delivered to you.

The Kurver Slider, as its known
Is worth a post all of its own.
A Schuyler Bakery glazed doughnut shell,
A notable treat we all know well

Is served as the bun for this slider kin;
The meat? Kurver soft-serve, placed within.
Choose whichever flavor you can get,
Like chocolate, vanilla, or orange sherbet.

kurver kreme exterior 2016-April

This intersection of cream and yeast
Tastes like something from the East,
A Chinese treat served as dim sum
Called nai wong bao or custard buns!

The crackly glaze coats your palate
While the smooth ice cream chaser will corral it
Down your gullet, down your throat
As you sit in gluttonous glory and gloat.

Order is with sprinkles, chocolate or rainbow
To coat the outside of your near-nai wong bao.
For $3.95, why bother to choose?
Order it both ways... you can't lose.

An ice cream slider! Who would guess
To design such an appealing, delightful mess?
Does this not satisfy your sweet-tooth dream?
Order the glazer -- the same, but topped with whipped cream!

Deanna Fox is definitely not a poet but still writes about many things, mostly about food. More can be found on her website, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Earlier on AOA: Ice cream stand season 2016

Find It

Kurver Kreme
1349 Central Ave
Colonie, NY 12203

Comments

I don't understand the logistics of how this is eaten. It seems like the ice cream could squish out. But I don't care. I will figure it out and I will eat this in whatever way I can and if it squishes all over me, then I'll just be sticky.

Some things are just worth it.

I could make it at home
And not drive to Albany
But perforce I shall roam
And slake curiosity.

Alas, the lines are so long,
Forever I will wait
Who would expect such a throng
On the way to Crossgates?


Curiosity about this is possibly the only thing that would ever make me eat something from Kurver Kreme.

With hard ice cream, this makes sense. With soft serve, it seems like a disaster. Like JayK asked - how... is it... eaten? Guess I'll have to find out myself.

Paul Gallo- the only thing I can think of is that the slider - or at least the ice cream portion - is pre-dispensed and then kept in the freezer so it is firm, like a commercial ice cream sandwich. Aside from using a Schuyler doughnut this IS a plain old ice cream sandwich.

Curiouser and curiouser.

Am I the only one who thinks this looks disgusting?

@chrisck I love ice cream - soft serve or hard - and I love doughnuts, but it doesn't look that appealing to me, either. I don't like sprinkles, rainbow or chocolate and the whole thing just seems like it would be very squishy. I'm not a huge fan of Kurver's soft serve, either.

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