This Watermelon and Ice Cream Hybrid Is the Summer Dessert You Always Dreamed Of

Dominique Ansel Bakery is celebrating its second year in Tokyo by launching a dreamy watermelon soft-serve food hybrid that has Summer days written all over it. Described as a "slice of fresh juicy watermelon filled with homemade watermelon soft serve," the watermelon dessert also comes served with chocolate-shaped "seeds" and sea salt sprinkled on top of it.

Unfortunately, the yummy concoction will only be sold in Tokyo all Summer long. It will, however, be available for a few days in NYC as well. From Saturday, July 1, until Tuesday, July 4, stop by the West Village shop located on 7th Avenue South and treat yourself to this refreshing Dominique Ansel dessert. And even if you're unable to try the real thing, that doesn't mean you can't DIY what the company is calling "What-a-Melon Soft Serve" right at home. From the looks of it, all you need to do is carve out a space inside of a slice of watermelon and fill in the middle with soft-serve ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry . . . whatever your choice!), and then you'll have your very own homemade version that will surely taste — and look — just as good.

Read on to see another view of the watermelon soft serve that has us swooning.