Salt & Straw’s Wiz Bang Bar is already known for its unique soft serve ice cream creations, but the 2017 Eclipse Magic Cone, developed in honor of this Monday’s Great American Eclipse, is particularly moody. It’s a “black charcoal waffle cone” rimmed with edible gold, filled with spiced marshmallow fluff, golden yellow coconut, and turmeric soft serve ice cream, and topped with a black sesame shell. It even has pop rocks on top that are supposed to look like craters.
Behold the 2017 Eclipse Magic Cone in all its otherworldly glory:
Unlike the eclipse, this cone will be available for five days, from August 17 to 21, at Wiz Bang Bar, located inside Pine Street Market.
For the full story behind the cone — for ice cream and astronomy geeks alike — Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek shares a fascinating development process:
This behemoth of a celestial satellite into the path of the sun... affecting the lives of millions of Oregonians with a single drip of creativity and a single drop of astronomical chance. The sun will burst like liquid gold with any remaining power not snuffed out by our beautiful moon. The morning sky will create a black and yellow and blue canvas that will indulge our visual senses beyond compare. I've spent my entire life dreaming of visiting the moon, and the upcoming eclipse will give us an astronomical experience that pushes us to reconsider what magnificent life force exists in our solar system. I hope this ice cream merely helps your creative mind-space expand into the upcoming experience and helps push you to consider what exists, what doesn't exist, and what might exist after totality.
- Wiz Bang Bar [Official]