WHO: Leading Galit’s pastry program, Mary Eder-McClurepulls inspiration from countries across the Middle East while incorporating nostalgic nods to her Jewish heritage and Lebanese cuisine from her grandmother.
Pretty Cool Ice Cream, a handmade ice cream shop that specializes in frozen novelties, launched in 2018 in Chicago’s Logan Square. The team recently expanded to open a Lincoln Park location just down the street from the Michelin-starred Galit.
WHAT: Chicagoans are in for a handful of sweet treats this month, dreamt up by two of Chicago’s best pastry minds–Mary Eder-McClure and Dana Cree. Inspired by the bite-sized Israeli sweet treat, the two have teamed up to bring you Krembo in two totally unique ways. Available at Galit for dessert is thePretty Cool Krembo, made with orange blossom marshmallow parfait, olive oil chocolate ganache, cardamom spiced shortbread, and a pistachio/mandarin crumble.
At Pretty Cool Ice Cream locations, customers can enjoy savoring the Krembo Ice Cream Bar made with orange blossom-scented marshmallow ice cream, coriander shortbread, dark chocolate, hints of mandarin orange, and pistachio. Also available at Pretty Cool Ice Cream will be an indulgent Halva Chocolate Chip cookie, sandwiched between caramelized honey and tahini ice cream dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in crumbled halva.
Better yet, $1 from each Galit and Pretty Cool Ice Cream collaboration dessert sold will go directly to Cradles to Crayons, an organization providing children living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive.
WHEN: Now through December 31, 2022
Galit: 2429 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Pretty Cool Ice Cream Shops: Logan Square: 2353 N California Ave, Chicago, IL & Lincoln Park: 709 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL