WATCH: Dominique Ansel Sends Jimmy Fallon’s Audience Into Frenzy With Free Cronuts

Thanks to the efforts Amir-Khalib “Questlove” Thompson, little Jimmy Fallon discovered the Platonic beauty that is the Cronut, and realized that the only way to spread Cronut joy was by inviting Dominique Ansel to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Last night, the pastry chef showed the two Cronut dorks how to make the pastry (and we have to say, we love the image of a dignified Questlove dutifully frying Cronuts in grapeseed oil). As a gift to the audience, Fallon announced that everyone in the audience would be going home with a free Cronut.

In all our months covering Fallon and the chefs he invites onto the show, we’ve never heard the crowd cheer as loudly as they did for Ansel. This was like the The Beatles appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show, but with doughnuts.

Holy Cronut. He’s becoming a bona fide rock star.

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