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Cult sweets: Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar lands in Las Vegas

It’s called Crack Pie for a reason.

If you follow New York City’s food scene, you’ve surely heard of Christina Tosi and her heralded snack spot Milk Bar. After launching the dessert programs at David Chang’s Momofuku, the MasterChef judge opened Manhattan’s Milk Bar in 2008 to worldwide acclaim, and Tosi recently added Las Vegas to her dessert dominion. The Cosmopolitan recently welcomed its own Momofuku and Milk Bar, expanding its already noteworthy collection of trendy dining destinations. You no longer have to hit the East Coast to taste Tosi’s signature treats—just head to the Strip.

Tosi has built her quirky bakery empire around her famous cereal milk ice cream, a decadent option that strikes the perfect balance between sweet and salty. Once they roll it in Milk Bar’s house-made cornflakes, you can document the chilly goodness on Instagram, where legions of Milk Bar fans proudly display their coveted cups of the frozen cereal milk.

Spicing things up, Milk Bar Vegas offers exclusive 12-ounce, booze-infused “fancy shakes,” like the cereal milk white Russian, a cold brew shake and a hot peppermint patty—a minty take on hot chocolate.

Other outlandish menu options range from corn cookies to birthday cake truffles to the best-selling crack pie—an addictive pastry made with butter, heavy cream, brown sugar, egg yolks and vanilla.

Whether you’ve just devoured ramen next door at Momofuku or are simply passing by, Milk Bar has just what your sweet tooth craves. Milk Bar at the Cosmopolitan, 702-698-2662; daily 9 a.m.-2 a.m.

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