I first heard of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck this past winter and with flavors like Nutella I was highly intrigued. The deal was sealed when I was watching Bethenny Getting Married?, the spin off show of Bethenny Frankel from The Real Housewives of NY (I’m a Bravo TV junkie…sometime in the future I will write a deep post about my love for Bravo), and Bethenny’s food-loving-semi-stalker was giving her a recommendation to visit the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. So after a quick trip to Topshop, we made our way to the Hester Street Fair where the truck was stationed that day. I got side tracked by Ichi Bon candy on the way there. Ichi Bon is one of my go-to stores for candy because they have unusual ones like candied grapefruit, gummy sunny side-up eggs, and chocolate rocks. However, we eventually made it to Hester Street...
To go along with our ice cream, I purchased some refreshing rose-infused iced tea.
Doug Quint, an adorable gay bassoonist who owns BGIC was looking for something fun to do one summer and bought an old Mr. Softee truck. There are a few noticeable differences between Doug and Mr. Softee. For one, you won’t find that classic jingle playing from his truck. Instead, you might hear some Cha-Cha music blasting. Doug has converted this American Classic into something more elevated and playful. Among the flavors offered in the truck is Chocolate with Cayanne pepper and Berries and Saba.
Vanilla soft serve with olive oil and sprinkled salt
One of my favorite ice cream flavors of all-time is olive oil, which to some might sound nasty but it’s actually super yummy. Big Gay’s version was Mr. Softee vanilla ice cream with olive oil and sea salt drizzled on top in a cone, which was unlike any olive oil ice cream I had had because typically it is mixed in, but there’s was still good, just really messy to eat. Next time I want to try the “Gobbler”: a vanilla sundae with pumpkin butter, graham cracker, dried cranberries and whipped cream.
To find where the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck will be next, follow their Twitter @biggayicecream
Urban Renewal denim shorts, Topshop Peter Pan collar flower top, vintage Coach bag, Converse sneakers
You might also notice in my hand there is a giant plastic bag. At the Hester Street Flea, for $8 I purchased a circus waffle maker! I am really ecstatic about this purchase, first of all because I’m just surprised it works and I found a $40 waffle maker for so cheap, but I’m mostly so happy because it makes elephants (as well as lions). However, there is one major downside… IT MAKES CLOWNS! Clowns are so scary and yet mystifying because they wear such big shoes and can fit into such small cars. In any event, I’d say it was an all-round successful purchase.
HAPPY SUMMER, Y'ALL!
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