The Americans call him 'mr softie,' the Australians call him 'mr whippy.' Regardless, this isn't any normal mr whippy (softie) soft serve.
Big Gay Ice Cream - in their own words - 'with a playful attitude... spin a new take on old-school soft-serve by creating fun and unique ice creams, toppings, and frozen treats that appeal to a diverse mix of clientele' (read: they make the ultimate soft-serve).
It all started in 2009 when Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff rented an ice cream truck. Flash forward to 2012 when Dessert Professional featured Big Gay Ice Cream in their issue of the top 10 ice cream parlours in the United States.
Having not only produced a cookbook and in 2013 launched their own ice cream with Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, they are now setting their sights beyond their three locations in New York City, and look to expand beyond Manhattan.
Here's the 'American Globs' (vanilla ice cream with pretzels, sea salt, chocolate chip - dipped in chocolate) I can feel that extra chin...
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
125 E 7th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY 10009