I had heard only great things about the treats at the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck and I heard they swapped out the truck to build the brand with some brick and mortar stores in NYC and beyond. They are currently in the East Village, West Village, and Downtown LA. So when searching for a place to grab a quick treat on Memorial Day, Big Gay Ice Cream Shop came up on the map and decided to finally try it.
The line was pretty long and it took us a solid 20 minutes to get to the front, but boy was it worth it.
They changed over to soft serve in conjunction with Ronnybrook Farms, but in my opinion, the ice cream plays second fiddle to the toppings (and the combination and presentation of them). You can roll over all the flavors on this website to get the full menu.
I was excited about The Salty Pimp: Vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche, sea salt, and a chocolate dip. But I also saw that there was a Nutella lined waffle cone on the menu, so I couldn’t resist. The woman behind the counter informed me that what I was asking for was more of a Monday Sundae, but that came with a chocolate vanilla twist ice cream and whipped cream, but no dip. So I asked for that dipped and she obliged.
And it was amazing. Too amazing.
Not only do they put Nutella into the cone before the ice cream, but they also add some ice cream to the bottom, then layer in more Nutella the more ice cream on top and then toppings. The Nutella in the middle hardens just a bit to create a delicious bite in the texture. It was heaven. And the sea salt put it over the top.
This place is dangerous.