Being in New York in a hot, hot August does have it's advantages: an ice-cream a day has become an acceptable, perhaps even an encouraged, mode-de-vie. With as many awesome ice-cream places as there are here to try, and to try again, we almost don't want this heatwave to end.
The Big Gay Ice Cream brand started out as a New York food truck in 2009 with the aim of re-creating the old school soft-serve cone. And it's done the best job at expanding it's soft serve empire since then.
The Salty Pimp from Big Gay Ice Cream was high up on our list of 'ice-creams-we-must-eat-ASAP'. Vanilla soft serve interwoven with dulce de lece, sprinkled with sea salt and dipped in a layer of chocolate couldn't be resisted for long. And with good reason: it was sweet and salty, light and rich, soft and with the crispest chocolate exterior. You can get even more of an idea of what it's like to eat the Salty Pimp by watching it be made right here.
We're hoping this heatwave will last a little longer so we've got an excuse to eat many more soft-serve treats from the Big Gay Ice Cream menu.
Big Gay Ice Cream, 125 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009