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Midnights

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Big Gay Ice Cream Mon, 12/16/13 10:11 PM (permalink)
Big Gay Ice Cream was on The Chew.
http://www.thebraiser.com/gail-simmons-on-the-chew/
It starts about halfway through the clip.
Note: If you have a comment about the owners of the company being gay, please keep it to yourself. I'd like to be able to discuss this ice cream shop/truck without this thread being shut down.
 
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    hatteras04

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    • Location: Columbus, OH
    Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Tue, 12/17/13 11:22 AM (permalink)
    My wife and I went to the shop about two years ago.  I think I had the salty pimp but I don't remember what my wife had.  My take on it was that the toppings were good but that the ice cream itself was nothing special.  There was nothing wrong with it, it was just ordinary soft serve.  Of course this is coming from someone who lives about 2 miles from a Jeni's Ice Cream scoop shop so I can be a little snobbish about ice cream
     
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      Midnights

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      • Location: Denver, CO
      Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Tue, 12/17/13 12:00 PM (permalink)
      I think that comes from the original truck. What they did was just rent a Mr. Softee truck and covered up Mr. Softee with their sign, as you can see here:

      So, the actual ice cream was just the standard Mr. Softee soft serve, just with custom toppings. I'm trying something somewhat similar with my truck, but adding specialty soft-serve. I found that a second soft-serve machine ups the power needed to the point that a more powerful generator is needed. I see from their Facebook updates that they now have specialty soft-serve now in their brick and mortar stores.
       
      <message edited by Midnights on Tue, 12/17/13 12:02 PM>
       
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        Midnights

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        Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Tue, 12/17/13 12:17 PM (permalink)
        This article shows a vanilla cone covered with curried coconut and mentions that the original truck was just a Mr. Softee truck.
        http://heebmagazine.com/the-big-gay-ice-cream-truck-takes-manhattan/4468
         
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          Treetop Tom

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          Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Thu, 12/26/13 1:49 PM (permalink)
          I bet they would do a booming business in Queens.
          <message edited by Treetop Tom on Thu, 12/26/13 4:19 PM>
           
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            billyboy

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            Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Thu, 12/26/13 8:47 PM (permalink)
            Classy Tom.  Real classy. 
             
            I've been to their truck and both of their brick & mortars.  Love 'em all.  The Bea Arthur cone (vanilla soft serve, dipped in dulce de leche and coated in crushed Nilla Wafers) was great.  So was their Awesome Sauce sundae (vanilla soft serve, spicy chocolate sauce, candied pepitas and whip).
             
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              Treetop Tom

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              Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Thu, 12/26/13 9:39 PM (permalink)
              billyboy


              Classy Tom.  Real classy. 


              Something tells me that a business whose two biggest selling products are the “Salty Pimp” and the “Affo’GAY’to” and used to brag about its ice cream being “Super-HOMOgenized” would have a sense of humor about such things.  No need to go all A&E, Jack.  If it hadn't have been for Midnights attempt to preemptively censor our replies through his note in his original post, I doubt I would've even posted.  Demands like that are not good form on message boards, IMO.
              <message edited by Treetop Tom on Thu, 12/26/13 9:56 PM>
               
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                billyboy

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                Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Thu, 12/26/13 10:40 PM (permalink)
                Point taken, Tom. 
                 
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                  easydoesit

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                  Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Fri, 12/27/13 3:49 AM (permalink)
                  "No need to go all A&E, Jack" -- a new phrase enters the American lexicon, and we heard it here first. 
                   
                  Thanks, Tom.  And I agree that the truck guys have a sense of humor.   I bet we could sit down with them and help them come up with names for their cones.
                   
                   
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                    Midnights

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                    Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Fri, 12/27/13 11:02 PM (permalink)
                    If you look at the previous thread about Big Gay Ice Cream, you'll see the reason for my request.
                    <message edited by Midnights on Sat, 12/28/13 12:12 AM>
                     
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                      pnwchef

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                      Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Sat, 12/28/13 10:30 AM (permalink)
                      What makes this place different, is that, it's different. I was going to take my 12 yr old there this summer. I think it's good to show her, the world isn't all vanilla........I also e-mailed them to see if they had frozen custard.
                       
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                        CCinNJ

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                        Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Mon, 01/6/14 10:44 AM (permalink)
                        Midnight....

                        The truck & shop(s) started with a standard 10% SS mix.

                        Last year the shops (not sure about the truck due to NYC regs.) switched to a mix made with Ronnybrook Dairy products. Ronnybrook is local...high-quality & extremely-popular in the NYC area.

                        http://www.ronnybrook.com
                        <message edited by CCinNJ on Mon, 01/6/14 10:56 AM>
                         
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                          Midnights

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                          Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Thu, 01/9/14 6:23 PM (permalink)
                          Big Gay Ice Cream Revamps Their Menu, Adds New Items
                          http://sweets.seriouseats...big-gay-ice-cream.html
                           
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                            Midnights

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                            Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Wed, 01/22/14 9:33 PM (permalink)
                             
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                              Midnights

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                              Re:Big Gay Ice Cream Wed, 03/12/14 8:27 PM (permalink)
                              They really do seem adept at getting themselves in the news.
                              Big Gay Ice Cream on CNN

                              http://money.cnn.com/2014...y-ice-cream/index.html
                               
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                                Midnights

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