What’s big, gay and creamy? That’d be Big Gay Ice Cream, and they’re seriously going places. (Besides into our mouths.)
The New York-based company started out in the summer of 2009 as a truck selling soft serve to the Manhattan masses. A few years later, in 2011, Big Gay Ice Cream opened its first brick-and-mortar shop in the East Village. The year after it opened a second shop in the West Village. In 2015 the company expanded outside of New York City, opening a shop in Philadelphia — currently its only one outside of New York — and published a cookbook.
Now Big Gay Ice Cream is eyeing the frozen foods aisle of your local CVS pharmacy.
Eater Philadelphia is reporting that pretty soon you won’t have to wait in live for a cone of creamy goodness, as Big Gay Ice Cream will soon sell pre-packaged pints of six of its most popular flavors and one brand-new creation. While the “Where to Buy” page of the company’s website isn’t updated yet, Eater says it should be next week.
Here’s a look at the Big Gay Ice Cream trouble you’ll soon be getting into:
1. Salty Pimp
Their most popular flavor, it’s vanilla ice cream with salty dark chocolate bar chunks and salty swirls of dulce de leche.
This homage to Bea Arthur’s Golden Girls character is vanilla ice cream with vanilla wafer cookies and thick swirls of dulce de leche.
3. Birfdae Cëk
Yellow cake batter ice cream with crunchy colored sprinkles and globs of chocolate frosting swirl.
4. American Globs
Malted sweet cream ice cream with fudge-covered salted pretzel balls, fudge-covered pretzel pieces and a fudge swirl.
5. Rocky Roadhouse
Milk chocolate ice cream with dark chocolate bar chunks, almonds, mini marshmallows and hazelnut fudge swirls.
6. Blueberry Gobbler
Vanilla ice cream with blueberries, pie crust pieces and blueberry balsamic swirls.
The new flavor mimics PB&J — strawberry ice cream, strawberry-filled peanut-buttery cups and thick peanut butter swirls.
Can’t wait for these pints to make it into your local CVS? They’re available now on Amazon!