Photo of Big Gay Ice Cream Truck in NYC by chill via Creative Commons
I was so sad last year when the Big Gay Ice Cream truck came to LA and left before I was able to sample its goods. All the photos that popped up on instagram and facebook had me drooling (though the lines looked pretty yuck), so imagine my excitement when I read this morning that it’s BACK!
What’s the big deal about The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck? I think people dig it because it’s a mishmash of old and new: old-school soft serve adorned with not-so-old-school toppings like sea salt, olive oil, and beyond. Better than the creations themselves are their names, I think. There’s the “Bea Arthur” (vanilla soft serve, dulce de leche syrup, and Nilla Wafer crumbs), the “Salty Pimp” (vanilla soft serve, dulce de leche syrup, sea salt, and a crispy chocolate shell), Cococone, Mermaid Sundae, and more. I also can’t help but love how the truck is decked out in rainbows and sparkly fringe. It feels so 80s, so very My Little Pony-esque.
Photo of Salty Pimp by gsz via Creative Commons
Here’s the schedule, so mark your calendars and don’t miss out like I did last year!
Saturday, June 1: Outside of Health Ceramics from noon to 4pm
7525 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Outside of Lindy and Grundy from 6pm to 10pm
801 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Sunday, June 2: TBD from noon to 4pm
Outside of Faultline Bar from 6pm to 10pm
4216 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Monday, June 3: Next to the Ludo Truck at NBC Universal from noon to 4pm
Outside of Myung In Dumplings (of Anthony Bourdain’s K-Town episode) from 6pm to 10pm
3109 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006
Tuesday, June 4: Outside of Cakemix from noon to 4 pm
8302 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Next to the Kogi BBQ truck (location TBD) from 6pm to 10pm