Big Gay Ice Cream

The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Food Truck, Ice Cream Shop, and Dessert Shop$$$$
NoMad, New York
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  • nicole
    "Salty Pimp a must try every mouthful is just that amazing!"(33 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "... ice cream, topped with dulce de leche, and chocolate."(7 Tips)
    NearSay NYC
    "... favorites are: Bea Arthur, Salty Pimp & Monday Sunday.We promise the..."(6 Tips)
    Lacey Bean
    "Love me some Monday Sundae!!! OMG so delicious!"(2 Tips)
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 30, 2011
    What starts as traditional ice cream is quickly transformed by adding the plethora of unique toppings. We recommend the Salty Pimpvanilla ice cream, topped with dulce de leche, and chocolate.
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 22, 2011
    The closest thing to heaven on earth we have found to date!Our favorites are: Bea Arthur, Salty Pimp & Monday Sunday.We promise the line is worth the wait or your Salty Pimp is on us! (Minus the slap)
  • Paragon Sports
    Paragon SportsJune 15, 2011
    This is the best soft serve ice cream in town, served up with just the right amount of NYC flair! He parks around the corner from us most afternoons, very dangerous for the waistline... good thing we
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 23, 2013
    Fun-loving soft serve with creative toppings like the Salty Pimp: vanilla, dulce de leche, salt, and a chocolate dip. Catch this come summertime!
  • Evelyn S.
    Evelyn SherbenouAugust 24, 2012
    If you can't decide what you're in the mood for, ask for a recommendation. I haven't had a bad one yet! (Salty pimp is my favorite, though, mmmmmmmm)
  • Julina
    JulinaApril 23, 2011
    Try the Soft Icecream With Curry Powder Topping - I've never thought about sprinkling curry powder on top of icecream! Amazing their creation :) will try soon!
  • lisa a. r.
    lisa a. reidSeptember 11, 2010
    order the salty pimp and ask the sweet, sweet man if he'll top it with the curry-dusted toasted coconut. YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY. your expanding waistline, however, will be.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkSeptember 27, 2011
    ~ only operates through October. Try: the Salty Pimp (vanilla soft-serve drizzled with dulce de leche, sprinkled with sea salt and dipped in
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamSeptember 21, 2013
    "Tony takes the subway down to Union Square and grabs a quick icy snack from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Tony orders a Bea Arthur on a cone and signs a few autographs." (2 locations/truck)
  • Kristine
    KristineAugust 7, 2011
    The line could be 5 miles and it would still be worth it. Salt + sweet is an amazing combo. Salty pimp all the way.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 15, 2011
    On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Gail Simmons recommends a salty and sweet ice cream called The Salty Pimp from The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Find more tips at Food Network Local. Read more
  • Lauren Evelyn Anne
    Lauren Evelyn AnneMay 11, 2011
    Best ice cream ever: vanilla with elderflower on top and in the cone: olive oil and sea salt. Heavenly!
  • Bing
    BingJune 27, 2012
    We're a fan of the Salty Pimp, but really -- you can't go wrong here. - Food52
  • Angela W.
    Angela WangelaJune 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Although they were out of Choinkwich bacon, I think i prefer the Salty Pimp anyway - salted chocolate dip over dulce de leche topping, that's all the flavors I could wish for!
  • Emily H.
    Emily HanhanSeptember 28, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the BGICT and get some sort of crazy topping - olive oil and salt, sriracha, dulce de leche and nilla wafers, or the popular Choinkwich - bacon ice cream sandwich!
  • Meaghan S.
    Meaghan SullivanAugust 4, 2010
    Doug is absolutely hilarious- it's worth the trip to the truck just to chat with him for a few minutes. Also, I highhhhly recommend the Bea Arthur.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceOctober 25, 2012
    Readers' Poll winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Ice Cream!
  • Cooking Channel
    Cooking ChannelFebruary 23, 2011
    The Salty Pimp is sweet and salty. It is every extreme of pleasure in one thing. - Jeffrey Saad, United Tastes of America
  • Tanya B.
    Tanya BarriosAugust 11, 2011
    Best truck ever!! The salty pimp and bea arthur are to die for!!!!!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 14, 2011
    Tony enjoyed a cone from this Manhattan ice cream truck. As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
  • Leigh A.
    Leigh ArmstrongSeptember 13, 2011
    Salty Pimp beats them all. Have it with chocolate ice cream!
  • harryh
    harryhJanuary 25, 2012
    Have you had the bacon marmalade twinkwich from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck? Did you eat it?
  • pinsuda s.
    pinsuda sagooleimJune 27, 2011
    The Salty Pimp lives up to what everyone says about it. Get it. Read more
  • Yosh25
    Yosh25July 28, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Go now, go tomorrow, just go. Fun personality with a fun outlook on things. Get a cone, get something unique and just talk to Doug. He's fabulous!
  • Crickett L.
    Crickett LancasterSeptember 19, 2011
    Now I have another reason to keep my pimp hand strong - so I can keep enjoying the deliciousness of The Salty Pimp! Read more
  • naveen
    naveenAugust 10, 2010
    get a giant cone of dulce de leche, vanilla, dipped in chocolate and topped with sea salt...on your face.
  • Tari Y.
    Tari YoungAugust 1, 2011
    Wave me down and have a nice tasty ice cream cone or a milkshake and enjoy every lick!
  • djkurtjo.com
    djkurtjo.comJune 14, 2011
    The Salty Pimp was so delicious, you must try it!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
    Check out The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Jerry H.
    Jerry HongNovember 16, 2011
    Amazing ice cream! Try out the salty pimp!
  • Erin
    ErinJune 28, 2010
    The Monday Sundae is perfect any day. Maybe one of the best things I've ever tasted.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DruckerAugust 3, 2011
    The salty pimp is the best cone in NY.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MorelliJuly 19, 2011
    Best ice cream ever. Also, Dougie is awesome. Read more
  • Sunny  =)
    Sunny =)February 7
    I'm gonna have to try this one day - it looks yummy!
  • Alisha M.
    Alisha MirandaNovember 3, 2011
    #TREATYOSELF to... vanilla/chocolate twist with rainbow sprinkles on a warm, sunny day
  • Emily H.
    Emily HanhanSeptember 5, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go there before the summer/fall is over and trust in Doug. Ask him for something delicious and no worries, you will receive!
  • Whitney B.
    Whitney ByrdAugust 3, 2010
    Pass on the Salty Pimp, get the CocoCone! So delicious!
  • Panagis V.
    Panagis VagenasAugust 3, 2010
    The olive oil & sea salt topping on vanilla ice-cream is awesome!
  • Jaime D.
    Jaime DonovanMay 15, 2010
    Chocolate ice cream with olive oil and sea salt sounds crazy but is soooooo yum!
  • ilana k.
    ilana kreschAugust 11, 2010
    If they have cardamom on special ... totally worth a try!!
  • justinstoned
    justinstonedJuly 14, 2011
    Support LGBTQ causes by getting good licks. Yumm.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MaymanJune 29, 2011
    wasabi pea dust cone is killer
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TranAugust 1, 2011
    Bea Arthur all day all night! Read more
  • Warren C.
    Warren CohenAugust 15, 2011
    should come to brooklyn more but this non ordinary ice cream truck is worth running after
  • nicole
    nicoleJune 19, 2010
    Salty Pimp a must try every mouthful is just that amazing!
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole StrawbridgeNovember 4, 2011
    The Bea Arthur is the bee's knees.
  • Laura D.
    Laura D.January 24, 2012
    i have dreams about the salty pimp. DREAMS, i tell you.
  • Joel P.
    Joel PavelskiSeptember 3, 2012
    Get the salty pimp. To. Die. For.
  • Lacey Bean
    Lacey BeanAugust 13, 2010
    Love me some Monday Sundae!!! OMG so delicious!
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Gansevoort Hotel GroupOctober 17, 2011
    Try the Salty Pimp!
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