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Big Gay Ice Cream

Big Gay Ice Cream

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About Us

Throughout their years living in New York City, Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff always focused on their respective careers—until they got themselves a Big Gay Ice Cream truck.
Their seasonal truck debuted in June 2009, and since then, the business has seen a whirlwind of publicity and has become a New York favorite. With a playful attitude, Big Gay Ice Cream spins a new take on old-school ice cream by creating fun and unique flavors, toppings and frozen treats that appeal to a diverse mix of clientele.
To help bring rainbow sprinkles and Salty Pimps to ice cream lovers year-round, the first Big Gay Ice Cream shop opened in September 2011 in New York City’s East Village. Doug and Bryan, realizing the need for assistance with the business operations and growth strategy, partnered with Jon Chapski, experienced multi-unit operator in the hospitality industry.
In June 2012, Dessert Professional featured Big Gay Ice Cream in their 10 best ice cream parlors in the U.S. issue. Then in May 2013, The Daily Beast and USA Today ranked Big Gay Ice Cream as the #5 best ice cream parlor in the world—the highest ranked U.S. ice cream parlor on the list.
Their ice cream has been called “awesome” by the press and The Village Voice placed Big Gay Ice Cream as one of “New York’s ice cream powerhouses— not only for what they do with ice cream, but for the ice cream itself.”
The pair’s first cookbook, Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream, was published in April 2015 by Clarkson Potter,division of Penguin Random House


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