In Which We Wait in Line for Dulce de Leche-laced, Salt-speckled, Chocolate-dipped Soft Serve

photo (6)Never one to ignore the local delicacies, I ventured to Big Gay Ice Cream with my friend Zoe, for a taste of the East Village flavor (the neighborhood to which I’ve just returned!) and some heavenly creamy goodness. After 15-20 minutes, we finally entered the hallowed halls (read: small, bright room) and ordered the much-loved, and cheekily named Salty Pimp.

Cloud-like vanilla soft serve was loftily layered on a cone (don’t worry–I also requested a coating of Nutella inside the cone–keeping it light is my motto), pierced with lashings of carameltastic dulce de leche, studded with flakes of sea salt and, of course, dipped entirely in chocolate.

There’s a reason why people wait in line for this.

Big Gay Ice Cream
NYC Locations:

EAST VILLAGE
125 East 7th Street
(between 1st Avenue & Avenue A)
New York NY 10009
212.533.9333

WEST VILLAGE
61 Grove Street
(at Seventh Avenue South)
New York NY 10014
212.414.0222

A Trip to Jersey, Savory Whoopie Pies, and A Taste of Thailand by way of Boston

Last weekend, I spent a lovely day and night visiting a college friend at her home in New Jersey. She’s one of the best cooks I know, whipping up pulled pork or salted caramel ice cream on a whim. Her Kitchenaid is rarely out of use, and even though she’s an extremely busy lawyer, she still had time to prepare some incredible snacks for our arrival:
(Excuse the sub-par iPhone photos, my camera decided not to work)
JalapeƱo Cornbread Whoopie Pies with Bacon Goat Cheese Filling (adapted from this recipe)