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Tonight history has been made in the form of a Gay marriage bill passing in the NY senate. We congratulate all those couples who can choose to honor each other and their lives together as they always should have been able to and enjoy the rights all humans are entitled to. And of course, they can also enjoy a nice ice cream treat at the end of their special day 😉

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Coming up we have a busy weekend for Memorial Day. We start off Friday with a corporate booking where we will be serving up some cool eats and nostalgia to a building full of hard workers! Next up, we will be riding up the Hutch to a school up North for their annual Springtime event. Last, but not least, we will be riding the green at a Golf Tournament (someone has to feed those hungry foursomes)!

This summer we have a number of repeat clients and of course some new ones including weddings and other private events.

We get a bunch of emails asking if we will be in any public venues and finally the answer is YES!

On June 4th, our truck will be serving up sweet treats for the outdoor screening of Funny Face, the 1957 musical starring Fred Astaire & Audrey Hepburn, part of the Gold Coast Film Festival.

This event will take place at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, NY. More information can be found here. Come by, bring a picnic dinner and a blanket, and grab some dessert from our ’67 truck.

To book your special event, email us booking@goldcoasticecream.com

Ladies & Gentleman!

Boys & Girls!

The Gold Coast Ice Cream Truck will be catering the tastiest events starting in early May! We have a full season already with new venues coming up and some first time experiences for the ’67 truck. We are looking forward to seeing our repeat clients as well as  meeting our new ones.

Email or call us today to book your date. This summer will be HOT HOT HOT!

Now that the Yankees are playing again and the local trucks are playing their tunes, its time for our classic 1967 Good Humor Truck to come out of hibernation.

Coming up for the 2011 Season, we will be working in Long Island’s Hamptons, New York City, and Westchester.

Call or email us for availability!

With a jingle jingle here and a jingle jingle there!

In early August we served a great party in Little Neck at the Queens County Farm Museum for a lovely wedding. Not only did we get to serve a line of eager and friendly guests, park next to cows, and hear Dexy & The Midnight Runners, we also got a very sweet write up indeed!

Thanks to Brad Thomas Parsons for writing this cute little article about our truck & service!

When the Good Humor Man Is a Woman

Posted by Brad Thomas Parsons, August 9, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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[Photograph: Brad Thomas Parsons]

This weekend a dear friend of mine from Seattle was in town and she invited me to join her at a wedding held on the grounds of the Queens County Farm Museum, located less than 20 miles from Manhattan in Glen Oaks, New York (it’s technically in Queens but your taxi driver will likely insist you’re on Long Island). It’s pretty amazing to turn off the bustling Little Neck Parkway and suddenly be set upon 47 acres of historical farmland in New York City.

Among the wedding guests was a starting lineup of barnyard animals—both fenced in and sometimes wandering the grounds—including Rhode Island red hens, ducks, a turkey or two, goats, sheep, many day-tripping NYC pigeons, and a prideful peacock. And where there are barns there are usually barn cats, and I spent some time before the ceremony seeking them out without much luck. There were also heritage pigs on the property but they laid low, probably calling it a night as soon as the caterers fired up the barbecue pit. The reception menu was a perfect fit for the setting and included pulled pork, brisket, pit beans, and cornbread washed down with iced tubs of Brooklyn Lager.

As the night was winding down and the caterers were setting up the tower of cupcakes on the dance floor, I took a stroll around the grounds under the stars. While checking out the roosting chickens I saw the second part of the dessert course roll in as a vintage Good Humor truck drove up the gravel path. The Good Humor man turned out to a be a woman, and instead of the traditional Good Humor man uniform she was wearing a farm-wedding appropriate chambray shirt.

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I can live in a world without cupcakes so I skipped the cascade of gourmet cupcakes and lined up for a late-night ice cream novelty. Would it be Toasted Almond, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Eclair, Candy Center Crunch Bar, Creamsicle, Sundae Cone, or an Ice Cream Sandwich?

I was about to go with my usual, the Chocolate Eclair, but the Candy Center Crunch Bar caught my eye. And that simple, albeit artificially flavored, ice cream bar was the perfect ending to a wonderful day. So good, in fact, that the Good Humor woman was kind enough to break me off with another Candy Center Crunch Bar for the ride home.

Whether it’s from a truck or the freezer at the corner store, what ice cream novelty bar or cone do you reach for?

PS: Serious Eats editor Adam Kuban has a nice roundup of a similar Good Humor truck in action.

About the author: Brad Thomas Parsons is a Brooklyn-based writer who has interviewed many of the food world’s biggest names, including David Chang, Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Danny Meyer, Ina Garten, Jamie Oliver, Paula Deen, and Giada De Laurentiis, among others. He is currently at work on his first book, Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails and Recipes.

This article can be found on Serious Eats.

It always a nice treat to find that one of the many guests at a wedding is, in fact, a writer who’s main focus is food! Thank you to Mr. Parsons for a delightful review of our truck and a nice picture to boot!

Hot Hot Hot

Yes, its blazing hot outside with an average of 94 this week. Ice cream tastes mmm…mmm good!