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My Queens ice cream adventure

You know, friends are awesome for like, company and support and shit. But friends are even more awesome when they invite you out for free dessert, like Jori “Best Photog Alive” Jacobs did last weekend when she let me tag along on an assignment to shoot unconventional ice cream in Queens.

We first stopped to taste the result of some  molecular gastronomy at Max and Mina’s in Flushing, where we tried (kosher) horseradish and grass flavors.


Apparently Rosie O’Donnell and Kevin James love this place. And when Izaac Mizrahi tried their vanilla ice cream with strawberries and balsamic vinegar he exclaimed “…Oh my God that’s the most delicious thing I ever tasted in my life. That is a miracle of taste that is so unbelievable!!!” And I believe it too. I mean, it’s not that Isaac is prone to exaggeration or anything.


This is where real men get their hairs cut. And sell their unwanted gold. (In case you can’t read it, the script says “Who’s the man?”)


The next stop was El Palacio de los Cholados at 83-18 Northern Blvd, where we also ran into the 9th Annual Columbia Parade. This LGBT float was awesome.


A cholado is kind of like a souped-up snow cone, with the shaved ice drizzled with cream and topped with fruit. It’s so intense, it comes with both a straw and a spoon. This was the only one of the three that we ate all of. Rather quickly, too.


The third stop was Engeline’s in Woodside, where we had halo-halo with a scoop of mango ice-cream. Halo-halo is a Filipino dessert that combines beans and shaved ice and fruit (oh my!) and really, the only reason we didn’t finish this one is because we were full.

(This is the face of a happy Jori.)


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this furthers my theory that ice cream is the new cupcake for 2009

Comment by katie


Brings me back to the days of pumping water and playing in the mud during monsoon season.

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