Not to be outdone by Stephen Malkmus, Padma Lakshmi is also getting her very own soft-serve flavor. That’s right, Big Gay Ice Cream tweeted earlier this morning that Padma’s “rose ice cream with pistachios and rose-infused whipped cream” is coming this Valentine’s Day. The sundae is a take on a recipe in Padma’s cookbook Tangy Hot Tart & Sweet. Though Padma won’t be in-store doing any meet n’ greets, co-founder Douglas Quint suspects she’ll pop by to sample the creation. He tells us Padma even taste tested some batches last week. Did you taste test batches of your ice cream, Stephen Malkmus?
Sadly, Quint and his partner (both business and romantic) Bryan Petroff will not be spending Valentine’s Day together this year. But don’t fret, there’s no trouble in soft-serve paradise for the couple – Petroff will be in Los Angeles working on the duo’s first Big Gay outpost beyond New York. V-Day evening, Petroff will be checking out the band Spiritualized. Meanwhile, Quint will “probably hang out at our West Village shop and invite random Twitter follows to come have sundaes with me.” Sounds like a glorious way to spend the Halmarkiest of holidays.
— Big Gay Ice Cream (@biggayicecream) February 11, 2014