Summer Grinches File Thousands of Complaints Against Ice Cream Trucks

The repetitive mechanical music of ice cream trucks is as much a part of summer's aural wallpaper as the sound of kids asking their parents when they can go back inside to play video games because it's tooooo hoooooot ouuuuuut, but some warm weather pooh pooh-ers are doing their part to change that. » 7/07/14 7:00pm 7/07/14 7:00pm

I Did the World's First Ice Cream Cleanse: Yes, Really

Back during the no-carb diet craze of the early 2000s, I joked that I wanted to try a diet consisting of nothing but carbs and lipids. I would call it the Fatkins Diet. Guess what? I just did exactly that. I ate ice cream, and only ice cream, for four days straight. Yes, it's the world's first Ice Cream Cleanse, and… » 3/05/14 9:55pm 3/05/14 9:55pm

The World's Most Popular Ice Cream Commercial Shows No Ice Cream

This ad is one of the most viral web videos of the year. It's not short — at three and a half minutes, it dwarfs the attention span most advertisers assume their target audience has. It's not sexy — the raciest thing about the ad is some teen hand holding. It's not star-studded — the main characters in the ad are… » 11/20/13 6:20pm 11/20/13 6:20pm

Yay: No Half-Naked Women in the Carl's Jr. Ice Cream Sandwich Ad

On Friday we found out that Carl's Jr. had invented the Pop Tart ice cream sandwich, which is one creamy scoop of vanilla nestled between two strawberry toaster treats. YUM. Now comes the commercial, which treats the dessert like the epic creation it is. And look! It wasn't necessary to involve any scantily-clad… » 7/29/13 6:15pm 7/29/13 6:15pm

Sunday Sign-Off: Leave Your Genie Alone This National Ice Cream Day

Today is National Ice Creamy Day, obviously, and while you might be tempted to press your personal duck genie into service by wishing for an ice cream thunderstorm, you ought to resist the urge. Your duck genie just wants to be friends, and he'll feel like you're just using him if you only call him to ask for favors. » 7/21/13 6:30pm 7/21/13 6:30pm

It's Hot as Fuck, So You Should Make This Ice Cream Cake

It's too goddamned hot to do anything but cry in front of an air conditioner — hoping the cool breeze will freeze the tears to your face, creating saline icicles that will further cool you. However, if you are like me and do not have an air conditioner — not even a shitty wall unit! Please cry for me! — your only… » 7/10/13 2:20pm 7/10/13 2:20pm

Dogs Eating Ice Cream Sounds Like Pure, First-World Madness

Ahead of what has proved for many Americans to be a happily gluttonous Memorial Day weekend, The New York Times ran a Q&A with ice cream trucker Peter Van Leeuwen, of the artisanal ice cream Van Leeuwens. Obviously, there was lots of delicious banter about ice cream and the scooping thereof, banter most definitely… » 5/27/13 2:30pm 5/27/13 2:30pm