—A friend who likes mezcal
“It also looks like perfect ice cream weather.”
—Another friend who is enthusiastic about frozen desserts
It’s Little Giant Ice Cream, a new spot where you’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop except you’re an adult in an ice cream shop eating whiskey-infused scoops dunked in cookie crumbles, opening Saturday in Oakland. (Have a look inside.)
The owners hail from Era Art Bar and Cigar Bar, so the spiked-flavor thing makes sense.
Here’s what else you should know:
Everything’s made on-site. Everything.
The cones. The ice cream. The brownies and candied nuts and whatever else you’d want to place generously atop some ice cream.
Your scoops come out of a jewel case.
Like the Banana Pudding with roasted banana and whipped-cream swirl.
Those spiked flavors are plentiful.
There’s the Mezcal Lime (basically margarita sorbet) and the Dirty South (basically whiskey-swirled caramel cream).
Cereal-inspired flavors are coming soon.
As are Negroni and paloma sorbets.
The Lick n’ Dip station beckons.
You’ll get a cone in a cup filled with your ice cream and topping of choice. You’re meant to lick it off, pause briefly, then dip it in for more.
The name is very telling.