Little Giant Ice Cream

One Fell Scoop

Whiskey Swirls and Spiked Sorbets in Oakland

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“This weekend looks like perfect mezcal weather.”
—A friend who likes mezcal

“It also looks like perfect ice cream weather.”
—Another friend who is enthusiastic about frozen desserts

“Guys, look.”
—You

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.

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Little Giant Ice Cream
1951 Telegraph Ave
(at William)
Oakland, CA 94612
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