Ice & Vice is making its return to Long Island City at 27-20 Jackson Avenue, and will have its grand opening on Friday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The shop will serve handcrafted artisanal ice cream, sorbets, and frozen yogurts. It first started at LIC Flea & Food three years ago, and will be doing a pop-up shop with local artist William Lamson.
“William Lamson’s work provides the perfect inspirational playground for Ice & Vice’s experimental edge,” Ice & Vice founder Ken Lo wrote in an email to The Court Square Blog. “His current artistic focus on minerology and light installations will be exhibited at the pop-up shop to complement Ice & Vice’s experimental menu.”
Ice & Vice opened its first brick-and-mortar opened June 5, 2015 on the Lower East Side at 221 East Broadway (East Broadway and Clinton), and its I SCREAM! Kiosk opened in Times Square at 43rd and Broadway on May 15, 2017. It has also appeared at Brooklyn Night Bazaar and Astoria Flea, while winning Vendy Award for Best Dessert in 2014.
Lamson’s work has been featured at the Brooklyn Musuem, The Moscow Biennial, MoMA PS1, Kunsthalle Erfurt, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles.
In addition to featuring its signature flavors, Ice & Vice will also be featuring a rotation of past fan favorites like Happy Panda (black rice horchata sorbet), Tico Time (guava ice cream with chili-lime plantain chip), and Thai-Phoon (Thai tea mango sorbet with sumac jiggery). Ice & Vice will also be featuring its whimsical ice cream sandwiches and pies.
We first reported on this story on Monday.1