The Stuff That Brings People Together
Hey! My name is Zoe and I was born and raised in Southern California, with most of my family still based in Indonesia. Picturing ice cream, I'm reminded of the words "bringing people together"- it's the perfect dessert to have after a meal with the family or just as an excuse to hang out and see friends. When I think of ice cream, I think back to those memories of learning to create the perfect swirl (even if it was too much for me to eat as a kid). Now, I always have two emergency pints of ice cream in my fridge I share with my roommate on the off Fridays between hard days at college. It's definitely the perfect food to crash on the couch with, watching a movie or just talking about our days. I'm a huge matcha fan, so I would love to try Gallivant's Japanese Matcha Flavor. But... who can say no to everything else? I have yet to try a Cardamom or Black Sesame flavor, and those sound delicious!
Life is a (Ice) Dream
Hi! My name’s Somashree and I come from Phoenix, Arizona. When someone mentions ice cream, the first 3 words that pop into my mind are “Sweet,” “Happiness,” and “Dreaminess.” When I think of ice cream, I think of sitting on a beach or a boardwalk and watching the seagulls fly into the distant ocean horizon...dreamy stuff like that. It reminds me of my friends and the countless hours we've spent hanging out in ice cream shops to beat the heat. Given the recent stay at home situation, my family and I have also indulged in creating fun dessert combinations involving ice cream to keep ourselves busy. And yes, Ice cream is a treat to myself, especially on hot summer days here in Phoenix. I'm a sucker for fruit based ice cream and would love to try the Mango flavor for Gallivant Ice Creams!
Sweets on the Front Porch
Hello! My name is Prachaya, and I’m from Twinsburg, Ohio. The first 3 words that come to mind when I think of ice cream are “Dairy,” “Creamy,” and “Yummy.” The ice cream memory closest to my heart is when my mom and I would eat ice cream together on our front porch. Ice cream also reminds me of my dad, who is a dairy scientist. He makes all sorts of yummy treats for me, be it from India or America. Finally, the Gallivant flavor I’m the most excited to try is definitely Mango :).
Hi! My name’s Carolyn and I’m from New Jersey. When I think of ice cream, I think of “Family,” “Summertime,” and “Happiness.” My favorite ice cream memory is that when my twin brother and I were little, my parents would allow us to eat ice cream before dinner on the last day of summer break. We looked forward to it every year :). To me, ice cream represents happiness because it has always cheered me up when I am stressed or upset. Plus, it’s my favorite treat—especially in the summer! The Gallivant flavor I’m most excited to try is Matcha.
Hi I’m Angel! My parents were born and raised in Guangdong, China and we now live in the Bay Area. When I think of ice cream, the first 3 words that pop into my head are “Family,” “Friends,” and “Yum”! As for my favorite ice cream memory, I guess I don’t have a particular favorite—I just love the whole experience of sharing ice cream with loved ones and turning those scenes into precious memories that last forever. Right now in my life, ice cream stands for simple and youthful times...when my biggest problem was worrying about accidentally dropping my ice cream cone! The two Gallivant flavors I’m the most excited to try are either (or a mix of) Black Sesame and Matcha—why choose one when you can have both!
Ice Cream for Dinner
Hey everyone! My name is Abhishek and I’m currently based out of Houston, Texas but am originally from Baroda, Gujarat. The first 3 things that come to mind when I think of ice cream are “Yummy,” “Mood-setter,” and late night outings with friends. My favorite ice cream memory is probably during summers back home, where my mom cuts fresh mangoes with vanilla ice cream slabs (it’s delicious!). Occasionally, we would go out and try new flavors in Mumbai. To me, ice cream is something I’ll always cherish—be that at the end of a rough day or as a mood-lifter after a not-so-satisfactory meal. To me, ice cream is almost sinfully satisfying...I can eat it even for dinner. As for which gallivant flavor I want to try, I can’t choose just one so I’ll choose 3: Matcha, Black Sesame, and Cardamom. Chocolate is my personal favorite—it’s so decadent and delicious it always leaves me craving for more.
Sweet Memories by the Seaside
Hello everybody! My name is Rhian Davies, and I’m from the UK. The first 3 words that come to mind when I think of ice cream are “Childhood,” “Seaside,” and “99” (that’s what we call vanilla ice cream with a Cadbury’s chocolate flake in Britain). My most beloved ice cream memory is when my grandparents would treat me to a “99” ice cream every time I visited their house by the seaside in England as a small child. Indeed, ice cream reminds me of my childhood and I cherish it very much. As for the gallivant flavor I’m most excited about, it is definitely Thai coconut!
Friendship through Ice Cream
Hi everyone! My name is Jenny and I was born in Jiangsu, China, and am now living with my family in Los Angeles, California. The first 3 words that come to mind when I think of ice cream are Sweet, Icy, and Happy. Besides ice cream being the best childhood treat in China, my favorite ice cream memory is when I would take my son and his friends to the nearby ice cream shop after their cross-country competitions to celebrate. I always love how even though they are sweaty and exhausted from their race, eating ice cream and spending quality time with each other immediately puts a huge smile on their faces. To me, ice cream stands for companionship—in our house, ice cream is never eaten alone but rather enjoyed alongside those we love, such as family and friends. In settling into a new life in America, I also love how both my kids and I are able to connect with others and the Asian community through our shared love for ice cream. Finally, as for the Gallivant ice cream flavor I am the most excited to try, it would definitely be Black Sesame! Black sesame is used in many dishes and foods in China, and I’m excited to see how it is deliciously integrated into ice cream.
Hi! My name is Pragati, and I grew up in Bahrain, married my husband in India, and now I currently live in Sunnyvale, California. When I think of ice cream, the first 3 words that come to mind are Happiness, Celebration, and Togetherness. My fondest memory of ice cream is probably when I first traveled to the United States and tried a sundae at Baskin Robbins—growing up, I enjoyed lots of ice cream (especially chocolate) but I have never tried a sundae before. And with such a stunning variety of flavors too, with samples for each! I remember making my way down the aisle and sampling all of the flavors offered before picking up my to-go sundae. Even now when I go out with my husband and daughters for ice cream, I always reminisce about this memory of how excited I was. Indeed, ice cream is like “sweet therapy” to my family—especially on road trips! My daughters love chocolate (like me!) while my husband raves over more nutty and natural fruit flavors like coconut and mango…
As for which Gallivant ice cream flavor I am the most excited to try, you can probably guess: Chocolate! Wait but also Coconut...and Mango too! Gosh, can I pick more than one? I’m excited to try them all!
Confessions of an Ice Cream Fanatic
Hello everyone! My name is Amrita, and I was born and raised in Pune, India. Now I am living in New York City, and recently became a proud mom to a 6-month old. The first 3 words that come to mind when I think of ice cream is Obsession, Bonding, & Special Occasions. Growing up, my happiest memories all involved ice cream—and most recently, when I was 6 months pregnant, my husband made sure my ice cream cravings were met every single day! I truly believe that our baby moon turned out perfect thanks to ice cream (thanks husband!). Besides this, my life philosophy is that “No special occasion is complete without ice cream!” Honestly, I’m an ice cream lover to the core and if I had my way, every day would start and end with ice cream. Finally, the two Gallivant flavors I’m the most excited to try are Coffee and Matcha.