Laverne Cox got her own ice cream flavor!
How do we love Laverne Cox? Let us count the ways. 1. She inspires everyone from you and me, to Caitlyn Jenner, to this trans 7-year-old. 2. She plays the incredible Sophia Burset on one of our very favorite shows Orange is the New Black. 3. She makes history seemingly daily, becoming the first transgender woman to be on the cover of Time, as well as the first trans woman to be nominated for an Emmy. Last week, she became the first trans woman to receive a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. We’ll stop there because this list could go on for a while.
Well now there’s a new reason to love Laverne, she has her very own ice cream flavor. It’s deliciousness with a twist of social justice! According to Time, Three Twins Ice Cream, a California-based organic ice cream company, has created limited edition flavors to celebrate Pride Month (June). Laverne’s flavor is described as “chocolate orange confetti” (yeah, you can see where this is going) and is called — wait for it — “Laverne Cox’s Chocolate Orange Is The New Black.” YAAAAAS.
Neil Gottlieb, one of the founders of Three Twins Ice Cream, is an LGBT activist and makes these special flavors every year. If you’re curious about the other flavors, here’s the full list, according to SFWeekly:
Brownie Batter Hunk (Brownie Batter Chunk)
Hot Cookie (Vanilla with cookies)
Bear Bait (Honey ice cream with peanut butter cups)
Matcha Matcha Man (Green tea)
Gay Vanilla (Pink vanilla with beet juice)
Maple Stonewall-Nut (Maple walnut)Two Tops Don’t Make a Bottom (Vanilla ice cream with muffin tops)
Dorothy’s Ruby Slipper (Raspberry sorbet)
Freedom to Marry Cherry (Cherry Chocolate Chunk)
Harvey Milk and Honey (Land of Milk and Honey)
Laverne Cox’s Chocolate Orange is the New Black (Chocolate Orange Confetti)
Daddy Cardamom (Dad’s Cardamom)
We approve. You can find Three Twins at various grocery stores all over the country (like Whole Foods) but if you want to indulge in Laverne’s new flavor (and the other LGBT flavors), you’ve gotta trek over to San Francisco to their shop next weekend and try this delicious chocolate-orange goodness for yourself IRL. This is a limited-time situation. We’re definitely tempted.
Petition for Laverne to take a selfie eating a cone of her flavor? Yes.
Thanks, Three Twins, for honoring the goddess that is Laverne Cox — a sweet honor indeed.
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