How Mikey Cole Uses Ice Cream to Build His Community | Food Skills

  • Published on Oct 30, 2017
  • Eating ice cream can often feel like a transformative experience. But for Michael Cole-the owner of Mikey Likes It Ice Cream in NYC-the frozen treat took him from a six-month prison stint to being a true role model in his community. Like all great success stories, Cole's boils down to the basics: fresh ingredients, a positive outlook, and rich, velvety ice cream blended in-house. With menu items like "2 Live Crew" and "The Humpty Dance," Mikey Likes It is perfect for any dessert-lover who enjoys their ice cream with a side of hip-hop.
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Comments • 275

  • guacamole nigga penis
    guacamole nigga penis 11 days ago

    He lost weight holy shit

  • DatRandomAsian
    DatRandomAsian 4 months ago

    damn, i wanted to go there when i went to new york, then we got there and i realized we went to the new york COUNTRYSIDE

  • Deadshield49 1
    Deadshield49 1 7 months ago

    Cool guy

  • SlasherBandit
    SlasherBandit 10 months ago

    Why does this guy always sound likes hes trying to hold in a cough

  • Potato Boi
    Potato Boi 10 months ago

    This man needs a bigger store!

  • Marty P.
    Marty P. 11 months ago

    I'm guessing he uses pasteurized eggs????

  • Shadman
    Shadman 11 months ago

    The Chief Ice-cream Engineer.

  • Raster
    Raster Year ago

    This man is a true dude

  • Fernando Echeverri

    I dont even like Ice cream like that but the Pink Floyd ice cream is the best I've ever had. I want ice cream now

  • plxnetjazz
    plxnetjazz Year ago

    That's dope. Mad props to Mike.

  • cavv0667
    cavv0667 Year ago +1

    Thank you, Michael Mikey Cole, for being a positive influence on our most important asset... our children! You, sir, Rock! Keep it up and let your passions guide you!

  • OTKP
    OTKP Year ago

    Respect to Mikey!

  • polton00
    polton00 Year ago

    what a hero

  • breden ritter
    breden ritter Year ago

    What an absolute hero

  • Dapper Dop
    Dapper Dop Year ago

    The disrespect from first we feast is unreal in this video! GIVE THIS MAN MORE THAN 2 MINUTES!
    well you don't have to I mean, just sayin I'd watch lol

  • Satrio Purnomo
    Satrio Purnomo Year ago

    that looks delicious

  • ronjonsurf39
    ronjonsurf39 Year ago

    but if he could sell weed AND ice cream he'd be a billionaire

  • TheGreenCommando
    TheGreenCommando Year ago

    this is truly beautiful

  • KGGaming
    KGGaming Year ago

    This guy needs so much more recognition

  • Francis Sicat
    Francis Sicat Year ago

    it's hard not to love mikey, he reminds me of wheezy the penguin from toy story
    all love mikey from australia

  • Seth O'Shields
    Seth O'Shields Year ago

    @1:41 Frederick Douglass is doing really well these days.

  • Justin Brewer
    Justin Brewer Year ago

    This man is a fucking hero. Not all heroes wear capes...

  • Tyler Womelduff
    Tyler Womelduff Year ago

    Anilyst is an icon

  • Sophie Beck
    Sophie Beck Year ago

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  • L.A.B ART
    L.A.B ART Year ago

    Being a materials chemistry,the second my brother said "ice crystals" he got my seal of approval.

  • MrTingles
    MrTingles Year ago

    within the first couple of sentences you can tell, this guy's alright. what an inspiration.

  • havoc 127
    havoc 127 Year ago

    Need more men like the thing guy in the world.

  • crescian medston
    crescian medston Year ago

    This is where it's at. Serving gallons instead of ounces. Role model

  • Tracy S.
    Tracy S. Year ago

    That ice cream looks really yummy😛

  • supercool
    supercool Year ago

    Respect to him

    SMiRK THE ALIEN Year ago

    What a legend. Love it.

  • Marcus Monroe
    Marcus Monroe Year ago

    Foodtown Heavy Cream for the win!

  • 2ToTheDome
    2ToTheDome Year ago

    short n sweet

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  • uhmt0ny
    uhmt0ny Year ago

    Man that shirt at 1:54 is so dope, does anyone know if that's available online somewhere to buy?

  • Jun Peng
    Jun Peng Year ago

    Respect for Mike and his message is all around great

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  • Game Czar
    Game Czar Year ago

    What a great name for his shop. Way to go Mikey!

  • KringusKrang
    KringusKrang Year ago

    Damn I wish I lived near this place

  • Falcarious
    Falcarious Year ago

    Definitely stopping by next time I visit NY

  • Jim Halpert
    Jim Halpert Year ago

    get it Mikey livin the dream

  • Jam
    Jam Year ago

    Asians luv this place

  • AlikA124
    AlikA124 Year ago

    Hey Mikey, if I ever find myself in Harlem i'm stoppin in. I like what you're putting out man.

  • js rass
    js rass Year ago

    realest dude right here

  • VGTN
    VGTN Year ago

    Omg I really wanna go here, but I'm from Australia :((((

  • Shrimp.daddy
    Shrimp.daddy Year ago

    Nice guy

  • EdgeOfFate
    EdgeOfFate Year ago

    Love THIS!!!

  • Niveous23
    Niveous23 Year ago

    there's always room for ice cream.

  • Gabriel Romero
    Gabriel Romero Year ago +1

    Find Your Passion .....You're GodDamn right sir

  • Jose Santana
    Jose Santana Year ago

    The Pink Floyd on a Red Velvet Waffle my favorite!!! Gotta support and stop by the Harlem location now.

  • whitebullterror
    whitebullterror Year ago

    Yo straight up... fuck this guy. Has a shirt about him vs privilege and a clock with all black people (except 1), talking about the culture, when 4 out of the 7 names of the actual ice cream are from "white" culture. Get this clown and his shitty ice cream the fuck OUTTA here!!

  • Bruce
    Bruce Year ago


  • Sam Farley
    Sam Farley Year ago

    Mikey sure does love his Ice Cream...

  • arhanv
    arhanv Year ago

    Watch the Great Big Story segment on this guy, it's better!

  • Karen Everett
    Karen Everett Year ago

    YUMMMMM !!!!

  • Ankit Gopinath
    Ankit Gopinath Year ago

    We give the title MVP to people of incredible skill and character in our society.
    This man the real MVP.

  • jerooo159
    jerooo159 Year ago +1

    Didn't know one of the rappers from Run The Jewels started an icecream store.

  • electricmaster23
    electricmaster23 Year ago

    I like this guy's attitude. Good on him! I wish him the best. :)

  • josh shaw
    josh shaw Year ago

    Get ReportOfTheWeek on hot ones

  • Ultra Pitabread
    Ultra Pitabread Year ago

    Was really touched by his story, good feature

  • Rahul Ramesh
    Rahul Ramesh Year ago

    why he sound like he has 1 liter of cream in his throat?

  • Tom McA
    Tom McA Year ago

    That’s awesome

  • Bacender
    Bacender Year ago

    Seems like a nice dude

  • froto b
    froto b Year ago

    super awesome. what a way to make an impact

  • slim pickens
    slim pickens Year ago

    That’s life cereal slogan , even Mikey likes it , he’s gonna get sued , should not steal Slogans

  • SarcyseTiranin
    SarcyseTiranin Year ago

    Liked most of the vid but that privilege shit looked pretty stupid.

  • John James Rambo
    John James Rambo Year ago

    Well spoken, optimistic, full of hope. Respect to this man.


    Great guy, he sounds unhealthy though.

  • Marc Garcia
    Marc Garcia Year ago

    Wondering if Luke Cage already tried their Ice Cream

  • Young Blood
    Young Blood Year ago

    that’s dope af

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith Year ago

    Good for Mike, a true man.

  • pablo o
    pablo o Year ago

    get the LA beast on hot ones

  • krollic
    krollic Year ago

    Building his community with diabetes

  • T 25
    T 25 Year ago

    Well we got bluebell here

  • joelabo
    joelabo Year ago

    Why do all the food shows have the same people? Is food that boring in the US?
    EDIT: People

  • NightOdin
    NightOdin Year ago

    That blue white background make the shop look nice.

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    Wow. Man, straight few words man.
    I think I might actually get straight. Stop dealing shit. Thanks Mikey

  • itsJoshV
    itsJoshV Year ago

    Yo, we need more Mikey's.

  • Tony Juarez
    Tony Juarez Year ago

    Anyone else see this on
    "The Great big story" channel

  • Jack A
    Jack A Year ago

    beautiful video and beautiful man

  • M B
    M B Year ago

    This guy is awesome!

  • Johnathan Garcia
    Johnathan Garcia Year ago

    What a great man.

  • David Benson
    David Benson Year ago

    Love this story!

  • Joe Hartley
    Joe Hartley Year ago

    I still don't understand why vids like this get dislikes

  • Thymorian
    Thymorian Year ago

    What a chill guy with an inspiring story. If i'm ever in NYC, I will for sure make the trip.

  • Steve Brule
    Steve Brule Year ago

    Love the blue

  • Demaryius Targaryen

    Hey I want to set a native advertising deal for my artisanal almond store “D’s Nuts.” Who should I contact about that?

  • pocketsharks
    pocketsharks Year ago

    seems like a legitimately nice person

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones Year ago

    His voice makes him sound so wise.

  • Beautiful Boy
    Beautiful Boy Year ago

    Yo he’s gonna die go vegang JUU HURRRRRRD

  • Senkiv Zalachenko

    Gooooo Mikeyyyyyy

  • Hobart Grappledonger

    I read that title over and over and was confused til i watched the video

  • Reodyn
    Reodyn Year ago

    What a sweetheart!

  • TheYunMing
    TheYunMing Year ago

    This guy is a total savage

  • Shawn Moore
    Shawn Moore Year ago

    Respect. Dude turned over a new leaf. Having said that, I'll bet that ice cream would be a delicious way to alleviate the munchies.

  • Alex Endr
    Alex Endr Year ago

    They don't want you to succeed

  • M Gonzalez
    M Gonzalez Year ago

    I want some freakin ice cream now.

  • Bryan Agostini
    Bryan Agostini Year ago

    He was also featured on Great big story

  • Ribbed Rhubarb
    Ribbed Rhubarb Year ago

    Better off selling degenerate ice cream then weed to kids, ok sure buddie.

  • anokajdm
    anokajdm Year ago

    Thumbs downs are from people with Lactose Intolerance