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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  • BLU Animations
    BLU Animations 5 days ago

    wish i was in NYC just to go to mikey likes it every sunday and saturday

  • Raster
    Raster 3 months ago

    This man is a true dude

  • Fernando Echeverri
    Fernando Echeverri 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    That's dope. Mad props to Mike.

  • cavv0667
    cavv0667 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Respect to Mikey!

  • polton00
    polton00 3 months ago

    what a hero

  • breden ritter
    breden ritter 3 months ago

    What an absolute hero

  • Dapper Dop
    Dapper Dop 3 months 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 4 months ago

    that looks delicious

  • ronjonsurf39
    ronjonsurf39 4 months ago

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

  • TheGreenCommando
    TheGreenCommando 4 months ago

    this is truly beautiful

  • KGGaming
    KGGaming 4 months ago

    This guy needs so much more recognition

  • Francis Sicat
    Francis Sicat 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Justin Brewer
    Justin Brewer 4 months ago

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

  • Tyler Womelduff
    Tyler Womelduff 4 months ago

    Anilyst is an icon

  • Whom the fuk
    Whom the fuk 4 months ago

    Isn't he in Great Big Story?

  • Sophie Beck
    Sophie Beck 4 months ago

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  • L.A.B ART
    L.A.B ART 4 months ago

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

  • MrTingles
    MrTingles 4 months ago

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

  • havoc 127
    havoc 127 4 months ago

    Need more men like the thing guy in the world.

  • crescian medston
    crescian medston 4 months ago

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

  • Tracy S.
    Tracy S. 4 months ago

    That ice cream looks really yummy😛

  • Natsume Reiko
    Natsume Reiko 4 months ago

    Respect to him

    SiNiSTA SMiRK 4 months ago

    What a legend. Love it.

  • Marcus Monroe
    Marcus Monroe 4 months ago

    Foodtown Heavy Cream for the win!

  • 2ToTheDome
    2ToTheDome 4 months ago

    short n sweet

  • Abdulrahman Al-Tamimi
    Abdulrahman Al-Tamimi 4 months ago


  • uhmt0ny
    uhmt0ny 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Respect for Mike and his message is all around great

  • Mike Van Der Vegt
    Mike Van Der Vegt 4 months ago


  • Game Czar
    Game Czar 4 months ago

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

  • kris manwaring
    kris manwaring 4 months ago

    Damn I wish I lived near this place

  • Falcarious
    Falcarious 4 months ago

    Definitely stopping by next time I visit NY

  • Freddy Groves
    Freddy Groves 4 months ago

    get it Mikey livin the dream

  • James Cai
    James Cai 4 months ago

    Asians luv this place

  • alika124
    alika124 4 months ago

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

  • Big Daddy Jansen
    Big Daddy Jansen 4 months ago

    realest dude right here

  • VGTN
    VGTN 4 months ago

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

  • M3M3
    M3M3 4 months ago

    Nice guy

  • EdgeOfFate
    EdgeOfFate 4 months ago

    Love THIS!!!

  • NewsTube
    NewsTube 4 months ago

    Isso podia ter no Brasil😭
    Parace tão bom

  • Niveous23
    Niveous23 4 months ago

    there's always room for ice cream.

  • Gabriel Romero
    Gabriel Romero 4 months ago +1

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

  • Jose Santana
    Jose Santana 4 months ago

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

  • whitebullterror
    whitebullterror 4 months 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 4 months ago


  • sam farley
    sam farley 4 months ago

    Mikey sure does love his Ice Cream...

  • arhanv
    arhanv 4 months ago

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

  • Karen Everett
    Karen Everett 4 months ago

    YUMMMMM !!!!

  • Ankit Gopinath
    Ankit Gopinath 4 months ago

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

  • jerooo159
    jerooo159 4 months ago +1

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

  • electricmaster23
    electricmaster23 4 months ago

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

  • josh shaw
    josh shaw 4 months ago

    Get ReportOfTheWeek on hot ones

  • Ultra Pitabread
    Ultra Pitabread 4 months ago

    Was really touched by his story, good feature

  • Rahul Ramesh
    Rahul Ramesh 4 months ago

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

  • Tom McA
    Tom McA 4 months ago

    That’s awesome

  • Bacender
    Bacender 4 months ago

    Seems like a nice dude

  • froto b
    froto b 4 months ago

    super awesome. what a way to make an impact

  • slim pickens
    slim pickens 4 months ago

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

  • SarcyseTiranin
    SarcyseTiranin 4 months ago

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

  • John James Rambo
    John James Rambo 4 months ago

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

    ADRENELINEDUDE 4 months ago

    Great guy, he sounds unhealthy though.

  • Marc Garcia
    Marc Garcia 4 months ago

    Wondering if Luke Cage already tried their Ice Cream

  • Young Blood
    Young Blood 4 months ago

    that’s dope af

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith 4 months ago

    Good for Mike, a true man.

  • pablo o
    pablo o 4 months ago

    get the LA beast on hot ones

  • rky
    rky 4 months ago

    Building his community with diabetes

  • Tyson Judd
    Tyson Judd 4 months ago

    Well we got bluebell here

  • joelabo
    joelabo 4 months ago

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

  • NightOdin
    NightOdin 4 months ago

    That blue white background make the shop look nice.

  • The Gaming Debate Show
    The Gaming Debate Show 4 months ago

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

  • itsJoshV
    itsJoshV 4 months ago

    Yo, we need more Mikey's.

  • Tony Juarez
    Tony Juarez 4 months ago

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

  • Jack A
    Jack A 4 months ago

    beautiful video and beautiful man

  • Bill Buster
    Bill Buster 4 months ago

    This guy is awesome!

  • Johnathan Garcia
    Johnathan Garcia 4 months ago

    What a great man.

  • David Benson
    David Benson 4 months ago

    Love this story!

  • Joe Hartley
    Joe Hartley 4 months ago

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

  • EpicWaffle_97
    EpicWaffle_97 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Love the blue

  • Demaryius Targaryen
    Demaryius Targaryen 4 months ago

    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 4 months ago

    seems like a legitimately nice person

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones 4 months ago

    His voice makes him sound so wise.

  • Beautiful Boy
    Beautiful Boy 4 months ago

    Yo he’s gonna die go vegang JUU HURRRRRRD

  • Senkiv
    Senkiv 4 months ago

    Gooooo Mikeyyyyyy

  • Hobart Grappledonger
    Hobart Grappledonger 4 months ago

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

  • MrBawsauce
    MrBawsauce 4 months ago

    What a sweetheart!

  • TheYunMing
    TheYunMing 4 months ago

    This guy is a total savage

  • Rowdy
    Rowdy 4 months ago +1

    Title confused the fuck out of me

  • Shawn Moore
    Shawn Moore 4 months 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 4 months ago

    They don't want you to succeed

  • Man whatever
    Man whatever 4 months ago

    I want some freakin ice cream now.

  • Bryan Agostini
    Bryan Agostini 4 months ago

    He was also featured on Great big story

  • Ribbed Rhubarb
    Ribbed Rhubarb 4 months ago

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

  • anokajdm
    anokajdm 4 months ago

    Thumbs downs are from people with Lactose Intolerance

  • testenten
    testenten 4 months ago


  • Collette Chawaz
    Collette Chawaz 4 months ago

    Please get Trevor Noah(Comedian and The Daily Show Host) on the show

  • Pa Park
    Pa Park 4 months ago

    You should get kill'em to sit down and do hot one's