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FOOD & DRINK

Witty & Whippy Van

You can score a colourful free soft serve at two Sydney beaches this weekend.
By Ben Hansen
February 26, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
February 26, 2021
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The beach and soft serve ice cream are a match made in summer heaven. The only way to improve on this combo is, of course, if the ice cream is free. Sydney beachgoers and soft serve lovers are in luck this weekend, with a Mardi Gras-themed Mr Whippy van handing out free ice cream at two prominent eastern suburbs beaches.

If you're heading to North Bondi or Coogee on Saturday, February 27, keep you eye out for the van which will be making an appearance at the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club and the new Coogee Beach rainbow walkway. The van will be handing out two colourful flavours of soft serve ice cream, Rainbow Rise, your classic vanilla with rainbow sprinkles, and Love Out loud, a vanilla soft serve in a red velvet waffle cone with strawberry sauce and tutti frutti popcorn pieces.

Beloved Australian drag queen Courtney Act will be joining the van at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club to unveil her remix of the Mr Whippy ice cream van jingle — you know, the one that would play as the ice cream truck came around your neighbourhood as a kid. Act has remixed the jingle with the help of drag queen DJ duo Jawbreaker.

The van is courtesy of W Hotels, one of the partners of this year's Mardi Gras festivities. Anyone that grabs a free ice cream will also be able to enter a competition for the chance to win a two-night staycation at any W Hotel around the country.

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