Ample Hills Creamery, Gowanus
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This ice-cream paradise brings your kids' favorite treat to the next level with an ever-rotating menu of outrageous flavors crafted on-site from the freshest ingredients. Figuring out what to order is the hard part—we suggest the Munchies, with pretzels, potato chips, Ritz crackers and mini M&Ms. You could order your ice cream in a plain ol' cup, but why would you when you can get it on a warm brownie? The new location in Gowanus has booths and counter seating, but take your treats up to the outdoor roof deck where the kids can pedal an ice cream–churning bike and take in stunning views of the Manhattan skyline frame by the Gowanus Canal below. The shop is also home to a huge production facility; little ones (and their parents) will love watching the ice cream being made.
305 Nevins St
|Cross street:||between President and Union Sts|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G to Carroll St; R to Union St|
|Price:||Average ice cream: $5. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Thurs: noon to 10pm; Fri and Sat noon–11pm|