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New investment in Ample Hills means their top-notch scoops could hit stores nationwide

AMPLE HILLS timeout flavor ice cream
Paul Wagtouicz Ample Hills

Here's something to be thankful for. Ample Hills—that line-inducing, madcap creamery responsible for flavor-hits like Salted Crack Caramel and Nonna D's Oatmeal Lace—just rallied a first-round investment to the tune of $4 million, in a bid to expand the range of frosty goodness from Prospect Heights to all of America. The plan includes new locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as an "interactive production facility" that will be able to distribute pints of the stuff to grocery stores across the nation. 

Brooklyn Magazine reports that the idea was born when owners Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna reached out to neighbor Charlie O'Donnell of Gowanus-based, $8.3 million seed fund Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. The idea quickly caught on, earning sign-on's from tech-forward heavy-hitters like the founders of Seamless and Ben Lerer's Lerer Hippeau Ventures, as well as other Brooklynites like Tom Potter of Brooklyn Brewery

While details about the exact timeline for this sweet-sounding rollout are still to be determined, we're just excited to see the plan in motion. After all, more locations and a nationwide availability will mean a much shorter line next time we're craving Ooey Gooey Butter Cake.

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