Ample Hills Creamery

Restaurants , Ice cream parlors Prospect Heights
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Ample Hills Creamery
Ample Hills Creamery

Try one of the inventive flavors, like maple-bacon, chocolate malted or Sunday brunch (cinnamon-infused custard with chunks of French toast) dreamed up by local dad (and former sci-fi writer) Brian Smith. As they wait for their cones to be scooped, kids can read ice cream-themed books in the store's play space, press their noses to the production-room window and marvel at a one-of-a-kind stationary bike, which can be pedaled to churn out the frosty delight.

Venue name: Ample Hills Creamery
Address: 623 Vanderbilt Ave
Cross street: at St. Marks Ave
Opening hours: Sun-Thu noon-11pm; Fri, Sat noon-midnight
Transport: Subway: B to 7th Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St
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Yassss. Hands-down, best ice cream ever. Ample Hills is the best thing that's happened to me since... well, maybe discovering how to make smores in the microwave when I was 10?! :-) They let you try several flavors before deciding, AND you can mix flavors. Bring a friend who isn't "big on ice cream," and you'll make them a believer.

Julie T

If you haven't had ample hills ice-cream yet- then you never had amazing ice-cream. Nothing can compare- the ooey gooey flavor is a must. There will most definitely be a line down the block but it is 100% worth the wait you won't be disappointed! 


So I saw the long line and at first I thought, "Aagh, it's not worth it for me today..." I started to walk out. "Well....maybe I'll try it. I can leave if it takes too long."

I see a girl walking around giving out samples. "Yeah, I'm going to stay long enough to get one of these!!! Then I can leave."

The sample was delicious. I stayed. The line started moving faster and I chatted a bit with the guy behind me and his daughter, who gave me some flavor recs when I said it was my first time there. Some of which I'll definitely try the next time(s).

When I got up front, I tasted Bourbon Street (good, but I decided I was in the mood for chocolate). I asked the server, "What was the flavor you guys were sampling a few minutes ago--Chocolate Saucer?"

She looked confused and then said, "Oh no, it's the Dark Chocolate - soft serve."

Oops. Duh on me. I asked to try the Dark Chocolate hard ice cream, just for comparison. She gave me some on a spoon--that one was delicious too, so I decided to get a cup of that one. 

When leaving, I saw two guys walk in and walk out ("This line is too long"). I told them it moved pretty fast for me and they also had some good samples, so one of the guys said, "Okay, you sold me!! We're staying."  

I definitely will have to come here again this summer, the ice cream is seriously amazing.