This behemoth two-story follow-up to husband-and-wife team Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna’s Prospect Heights scoop shop comes complete with bright barn-animal murals, aqua vinyl booths and a 25-seat roof deck. All that extra room means even more ice cream. The 1,000-square-foot kitchen churns out 24 ever-changing, off-the-wall flavors —up from the original store’s 16—that will please inner and actual kids alike. Snap Mallow Pop, an überrich, jet-puffed marshmallow number studded with crunchy, toasted rice-cereal nubs, is as comforting as a bake-sale Rice Krispies treat, and the Munchies jazzes up pretzel-infused ice cream with clusters of potato chips, Ritz crackers and mini M&Ms.
|Venue name:||Ample Hills Creamery|
305 Nevins St
|Cross street:||between President and Union Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–10pm; Fri, Sat noon–11pm; Sun noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G to Carroll St R to Union St|
|Price:||Average ice cream: $5. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
4.7 / 5
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This location is a bit off the beaten path for me, compared to the one near Prospect Park, but I’m sure Gowanus residents are very pleased. Ample Hills Creamery has the kind of ice cream that you want to eat even when it's freezing outside. It's all totally house-made and they come out with new flavors all the time. The last time I went to this location, I ordered my favorite, the spicy Mexican hot chocolate, and went to sit on the roof, which you should definitely do if it's warm enough outside. The space has great views of the street, and you can lounge in Adirondack chairs as you eat your ice cream.
Ample Hills doesn't disappoint. The portions are huge, the price reasonable and the flavors deliciously original. Ooey Gooey Butter and Peppermint Pattie are my favorites. They both taste exactly like what their names lead you to expect.
Ample Hills is one of my favorite ice cream spots in all of Brooklyn and Manhattan! The flavors are amazing and unique but be prepared for some variance between trips, as they make their ice cream on site (or so I assume from the massive kitchens you can see in their locations). They keep it simple in the sense that all the flavors are good old fashioned sugary-sweet like the ice cream that you had as a kid, but in combinations that you probably wanted as a kid but could never get. Think rice crispy treat ice cream. My personal favorite is butterscotch pudding but I never make a decision without sampling a few!