I love ice creams no matter the season!
Summer in NYC that year was just a bless and I couldn’t miss the chance of exploring good ice cream shops around. This one I must say went on top of my list!
It was 2014 and they had just opened their second store in Brooklyn. Fast forward two summers on and they are now all over town. I went for their original store.
Located on Vanderbilt Ave, a very neighborhoodly area of Prospect Heights, with the local restaurants and coffee houses around. Ample Hills Creamery is discretely located on the corner.
Going in, the first impression you have is to be stepping out of town. One of its main intention, coming from the young new york couple who developed the idea.
A bit country a bit trendy. With some well placed kitsch details that makes it even more authentic. Yet very simple. Like their cutie logo – a cow representing the goal behind the idea: “…there were cows in Brooklyn. And the cows grazed on Brooklyn’s lush ample hills.”
I remember it was a Sunday afternoon, a rather hot one I must add, and yes the shop was packed. With some peak moments that it got even more packed if any possible. Staff is extra cool and efficient in serving the long line with “alotof” samplings and smiles. Be prepared when visiting Ample Hills on a weekend that a bit of wait is expected. Period. But no doubt, totally worth it!
My choice of flavors time were Salted Crack Caramel and Peppermint Pattie. I’m not a huge fan of very creamy ice creams but their flavors are rich and intense that to some palate that can get a tad nauseous depending on your choice. Attention though! I don’t mean that because of the ice cream quality, of course! But of their serving quantity!! You would have already done some sampling for sure and more what you order so choose properly! Their portions are huge! They are all very exquiste and particular which makes me want to go back to try each single one!
If you live in the USA, you guys are lucky as Ample Hills Creamery now ships nationwide!
From a menu with 16 fixed ones with some seasonal ones and the odd surprise that is announced on their Facebook page. So make sure to follow their page and their Instragram.
When in NYC look up on their website for other locations and how to order their book.
Photo Credits: ample hills website & facebook
623 Vanderbilt Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238 Tel: 347 240 3926 : Sun – Thru noon – 11:00pm / Fri – Sat noon – midnight