Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ample Hills Creamery

I know what you're thinking. Its 30 degrees outside, what business do I have eating, let alone reviewing an ice creamery in mid November? The answer is simply, it's that good. Ample Hills Creamery is the real deal. The brainchild of Brian Smith, who started off by selling his homemade hormone-free ice cream out of a cart in Prospect Park, AHC quickly grew so popular that a brick and mortar location was opened in Prospect Heights. 

Best known for their unique flavors and delicious varieties, you get the feeling here that whoever thought these flavors up may have been puffing a little too much of the funny stuff. My all time favorite has to be the Caramel Crack Caramel made of salted butter caramel ice cream with pieces of Deb's crack cookies, saltines, sugar and chocolate. Addicting, creamy, perfect. Munchies is a combination of pretzel infused ice cream with bits of potato chips, pretzels, ritz crackers and m&m's. There's also Maple Bacon, Stout n Pretzels, Drunken Pumpkin, and Ooey Gooey St Louis Buttercake amongst the 16 ever changing flavors.

Besides for the outstanding ice cream, the staff at AHC really go above and beyond and are so extra friendly. You are free to sample as many favors as you need to (and trust me, you will need to). There is also an adorable play space in the back complete with play kitchen and toy ice cream trucks that light up and sing. There's even a ledge for the kids to stand on to see the ice cream flavors (genius move guys). Trust me, your kids won't want to leave. And once you taste the ice cream, neither will you. 

So bundle up, this place is worth the trek, no matter what the weather. Ample Hills Creamery could very well be the best ice cream Brooklyn has ever seen. 

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Cuisine: Ice Cream

Bite Mark: *****

Good For: Kids, Kids at heart!, Birthday Cakes 

Ample Hills Creamery, 623 Vanderbilt Ave