Summer may have officially ended a month ago but there is always time for ice cream, right? While we might be heading towards boots and scarves weather, my family is still sweltering in the Southern California heat, and I am always thinking about ice cream (not really. maybe. ok guilty). Also, someone said it’s national dessert day, so obviously this post was meant to be.
305 Nevins St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Sun – Thurs: Noon to 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12-Midnight
Ample Hills was first started by a couple back in 2011, in hopes of bringing people together by the power of ice cream. That sounds like a wonderful plan, doesn’t it? In typical Brooklyn fashion, the flavors were quirky, outrageous, and creative. Sure, Ben & Jerry’s have done their own business creating wacky and unique combinations, but there’s something so fascinating and enticing about Salted Crack Caramel (a salted caramel ice cream with pieces of chocolate covered buttered crackers), Peppermint Pattie (cool peppermint ice cream with homemade peppermint patties), and Sweet As Honey (homemade honeycomb candy in a sweet cream base).
Not only that, but all of the ice cream and a majority of the toppings and mix-ins are made from ingredients right there in Brooklyn! Man, I need to leave Manhattan more often (something that is said very very rarely).
This author knows what’s up – ice cream is always better eaten with company. My grandpa used to take us out to this soda fountain/diner in Pasadena and I’m pretty sure I recall having a banana split there one time. One day I’ll discover another excellent banana split location.
The “It Came From Gowanus” creation (salted dark chocolate ice cream with hazelnut crack cookies topped with white chocolate pearls and orange-scented brownies) + “Salted Crack Caramel”
Of course, there are pre-packaged pints if you are more inclined to pick up your sweet treat at home. You do miss out on the rooftop (Gowanus location) but this could also be clutch for those picnics in the park or in your pajamas.
After perusing the website a bit, I found the link for cakes and may very well order one for my 25th birthday extravaganza. No, I don’t really know how to celebrate my upcoming quarter-life crisis but knowing me, I’ll probably sign up for a half marathon or something around that weekend. Running + ice cream pretty much sounds like a dream come true. Add in some beach or a mountain afternoon and I’m one happy camper.
“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos”