Ample Hills Creamery

  • 4.37
  • Outstanding!
  • Food:4.0
  • Decor:3.0
  • Service:2.7

305 Nevins St , Brooklyn, NY 11215New York / Brooklyn / Gowanus  [ Map ]

(347) 725-4061  [ Website ]

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Ample Hills- Sweet as Honey

    • 4.4
  • Food: 5.0
  • Decor: 3.0
  • Service: 4.0

In my continuing quest to try every single Ample Hills flavor today brings a cup of one of their signature flavors the Sweet as Honey.  They take their homemade honeycomb candy and crush it all up into a sweet cream ice cream base. 

 

Ample Hills Creamery

 

Good lord this is AMAZING...it's got this fantastic sweet and satisfying crunch with each bite.  I honestly felt like I was eating a sundae since the honeycomb created a caramelized sauce that stuck to thick creamy base.  This may just be my favorite Ample Hill ice cream yet.  I also kind of love how you can see the shadow of my spoon looming in the background like Jaws coming in for the kill...Da Dum..Da Dum..Da Dum...DumDaDum!  (I may have had too much sugar).   

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    • 4.8
  • Food: 4.9
  • Decor: 3.7
  • Service: 4.6
  • Meal Price: $0 - $9

I'm not ashamed to admit it, but I love ice cream! Ample Hills has some of the best ice cream in Brooklyn. They have many great flavors for you to enjoy, such as peppermint Patty, snap mallow pop, the rod deal, sweet as honey, strawberries and cream, the munchies (my favorite), just to name a few. What's great about ample hills, is that they let you try flavors before you buy. That way you know what you're getting. One of my favorite flavors is The munchies, which is a Pretzel-infused ice cream with clusters of Ritz crackers, potato chips, pretzels and mini M&Ms. It has the Best of both worlds that incorporates sweet and salty. The sweetness of the ice cream and M&Ms, paired with potato chips and pretzels, It is so damn good. My mouth is watering right now as I type this review. If you want to elevate your ice cream experience even more. You can choose to get a chocolate chip cookie cone. And no that wasn't a typo, they do offer this as an option instead of the waffle cone. If you're in the area, I do suggest checking this place out. I will guarantee you you will love this place as much as I do!

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Ample Hills Creamery

    • 3.5
Mission: Dessert at Ample Hills Creamery post Mission Chinese Food Pop-up dinner in Brooklyn. Our original plan was to head over to the Prospect Heights location, but then we realized that today was the opening day for the new Ample Hills in Gowanus. Since we were already in nearby Carroll Gardens, this shop (with an upstairs patio!) was totally closer. It might've been the rain and heavy thunderstorms, but the line only had a dozen or so people on it. We counted ourselves lucky because soon enough, the line was out the door. We were also lucky to have Max helping us decide and when we asked him what his favorite flavor was, he immediately donned his hat and told us to tell him (Max's favorite is the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. You'll see him captured in the flavor description/drawing.). The folks here are patient and very generous with the samples. Between us, we tried: Salted Crack Caramel* Snap, Mallow, Pop! Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Vanilla Malted It Came From Gowanus Nonna D's Oatmeal Lace I put myself in the hands of the shop and opted for the 'It Came From Gowanus' (Salty Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Hazlenut Crack Cookies, White Chocolate Pearls and Orange Scented Brownies) and, Max's favorite, the 'Ooey Gooey Butter Cake' (The Creamiest Vanilla Ice Cream with Gobs of St. Louis Style Ooey Gooey Butter Cake). What I got was a split flavor small on a pretzel cone. As you can tell from my picture, it's quite the generous serving! It Came From Gowanus was very rich and chocolatey. Perfect for chocoholics! I loved the pieces of hazlenut crack cookies, but thought the brownies (while good) were more than merely scented - there was a very up front orange flavor. The Ooey Gooey Butter Cake had a delicious vanilla ice cream base that wasn't too sweet, so as too offset the rich and sugary butter cake. Personally, I wasn't a fan of the pretzel cone. It was very salty and a bit too thick for my taste. I took a couple nibbles, scooped out my ice cream from it and then tossed it. Sorry, pretzel cone - you're just not my thing. There were a few booths and a row of stools in the shop, but if you're so inclined, you can also head upstairs to the patio. Also, there's a toddler sized kitchen play area to keep the little ones entertained. *I now understand why the Salted Crack Caramel is the beloved flavor. As soon as I had my first bite, I was hooked. It's true what they say about crack. They give you your first taste for free and then you'll keep going back for more. (We left with a pint of the crack...)

Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

It came from Gowanus deep dark salted chocolate w crack cookies, white chocolate pearls n orange sce

It came from Gowanus deep dark salted chocolate w crack cookies, white chocolate pearls n orange scented brownies oh yes! And then there's Strawberry & cream not as exciting but still good! #TBIE

  • It came from Gowanus deep dark salted chocolate w crack cookies, white chocolate pearls n orange sce 218453

Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

Little Yoda leaning toward the Dark Side, but both of the #StarWarsIceCream flavors from amplehills

Little Yoda leaning toward the Dark Side, but both of the #StarWarsIceCream flavors from amplehills are incredible. Also, some people thought we should do some Snapchat stuff, so check out foodbabyny on Snapchat for some more fun with Yoda

  • Little Yoda leaning toward the Dark Side, but both of the #StarWarsIceCream flavors from amplehills  364810

Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

Had a belated Valentine's Day and somehow managed to not gobble up these adorable cakes I pre-ordere

Had a belated Valentine's Day and somehow managed to not gobble up these adorable cakes I pre-ordered before presenting them to my dude. Even tho I was really craving ice cream cake. that's true love. : Heart-shaped mini ice cream cakes w/ choco fudge brownie, strawberry ice cream w dark choco flakes : amplehills Share with us#NomNomNYCgirls pornieandwinefoodcakeshapedcak​e

  • Had a belated Valentine's Day and somehow managed to not gobble up these adorable cakes I pre-ordere 540604

Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

    • 5.0

Road Trip Rule 1:  We Break For Ice Cream  amplehills  #AdventuresOfAPE #IceCreamOfInsta #EEEEEATS #

Road Trip Rule 1: We Break For Ice Cream amplehills #AdventuresOfAPE #IceCreamOfInsta #EEEEEATS #TheDailyBite #DroolClub #SWEEEEEATS #IceCream #DailyFoodFeed #WannaSpoonNYC #TREEEEEATS #EatFamous #NYCsibs #NYCfat #FeedYourSoull #NoLeftOvers #AllButtonsBursting #MyFab5 #BestFoodWorld #MealsAndReels #SpoonFeed #FeedFeed #SatisFeed #BuzzFeast #ForkYeah #FOODBEAST #CheatDayEats #Feastagram #HowISummer #IceCream #Brooklyn

  • Road Trip Rule 1:  We Break For Ice Cream  amplehills  #AdventuresOfAPE #IceCreamOfInsta #EEEEEATS # 189008

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expensive, but high quality ice cream. This is the mexican hot chocolate with cinnamon and spice, and of course some sprinkles on top.Ample Hills Creamery

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Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

Legitimate nostalgia made into an ice cream cone. This place makes me all giddy like a lil school gi

Legitimate nostalgia made into an ice cream cone. This place makes me all giddy like a lil school girl. This is some Ice Cream with Chunks of Chocolate and Peanut Butter gooey goodness on a Pretzel Cone.

  • Legitimate nostalgia made into an ice cream cone. This place makes me all giddy like a lil school gi 555422

Getting the Munchies at Ample Hills

    • 4.3

Ample Hills is hands down the best ice cream in town.  And scorching hot days like today make my summer mission seem easy to accomplish...try each and every Ample Hills flavor.  This feat is going to be quite difficult given that they introduce new flavors almost every week and the fact I'm a bit lactose intolerant BUT until my stomach completely shuts down I'm giving it a whirl and kicking things off with The Munchies.

 

Ample Hills Creamery

 

Pretzel infused ice cream swirled with clusters of Ritz Crackers, potato chips, pretzels and mini M&M's.  It's a creamy delicious blend of butter, salt and chocolate....three of my favorite food groups.  I'm not sure how far I'll get but I'm certainly loving the start to this challenge!

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Ample Hills Creamery

    • 5.0
Ample Hills makes some great ice cream and is a fun place to visit. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is nice. You will most likely have to wait a while (in the area of 20 minutes) to get your ice cream, but it's well worth it. My favorite flavor is their salted cracked caramel in a plain waffle cone.

Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

best idea ever: ordering the flight at amplehills! 6 mini scoops to try all the flavors since it was

best idea ever: ordering the flight at amplehills! 6 mini scoops to try all the flavors since it was my first time! coffee toffee coffee, butter pecan brittle, snap mallow pop, ooey gooey butter cake, salted crack caramel & nonna d's oatmeal lace. perfect post BBQ dessert w cheatdayeats, lpshanet & the professor! and now I'm really full... icecream dessert firsttime

  • best idea ever: ordering the flight at amplehills! 6 mini scoops to try all the flavors since it was 152353

Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

Yep, looks like 'It Came From Gowanus' AmpleHills        #YelpEatsNYC

Yep, looks like 'It Came From Gowanus' AmpleHills #YelpEatsNYC

  • Yep, looks like 'It Came From Gowanus' AmpleHills        #YelpEatsNYC 577231

Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

#SaltedCrackCaramel from AmpleHills. Salted butter caramel  with Deb's famous crack cookies: saltine

#SaltedCrackCaramel from AmpleHills. Salted butter caramel with Deb's famous crack cookies: saltine crackers coated with butter, sugar, and chocolate. #FoodieMagician #FattyMagician

  • #SaltedCrackCaramel from AmpleHills. Salted butter caramel  with Deb's famous crack cookies: saltine 207733

Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

No Sleep Till Pumpkin In Pretzel Cone (Coffee Ice Cream With Pumpkin Ooey Gooey Cake at Ample Hills

No Sleep Till Pumpkin In Pretzel Cone (Coffee Ice Cream With Pumpkin Ooey Gooey Cake at Ample Hills Creamery amplehills // shout out to mikejchau savorysweetlive cheatdayeats

  • No Sleep Till Pumpkin In Pretzel Cone (Coffee Ice Cream With Pumpkin Ooey Gooey Cake at Ample Hills  311238

Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

#Icecream double fist: another #Gowanus eve concluded sweetly.

#Icecream double fist: another #Gowanus eve concluded sweetly.

  • #Icecream double fist: another #Gowanus eve concluded sweetly. 470301

Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

Intense  of chocolate stout & honey ice cream on pretzel cone amplehills

Intense of chocolate stout & honey ice cream on pretzel cone amplehills

To one up my last instagram Ooey gooey cake  w/It is #Gowanus ice cream, whipped cream & rainbow spr

To one up my last instagram Ooey gooey cake w/It is #Gowanus ice cream, whipped cream & rainbow sprinkles amplehills

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  • To one up my last instagram Ooey gooey cake  w/It is #Gowanus ice cream, whipped cream & rainbow spr 274494

The Disabled Foodie and Words I Wheel By’s Wafels & Dinges Factory Tour Event & Ample Hills Creamery

September’s exciting event involved teaming up with Emily Ladau from the popular blog, Words I Wheel By, to tour the Wafels & Dinges factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Wafels & Dinges are the popular food trucks around New York City that serve phenomenal authentic waffles in true Belgian style. I want to thank Emily for co-planning this event with me. I also want to thank everyone who attended. It was great to finally meet Ron from the drool-worthy food blog, Gratuitous Foodity, and Taylor from Zomato, a restaurant review website. I appreciate Stephanie from Wafels & Dinges for arranging everything for our tour. Thank you to Tyler for taking us on the tour of Wafels & Dinges, and for making the delectable Liège (pronounced lee-ehzh) waffles for us.

David and Emily

David and Emily

Prior to hearing an episode on The Sporkful about Belgian waffles, I, like most Americans, did not know that there is no true Belgian waffle, as each town in Belgium has its own waffle made in its own way. Wafels & Dinges (W&D) makes Brussels waffles (made from batter) and Liège waffles (made from dough filled with pearl sugar). After listening to that episode, I immediately visited the W&D website, and I learned that for $10.00 a person you can tour the factory and enjoy a freshly made waffle with unlimited toppings.

The W&D factory is in their food truck garage. In the rear of the garage is the kitchen where employees make both Brussels waffle batter and Liège waffle dough. Check out videos (including Liège waffle dough being made and Tyler making Liège waffles) from the tour on my Instagram (Click here to visit Instagram).

After the tour, Tyler made each member of the group a Liège waffle. I topped my waffle with spekuloos (pronounced speck-you-lohs) spread on one half of the waffle. This is a spread made from caramelized gingerbread cookies. Emily described the spekuloos spread accurately when she said, “It tastes like magic!” It’s spicy and sweet, and is exactly what it sounds like, spreadable gingerbread cookies. On the other half of my waffle, I asked for their seasonal pumpkin pie topping, walnuts, strawberries, whipped cream, and crumbled spekuloos cookies. The waffle itself was light, fluffy, and sweet from the pearl sugar in the dough, which caramelized beautifully. The entire thing was a decadent treat and the perfect indulgence.

Liege Waffle with Spekuloos Spread on Front and Pumpkin Pie Spread, Walnuts, Strawberries, Whipped C

Liege Waffle with Spekuloos Spread on the Front Half and Pumpkin Pie Spread, Walnuts, Strawberries, Whipped Cream, and Spekuloos Cookie Crumble on the Back Half

Accessibility Rating for Wafels & Dinges Factory

I used my wheelchair to visit the Wafels & Dinges Factory.

  • Entryway – 5: There is one large garage door, which was open while we were there. There are no stairs at the entrance.  The transition from the sidewalk to the inside of the factory is smooth.

     

    Entrance to Wafels & Dinges Factory

    Entrance to Wafels & Dinges Factory

  • Bathroom – 2: The doorway to the bathroom is narrow. It took some maneuvering on my part to get inside. The toilet does not have any grab bars around it. I was unable to get close to the sink in my wheelchair as the sink had a cabinet underneath it. The faucet has short handles. I was able to make a 180º turn while in my wheelchair inside the bathroom. The bathroom is well lit with outside light from windows. I was unable to find the light switch while inside, but the ambient light was adequate for me, but I could imagine this being difficult for a person with a visual impairment.
  • Walkways/Space – 4: The interior is spacious and passable, with the exception of the bathroom door and some cracks and divots in the floor. The space is moderately lit, with the kitchen being the most brightly lit part. Most of the noise came from vehicles passing outside since the garage door was open.

     

    Interior Photos from Wafels & Dinges Factory (Clockwise from Top Left): Pearl Sugar, Entrance to Kit

    Interior Photos from Wafels & Dinges Factory (Clockwise from Top Left): Pearl Sugar, Entrance to Kitchen, Wafels & Dinges Cart, Waffle Making Station, Breakfast Special Sign, and Tyler, Our Tour Guide      Center: Wafels & Dinges Guiding Principles

  • Staff – 4: Upon our arrival, the staff that was there was unaware that we had a tour scheduled for that afternoon. After describing that I had spoken with Stephanie to arrange the tour, everything was sorted out. Our tour was scheduled for 1:00 PM, but Tyler did not show up until almost 1:30 PM. This made our time schedule tighter, as I had Access-a-Ride scheduled for our return trip at a specific time from the Ample Hills Creamery Gowanus location. This made the experience feel a little more rushed, but it all worked out in the end. The staff did not react to the users of mobility assistive devices at all, which is great to be treated equally, but we also were not asked if there was any way to meet our needs to make for the best visit possible.
  • Braille Menus: They do not have Braille menus at the factory, but Tyler described everything in detail to the entire group.

Following our visit to the Wafels & Dinges factory, I could not resist visiting the nearby location of Ample Hills Creamery in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Having been to their Prospect Heights location (Click here to read the review of that location), I am a huge fan of their ice cream. I, personally, believe it is some of the best ice cream that I have had in New York City. I had not been to this location before, but my husband had ordered and picked up a cake for my birthday (It was divine!) from this location last year. Ron joined us on this part of our visit to Gowanus.

I ordered one scoop in a cup of a flavor they only offer at this location: It Came From Gowanus. It is a salty dark chocolate ice cream with hazelnut crack cookies, white chocolate pearls, and orange-scented brownies. Naturally, I had to have rainbow sprinkles on top. After all, I am an overgrown five year old when it comes to ice cream. The flavor was deep and complex with bitter and salty flavors from the ice cream itself. The other components added chewy texture and the flavors of nuts and oranges. It was a unique flavor experience that I completely enjoyed.

Cup of It Came From Gowanus with Rainbow Sprinkles

Cup of It Came From Gowanus with Rainbow Sprinkles

 

Accessibility Rating for Ample Hills Creamery (Gowanus)

I used my wheelchair to visit Ample Hills Creamery (Gowanus).

  • Entryway – 5: There are two wide doors at the entrance. There is a ramp that goes up to the doors. There are stairs at the entrance.  The transition from the ramp to the inside of the ice cream parlor is smooth.

     

    Foreground: Top Right - Entrance Doors, Bottom Right- Entrance Ramp Background: Ample Hills Creamery

    Foreground: Top Right – Entrance Doors, Bottom Right- Entrance Ramp      Background: Ample Hills Creamery Building

  • Bathroom – 3: There are two grab bars around the toilet. I was able to get underneath the sink with ease. There are short handles on the faucet. The bathroom is dimly lit. I was able to make a 180º turn while in my wheelchair inside the bathroom.
  • Walkways/Space – 3: The interior space is largely passable, but the area at the ice cream case where orders are placed was quite crowded while we were there. The space is brightly lit. There was loud music playing while we ate. The table area is tight for someone using a wheelchair because there is no convenient area where I would have been able to sit at a table (They were all banquettes) and not have been sitting in the middle of people walking past.

     

    Interior of Ample Hills Creamery (Clockwise from Top Left): Ice Cream Case, Kitchen Where Ice Cream

    Interior of Ample Hills Creamery (Clockwise from Top Left): Ice Cream Case, Kitchen Where Ice Cream is Made, Ice Cream Case, and Interior Seating Area

  • Staff – 1: The staff did not acknowledge me at all. There was no offer of help, nor was there anyone who asked how they could accommodate me to make my visit better
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  • Liege Waffle with Spekuloos Spread on Front and Pumpkin Pie Spread, Walnuts, Strawberries, Whipped C 318924
  • Entrance to Wafels & Dinges Factory 318925
  • Interior Photos from Wafels & Dinges Factory (Clockwise from Top Left): Pearl Sugar, Entrance to Kit 318927
  • Cup of It Came From Gowanus with Rainbow Sprinkles 318928
  • Foreground: Top Right - Entrance Doors, Bottom Right- Entrance Ramp Background: Ample Hills Creamery 318929
  • Interior of Ample Hills Creamery (Clockwise from Top Left): Ice Cream Case, Kitchen Where Ice Cream  318931

Ample Hills Creamery

Only recently I’ve started to rediscover / like ice creams. My mother loves them. So, when she was visiting this summer, we stopped by this place in Brooklyn after a little brunch at friends’ place.

 

The place had a fun vibe. A tiny kids play area inside. And the ice cream hit the spot!

 

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Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

This is called Chocolate Milk with Cookies...
And it reminds me of when I was small and pretend I wa

This is called Chocolate Milk with Cookies... And it reminds me of when I was small and pretend I was eating cookie cereal by dropping loads of cookies in a bowl of milk..still a better idea than 3D printing #POTBELLYEATS : amplehills : Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY : mike_betesh TAG SOMEONE WHO HAS THE MUNCHIES

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Ample Hills Creamery // Gowanus

The Dude (abides) and Snap, Mallow, Pop. amplehills               hilaryhp lori_luo

The Dude (abides) and Snap, Mallow, Pop. amplehills hilaryhp lori_luo

Happiest Birthday to my dear friend Hilary, the world's sexiest Ample Hills Creamery Model!  amplehi

Happiest Birthday to my dear friend Hilary, the world's sexiest Ample Hills Creamery Model! amplehills #BK

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  • Happiest Birthday to my dear friend Hilary, the world's sexiest Ample Hills Creamery Model!  amplehi 363540

Information of Ample Hills Creamery

Location
305 Nevins St , Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone Number
(347) 725-4061
Category
American (New)
Business Hours
Sun:12:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon:12:00PM - 11:00PM
Tue:12:00PM - 11:00PM
Wed:12:00PM - 11:00PM
Thu:12:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri:12:00PM - 12:00AM
Sat:12:00PM - 12:00AM
Occasion
family / friends / alone
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