Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ample Hills Creamery is Worth the Very Long Walk

Ample Hills Creamery
Sometimes I'm grateful for distance. Proximity + addiction = uh oh. If Dough, my latest donut obsession, were right around the corner that could only spell big trouble. Ample Hills Creamery is very much in the category. I've been drooling over the write ups of the locally sourced Prospect Heights ice cream parlor and a recent trip confirmed that I'm happy to have this new sweet spot a good long walk away...

When it comes to ice cream, plain is great, but I love me some mix-ins and Ample Hills delivers. With flavors like Baked/Unbaked (Vanilla ice cream with homemade pieces of baked chocolate chip cookies and unbaked chocolate chip cookie dough), Elvis Impersonator (peanut butter, bananas and candied bacon), and Salted Crack Caramel (salted butter caramel ice cream with pieces of Deb's famous crack cookies (saltines, butter, sugar, chocolate) it's hard to settle on just one flavor. Fortunately for the indecisive, you can split a single scoop, which is exactly what we did, pairing Elvis with Salted Crack. Candied bacon and crack cookies?! Diabolically delicious. Like I said, it's a very good thing that this place is a long walk away.

Ample Hills Creamery
623 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn 11238


Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

It's only two blocks from my place, which spells trouble for my waistline! I've tried several flavors and the salty crack caramel is definitely my favorite - it's the closest, flavor-wise, I've found to Berthillion's caramel au beurre sale.

Connie said...

WANT! WANT! I had a dessert at Girl and the Goat in Chicago over the weekend, and they had fritters made from pork fat. Pork in dessert = yum.

Brownie said...

@Kate: Mmm. I keep seeing new flavors from Ample Hills on FB. Looks so yummy. I think I'll have to make the walk again very soon!

@MissConnie:WHAT?! So jealous. I was just talking with my sister-in-law about The Girl and the Goat yesterday. I need more details on your meal. Mmmm pork desserts!