There aren't too many ways to improve upon a velvety, cold scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day, but serving it out of an adorable green-roofed kiosk with killer views of Manhattan certainly adds to the experience. The Ample Hills Creamery outpost is a bite-sized version of the Prospect Heights ice cream haven that brings all of its locally-churned goodness right to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Flip through our photo gallery to see more pics of this plant-topped shoppe on the water.
The Ample Hills Creamery outpost is located at Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, right between the beach volleyball courts and picnic/BBQ area. The ice cream is handcrafted right in Brooklyn in small batches, and owner Brian Smith takes pride in the company’s use of local, fresh and all natural milk, cream and eggs. According to Ample Hills’ website, they only use products from hormone-free, grass-fed cows and chickens.
The main Ample Hills ice cream parlor is located at 623 Vanderbilt Ave. in Prospect Heights, and boasts 24 delectable flavors such as Maple Bacon, Stout ‘n’ Pretzels, and Salted Crack Caramel. But if you’re looking for a quick ‘scream fix, the Pier 5 kiosk has a sampling of ten flavors as well as other desserts, beverages and bites. The concession stand is open Sunday-Monday, 12pm-8pm (weather permitting).