Behind the Scoops at Ample Hills
October 22, 2018
In anticipation of Harvest Fest, Ample Hill’s invited us for a behind the scenes, or scoop if you will, tour of their new 15,000 square foot ice cream production facility in Red Hook to have a look at where all their delicious flavors are made. The facility features an interactive ice cream museum and a scoop shop! The main attraction is a colorful map of Brooklyn, a tribute to the poem—Walt Whitman’s “Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry.” The map references iconic places throughout Brooklyn’s history. There’s also an interactive exhibit for kids where they can learn how Ample Hills creates their flavors and then gives them a chance to make their own flavor stories.
Ample Hills Creamery makes all of their ice cream from start to finish. They pasteurize the milk, cream, sugar and eggs together on site. From homemade peppermint patties to honeycomb candy and pretzel-infused ice cream to munchie mix and ooey gooey butter cake; everything is made in-house. The new factory is able to churn out over 500,000 gallons of ice cream a year. Lucky for us, our local shop on Gansevoort Street carries all our favorite flavors.
Try out the seasonal flavor No Sleep Til Pumpkin: coffee ice cream with pieces of housemade pumpkin ooey gooey butter cake at Harvest Fest on October 27. RSVP here.