When a girl gets to the point where she's accustomed to balsamic vinegar in her ice cream and espresso gelato so potent it leaves her heart racing, it's a pleasant surprise to find a place that celebrates the scoop shop as a childhood pleasure.
Ample Hills Creamery
New York isn't short on places to get a scoop, but we've all had that moment when we're standing on the corner wondering where on earth to go. That's why we put together a list of all the places we like to satisfy our craving—from good, everyday ice cream to stand-out spots.
A stroll around the Heights is as pleasant as can be—the tree-lined streets of brownstones, the magnificent landmarks and Prospect Park at its doorstep. It's a mighty nice place to live, too, with a blend of families that've lived in the area for generations and newer transplants who've fallen in love. And that's reflected in the neighborhood's restaurant makeup, too: some classics, some impressive newcomers.
Rarely have I looked at an ice cream sundae and thought, "you know, what I really want is three of these sundaes at once served on top of a pie with a heap of cookie dough chunks and hot fudge sauce." But the good people at Ample Hills did. Meet the Trough, an ice cream sundae that should be eaten by no fewer than 10 people, lest you take a mighty fall from the mightiest sugar crash New York has ever known.