|Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna, the husband-and-wife co-owners of Ample Hills Creamery, the critically acclaimed pair of Brooklyn ice cream shops, announce the launch today of online sales (viahttp://www.amplehills.com) and direct shipping of pints of ice cream.
The pints of handmade, hand-packed ice cream are sold in packs of six and shipped (with dry ice to keep them cold) anywhere in the Continental United States via FedEx overnight or two-day shipping. The six-packs ($60, not including shipping and handling), make a perfect gift for a sweet-toothed friend or relative–or a treat sent to oneself.
Ample Hills is offering two options for the six-packs of pints:
“Our Classics” (pictured above)–one pint each of Ample Hills’ six best-selling flavors: Salted Crack Caramel, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Chocolate Milk & Cookies, Peppermint Pattie, Sweet as Honey, and Nonna D’s Oatmeal Lace.
“Choose Your Own Adventure”–a customizable six-pack of any combination from among 10 available flavors: the six “Classics” noted above (Salted Crack Caramel, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Chocolate Milk & Cookies, Peppermint Pattie, Sweet as Honey, and Nonna D’s Oatmeal Lace), plus Snap, Mallow, Pop!; Mexican Hot Chocolate; The Raw Deal; and Butter Pecan Brittle.
“We wanted to ‘curate’ a selection of our best sellers for those unfamiliar with Ample Hills’ ice cream (or for those who are, and want to share our classics with someone else),” said co-owner and head ice cream maker Brian Smith. “But we also wanted to make it fun and let people customize their own sets of six pints.”
“With the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ option, if someone wants six pints of just Peppermint Pattie, that’s great; if someone else wants two pints of Snap Mallow Pop, three of Salted Crack Caramel, and a Sweet as Honey, no problem.”
All of Ample Hills Creamery’s ice creams are made painstakingly by hand at their new Gowanus shop and production facility. Ample Hills makes its own ice cream bases from scratch (and customized for each flavor), pasteurizing cream and milk from Kreider Farms (Lancaster County, PA) and Hudson Valley Fresh in a MicroDairy Designs 100-gallon pasteurizer, baking mix-ins such as cookies and brownies, and churning ice cream in an American-made Emery Thompson batch freezer.
In addition to online sales, pints are available for individual purchase (but not shipping) at Ample Hills’ original Prospect Heights (623 Vanderbilt Avenue) location, which opened in 2011, and the Gowanus shop (305 Nevins Street), which opened this summer.