Ample Hills Creamery

Top choice ice cream in Brooklyn: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights & Flatbush

Named for a line in a Walt Whitman poem, Ample Hills makes singular ice cream that's an art form of its own: from ooey gooey butter cake in a creamy vanilla base or Nonna D's oatmeal lace (brown-sugar-and-cinnamon ice cream with oatmeal cookies) to 'the munchies' (pretzel-infused ice cream with potato chips, pretzels, Ritz crackers and mini M&Ms).

Everything is made with fresh, hormone-free milk and cream at Ample Hills' Gowanus factory-shop, where the flavor-infused ice cream bases and mix-ins are created from scratch. There are another three stores in Brooklyn and two in Manhattan, so if you love ice cream you owe it to yourself to hit up at least one of the locations.