Ample Hills Creamery Meatpacking location on Gansevoort Street is a small 400-square-foot shop will be inside Bubby’s but have its own entrance, and has booth seating to accommodate eight to ten people. Ample Hills is known for its over-the-top, cheeky named New York-inspired ice cream flavors along with familiar nostalgic flavors like Strawberries & Cream from their flagship location at Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
What really makes this particular location unique to their other three permanent locations is their collaboration with Bubby’s utilizing their pies in their sundaes and shakes — and that’s what we were here for this past sweltering Saturday.
The pie shake is a concoction of a pie of choice and an ice cream flavor blended until smooth and topped with a small wedge of the pie of choice. We opted for the peanut butter pie with their Strawberries & Cream ice cream and while it was very delicious, we wished the straw was wider like those boba tea straws to have an easier time drinking this very viscous shake.
When it comes to these pie sundaes, it’s definitely a decadent sundae that can easily be shared with another person or a few depending upon how hungry you are. The pies from Bubby’s are delicious and can definitely hold on its own but topped with the various ice creams by Ample Hills it makes it so much better and definitely let the inner child in us be giddy indulging in this fashion.
The cherry pie topped with The Munchies and Salted Crack Caramel ice creams, fresh whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles and hot fudge was delicious. The cherry pie had a good amount of fruit and the crust was wonderfully flaky and not too sweet. The salted caramel ice cream is always a favorite (and one of Ample Hills’ classic flavors) and the Munchies pretzel based ice cream with Ritz crackers, potato chips, pretzels and mini M&Ms.
The apple pie was incredibly cinnamon-y with the same wonderful pie crust, topped with the Butter Pecan Brittle ice cream, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake ice cream, fresh whipped cream, and Back to Nature cookie crumble (similar to the Oreo cookie sans the cream center), and caramel sauce to compliment the buttery flavors of an apple pie with a touch of chocolate.
The creamy but not dense peanut butter pie with the Nonna D’s Oatmeal Lace ice cream, whipped cream and peanut brittle. The pie was good but we loved the oatmeal ice cream a lot more.
To end our visit and brave the blazing heat, we opted various a double scoop ice cream cones. Based on what we had, the pretzel cone was a distinctive winner because of the salt lick that enhances the ice creams’ flavor at each lick. The chocolate chip cookie cone was a great cone for people who love the chocolate chip but in a crunchier form and held up to the scoops of ice cream. All of the ice creams we had were amazing even their Limoncello sorbet was incredibly vibrant and utterly refreshing.
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Ample Hills Creamery
Bubby’s High Line location
73 Gansevoort St.
New York, NY 10014
Tel (646) 590-1288