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Ample HIlls Creamery Hype overwhelms reality

jen kalb | Oct 10, 201102:52 PM

One of my neighbors had been marvelling bout how the prosperous local stroller set was clusttered around this new store eating candy and cookie flavored expensive ice cream. Massive media campaign surrounded its opening and then closing. Well I gave it a couple of months, and then my son came to town and we decided to try it. We had originally decided to try basic flavors - vanilla, say,(me) and chocolate (him). Instead we wound up with the enthusiastic recommendations of the seller, for me a cup of icecream that supposedly tasted like bananacream pudding with cinnamon (bananamon, I think) and a triple chocolate concoction for son.

My banana ice cream did not even read like ice cream or banana cream pie or pudding as described - it was heavy, sludgy and and doughy - like somehone had compressed wetted vanilla wafers with sweetened milk, banana and tons of cinnamon . this texture was throughout the scoop, not merely in lumps interspersed in the cream No creaminess at all, or egginess, for that matter.and only a mild banana flavor.

Son wanted chocolate - and didnt get it. The icecream featured a white chocolate base with brownie dough lumps and small pieces of dark chocolate - he said it didnt even read as chocolate(

Price was high - 1 scoop in a cup - 1 scoop was more than either of us wanted however.

Maybe I will go back and try the simple ice cream (how can they mess that up?) , but I think there is a serious lack of culinary judgement here - an adult should be called in!.

Ample Hills Creamery
623 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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