Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brooklyn Ice Cream & Bar: Ample Hills Creamery & The Bearded Lady

What: Ample Hills Creamery
Where: 623 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn
When: Sun - Thurs 12pm - 10pm, Fri & Sat 12pm - 11pm
Honeys Heart: Sweet As Honey

An ice creamery that rivals Portland's famous Salt & Straw, Ample Hills Creamery started as a food truck in Prospect Park and was made popular by flavors such as Maple Bacon, Stout 'n' Pretzels, and Salted Crack Caramel. It now has a brick and mortar where they scoop 24 flavors.

Sarah recommended the Sweet As Honey with homemade honeycomb candy in a sweet ice cream. I tried to get something different, but after a few samples I just couldn't not get this!

Though The Munchies were looking like a popular choice and I won't lie, it was pretty damn good. The pretzel infused ice cream with clusters of potato chips, pretzels, ritz crackers, and mini M&Ms was an excellent combination of sweet and salty!

Oh and look, before ice cream we cut sister's hair off!

Another pretty awesome thing about Ample Hills is their unique cones like the chocolate chip cone, chocolate cone, and pretzel cone. I opted for the pretzel cone since I prefer savory to sweet and it was the perfect combination!

Where: 686 Washington Ave, Brooklyn
When: Mon - Fri 2pm - 4am, Sat & Sun 12pm - 4am
Honeys Heart: 

The Bearded Lady is on Sarah's street and is a staple during my visits. Serving some great cocktails, oysters, and a small food menu, this is a fantastic laid back setting to enjoy an afternoon house-bottled Pimm's Cup ($9) while failing at a Sunday crossword or grabbing a late night drink. 

My Pimm's Cup was super refreshing. Definitely head over there for a drink!