Ample Hills Creamery Expansion Means More Ice Cream for All

Will they be the next food giant?

By Ethan L. Johns
August 17, 2017

Image: Ample Hills Creamery, FB

August 16, 2017 — Ample Hills Creamery, the Brooklyn-based ice cream shop that makes all of its treats in-house, is feeling ambitious. One million gallons ambitious, or at least that is how much ice cream their new 15,000-square-foot warehouse will be able to produce when it opens in September. The goal? Become the new Ben & Jerry’s, co-founder Brian Smith explained to Bloomberg.

The David-taunts-Goliath metaphor seems apt. Small ice cream company picks up speed, scales up, but will its attacks have any effect on the giant? If their recent success is any measure, they might just give Unilever (owner of Ben & Jerry’s) a run for its money. It’s a company that knows how to play with hype around new product releases. During last year’s election, they released two flavors to represent the dueling candidates. The creamery also has a relationship with Disney, and released “Light Side” and “Dark Side” flavors for the most recent Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. Ample Hills will continue this creative streak for the release of the new film, though the new ice cream ideas are not finalized.

In addition to the new Brooklyn warehouse, the company is also opening shops in Jersey City (soon) and in Los Angeles (in 2018). This will put their number of shops at 11—still a far reach from Ben & Jerry’s, but one step closer to putting their sweet, slightly zany treats in the mouths of millions.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns