Astoria residents will soon have a new place to pick up a scoop or two.
Ample Hills Creamery, the Brooklyn-based ice cream shop that was founded in 2011, is expanding to Queens. The shop will open at 34-02 30th Ave., We Heart Astoria first reported. According to a spokesperson for the company, it is slated to open in early summer.
Currently, customers can purchase the ice cream at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar during the summer. Ample Hills Creamery also sells its ice cream at markets across Brooklyn, Manhattan and Jersey City.
Its signature flavors include ooey gooey butter cake, Nonna D’s oatmeal lace, chocolate milk and cookies, peppermint pattie, butter pecan brittle and pb wins the cup. Most of the toppings, including the peanut butter brittle and peanut butter cups, are made in house.
They use hormone-free milk and cream from grass-fed cows and organic cane sugar and are a registered dairy plant since they pasteurize their milk in a factory in Brooklyn.
“We are so excited to open our first Queen location on 30th Avenue. We look forward to getting to know this thriving block of local businesses and restaurants and share our ice cream with the community,” said founders Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna.
The CBRE Group was responsible for finalizing the 10-year lease and representatives for the real estate firm said the space was chosen because it sits “within a popular retail corridor.”
“Astoria is one of the most popular residential neighborhoods in Queens right now, with a growing population of young professionals and families,” said Jeremy Scholder, a vice president at CBRE. “The trendy Ample Hills brand will be a welcomed amenity for the community and is a great addition to Astoria’s ever-expanding restaurant and bar scene.”