Mickey Ice Cream Bars have been dethroned. The Kitchen Sink has had it’s trophy taken away. French frozen treats in Epcot are turning their blue ribbons over, and admitting that there’s a new dessert sheriff in town. On our last trip to Disney, we had the culinary sensation (an expensive sensation at that), of trying the new Ample Hills Ice Cream Parlor at Disney’s Boardwalk.
We took a break from the parks this fall, on an unseasonably warm day, when humidity was hanging low, and it was too warm outside to think of anything but cooling off. Ample Hills shone like a beacon of hope – promising cooling refreshment. The store fits the mood and vibe of the Boardwalk really well, with a whimsical outside, and an equally endearing inside, featuring cartoonish paintings of the parks, and a turn of the century soda shop environment.
Ample Hills is PRICEY – but it’s also gourmet. I liken it to shopping at Whole Foods – if you’re okay with buying certain things at a place like Whole Foods, because the quality is better, or shelling out for a designer purse, then getting the occasional cone from Ample Hills won’t bother you. But with the smallest cone size costing nearly as much as a Chipotle Burrito (I measure my life in Chipotle Burrito’s), this won’t be the place that you buy your nightly chunky munky craving.
We sampled lots of different flavors before settling on Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, and and Coffee Toffee Coffee Ice Cream. Both were DELICIOUS. David and I split a cone and it was still HUGE. If you go, we highly recommend splitting – it not only cuts down on the cost, but there is plenty to go around.
We took our ice cream, and sat in the Boardwalks lobby, enjoying the ambiance and air conditioning. We highly recommend Ample Hills – it’s a great addition to the Boardwalk, a place we already love, and think you and your family will love it too!