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Ample Hills' PB&J Ice Cream

Peanut butter and jelly is a classic combination, but it's the way these flavors come together in this ice cream that makes it great. First, a fat scoop of PB is stirred into a sweet cream ice cream base, then, just before serving, spoonfuls of jelly are folded into the finished product. It keeps the flavors separate, letting them, quite literally, melt in your mouth. More

We Eat Every Ice Cream at Ample Hills Creamery

Few scoop shops in this city make ice cream as good—and as fun—as Ample Hills Creamery in Prospect Heights. Maybe it's the whimsical, sometimes daring flavors. Maybe it's the light but dense texture, and freshness that comes from homemade ingredients and solid technique. Maybe it's just that everyone there seems to have a great time. In the name of research, we paid a visit recently to taste all 24 flavors on their menu, plus some other frozen treats for good measure. More

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