Brooklyn, New York. Few ice-creameries boast 100 percent, made-from-scratch products, but Ample Hills Creamery offers just that. The old-fashioned Brooklyn ice cream parlor started as the brainchild of Brian Smith, a former sci-fi screenwriter who checked out of the entertainment industry to churn out ice cream. Flavors are just as eclectic as Smith’s résumé and include Salted Crack Caramel, made with “crack cookies” — Saltine crackers, sugar, butter and chocolate — and Nonna D’s Oatmeal Lace, with pieces of oatmeal cookies. Visitors can choose from more than 20 unique varieties, or visit Smith’s antique “dipping cabinet” to scope out more untraditional flavors. For the ultimate treat, try the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry sundae with a warm, homemade fudge brownie.