Our Red Hook Factory was no small feat. Our most ambitious project yet, it's no big surprise that building this 15,000sqft ice cream production facility featuring an interactive ice cream museum and a scoop shop took years! We were lucky to be surrounded by friends and family that believed in our idea just as much as we did. So many people pitched in over the years to make this dream a reality. Without their endless effort, our Red Hook Factory would only exist in our imagination.
The centerpiece of our Red Hook Factory is a colorful map of Brooklyn, a tribute to the poem that inspired our name—Walt Whitman's "Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry." With a meticulous attention to detail, we created this gigantic 22’ by 15’ hand-painted map of Brooklyn. To celebrate the beauty of connection over time (like Whitman's poem!), we reference iconic places throughout Brooklyn’s history. Ebbets Field and Walt Whitman himself are shown alongside food trucks and Ample Hills scoop shops (and a dinosaur, just for fun).
This is a map you can get lost in. See how we did it!
The Making of Our Red Hook Factory Ice Cream Museum! from Ample Hills Creamery on Vimeo.