Ample Hills Creamery is a Brooklyn-based ice cream store named after a Walt Whitman poem. Every flavor they sell is handmade in their Prospect Heights dairy plant with hormone-free, grass fed cow’s milk, and organic cane sugar.
As part of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens promotional blitz, Disney teamed up with Ample Hills to create two new flavors of ice cream. That seems almost as though it was by design, as Ample Hills owner Brian Smith is a former writer of science-fiction films. Along with his wife Jackie Cuscuna, the company has developed “The Dark Side,” which is a dark chocolate frozen custard with espresso fudge brownies and Cocoa Krispies, and “The Light Side,” which is marshmallow ice cream with Rice Krispies.
“…to be able to work with Lucasfilm and Disney Consumer Products to create new ice cream flavors that represent the two sides of The Force… that might just be the coolest thing we’ve ever done,” [owner Brian Smith] said in a statement.
The containers are plastic and “collectible,” featuring art by Ample Hills’ in-house art director Lauren Kaelin.
A four-pack of two pints each of “The Dark Side” and “The Light Side” are available for pre-order on Ample Hills’ website right now. It will run you $36 plus shipping, and will arrive December 10 or 11.
And in case you forgot, Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases December 18. Even if the movie’s no good, there is just a ton of cool merch to buy right now because of it. Everyone needs several different containers of Star Wars-branded Q-Tips, and by that, I of course mean I’m cleaning out my ear wax with Stormtrooper cotton swabs.