1 Water St # 4, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.703663 -73.994805
Tuesday To Wednesday From 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM Thursday To Sunday From 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Vinegar Hill
Ciao Bella Now Uses Fillers in their Ice Cream! – Diasppointed to see that many (all? - we had their chocolate and triple espresso) of their ice creams now use
- Guar Gum
- Locust Bean Gum
all at the same time. Yikes! We loved the ice cram they make, but now won't touch it. Had some lately and wondered why it tasted funny. Then we read the list of ingredients. Looks like the expansion of their business drove a once great brand to focus more on profits than on the quality that got them to the top.
Lines are ridiculous – Waited over an hour to get 6 scoops of ice cream (vanilla chunk, choco chunk, butter pecan, peaches & cream - they were out of strawberry). Honestly, the ice cream tasted just like what you would get from Coldstone. It was good ice cream, but definitely not worth waiting for an hour in the basking sun. Plus, the owner should really put more servers (there were only 2) esp. since there were about 100 people in line for most of the day!
Good Ice Cream But Not Worth The Wait – I waited in a line 150 people deep for this ice cream and what I got was a good quality ice cream cone but I didn't think it was worth the long wait. I would challenge anybody to take a blind taste test and see if they could pick out the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory ice cream out of some other local contenders. Still, the strawberry ice cream I had was ultra fresh tasting with a bounty of strawberries. I also sampled the peaches and cream and this ice cream would be perfect for a warm summer evening. All in all, it's still just ice cream but if you are willing to endure a long wait, this is one ice creamery to definitely try.
Great ICE CREAM – Better off going during the Fall or Winter. The line is too long to wait. They only have two to three people working there at all times. NEED TO GET SOME MORE HELP IN THE SUMMER! The location is great with the pier being right there. The view is out of this world. This summer I was there 3 times and only that one day that it was windy and cloudy i was able to try your ice cream. It was good.
Just "okay" ice cream....with a million-dollar view – Had to venture out to this place I heard so much about....though, odd that the "locals" couldn't tell me where it was located.....I had to ask a UPS driver! The scoops were $3.25/ea. I, too, had the Peaches & Cream. I must've had a good batch, 'cause I tasted plenty of peach. But, with all the hype...it was just "okay"...nothing to write home about. The view outside is what took our breath away...and really made it worth the hike down there. Go to Blue Pig on Henry Street...also in Brooklyn...for really good scoops.
Awful – It was awful, just so incredibly awful. I also had the peaches and cream, and not only was it bland, but I think I could just taste straight cream (almost like butter). I had to throw it away.
Nothing special – Was there from out of town, and went there on recommendation from Rachael Ray (yes, I know, an incredibly corny and dorky thing to do). Only about a one-minute walk from Grimaldi's and right on the water.
The ice cream was OK. I ordered Peaches & Cream. All it was was a bland "cream" flavor with tiny, almost non-existent bits of real peaches in it. It was just ice cream, nothing great. It was a hot day so it was a nice cool-down. On top of that, it was incredibly pricey- like $4.50 or something for a single scoop cone.
The plaza on the water right outside it has an incredible view of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Bottom line- don't go there for the ice cream, go there for the views.
Definitely some of the best vanilla I have tasted and great views to boot. – Nothing beats a sunny afternoon of pizza and the Ice Cream Factory. People looking for high class snooty service don't even bother coming down. The ice cream is strictly for purists, no crazy flavors here, but their vanilla is easily some of the best I have ever tasted. That combined with the best views in the entire city make this place a must visit.
Great Homemade Ice cream. – Long lines but worth it!!!!
Best Vanilla ever.
Wonderful View of lower Manhattan.
Counter staff could be more into it!
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