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Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

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1 Water St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.70295 -73.994401
nr. Old Fulton St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-246-3963 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Dessert / Ice Cream Shop
  • Price Range: $
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Photo by Robert K. Chin

Official Website


Tue-Sun, noon-10pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C at High St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Great Desserts
  • Teen Appeal


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory opened with a streamlined assortment of classic, all-natural flavors, a spectacular location in a twenties fireboat house on the Brooklyn waterfront, and the financial backing of the River Café next door, where, unbeknownst to many, the pastry chef concocts all the factory's toppings and syrups. The only thing missing was hot fudge, a glaring omission for certain sundae enthusiasts. "It's one of the hardest things to get right," says perfectionist ice-cream maker Mark Thompson, who tasted the store-bought competition and charged former River Café pastry chef Ellen Sternau with improving on it. She rose to the challenge, using high-grade Michel Cluizel chocolate with a 72 percent cacao content for deep, dark fudge that's worth the wait—and a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

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