With flavors like Tin Cup Whiskey & Cinnamon Churro, how can you resist?
We’re big on ice cream parlors here in Denver. Whether they be homages to vintage carnival towns or modern retellings of classic flavors, there’s a little something for the whole family to enjoy. We’re sure we don’t have to convince you too hard (who doesn’t love ice cream) so we’re going to jump right into the list. Have you tried them all yet?
Sweet Action is the quintessential Colorado ice cream shop. They create their flavors using local Diary dairy, then collaborate with local purveyors, farmers, and bakers to create their fantastic, unique, and homemade flavors. Their current spring/summer offerings at the Broadway location are flavors like Apricot, Mango Iced Tea, Mocha Cold Brew, and Jalapeño Key Lime, to name only a few.
Where: 52 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Dang Soft Serve has got to be one of the prettiest ice cream shops we’ve ever laid eyes on, and the soft serves are just as aesthetic! The sixth and last member of the Little Man Ice Cream family, Dang serves modern twists on ice cream and french fries. Their beautifully painted building is inspired by 80s pop culture and the arts, and aims to be a hub and center that puts community first. Try their flavors in cups, cones, sundaes or cyclones, and don’t forget to try the fries for a savory side.
Where: 2211 Oneida St., Denver CO 80207
3. Bonnie Brae
We’ve got one word to describe Bonnie Brae, and that’s retro. Visitors of this classic ice cream shop can be transported to a different time by the bold red, white, and light blue vintage exterior and colorful umbrella-topped tables. Flavors are made daily, so they’re different depending on how often you stop by, though of course they also have their flagship flavors. Try their Butter Brickle, Triple Death Chocolate, Blueberry, or Cherry Vanilla and get ready for sweet bliss.
Where: 799 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80209
Little Man Ice Cream is an oldie but a goodie with decor inspired by vintage Coney Island’s festive style, and dedicated to preserving the whimsy of that era. From cups and cones, to big and small sundaes, they also offer a variety of delicious toppings like sprinkles and hot fudge. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, you can get one of their delicious flavors on top of a brownie.
Where: 2620 16TH ST. Denver, CO 80211
This ice cream parlor is on the more upscale side of the spectrum, and we have to admit, it’s reflected in the prices. But High Point Creamery still serves some quality and creative flavors, and they’re known for their ice cream flights. Try six mini cups of different flavors to get a bird’s eye view of what High Point offers, like Basil with Blackberry Swirl, Earl Grey and Shortbread, Tin Cup Whiskey & Pistachio Brittle.
Where: 215 S Holly St, Denver, CO 80246
[featured image by dangsoftserve via Instagram]