June 21, 2017

13 Must-Try Ice Creams in Denver this Summer

As of right now, you are on the clock. There are 13 weeks of summer  aka Peak Ice Cream Season  which means that you have, 2,232 hours in which to indulge your frostiest, creamiest dessert fantasies during the season in which they are intended to be indulged.

This article was written by Allyson Reedy and published by The Know in June 2017. View the original article here.

As of right now, you are on the clock. There are 13 weeks of summer — aka Peak Ice Cream Season — which means that you have, oh, 2,232 hours in which to indulge your frostiest, creamiest dessert fantasies during the season in which they are intended to be indulged.

Your mission: to eat the 13 very best flavors at the 13 very best ice cream parlors.

We went to the pros — the churners, the makers, the tasters of these fine ice cream establishments; the people who know each and every flavor they scoop inside and out — and asked them which flavor is their favorite.

For some, it was like choosing among their children, but we made them do it anyway. Because we’re sick like that.

Whether I scream or you scream or we all scream, over the next 13 weeks we are going to experience this magic in a bowl. Or cone. Or on top of a banana with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Or wedged between two doughnuts. However you scoop it, there will be ice cream. And it will be glorious.

The Front Range Summer 2017 Ice Cream List

  1. Double Stuffed Cookies N Cream at Nuggs Ice Cream
  2. Salted Oreo at Sweet Cooie’s/Little Man
  3. Eggs Two Ways at High Point Creamery
  4. Lavender Milk Caramel at Frozen Matter
  5. Fruity Pebbles at Ice Cream Riot
  6. Wasabi Peach at Liks
  7. Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel at Glacier
  8. S’mores at Chaos & Cream
  9. Lemon Crunch and Strawberry Basil at Inside Scoop Creamery
  10. Sweet Corn at Sweet Cow
  11. Malted Matzo Toff at Josh & John’s
  12. Salted Butterscotch at Sweet Action Ice Cream
  13. Darth Walrus at Walrus Ice Cream Co.

Here are a few more ice cream parlors around the state worthy of a road trip detour. Or just a road trip:

  1. Cream Bean Berry in Durango
  2. Rock House Ice Cream in Palmer Lake
  3. Third Bowl Homemade Ice Cream in Crested Butte
  4. Enstrom Candies in Grand Junction
  5. Café Ridgway A La Mode in Ridgway
  6. Chocolate Moose Ice Cream Parlor in Glenwood Springs