It’s summertime in Denver and that means hot days and warm nights… perfect ice cream weather!
Now, I know I can’t be the only one wanting to beat the heat with a big ole’ scoop of my favorite cold, tasty, treat. This Traveler’s Guide will help you uncover the best, local places for some darn good ice cream. Read on to find the best five ice cream spots in Denver.
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1. Sweet Action Ice Cream
First on the list of faves is Sweet Action Ice Cream. This hole in the wall along the well known strip of Denver’s South Broadway Street is a must-go for tourists and locals alike. Sweet Action is constantly coming up with innovative flavors that, at times, push the limits of what one would normally expect in a scoop (think sour cream and chive ice cream…)!
2. Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Next up is one of the longest standing creameries in the Denver area – and it’s only gotten more popular over time! As their motto says, Bonnie Brae is truly “A Denver Tradition.” B.B.’s daily flavor board is miles long and posted for all to see on their website each afternoon. Enjoy a scoop (or two, or three) from this homemade, hometown favorite!
Photo Credit: Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
3. Frozen Matter
Frozen Matter takes ice cream to a whole new level – literally. This sleek, space-themed creamery in the Uptown neighborhood is great for adults and kids alike. Not only are they hiding handcrafted ice cream behind those freezer doors, cocktails are also being served in their secluded speakeasy. Can you spot which freezer is the fake?
4. High Point Creamery
Rounding out the Denver Ice Cream Tour is High Point Creamery. Here they focus on using happy ingredients, which in turn makes happy ice cream and therefore makes you happy! This ‘Mom and Pop Shop’ owned by husband and wife pair has grown by leaps and bounds since opening their doors just three years prior. They now have two storefronts and an ice cream truck lovingly called ‘Big Pinky’ to show for their hard work and super yummy ‘scream!
2669 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205. (303) 993-4581
215 S Holly Street, Denver, CO 80246. (720) 420-9137
5. Little Man Ice Cream
If we’re talking ‘Best Denver Ice Cream,’ we’ve got to include Little Man! Famous for its oddly-shaped building (it looks like a milk jug!) this shop is not for the faint of heart, or stomach. Flavors continually on deck include Salted Oreo, Cheesecake Brownie, and French Toast. Try them all, I promise you will not be disappointed. Oh, and did I mention they make their own cookie ice cream sandwiches too?
Photo Credit: Little Man Ice Cream
What are you doing still reading?! It’s time to get out there and start tasting! Oh, and if this Travel Guide to Denver’s Best Ice Cream isn’t quite enough, you’re in luck! I’d be more than happy to give even more wonderful ice cream recommendations – because trust me, this list was hard to narrow down! Visit When in ROAM for our personalized Concierge assistance and itineraries; we’re sure to give you tons of great things to do, see, and eat in Denver and across the US!
This article was written by When in ROAM concierge Staci Savas, a Luxury Concierge in Denver and ice cream enthusiast. You can follow her adventures on Instagram or request a personalized Denver travel itinerary here for a completely tailored travel guide.