Something that’s been there for me when I’m sad, when I’m excited, angry, and even nervous. Those that are close to me probably know what I’m referring to, but if you don’t, I’m talking about ice cream.
Hello, my name is Kenzie and I’m an ice cream addict. I LOVE IT. I love it just as much as I love photography, Alex, and Colorado. Some days I’m not sure what order they rank. July 16 is National Ice Cream Day, so you best believe I’ll be celebrating. Once we moved here, I was on a mission to find my new fave Denver ice cream spot, so I figured today is the perfect time to share my research with you.
Sweet Cow is number one on my list for a reason! Their ice cream is hand made in small batches every day, which means it’s always fresh and delicious. Sweet Cow believes in being green (LOVE), so they only use products you can compost or recycle. Their menu is massive, which makes picking a flavor a challenge in the best kind of way. Every day they have 24 flavors – nine that are available year-round and 15 that rotate on the reg. Bonus: They always have four vegan options for my buddies that can’t do dairy. They have seven locations in Denver Highlands, Louisville, Longmont, North Boulder, Platt Park, South Boulder, and Stanley Marketplace.
If you live for the toppings, Sweet Action is the spot for you! All of their mix-ins are made from scratch, just like their ice cream, all from the best organic and all-natural ingredients from local Colorado farms. They have some pretty unique flavors and also have vegan options, along with ice pops and soda – there’s something for everyone here. The best part for me is it’s right now the street from our apartment! They have four locations around Denver.
A husband-wife duo with a passion for ice cream own High Point Creamery – my kind of people. They’re all about making their customers happy, which exactly how I feel whenever I walk in. They’ve won Best Ice Cream in Denver a couple times and in 2019 were voted for Best Ice Cream Flavor. They also have these things called Bombes, which are like an ice cream cake without the cake. They look AMAZING. I haven’t tried one yet, but you better believe it’s on my Denver bucket list. Find them at three locations in Hilltop, RINO, and Berkeley.
Calling all dog parents – Scoops Homemade Ice Cream is going to be your fur baby’s favorite place. Not only do they have locally-made ice cream, but they also have doggo ice cream! Add that to the list of reasons I need a dog ASAP. Scoops has six staple flavors and rotating seasonal choices, along with beer, wine, and snacks. What more could you need? Their address is 1426 E. 22nd Ave, Denver.
Little Man Ice Cream is by far the most historic sweet spot in Denver, and it’s hard to miss since it’s store front is a 28-foot-tall ice cream can weighing 14,000 pounds. TBH I think Little Man is overrated, BUT it’s so well known in Denver you have to at least try it once. They have a program called Scoop for Scoop, where they match every scoop of ice cream purchased with a donated scoop of rice, beans, or other essentials to a community in need anywhere in the world. Melts my heart. And my ice cream. Try them at three locations around Denver.