Little Man Ice Cream(credit: Little Man Ice Cream)

Ready to become an ice cream aficionado? These local creameries offer traditional flavors like chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, but we bet you’re missing out if you don’t try something new, like Earl Grey and Shortbread Cookie ice cream. Visit these five ice cream shops to taste some wonderful, creative, creamy creations Denver has to offer. We’ve included fan favorites for each selection.
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
799 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-0808
www.bonniebraeicecream.comSince 1986, Bonnie Brae has served its old-fashioned, homemade ice cream to Colorado patrons – all of which quickly become repeat customers of “Denver’s favorite ice cream.” The old timey parlor makes its ice cream on site and offers a variety of delicious flavors to choose from. The shop is famous for its Cappuccino Crunch and Amaretto Peach ice cream. Additional fan favorites include Grand Marnier Chocolate, Kahlua and Ice Cream, Nut & Honey, Tiramisu and Triple Death Chocolate. And Judy, the shop’s co-owner, says she’s nuts over the Banana Walnut. The shop also serves banana splits, shakes and sundaes.

High Point Creamery
215 S Holly St.
Denver, CO 80246
(720) 420-9137
www.highpointcreamery.comHigh Point Creamery has some of the most unusual ice cream creations you’ll find in Denver. The Basil with Blackberry, Earl Grey with Shortbread Cookies and the Tin Cup Whiskey with Pistachio Brittle are the talk of the town. Ready to try them all? Order the flight and you can try all three of the aforementioned flavors, plus two more of your choosing. Then, don’t forget to complete your HPC experience with a fine cup of Corvus Coffee. Another speciality here is the ice cream bomb—a “molded ice cream dessert” that’s made from layers of ice cream, set in an authentic copper mold and then sliced like a cake. When in Rome, right?

Liks Ice Cream
2039 E 13th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 321-2370
www.liksicecream.comOne of Denver’s oldest creameries, Liks Ice Cream turns 40 next year. Located in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Liks is a small, family-owned shop with patio seating to enjoy during the spring and summer months. Fan favorite flavors include Apple and Pecan Pie, Chocolate Raspberry Mousse, Graham Cracker, Tin Roof and the Salty Butter Caramel. Liks featured flavors of the day are made fresh daily, two tubs at a time, to guarantee freshness. Have a great idea for an ice cream creation? Flavor requests and suggestions are always welcome at this shop. People think it’s very cool to see something they came up with on the menu.

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Little Man Ice Cream
2620 16th St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-3811
www.littlemanicecream.comLittle Man Ice Cream is Denver’s main ice cream attraction. Located in the Highlands neighborhood, this ice cream stand is shaped like a giant milk jug and offers a good amount of patio seating, but if you prefer, there’s also a park across the street in which to enjoy your cone. Fan favorite flavors include Green Tea Mocha, Honey Almond, French Toast and the salted ice cream selections like the Salted Oreo. What’s more, for every scoop of ice cream you order here, Little Man’s donates a scoop of beans or rice to a community in need. Thus far, the program has delivered food to communities in Ethiopia, Peru, Senegal and more.

Sweet Action Ice Cream
52 Broadway St.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 282-4645
www.sweetactionicecream.comSweet Action Ice Cream was recently named “Best Ice Cream in Denver” by Thrilist Magazine, and we think their ice cream is top of the town, too. If you know Broadway, you have an idea of what this ice cream shop is like. It’s a hip and happening spot with window seating for great people watching. Sweet Action is the perfect place for you to take your shopping break and enjoy a scoop of ice cream, made by hand, with local ingredients. Or drop-in after dinner for dessert. Fan favorite flavors include Stranahan’s Whiskey Brickle, Salted Butterscotch and the vegan selections.

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Lonza Dennis is the founder and creative director of First ClassFashionista, a lifestyle, beauty and fashion blog based in Denver, Colo. Lonza is a freelance writer with an expert understanding of the role social media plays in networking, business development and marketing.