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Denver’s Best Ice Cream Shops

Denver's Best Ice Cream Shops

Summer is on it’s way and with that comes climbing temperatures. Ice cream is the perfect treat to beat the heat. Denver has many locally owned and operated ice cream and frozen yogurt shops. All over the metro area you can find hidden treasures in fun neighborhoods. Here we have compiled the top five local eateries that have a passion for handmade treats.

Denver's Best Ice Cream Shops

Little Man Ice Cream

If local, handmade ice cream is what you are craving, none is better than Little Man Ice Cream in the Highland area of Denver. Handmade in small batches ensures you will get the best of the best they have to offer. In addition to ice cream, they offer fountain sodas, floats, malts, shakes, banana splits and sundaes. Little Man has quickly become one of the “town squares” of Highland. It’s a place for friends, family, and neighbors to connect over their favorite frozen treat.


Bonnie Brae Ice Cream

This ice cream shop in Denver is like a blast from the past. Since 1986, they have been serving up delicious cones, sundaes, banana splits, thick shakes, and other yummy treats. All handmade right there in their shop, you can ensure to get the freshest ice cream in the area. Old-fashioned red vinyl seats and a handwritten menu give them a quaint retro atmosphere, and their patio is just perfect for a lazy afternoon retreat in the Washington Park area.


Magills Ice Cream

Magills has two locations, one in Lakewood and one in Littleton. They offer handmade ice cream using only the freshest and finest ingredients. With oversized portions, you and your family can share a couple of flavors without breaking the bank. Their toppings bar allows you to create your own custom sundaes. They also make some pretty delicious ice cream cakes you can order for your special occasion.


Sweet Action Ice Cream

Sweet Action Ice Cream is made by hand with fresh, natural Colorado dairy and the finest ingredients. It’s easy to see why they are rated one of the top ice cream shops in Denver! Just look at these reviews… 

“Best Ice Cream Shop in Colorado”
– USA Today

“One of the best ice cream spots in the U.S.”
– Food & Wine

“Denver’s best ice cream”
– 5280 Magazine

“Best Ice Cream for the Milk-Averse”
– Westword



What are your favorite spots in the Denver area for frozen treats?