Denver's five best spots for ice cream
While several shops on the Front Range make their own ice cream, none do it as creatively as Sweet Action. The place is inventive with flavors, supplementing the typical chocolate and vanilla variations with treats made from beer, baklava, a honey and chile blend, and Cadbury Creme Egg. Today the dessert-monger is offering up vanilla rose, oatmeal raisin, chocolate toffee and mint chip -- and there's no telling what it'll come up with for tomorrow.
1. Sweet Cow
This Louisville-based store is a micro-batch-focused shop that starts with cream, sugar and natural flavorings and creates a lineup of indulgences that are close-your-eyes good: thick and velvety, bursting with gooey swirls and crunchy accoutrements, and so creamy they're practically buttery. We're into the apple pie, the robust Ozo coffee and the sweet corn, but we'll basically eat a scoop of anything that comes from Sweet Cow. That's why it landed our Best Ice Cream award in theBest of Denver 2011.
Honorable mentions go to Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, a Denver institution that features a good convivial vibe; Glacier Ice Cream, which serves up great pints and cones in Boulder; and Spuntino, which doesn't have ice cream, per se, but has kick-ass popsicles.
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