Scoop up the best cone in town at Skoops Ice Cream & More

Categories: Second Helpings

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The BLT at Skoops.
Skoops Ice Cream & More didn't make our list of the best ice cream parlors in Denver, mostly because we gave precedence to spots that make their own ice cream.

Still, the shop, which opened in the Capitol Hill neighborhood just last year and sources its frozen treats from Boulder Ice Cream, which is an admittedly excellent ice creamery, offers plenty of reasons to visit. Besides people-watching and lovely outdoor dining on the sidewalk covered with tables topped with tiny bud vases, Skoops turns out a formidable list of sandwiches made with good, fresh ingredients. Our favorite is a particularly excellent BLT that features chopped-up bacon (so you get a mouthful of smoky pork in every bite), ripe tomatoes, good greens and spicy aioli on ciabatta.

Skoops also features what may be the best ice cream cone in town.

We're fervent fans of the happy marriage of salty and sweet here at Cafe Society, especially in dessert, when all the sugar can become cloying. Skoops achieves the ideal balance by offering up a crackly but firm salted pretzel cone, which goes a lot further than the waffle or cake cone in enhancing an ice cream eating experience. When we stopped by last week, we learned that the pretzel cone is particularly delicious with anything chocolate- or toffee-based.

And since It's going to be a scorcher today, that seems like a good reason to give it a lick.

Location Info

Skoops Ice Cream & More - CLOSED

1209 E. 9th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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5 comments
Kelly B.
Kelly B.

Skoops has AMAZING dinner entrees, too.  Last weekend I had their Stuffed Chicken Breast with plump Dried Fruit, Pancetta, & Macademia Nuts-- WOW.  The stuffing was the perfect combination of sweet/salty/nutty.  It came with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a Little Side Salad of Baby Greens & Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinaigrette.  The dried fruit was so moist & plump and included apricots-- my favorite!  There was enough food that I was able to take home leftovers.  I'm thrilled to have discovered this little gem in my neighborhood.  Wish I would've checked them out sooner & can't wait to go back!

Pchefmelissa1
Pchefmelissa1

yummy with a cheesecake flavor and caramel also. Chef Melissa

Eddievonrothhorn
Eddievonrothhorn

You should try our Turkey Brie strawberry with a vanilla bean reduction sauce! Its so yummy! 

Rob
Rob

No kid's size cone is killing them.

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