Creme de la cream: 15 mighty independent ice cream and gelato shops in Southeast Denver

by Carrie Bradon | Dec. 11, 2017, 11:54pm |

Many shops offer homemade ice cream and/or additional menu items.

Ice cream is a perennial favorite; with today’s tastes varying more than ever, Southeast Denver is hip to change, providing a versatile selection of frozen confections including creative alternatives as well as traditional dairy to please any palate.

Many shops offer homemade ice cream and/or additional menu items. Chocolates, creamy custard, frozen yogurt, slushes and “artisanal” flavors are but some of the available temptations, ranging from vegan versions such as soymilk shave ice cream to gelato, boba tea and everything in between!

The neighborhood also boasts varied vendors, from national brand names to small local businesses.  Here are 15 mighty ice cream and gelato shops in southeast Denver.

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High Point Creamery

215 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80246
(720) 420-9137
Customers will appreciate the delicious artisanal flavors offered at this Hilltop neighborhood ice cream shop.

Sweet Cooie’s 

3506 E. 12th Ave., Denver, CO 80206
(720) 550-7140
Sweet Cooie's specializes in ice cream and chocolates, the perfect combination for anyone with a serious sweet tooth.


4360 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80222
(720) 612-4546
SNOWLAB appeals to vegans who still want to enjoy a sweet and frozen treat. Soymilk shave ice is a creamy and satisfying alternative to dairy.

Liks Ice Cream

2039 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO 80206
(303) 321-2370
Liks has been serving ice cream to Denver residents since 1976. This shop's ice cream has stood the test of time.

Bonnie Brae Ice Cream

799 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-0808
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream was voted the 2016 Best Ice Cream Shop, which is worth bragging about. It’s also a great excuse to try out this shop.

Rocket Ice Cream

7591 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, CO 80230
(720) 692-3782
Rocket Ice Cream boasts some of the best ice cream in all of Denver, and its happy customers agree wholeheartedly.

Glacier Home-made Ice Cream & Gelato

200 Quebec St., No. 109, Denver, CO 80230
(720) 496-1181
Glacier Home-made is not just a name, it’s a way of business for this local ice cream shop. A lot of time and love goes into each batch of homemade ice cream, resulting in delicious and creamy goodness.

Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard

1300 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
(303) 782-9223
Good Times may serve burgers, but they are known for their smooth and creamy custard that keeps customers coming back!


1589 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
(303) 504-6022
Lollicup serves yummy boba tea and frozen slush drinks that customers adore.

Milk & Cake

6345 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 103, Denver, CO 80222
(303) 757-2007
Milk & Cake brings frozen yogurt, ice cream and more to the Denver area. It is a well-loved spot for many and worth trying for sugar lovers.

Ben & Jerry’s

2339 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80208
(303) 733-8878
This well-known brand name is definitely worth visiting in person. Scoops of freshly made ice cream are a far better way to enjoy Ben & Jerry’s than out of a carton.

Haagen-Dazs Shop

3000 E. First Ave., Suite 106, Denver, CO 80206
(720) 398-6581
Haagen-Dazs' well-known ice cream can be enjoyed in person at its southeast Denver location.

Mici Handcrafted Italian

727 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-6424
Though not only a gelato spot, Mici pairs authentic Italian cuisine with one of the best-loved Italian desserts.

Cold Stone Creamery

6300 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80222
(303) 759-5454
Cold Stone is a great way to enjoy your ice cream experience as you watch the staff mix your treat on a frozen slab of stone.

Cherry on Top

3000 E. First Ave., Denver, CO 80206
(303) 780-0007
Cherry on Top is a fun spot for a frozen treat, where guests get to choose their toppings.

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