The summer heat is here in Boulder, and there’s nothing quite like a frozen treat to cool off with as the thermometer inches upward. Opportunities are abound in Boulder to indulge in ice cream, frozen yogurt, and gelato around town in flavors both classically traditional and creatively wacky. Whether you’re ready for a break after spending a hot day perusing Pearl Street Mall or are on your way home after a sunny summertime adventure, here are some of Boulder’s best spots for a frozen dessert.
Cool & Creative
From the same mind that brought Boulderites BRU Handbuilt Ales + Eats, Heifer and the Hen Organic Creamery takes traditional ice cream flavors and injects out of this world creativity into the mix. With wildly varying flavors like Bourbon Maple Ripple, Orange Blossom, and White Russian (amongst many, many others), Heifer and the Hen also offers dairy-free options, ice cream sandwiches, floats, and more.
A Colorado company with two locations in Boulder and additional shops in Louisville, Denver, and Aurora, Sweet Cow creates unique ice cream concoctions in small batches using local ingredients. Sustainably made and with funky, fun shops to visit, Sweet Cow offers unique flavors in ice cream sandwiches, classic cones, cakes, and more.