It’s Hot…It’s Summer…It’s Ice Cream Time.
After a warm afternoon at the Denver Zoo, it was time for a cool treat. We considered the soft serve twist at the nearby snack stand, but decided something more exceptional was in order. We agreed it was time to finally visit one of the top ice cream shops in Denver…Little Man Ice Cream. We’ve read about Little Man in 5280, driven by the 28 foot tall cream can numerous times, and heard everyone talk about how awesome it is; so it was finally time for our first Little Man Ice Cream experience.
Little Man Ice Cream is located in Highlands, a cozy hip Denver neighborhood bursting with restaurants, bars, and shopping. We parked in the shade just around the corner from Little Man, and walked up 16th Street to find a long line of ice cream lovers. We happily took our place in the back of line and waited patiently with hot sun burning the back of our legs. With three windows open for ordering, it was finally our turn after a 30 minute wait. The wait wasn’t so bad since there was plenty of available “people watching,” and I think the anticipation made the ice cream taste that much better (if that’s even possible!).
The day’s menu included several flavors of homemade ice cream, a selection of sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies! I ordered a single scoop of dulce de leche ice cream and Josh went with a chocolate peanut butter milkshake. It was fresh, cool, and definitely some of the best ice cream we’ve ever had. Little Man is a perfect fun summer hangout and should be on your must visit list this summer!
P.S. Little Man isn’t just about Ice Cream. They have a “Scoop for Scoop” program, where for every scoop of ice cream served, they donate a scoop of rice to people in need. 931,591 scoops and counting….Little Man Ice Cream 2620 16th St. Denver, CO 80211 www.littlemanicecream.com