Earlier this month, the folks at Sweet Action Ice Cream, 52 Broadway, readied themselves for the cold weather by introducing some non-frozen treats to their line-up. In addition to hot chocolate, cider, coffee and tea, on Wednesday and Saturday they're now featuring doughnuts baked by the folks who run Sugar Bakeshop. And if you want to really make that hot drink sing, consider adding a scoop of ice cream.
The respective coatings of cinnamon sugar and vanilla frosting step up the sweet profile of the fried cakes without being overpowering. Wondering about that bit of mysterious spice lurking in the dough? It's Saigon cinnamon. These babies practically beg to be dipped in a hot drink.
Sweet Action doesn't mess around when it comes to their hot chocolate. Co-owner Sam Kopicko flat-out calls it the best hot chocolate in Denver. "It's really, really rich," she warns, explaining that it's whipped together from homemade fudge sauce and whole milk. Adding a scoop of ice cream -- in this case, pumpkin pie -- makes it a maddeningly delicious float. We enjoyed the melding of flavors, but the downside to adding ice cream to a hot drink is that you end up with a lukewarm drink. That doesn't make the end result any less tasty -- just harder to categorize.
Oh, we want it all.
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