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Denver's five best ice cream parlors

Rain or shine, we spend a considerable amount of time thinking about ice cream. It's one of our very favorite desserts, not least because you can totally put it on the side of any other dessert and it doesn't count as two treats: it counts as a la mode. This succession of warm days, however, has us in a veritable ice cream-eating frenzy: we ponder eating a pint for lunch or dinner, and rarely does a day go by without us stopping somewhere for a scoop.

And when we're considering where to sate our cravings, we look to these places, our five best ice cream parlors in Denver, listed here in no particular order.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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