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First Look: Get the Scoop at Frozen Matter in Uptown

There's a new place in town if you want to get treated coldly: Frozen Matter is now serving icy treats at 530 East 19th Avenue in Uptown. The ice cream shop was created by Geraldine Kim and Josh Gertzen, who installed a pasteurizer and full kitchen in the space so that they could make ice cream bases from scratch, as well as all kinds of add-ins to give their creations texture and flavor.

Take the Good Time Campfire, for example; it contains bourbon, bacon and all the makings for s'mores, including housemade graham crackers. Other blends run from such traditional models as hazelnut toffee, mint chocolate chip and milk & cookies to more inventive combos like pineapple-peppercorn crumble and a bright-red beet-based concoction. Other frozen desserts and sodas infused with syrups made in-house will be available soon.

Counter and table seating behind the ice cream display case will accommodate about a dozen, with more room on the sidewalk patio. Frozen Matter has a full liquor license and is currently serving ice cream-and-booze pairings; it will soon launch a separate speakeasy with a secret entrance through the back of the shop.

Right now, you can get your Frozen Matter Sunday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. If you're not sure how to find the place, just follow the aroma of fresh-baked waffle cones.


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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
Contact: Mark Antonation