Eating Adventures

You Can Still Get Your Ice Cream To Go From These Creameries

Bring Sweet Action Ice Cream home for a special treat, cone optional.
Bring Sweet Action Ice Cream home for a special treat, cone optional. Linnea Covington

Sure, we miss having a cone of fresh-churned ice cream on a warm, sunny day while frolicking in the park, but even though the lines at places like Little Man Ice Cream don't exist right now, we can still indulge in a cold, sweet treat. These nine specialists are still making ice cream, and you can take it to go or order online to enjoy in the comfort of your own home or back yard.

click to enlarge Bonnie Brae Ice Cream is open for take-out business. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream is open for take-out business.
Danielle Lirette

Bonnie Brae Ice Cream

799 South University Boulevard
303-777-0808

Bonnie Brae Ice Cream is back, sort of, to filling pints, half-pints and quarts of cookie dough, lemon custard, mint chocolate chip, chocolate and other classic ice cream flavors. Ice cream sandwiches are also on the to-go menu, with daily hours from 1 to 8 p.m. Guests can order from the takeout window and also get fresh eggs, milk, butter and cottage cheese to go with their dessert.
click to enlarge DiNoci Dairy Free is vegan ice cream made in Boulder. - DINOCI DAIRY FREE
DiNoci Dairy Free is vegan ice cream made in Boulder.
DiNoci Dairy Free

DiNoci Dairy Free

dinoci.com

While this sweet stuff looks a lot like ice cream, the Boulder-based DiNoci Dairy Free makes a vegan frozen dessert that's completely plant-based. The company starts with almond milk and creates flavors such as vanilla, lemon, espresso chocolate chip and chocolate raspberry, to name a few. Just this month the company launched an online shop where you can order pints for free delivery, with a six-pint minimum. Not that the latter should be a problem, since you'll want to fill your freezer for the warm days ahead. DiNoci is also available at Whole Foods and Choice Market grocery stores.
 
click to enlarge Frozen Matter, at 1309 East 19th Avenue, specializes in creative flavors and housemade ingredients. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Frozen Matter, at 1309 East 19th Avenue, specializes in creative flavors and housemade ingredients.
Danielle Lirette

Frozen Matter

530 East 19th Avenue, 720-600-6358
1061 South Gaylord Street, 720-546-6871
Sweet Action Ice Cream
52 Broadway, 303-282-4645

Fans of these three ice cream shops, now all under the same ownership, can get a cow-to-creamery fix either by stopping in for counter service, ordering over the phone or shopping online. Right now the Frozen Matter locations, in Washington Park and Uptown, have pints and cups to go in rotating flavors that may include apple butter crisp and birthday cake. South Broadway's Sweet Action, which was acquired last summer, offers pints for pre-order and scoops to go in flavors such as Vietnamese coffee, green tea caramel and vegan carrot cake, along with more traditional options.

click to enlarge New Zealand ice cream to go from Happy Cones Co. in Edgewater. - LINNEA COVINGTON
New Zealand ice cream to go from Happy Cones Co. in Edgewater.
Linnea Covington

Happy Cones Co.

5505 West 20th Avenue, Edgewater
720-336-3392

We're pretty sure a cone of New Zealand-style ice cream  (in which fruits are blended into ice cream to order) will make you as happy as the name Happy Cones suggests, and you can pick up the goods to go from noon to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Order online for less contact and wait in the sanitized shop behind the plexiglass guard and on the socially-distanced "X" on the floor. Or, look for the ice cream truck that prowls around town dishing out scoops of salted butter caramel, hokey pokey and vegan coconut vanilla. A spring and summer schedule will soon be available on the truck's website.

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Linnea Covington moved back to Denver after spending thirteen years in New York City and couldn't be happier to be home, exploring the Mile High and eating as much as possible, especially when it involves pizza or ice cream.
Contact: Linnea Covington