Discover Five Ice Cream Brands Using Colorado Milk and Cream
We often celebrate ice cream, but we celebrate it the most in July during National Ice Cream Month. And because we love Colorado dairy farmers, we made a list of five ice cream brands you can support that are made with the leche of our land.
1. Happy Cones
Happy Cones is New Zealand-style ice cream made with Colorado dairy. If you’ve never heard of “New Zealand-style” ice cream before, it sounds delicious:
“Before your eyes you’ll see us scoop our homemade sweet cream ice cream into our New Zealand made blending machine. We then add a scoop of your desired fruit, the machine pulverizing and blending the fruit and ice cream together. The result is a deliciously creamy “soft serve” looking ice cream consisting of ⅔ premium homemade ice cream and ⅓ real fruit.”
They also serve homemade ice cream scoops with honeycomb toffee, pints, vegan gelato, smoothies, and handmade chocolates. In addition to a brick and mortar location, their ice cream truck travels all over the state. See if it’s coming near you on the truck’s schedule.
2. Sweet Action
Sweet Action is an independent, small batch, handmade ice cream store selling both dairy and vegan flavors. Located in Denver, they operate a single retail store and also stock pints in local markets, grocery stores, and restaurants. They emphasize sustainability, noting that their operation is run entirely by wind power, and their ice cream comes in compostable and recyclable packaging.
“Sweet Action Ice Cream is made by hand with the finest ingredients. We start with fresh natural Colorado dairy, and then we work with local purveyors, farmers, and bakers to source Colorado’s best produce and products for our ice cream.”
3. Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream has been dippin in Denver since 1986, and their company has been using milk and cream from Colorado-based dairy Royal Crest since 2007. They make all of their flavors right in the store, which includes new flavors every month. Another favorite local ingredient they use is honey! The Bonnie Brae Bee colony produces honey for flavors like baklava and honey almond.
4. Ice Cream Farm
Ice Cream Farm‘s slogan is “Colorado cows make the best ice cream.” We agree! Ice Cream Farm has a physical location in Littleton at Park Meadows and stocks pints at GQue BBQ in Denver. Head over to their Facebook page to see some impressively stacked ice cream cones and sandwiches.
5. Boulder Ice Cream
For over 20 years, Boulder Ice Cream has been selling pints of USDA organic small batch ice cream using local milk and cream. In addition to pints, BIC creates pre-packaged novelties like gelato truffles on a stick. These products are sold in grocery stores and restaurants across Colorado.
Supporting Farmers for Seventy Years
Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance provides quality insurance for businesses across the state, including dairy farms and restaurants selling delicious Colorado ice cream. For more information on these and other insurance products, please contact a local agent.