Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, ‘Colorado’s Kingdom’ or Breckenridge, is one of America’s favorite ski towns. Yet, it has an average of 300 sunny days; and what better way to enjoy those days than with the best ice cream in Breckenridge?
Read on to discover where you can find some great ice cream in this Colorado town that’s only seven miles long and two miles wide! Satisfy your sweet tooth even at a high altitude with the best ice cream parlors in Breckenridge.
Best Spots for Breckenridge ice cream
Don’t expect an ordinary ice cream shop when you enter Stir-Pan Creamery. You select your own flavor and can opt for any three mix-ins from their list.
What adds to the experience is watching the professionals mix your choice of ingredients and hand roll your ice cream. That’s Thai ice cream rolls for you right in Breckenridge.
Their signature flavor Upscale Vandal (vanilla wafer, banana, caramel, Himalayan salt, and Oreos), is the best. Other must-try items include Banana Pudding, Key Lime Pie, Banana Split, and Trifecta. Kids will love the Unicorn and Fireworks.
They also have Strawberry and Straw-nana sorbets if you want something besides ice cream rolls.
- Stir-Pan Creamery, 500 S Main Street #2r, Breckenridge, CO 80424
I Scream Gelato
I Scream Gelato is the place to visit in Breckenridge for America’s favorite handcrafted gelato and sweet treats. They have a rotating selection of unique gelatos (about 70 flavors), and they make fresh gelato daily with ingredients sourced directly from Italy.
You can have your choice of gelato in a cup or one of their freshly made cones (they have red velvet-flavored, too) with the toppings you’d like. Their specialty is the fluffy bubble waffle cone.
Among their variety of flavors are Crème Brûlée, Wild Berry Sorbet, Cheesecake, Caramel, Coffee, and Salted Butter Caramel. There are also vegan options in gelato and sorbet (Lemon, Mango, Pistachio, Vanilla, Chocolate, Caramel, and more).
They have other equally mouth-watering treats like Belgian waffles, pancakes, and gelato brioche sandwiches (all served with a gelato scoop and toppings). If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll enjoy their espresso beverages, Macchiato, Cappuccino, Latte, and Hot Chocolate.
The ultimate indulgence is the Italian affogato – a classic Vanilla gelato served with a shot of espresso (of Colorado-based Whiskey Barrel Coffee).
- I Scream Gelato, 105 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Higgles Ice Cream
Relish some unique, artisan ice cream at Higgles after a long hike! A local favorite, this one-woman-owned place is among Breck’s best ice cream parlors. Anna Higgins has come a long way from making ice cream in small batches for summer events, farmers’ markets, and independent grocers in 2011 to settling in a 750-square feet space.
They have daily rotating ice cream flavors and special experimental batches that are a real treat.
If they have Lemon Buttermilk with Blueberry Swirl when you visit, don’t miss trying it. You might be lucky to find other impressive unique flavors: Earl Grey with Cherries, Colorado Toffee, and Strawberry Pop Tart.
The highlight is the waffle cones that they make fresh to order right in front of you.
- Higgles Ice Cream, 100 N Main St #207, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Clint’s Bakery & Coffee House
Clint’s is a local favorite for breakfast, lunch, coffee, and bakery items. Located in the heart of Main Street, you can relish the sumptuous Liks ice cream (from Denver) they serve and pair it with a cupcake, pie, cookie, or slice of homemade cake.
An all-in-one coffee shop makes the perfect stop for those freezing days; don’t be surprised if you see a long line here.
- Clint’s Bakery & Coffee House, 131 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Mountain Top Cookie Shop
This cookie shop sneaked into my list of best ice cream in Breckenridge, not because of their delicious, fresh-baked cookies but for their two-fisted cookie dough delight sandwich.
Technically, it’s cookies stuffed with buttercream frosting, and they offer 20 different sandwich cookies daily.
But then, the aroma of freshly baked cookies is so tantalizing to the senses; it’s difficult to resist the temptation.
- Mountain Top Cookie Shop, 128 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Other Places With Great Ice Cream in Breckenridge
Here are some other delightful places in Breck with excellent ice cream:
- Crepes A La Cart, 307 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
- The Crown, 215 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
The Cherry on Top!
Enjoy the mountain views around Breck with great homemade ice cream; life doesn’t get any better than this. The mountains are calling, and for the love of ice cream, don’t miss out on indulging in the best that Breckenridge offers.
Some Other Best Ice Cream Places
Traveling elsewhere? Here are the best ice cream places you can try out: