For $5, today's deal gets you $10 worth of frozen treats at Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato.
Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato scoops out an Antarctic-size selection of ice creams, gelatos, sorbets, and yogurts in a variety of tongue-tickling flavors. Made in-store daily, each handcrafted confection comes stocked with generous portions of delectable ingredients, including real fruit, locally roasted coffee beans, and hormone-free milk. Relish in traditional ice- cream scoops, which dons flavorful frocks such as black-raspberry chocolate melt and banana-caramel crunch ($0.99+), or opt for luscious licks of chocolate-hazelnut or peanut-butter-fudge gelato ($3.32+). Finish off the sweetmeat session with a cup of locally roasted coffee ($2+) or sips of hot cocoa ($3.25). Glacier also offers up a variety of gluten- and dairy-free treats for sensitive stomachs.
- D-lish! The chocolate marshmallow Gelato was excellent and my little girls loved their junior mint and birthday cake flavored kids' scoops! – Stacie G., Yelp, 9/26/10
- I love the setting and atmosphere of this particular store. Nice outdoor seating in good weather, or a cozy nook inside by a fireplace for reading/study/people watching. – B00kaddict, TripAdvisor
Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato
The super-premium ice cream at Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato—which represented Colorado on Serious Eats’ list of America’s Best Ice Cream—is proof that less is more. Their chief concern is “overrun,” a term that refers to how much air is mixed into each batch of ice cream. Some less delicious ice creams can contain up to 50% air; however, Glacier’s flavors contain only 5%–7% air, yielding richer flavors and a creamier texture.
Also lauded by outlets such as the Denver Post and Colorado Daily, Glacier has a catalogue of more than 800 flavors, up to 60 of which are on hand and ready to scoop at all times. Their ice cream wizards create a new flavor every two weeks, resulting custom tastes such as chocolate raspberry truffle, caramel Oreo, and espresso chocolate buzz with a double-strength coffee base. They also craft premium Italian gelatos with skim milk, producing rich frozen treats with half the fat of ice cream in flavors such as chocolate hazelnut, peanut butter fudge, and pistachio.
No matter the flavor, Glacier uses fresh ingredients such as hand-squeezed limes, ripe strawberries, and homemade chocolate. They’ve also committed to staying Colorado-local whenever possible, receiving produce from local food producers in Penrose, Rocky Ford, Palisade, and even stocking local Umpire State Coffee, local Jerry's Nut House, imported Italian candy and using local produce like apples, melons, and peaches.