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Sweet Action Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop$$$$
Central Denver, Denver
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  • Christina T.
    Limoncello ginger and salted butterscotch. Scoops are huge, prices are low, and the window is made for sitting in and eating ice cream.
  • Xuela X.
    The Ice Cream is The Bomb delicious. Try the Whiskey Ice Cream on a hot day. Stuff will have you mellow after you are done. Service was friendly and propt. Loved it 🌟🌟🌟🌟 stars
  • Geoffrey Z.
    Amazing ice cream flavors and vegan choices are flawless
  • Ilheis R.
    The hoppy brownie and salted butterscotch are highly recommended in a waffle cone.
  • Paul M.
    You can't go wrong here. (Biscuits and jam ice cream? Yes.)
  • Brian W.
    Brian WillisFebruary 22
    Must try the lemon and lime sorbet. Nice and tart. All of the ice cream is great though.
  • Mitra S.
    Mitra SalaselJanuary 9
    Best ice cream in Denver. All the unorthodox flavors you're looking for, and all well done.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CampbellDecember 8, 2015
    Love this place. Lots of flavors to pick from and all of them are good! Whiskey brickle is my fav
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CostanzaOctober 10, 2015
    Great service and ice cream. Is there anything else to get from an ice cream place?
  • Rayna
    RaynaAugust 13, 2015
    Worth the hype & line. Favorites: garam masala, red bean, cardamom. Vegan chai is actually very good.
  • Avan A.
    Avan AllenJuly 22, 2015
    my favorite ice cream spot. i check the flavors online before making the trip i'm that dedicated.
  • Rachel Slurs
    Rachel SlursApril 21, 2015
    Wow. The hazelnut brownie and green tea ice cream. Also at least sample avocado if they have. Tastes more like an avocado than an avocado somehow.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AlbrechtMarch 16, 2015
    Come in over St. Patrick' Day to get Guinness and Bailey's flavored ice cream. Do it up right and make a Carbomb Cone!
  • Kingsley Y.
    Kingsley YoungerMarch 11, 2015
    Featured on Unique Sweets TV show. They have a few vegan flavours (like japapeno lime) of ice cream out of the 500 flavours since they first started in 2009.
  • Avan A.
    Avan AllenFebruary 9, 2015
    salted butterscotch and stranahan's whiskey brittle! it's always hard to pick just one flavor, just try all of them!
  • Brandon T.
    Brandon TitusAugust 28, 2014
    Baklava ice cream was some of the best ice cream I have ever had, anywhere. Whiskey brickle is also not bad.
  • zoe g.
    zoe gagnonAugust 7, 2014
    Really appreciate that they always have a vegan flavor. Good ones, too!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RumbargerAugust 6, 2014
    Root beer float with whiskey brickle ice cream. Do it.
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 5, 2014
    Including the incredible Stranahan's Whiskey Brickle, featuring Colorado's own whiskey. But in the process, they've become a must-stop for all the hipsters heading out for a night on the town. Read more
  • Levi H.
    Levi HolmesNovember 14, 2013
    No matter what they tell you. DO NOT try the Butthole Surfer ice cream....
  • kieran c.
    kieran cainSeptember 2, 2013
    Inventiveness. Flavor. Pushing the limits of ingredients. Cool factor. Best logo, and in Denver's hippest neighborhood. There is no doubt. This IS the best ice cream in all of Colorado.
  • Alexisse
    AlexisseAugust 1, 2013
    The best ice cream and sorbet we found in all of Denver. The staff is friendly, and the owners are generous. And I believe everything in the shop is biodegradable. Awesome shop all the way around.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KovarikJuly 28, 2013
    Great flavor selection, nothing to the landfill, garage door opens the shop up nicely.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ShimJuly 25, 2013
    Honey Jalapeño Pickle Ice Cream was mentioned on Zagat's blog
  • Sara E.
    Sara ElizabethJune 5, 2013
    The tips are true. Salted butterscotch is the jam!
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreyApril 19, 2013
    You must try a true Colorado original: Stranahan's Whiskey Brickle
    Upvoted Jun 6
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LeaApril 8, 2013
    Sweet Action has some of best ice cream I've ever had. They have really creative flavors like strawberry balsamic and sour cream & chives. Both are actually pretty good!
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MacCurdyMarch 15, 2013
    It's all about the salted butterscotch.
  • Kate M.
    Kate MillerMarch 8, 2013
    The hot fudge. Homemade. Get it. On every flavor. SOGOODSOGOOD.
  • Brendon
    BrendonFebruary 23, 2013
    Ever had a real Thai Iced Tea? This is the just as awesome ice cream version.
  • Christina
    ChristinaNovember 16, 2012
    Try the Thai Iced Tea. It has Thai tea leaves and condensed milk in it.
  • Haley J.
    Haley JessemanAugust 30, 2012
    Cherry chocolate chip, horchata, and chai are my favorites.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MoraesJuly 15, 2012
    Try the olive oil ice cream! Weird but awesome!
  • Brooke G.
    Brooke GladstoneJuly 12, 2012
    Vegan ice cream is coconut based, so you have to like coconut a lot. Otherwise, try the salted butterscotch.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SeguinJune 18, 2012
    Colorado Honey, Thai Iced Tea, Mint Chocolate Chip (especially in milkshake form), Horchata... Shit, they're all good! Try something unusual. Love all the ISO50/Tycho prints too.
  • Anna C.
    Anna CoxMay 24, 2012
    Sweet Action---oh my goodness. Let your mouth meet one of the best homemade ice cream in the USA.
  • Lisa H.
    Try the baklava ice cream! Lots of began options, too.
  • Brian N.
    Brian NelsonMarch 24, 2012
    The sun blazes straight in, in evening. Get here before for or after sunset
  • Ryssa C.
    Ryssa ChrysalisMarch 5, 2012
    Stranahan's Whiskey Brickle and Salted Butterscotch are the yummiest!
  • Kayla A.
    Kayla AnnOctober 20, 2011
    Try the flavors that sound the craziest .... they are usually the best!
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 9, 2011
    Winner of Best Ice Cream for the Milk-Averse 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver Read more
  • Denver Off The Wagon
    Denver Off The WagonSeptember 1, 2011
    Make sure to check them out during GABF... they just might feature a few beer-inspired flavors!
  • Jason S.
    Jason StorerJuly 21, 2011
    Can't go wrong with any of the choices, but Vietnamese Coffee so far has been my favorite!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RichmanJuly 10, 2011
    Their spoons have unpleasant mouthfeel for ice cream (not smooth). I ask for a tasting spoon...
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordApril 18, 2011
    Voted Best Ice Cream for the Milk-Averse in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordDecember 6, 2010
    Winner of Westword's Best of Denver 2010 - Best Newfangled Ice Cream Parlor!
  • stacey b.
    stacey bJuly 7, 2010
    they always have one or two vegan flavors. p.s. skip dairy queen for your ice cream cakes, go to sweet action and get a big ass ice cream cookie cake instead.
  • lauren l.
    The salted butterscotch pretzel just made my dreams come true.
  • Blake B.
    Blake BowyerFebruary 21, 2010
    Get a scoop of the Red Velvet ice cream on a regular cone (a sugar cone would be too sweet). DON'T try the donuts. They honestly suck - and I'm very indiscriminate with donuts. Might be grease flavor.
  • Raj R.
    Raj RaoJanuary 22, 2010
    The baklava ice-cream is the bomb - the most original ice-cream I have ever had!
    Upvoted May 29
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