Our Favorite Ice Cream Shops in Loveland, Fort Collins, and NoCo

Is there anything better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer day in Northern Colorado?

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid June 29, 2024

Is there anything better than treating the kids to an ice cream cone on a hot summer day? We can't think of one. 

Luckily, We have a lot of great locally-owned ice cream shops in Northern Colorado where we can indulge in yummy goodness. Here are 7 of our favorite places for ice cream in Berthoud, Fort Collins, Loveland, Milliken, Windsor:

Josh & John 

Jessup Farm 1981 Jessup Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525

501 Cleveland Ave. Loveland, CO 80537

We love this little gem hidden west of Loveland on the way to Carter Lake, and Estes Park on 34. They have vegan ice cream and specialty flavors.  They also have milkshakes, malts, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, Gluten-free ice cream, soy ice cream, and vegan ice cream. 

Dairy Delight :

3080 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537

What we love: We love this spot as it's locally owned and a true old-fashioned ice cream shop with meals available. It's an incredible place to have tried and true flavors and combinations like banana splits and brownie delights.

Glacier Ice Cream:

920 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

What we love: This wonderful ice creamery began in 1986 in Colorado Springs. The ice cream is made in custom-made machines that are one of a kind. They offer some decadent creamy classic flavors, some east coast favorites, and gluten-free options too. 

Walrus Ice Cream:

125 W. Mountain Ave. Fort Collins CO

What we love: It's been around for decades and justifiably so. They have wonderful flavors, service and on Sunday's your puppy can enjoy some "puppy approved" ice cream too. 

Ben & Jerry's 

1 Old Town Square Suite 104 Fort Collins, CO 80524

What we love: What can we say... It's Ben & Jerry's. The place is so cool! Literally. The flavors, the location its just right.

Windsor Lake Coffee, Ice Cream, and Bakery:

430 Main St, Windsor, CO 80550

What we love: Cozy atmosphere. Delicious Ice cream. The best part? Gifts. They have some wonderful local artisans who sell their goods here too. 

Paradice Cream of Milliken:

901 Broad St Milliken, CO, CO 80543

What we love: Fun local atmosphere. Delicious ice cream and everchanging flavors! 

A & W Berthoud CO: 

802 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO. 80513

What we love: Old Fashioned atmosphere, fun service, simply fun and delicious. Drop in pick a booth and call the counter from your phone at your booth! 

Cold Stone Creamery :

 1335 W Elizabeth St Suite 155, Fort Collins, CO 80521

1821 E Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80528

What we love: Cold Stone is rich creamy ice cream and the coolest part, you can choose your own mix-ins. They have favorites on the menu you can choose from too if you get stumped at the counter.

Old Town Churn Ice Cream:

234 N College Ave suite d, Fort Collins, CO 80524

What we love: Its rich creamy and they have unique flavors - and cool events! 

Nieves y Botanas Del Bajio:

1205 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

What we love: DELICIOUS and creamy with a Mexican twist on flavors. They offer fun food too!

Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard:

250 E Harmony Rd Ste F-7, Fort Collins, CO 80525

What we love: Rita's offers Italian ice and custard. Yes we know it's not technically ice cream but it is delicious. They have soft serve and scoop too. They have staple flavors and rotating flavors too. We love to mix it up with adding custard and Italian ice (Blendini). 

Kilwins Fort Collins:

114 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

What we love: EVERYTHING! Kilwins is an icon in Old Town. Chocolates, Ice cream Fudge and so much deliciousness I can't even begin to describe it.

 Paradice Cream:

1399 Sculptor Dr Suite 100, Loveland, CO 80537

What we love: The atmosphere is light and bright and the ice cream is fun and delicious. Unique flavors like Salted Oreo, German Chocolate Cake, Blue Moon and other delicious combo's.

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt:

1569 Fall River Dr Ste 153, Loveland, CO 80538

What we love: It's totally self serve! Soft serve yogurt with tons of toppings makes for infinite combinations.

 Paciugo Gelato & Coffee:

5971 Sky Pond Dr C124, Loveland, CO 80538

What we love: light refreshing and delicious. A wide variety of flavors to choose from. 

 Ummbers Premium Ice Cream:

Can be found at: 

Howling Cow Cafe

Lucky's Market

Beaver's Market

Mary's Mountain Cookies (Fort Collins) 

Marr's Mountain Cabins

Overland Foods 

Berthoud Pizza 

Shopy's Pizza Windsor & Louisville

Rekaivery - Stalk Market Longmont

CSU's Allison Hall Campus Store, Darrell Center, & Ram Country Meat Store

What we love: The flavors are amazing!!!

Let us know your favorite ice cream place.