The summer heat is on, and while we are still practicing social distancing, that doesn’t mean we can’t stay safe and still enjoy one of our favorite summer treats—ice cream of course! Here are my top 3 places to get Loveland’s best ice cream!
To anyone who’s ever spent any time in Loveland, you know Dairy Delite is a local staple! It’s been around for decades and eating their ice cream is a Loveland summer tradition. During these social distancing times, Dairy Delite is still offering take out, has some outdoor seating, and car hop service is available too, weather permitting. Aside from all the sweet treats you can imagine, they also have a delicious menu of lunch/dinner items too, like hamburgers and hot dogs. This ice cream shop feels like a blast from the past, and it’s never officially summer until we’ve been to Dairy Delite!
Mary’s Mountain Cookies—Downtown Loveland
Northern Colorado residents may be well acquainted with Mary’s Mountain Cookies, but just last summer we got our very own Mary’s Mountain Cookies in Downtown Loveland, right on the main drag on 4th Street. But even if you’ve been binging on Mary’s Mountain Cookies for years like we have, have you tried out their ice cream? They have a tasty selection of eight flavors of ice cream, and the best part is, you can get it sandwiched right between your favorite cookies too. Treat yourself to one of these decadent desserts next time you’re downtown!
There is just something special and fancy about going for gelato, and that’s why we love Paciugo Gelato. Paciugo Gelato is conveniently located at the Promenade Shops at Centerra, and it’s once of best places out in the east Loveland/Johnstown area to get a sweet treat. They have a wide selection of flavors, made the Italian way with less fat and more flavor. Paciugo only uses the freshest fruits and all-natural ingredients so it always feels like a light, refreshing pick-me-up on a hot summer day!
Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mentions Loveland’s own Dairy Queen! This specific location has been the top producing Dairy Queen in the country. If you’re looking to drive through for a quick sweet treat, or need an ice cream cake for a special celebration, this Dairy Queen is definitely a go-to!
Who do you think has Loveland’s best ice cream? Drop your favorite in the comments!