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 Loveland Macaroni Kid July 3, 2023

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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:

I Scream Ice Cream

4221 W Eisenhower Blvd Building B
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.

Josh & John's @ Jessup Farm

1981 Jessup Drive Fort Collins
(970) 305-5090

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. 

Windsor Lake Coffee, Ice Cream, and Bakery

430 Main St, 

Windsor, CO 80550

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

Goobers Ice Cream 

901 Broad St
Milliken, CO, CO 80543

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

Conehead Ice Cream

927 Mountain Ave (6.90 mi)
Berthoud, CO, CO 80513

What we love: Fun flavors, fun service, simply fun and delicious. 

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. 

Let us know your favorite ice cream place.