In 2014, when Erika Thomas and her husband Chad Stutz opened the first location of High Point Creamery in the Hilltop neighborhood, it wasn’t your typical chocolate-and-vanilla ice cream shop. Visitors quickly fell for Thomas’ inventive flavors, such as Earl Grey tea with shortbread cookies and Tin Cup whiskey with pistachio brittle. High Point soon added a second, RiNo location inside Denver Central Market, and then a bright pink food truck, aptly named Big Pinky. Now, with the addition of a third location in the Berkeley neighborhood, folks on the west side of the city will have even easier access to Thomas’ outrageous flavors.
The new Tennyson location was two years in the making, but should be in a perfect spot thanks to the area’s thriving populations of locally owned businesses, restaurants, and hungry families. The cozy shop features the same heavenly fresh-waffle-cone smell as the original, as well as the same marble tables and ample natural light—perfect for sweet Instagram shots.
High Point enthusiasts will find all the dense, creamy flavors they fell for at the first two locations. Of the 21 varieties, seasonal spring flavors make up one third of the current menu. That means a house-made sunflower butter ice cream with ribbons of lemon preserves; a tangy pineapple-mint sorbet; a rich banana-honey flavor; and vegan and gluten-free coconut and cherry crisp. Less adventurous palates might want to opt for the cookies and cream, which Thomas added to the permanent High Point lineup in March. Rather than throw Oreos into a vanilla ice cream base, Thomas bakes three kinds of cookies in house (chocolate wafers, shortbread, and chocolate chip), chops them into different sizes, and swirls them throughout the vanilla ice cream. Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.
If you’re having a tough time deciding on a flavor, opt for High Point’s $10 flight of five ice creams, which comes with your choice of homemade caramel or chocolate sauces and a crisp piece of fresh waffle cone.
3977 Tennyson St., 720-638-8697