Tasty Treats To Beat the Summer Heat

Ice Cream Favorites around the Pikes Peak Region

Article by Sydney Schardt

Photography by Lolley's Ice Cream / Colorado City Creamery / The Drive-In Tasty Freeze

Originally published in Colorado Springs Lifestyle

Lolley’s Ice Cream

In the heart of Monument is a little shop called Lolley’s Ice Cream. Established and run by Dustin and Shelley Sapp, this is a family that is “crazy about ice cream.” At Lolley’s, you can expect homemade ice cream made from scratch using local milk and cream and fresh all-natural ingredients, with no preservatives. Lolley’s offers ice cream scoops, to-go pints, espresso drinks and baked goods. They even have several dairy-free and vegan options. And all of that sounds really nice, but when you discover that Lolley’s is an exclusively gluten-free ice cream shop? Well, that’s the cherry on top. Lolley’s ice cream, baked goods, and yes, even their cones are all gluten-free. “We always have 16 flavors, and we make every single batch by hand here at the parlor,” Shelley explains.

Lolley’s is a summer evening dream, complete with an outdoor area strung with lights where families can play yard games and enjoy Lolley’s tasty treats.


Colorado City Creamery

An old-fashioned ice cream parlor in historic Old Colorado City, this charming joint has been serving up delicious ice cream for 44 years. Originally founded in 1979, this parlor has stood the test of time. Now owned and run by Carrie and Bill Morris and their son Brian, the Creamery is in the hands of a family intent on keeping this unique ice cream parlor authentic and true to its roots. There’s no doubt that the secret to keeping an ice cream shop in business for nearly half a decade is in the recipe. “Even the recipe we use is the original recipe, and people come back for this ice cream time and time again,” explains Carrie. This creamery has captured the heart of locals and tourists alike and it’s also served at a number of local resorts and restaurants.

Indulge in flavors like their famous Pikes Peak Trail and French Silk the next time you’re enjoying a stroll through Old Colorado City.


The Drive-In Tasty Freeze

Looking for a drive-in experience? It doesn’t get more authentic than The Drive-In Tasty Freeze on Weber. True to the 1950s American tradition of hamburgers, shakes and fries, the Drive-In Tasty Freeze has been serving families since 1955. Dedicated to carrying on the traditions and memories built by the local community, the original authentic building is surrounded by an outdoor ambiance of flowers, patio lights and if you’re lucky, a classic car. A truly nostalgic experience. The Drive-in Tasty Freeze is open seasonally and also has a live music series every other Thursday.

A North End staple, even as many restaurants come and go, the Drive-In Tasty Freeze remains, thanks largely to the vision and determination of owners Kevin Bergsten and Anissa Hornsey. “This is really a time capsule, and the tradition and nostalgia of the place keep customers coming back,” Kevin explains.


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