What is one of the first summer treats that
comes to mind on a hot summer day? Ice
cream, of course! It is only appropriate that
this summer delicacy is given its own special
day! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan
established National Ice Cream Day as the
third Sunday in July, calling all Americans to
celebrate with appropriate commemorations
and activities. To honor this tasty day, we
have gathered up a few delicious ice cream
and frozen yogurt shops in Colorado Springs. So, bring your appetite to one of these spots, indulge your sweet tooth, and celebrate!
BJ’s Velvet Freez Drive-In
BJ’s Velvet Freez Drive-In was one of Colorado Springs’ first “drive-thru” restaurants. Opened in 1954, this family owned drive-in continues to serve American classics, such as cheeseburgers, pork tenderloin sandwiches, and corn dogs, as well as frozen treats, including soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, and banana splits. With its convenient location, just east of Downtown Colorado Springs, BJ’s Velvet Freez Drive-In is a perfect spot to celebrate this sweet day!
Rizuto’s Ice Cream and Sweet Shop
Find the flavor that satisfies your sweet tooth this National Ice Cream Day at Rizuto’s! Rizuto’s Ice Cream and Sweet Shop is known as one of the best deals in town with their fun, welcoming atmosphere, rock bottom prices, and 40,000 ice cream combinations from soft serve, malts, gelato, and more. Regardless of what you get, this shop in Northeast Colorado Springs will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth craving.
LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt
Looking for a healthier alternative this National Ice Cream Day? Visit LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt where you can build your one-of-a- kind treat. With 16 yogurt and gelato flavors and over 75 delicious toppings, there are hundreds of possible combinations at this self-serve frozen yogurt bar. Additionally, their family- friendly atmosphere, onsite activities, and numerous community events makes LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt a great place, not only for National Ice Cream Day but also for any family evening out!
Glacier Homemade Ice Cream and Gelato
Since 2001, Glacier Homemade Ice Cream and Gelato has produced high-quality ice cream and other frozen treats throughout Colorado’s Front Range. Using natural and local ingredients, more than 1000 flavors have been created, providing unique flavor combinations for everyone to enjoy. Check out their Colorado Springs location in University Village and savor their premium dessert treats this weekend!
Rita’s Italian Ice
Rita’s Italian Ice puts a fun twist on traditional frozen delicacies. Their indulgent Italian Ice, made fresh with real fruit and ingredients, takes snow cones to a whole new level. Their other tasty treats, including Cream Ice, Frozen Custard, Gelanti, and many others, are guaranteed to make your mouth happy whenever you visit!
Colorado City Creamery
Colorado City Creamery has been dishing up
scrumptious sweets for over 35 years in Old
Colorado City’s Historical Shopping District.
Their menu items include homemade ice
cream, shakes, floats, and other ice cream
novelties. So, spend National Ice Cream Day
in Old Colorado City and stop at Colorado
City Creamery for some sweet treats!
Swirly Cow Frozen Yogurt
Get some swirly sweet yogurt at Swirly Cow Frozen Yogurt for another healthier alternative this National Ice Cream Day. Being one of Colorado Spring’s newest self-serve frozen yogurt bars, Swirly Cow has hit it out of the park with delectable yogurt, creative toppings, and two locations in Colorado Springs. Whether you are looking for a more nutritious option or wanting to try something fun, this is an excellent place to check out!
Whether you like your ice cream in a cup or in a cone, on a waffle or in a banana split, get out there, splurge, and enjoy! Happy National Ice Cream Day!
July 11, 2017 | Colorado Springs, National Ice Cream Day, Celebration