So I’m sitting here at my new hangout, which also happens to be Denver’s newest (and best) ice cream shop.
It’s called Red Trolley Cake and Cone, it’s located on 32nd Ave between Clay and Bryant, and (full disclosure), it’s owned by my sister and brother-in-law.
I’d say this place is fabulous even if I wasn’t related to the owners. The ice cream is homemade, created right here on the premises by one Denver’s top pastry chefs. And the flavors!! Oh . . . my . . . gosh. There’s the standard vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, of course. (The chocolate gelato is to die for.) But then things get interesting. As I sit here looking at the freezer display, I see ice cream flavors like Cassia Cinnamon, Praline Cookies and Cream, White Chocolate Chip Mint and Bing Cherry Cheesecake, as well as Lemon Meringue Pie Sherbet (with real pieces of pie crust!) In the gelato case, I see twelve different flavors – flavors like Banana Yogurt, Green Apple Sorbetto, Orange Cream, Wildberry Sorbetto, and my personal favorite, Colorado Honey Almond Orange.
There are malts, shakes, sundaes – and root beer floats that taste like they did when we were kids.
There’s a reason for that. Did you ever notice that pop (soda, soft drinks, whatever you call them) started tasting different when they stopped sweetening them with real sugar and instead started using high fructose corn syrup? It leaves a weird aftertaste. Not here. Not in anything. Nothing here contains any hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors or colors, or high fructose corn syrup, . It’s all real food. Really. In fact, they make the waffle cones right here on the premises for that very reason – they couldn’t find a supplier who didn’t use the bad stuff, so they put the pastry chef on the job and started making their own.
Let me tell you, you can taste the difference.
So here I am on a Tuesday afternoon, with my sweet little one year old niece Audrey on my lap, working. I plan to be here a lot. You might even find me behind the counter occasionally. And, to insure that I still fit through the doorway on my future visits, I’m availing myself of the greatest invention in the world – the Tiny Trolley. It’s a tiny little cone of ice cream, and it only costs a buck. Great for little kids, and for their aunts who want to be able to hang out here regularly without having to buy a new wardrobe.
So come on by and check it out. The address is 2639 W. 32nd Ave. It’s the very red building on the north side of the street between Bryant and Clay. Hours are Sunday thru Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
See ya there!!