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“Wonderful discovery!”

Little Man Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 69 Dessert in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Highland
Fort Collins, Colorado
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful discovery!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We came across Little Man at a cart at the Denver County Fair and were a little reluctant to make a high (relatively-speaking) purchase from an unknown vendor. But my son assured us they are a local purveyor with a good name. I thought he said the 16th St *Mall* but they are actually located west of Downtown, in the Highlands neighborhood. So, we ordered Carmel Sea Salt and Coconut Almond and found the most amazing ice cream! It was the smoothest and creamiest ice cream ever, and the flavors were wonderful. I'll be looking for their cart on the Mall, but if the opportunity comes, we'll be paying a visit to the milk can building at 16th and Tejon.
[It's a side note, but I also enjoyed the computerized credit card reader that let's the purchaser specify a tip and an email address for a receipt. A nice convenience where most other vendors only accept cash.]

  • Visited August 2013
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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great local hang-out spot”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We went on a Monday evening (they have a farmer's market every Monday apparently), and even though we had to wait in a long line, we had a great time. There is street parking available if you're patient and drive around and once at the stand they were very helpful and let us sample different flavors to help us decide which combination we liked the best. I would totally recommend this place for anyone wanting to experience the culture of Denver.

  • Visited July 2013
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San Rafael, California
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best in Town”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

No better ice cream than Little Man. Expect to wait in line but worth it. Simply outstanding!! Part of the Denver experience.

Visited July 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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105 reviews
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“Unique stop”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We stopped on a Monday night and it seemed to be the place to be. We paid for parking across the street (bummer). The big metal milk can is definitely unique. There was a very long line, but don't let that scare you away as it moves quickly. It's one of those places you order at the window and sit outside...there's no inside, no air conditioning and no restrooms. If you see an open table, grab it quick as seating is limited. The employees are friendly and helpful and happy to offer samples. They offer many unique flavors (Salted Oreo, Blood Orange, Strawberry Balsamic, Chocolate Cupcake, Salted Maple Pecan to name a few) and also more traditional (Chocolate, Vanilla, Butterscotch, Strawberry). The serving sizes are huge! I got a single in a dish and that was enough for 2 people. My only complaint, they ran out of their homemade waffle cones....disappointing. The ice cream was good, the area is nice, the milk can was cute. Check it out!

  • Visited July 2013
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iowa
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“In A Blind Taste Test Most Would Pick Cold Stone!”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I'm trying to figure out the appeal of this place--take away the novelty of the building being a large tin can and a somewhat eclectic neighborhood, and all you have left is no parking, a long line, and unusual flavors of average ice cream. "Salted" Cookies and Cream?? Several of us in our family tried it and agreed good 'ol regular cookies and cream was more to our liking. We also tried several flavors of the gelato. Prices were reasonable for the service size (the "kids" size is the size of a regular scoop at most places) and service was efficient and friendly.

I'd say it's worth the visit just to say you've been there but my guess is 90 percent of folks would take Cold Stone ice cream in a straight-up blind taste test on flavor only.

  • Visited July 2013
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