According to manager Brittney Warton, the Caffeinated Cow
, owned by Jake and Harmony Norment, has been slammed since its Memorial Day weekend opening. Each tub of ice cream at the shop was planned to last as long as a week, but Warton says they’re lasting only a day or two at most.
“We get it made locally in Denver at a place called Liks Ice Cream,” Warton says. She’s hard-pressed to identify a favorite — everything’s getting sold that fast, including their vegan and sorbet offerings.
“We have an apple pie and a graham cracker that are super awesome,” she says. “We have a vegan flavor that’s vanilla salty cookie that people are crazy over.”
The shop gets its name from the various coffee and ice cream drinks available: Any milkshake can hold a shot of espresso made from Barista Espresso
’s Sicilian blend, and they’ll add a scoop to any cup of coffee. The shop’s most popular offering so far is the Cow-lorado, a scoop of ice cream with an espresso shot, basically an Americanized affogato. Soon they plan to add ice cream nachos to the menu, basically a sundae built on broken chips of waffle cones, which they make in-house twice a day.
Warton says that in the next month or two they plan to add a commercial kitchen for the site, set to offer yogurt parfaits, burritos, panini, muffins and more.