Lavender Salted Caramel at Frozen Matter
Your first clue that Uptown’s Frozen Matter isn’t your average ice cream parlor: the on-site pasteurizer that takes up a good chunk of the creamery’s kitchen. (Frozen Matter is one of only a few parlors in the country that pasteurizes its own milk rather than using a pre-made base, and the only spot in Colorado that does this.)
Your second clue? Liquor.
That means ice cream and booze pairings, which would be a dream come true had any of us dared to dream so big.
For one of her favorite flavors, Lavender Salted Caramel, owner Gerry Kim recommends pairing it with Bertina Elderflower Liqueur. The sweet-yet-balanced, fruity beverage brings out the exotic, floral notes of French lavender in the ice cream. (But truthfully, anything would taste great with that dreamy, creamy caramel.)
Being the only licensed dairy plant in Denver, this microcreamery’s smallbatch flavors are as fresh as they come. Kim and co-owner Josh Gertzen custom design each base to maximize flavors and give us all a true cow-to-cone experience.
To see our full list of 13 must-try ice creams for the 13 weeks of summer, go to theknow.denverpost.com.