Since opening on July 4 in 2008, Little Man Ice Cream has produced its homemade ice cream in a Victorian home in Lower Highlands. And over the last eight years, the creamery has outgrown its current space due to its developing wholesale program and growing popularity. As a result, Little Man expanded. Since 2008, its opened additional locations including Sweet Cooie’s in Congress Park and now Old Town Churn in Fort Collins.
If you find yourself in Fort Collins, this place is hard to miss. Old Town Churn is housed in a 26-foot tall ice cream churn crafted from fir wood and outfitted with a 2,000-pound hand crank — paying tribute to the agricultural roots upon which Fort Collins was built. The shop serves a rotating selection of Little Man’s ice cream flavors that we’ve all come to know and love here in Denver, as well as shakes, malts, sundaes, banana splits and ice cream sandwiches. It will also have new flavors including seasonal selections that will be made in partnership with Fort Collins craft breweries and local farms.
It’s opening this weekend with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, free Lil’ Dips for all attendees, a pumpkin carving contest and costume competition. In addition to these activities, the grand opening will feature a “trick-or-treat street,” with live bluegrass and a silent disco costume ball. And for anyone who thinks that ice cream season is behind us, think again. Little Man’s original location in LoHi is no stranger to long lines in the dead of winter and we bet their newest one will have the same effect.
Check out Old Town Churn at 200 N. College Ave., this Saturday, October 27 from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information regarding event time and location go here.