Denver’s newest hot spot for a scoop of ice cream, The Constellation, is just 355 square feet with five service windows to serve up tasty, creamy treats. But it’s the 75-foot-long airplane wing hovering above that will let you know you’ve arrived. The replica wing and propellers are a nostalgic tribute to Stapleton’s history as the original location of Denver’s airport for 70 years.
Part of the Little Man Ice Cream family—known for its scratch-made ice cream served from a 28-foot-tall cream can in LoHi—The Constellation serves up a rotating list of creamy scoops, as well as sundaes, splits, malts, shakes and floats, ice cream sammies, and Baked Alaska Pops (ice cream on a stick with a chocolate outer layer and a flambéed meringue on top). Ice cream flavors exclusive to The Constellation include Cruising Altitude, made with cookie butter, pretzels, and peanuts; Red Eye, a vanilla coffee base with a fudge swirl; and Turbulence, with charcoal ice cream, marshmallow, and chocolate pearl crisps. Vegans on the hunt for a cool treat will enjoy flavors like horchata, chocolate salted Oreo, and sorbets.
Like all other Little Man locations, The Constellation takes part in the “scoop for scoop” program. They will donate one scoop of rice or beans for every scoop of ice cream sold, to help communities throughout the world fight hunger.