05/18/2012 10:08 am ET Updated May 21, 2012

Five Of Denver's Top Ice Cream Parlors, A Tour Of Local Desserts (PHOTOS)

Two words: Cayenne Caramel.

That's a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet ice cream flavor at Liks Ice Cream on Capitol Hill. Or how about a scoop of Maroon Bells namesake flavor? A red velvet chocolate ice cream that melts in your mouth like a freshly-made cake.

Denver has some local ice cream spots that deliver serious flavor punches that are unique, made-by-the-batch and, most importantly, delicious. At almost any given Denver ice cream parlor, there are usually well over 30 flavors to choose from ranging from the traditional: good old vanilla bean, to the rich: a summery Kahlua and cream, to the adventurous: whiskey brickle.

Check out five of Denver's best ice cream parlors.