The warm aroma of freshly baked waffle cones envelops every nook and cranny of Marble Slab Creamery, revving up guests’ senses with the promise of impending decadence. As the hand-rolled cones tan in their ovens, the store’s staff bustles about the premises whipping up fresh batches of premium ice cream in the onsite creamery and helping patrons select a flavor from a list of more than 60 options. This chef-driven dedication to gourmet ice cream began in 1983 with the company’s founding in Houston, Texas, when two French chefs were enlisted to create a recipe for Marble Slab Creamery’s signature sweet-cream ice cream using their culinary expertise.
Today, staffers utilize the frozen-slab technique of ice-cream architecture, scooping each customer’s choice of ice cream and mix-ins onto a chilled marble slab to mix the separate elements into one custom mélange. Though specializing in cone-based ice-cream treats, Marble Slab Creamery also offers a menu full of other scream-worthy confections, including cakes, shakes, and pie à la mode.
The cakes created by bakers at A Piece Of Cake By Ybarra's don't fit inside any sort of box—both figuratively and literally. Each cake showcases a different style, such as a five-tiered wedding creation with red flowers flowing down its side, a birthday cake molded into the shape of Thomas the Tank Engine, and a colorful pile of small cakes crowned with clusters of mini balloons. What the cakes do have in common is that they're frosted and filled with creative flavors, from almond or chocolate-mint cake to fudge-chocolate or pineapple buttercream frosting.
Edible Arrangements' fresh, artful dipped-fruit boxes combine the aesthetic elements and emotive properties of floral arrangements with the juicy deliciousness and socially acceptable edibility of fruit. Delve into the depths of fruity expression with one of nine chocolate-dipped fruit boxes valued at $25 or less, such as chocolate-dipped apple wedges ($25), or the boxed 15-some of decadent fruit truffles ($25). On a holiday or any day, an Edible Arrangement can turn a frown into an upright grapefruit wedge, a tear into a three-tiered citrus structure, and a friend into still just a friend, but one with a sweet, balanced diet.
Kolache Factory sates handheld cravings with its sweet and savory sachets stuffed with more than 25 flavorful fillings. The pastry purveyor's innovative bakers put a tasty twist on the traditional fruit-and-poppy-seed kolaches that originated in Eastern Europe, packing them with delectable stuffings, such as pepperoni and mushroom ($1.65 each, $17.82/dozen), bacon, egg, and cheese ($2.19 each, $23.65/dozen), and sausage, jalapeño, and cheese ($1.45 each, $15.66/dozen). Greet the slowly receding swirling darkness of morning with nibbles of sausage and gravy kolaches ($1.69 each, $18.25/dozen), or take a bite-size break with one of seven fruit options ($1.09 each, $11.77/dozen).
For decades, the aroma of freshly baked cookies has lured kids to the kitchen. There's something irresistible about that combination of melted chocolate and sugary dough, and it's not something you simply grow out of. Thanks to Nestle Tollhouse Café by Chip, you don't have to. The sweetest shop in McAllen welcomes kids of all ages to browse cases lined with giant cookie cakes, gooey brownies, and old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies. On warm summer days, the shop also serves ice cream and, upon special request, douses customers with the cookie dough hose.
Red Mango's frozen yogurts run the gamut of nutritional goodness, boasting all-natural, nonfat, probiotic, kosher, and low-calorie credentials. Pick from flavorful flavors such as pomegranate, coconut, and madagascar vanilla ($2.95–4.95) then toss in toppings (starting at $0.75 each), choose from fresh fruit, organic flaxseed granola, dark chocolate, and more. Red Mango magicians can also manipulate icy ingredients and taste-bud-tantalizing toppers to construct elegantly portable parfaits placed in convenient to-go cups. PureVia-sweetened smoothies ($3.95-4.95), such as Mandarin Mango and 4 Berry Blend, satisfy fruit-hungry palates, and enriched smoothies are packed with protein and immunity boosters ($0.65 each) to help drinkers eliminate invading viruses. Use today's deal to watch this frozen superhero spring into action, satisfying sweet cravings and melting all over the tongues of injustice.