While all of us scream in approval to please ice cream, more refined pies and cakes are typically satisfied with a gentle fist-bump or an impassioned soliloquy. Enjoy all three with today's Groupon: For $5, get $10 worth of homemade desserts and drinks at Anna Marie's Ice Cream, located in Wildwood, about 30 miles from downtown St. Louis.
Owners Heidi Williams and Laura Kenkel have been chums since middle school, finding their entrepreneurial passion after attending a three-day seminar at Ice Cream University. Now, the two ICU grads provide delectable homemade ice cream, cookies, and a cornucopia of frozen pastries with all-natural ingredients. Traditionalist tastebuds cling to a cup of pure, creamy vanilla ($3.60), but free-spirited buds crave butter pecan, and top that dairy mountain with blueberries, pineapples, and Butterfingers ($.50 each). Anna Marie's specialty sundaes up the ante of granular toppings, like the chocolate bubble sundae ($4.60), layered with chocolate syrup, marshmallow, whipped cream, and one cherry placed atop to benevolently rule its icy dominion. Customers on-the-go can take home a frozen turtle pie ($14.99), the chilled amalgamation of caramel, hot fudge, and pecans–the decadent, sugarcoated foil to grandma's wholesome apple pie. And Anna Marie's low-fat and low-carb offerings mean sweet-toothed dieters can still party like they're cruising through a galaxy governed by the laws of butterscotch.
Dessert buffs can wash down scoops of ice cream with one of Anna Marie's old-fashioned shakes, malts, or floats ($4.50), otherwise cleanse the palette with a hearty dollop of fruity sorbet. Take a respite from construction your waffle-cone jungle gym and chill inside Anna Marie's old-school ice cream parlor interior for hours of gazing at sweet, sugary flavors.
- The owners of Anna Marie's Ice Cream have been friends since middle school. Talk about BFF. They have come a long way from talking solely about boys and fashions, now they talk business. Namely, the ice cream business and it's got some of the best tasting ice cream in town. It serves up a variety of decadent flavors along with cookies and other treats. – Metromix
- The two have a homemade vanilla ice cream machine on-site where they use both domestic and imported all-natural ingredients to make the 16 flavors in their display case. They also make their own waffle cones, cookies and drumsticks. – Tonya Cross, Suburban Journal