Screaming for ice cream is one way to get what you want. However, most scoops are far more likely to respond to a handwritten invitation and the keys to a new freezer. Coax a frozen friend into a cone with today's Groupon: for $10, you get four double-scoop waffle cones at Baskin Robbins on University Avenue or 82nd Street (a $19.52 value).
Since 1945, Baskin Robbins' stalwart ice-cream handlers have balled up more than 1,000 flavors to lob at customers' sweet teeth. Fresh-baked waffle cones reverently transport two scoops of treats to eager tongues for a family of four or the members of a newly formed boy band. Customers can choose from Baskin Robbins' all-time best-selling classics including Pralines 'n Cream or mint-chocolate chip or specially designed flavors that ease dietary decisions with low-cal, low-fat white-caramel-chocolate-chunk frozen yogurt or the cocoa ribbon in the no-sugar-added Chocolate Overload. Sink face first into seasonal flavors such as America's Birthday Cake—a tummy-teasing fireworks show infused with cake-flavored ice cream and cake chunks, strawberry ice cream, blue whipped-cream frosting, and ideas that never made it into the Declaration of Independence—or the Baseball Nut, which pitches sugar cravings by catching vanilla ice cream, crunchy cashews, and a light-footed black raspberry ribbon.
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Founded by ice-cream enthusiasts Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins in 1945, Baskin Robbins now serves tasty cold treats at more than 6,700 retail shops spread out in more than 50 countries. Customers glance through the glass at flavors of all colors and textures, including standard-bearers as well as the always-changing flavor of the month. Servers transform scoops into the classic banana split or a towering peanut-butter-cup sundae, decorated with hot fudge and Reese's peanut-butter sauce. Soft serve takes the form of cakes, parfaits, and 31 Below mix-in treats, and drinks such as strawberry-citrus Fruit Blast cool mouths with a sweet yet icy embrace. Baskin Robbins also offers ornate ice-cream cakes to celebrate an anniversary or successfully forging a college diploma.