Having an ice-cream flavor named in your honor is considered one of America’s greatest accolades, alongside winning a Tony Award for Best Use of Laser Pointer in a Musical. Fill ice-cream chambers with famous flavors with today’s Groupon to Ben & Jerry’s in Overland Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $75, you get a DIY ice-cream party for up to 15 people (up to a $150 value). Guests may choose from the following types of parties, all of which take place in the shop’s private party room:
- A DIY sugar-cone party (60 minutes; all ages)
- A build a Vermonster sundae party (60 minutes; all ages)
- A decorate-your-own ice-cream-cake party (60 minutes; age 7 and up)
- A make-your-own tie-dyed T-shirt party (90 minutes; age 8 and up)
All parties include: * A tour of the store * A tutorial on how to make waffle cones * Ben & Jerry’s taste-test flavor game * A tour of the walk-in freezer
- For $15, you get a medium ice-cream cake (a $24 value). Choose from the To Go Freezer or choose your own flavors and place a customer order. Custom ice-cream cakes require a 24-hour notice.<p>
Ben & Jerry’s entertains taste buds with inventive flavors that celebrate musicians, TV personalities, and all-American pastimes. Its parties add a cool, sweet twist to birthdays, graduations, tax day, and other special events with dairy-fueled do-it-yourself projects. At each bash, up to 15 revelers gather around tubs of popular flavors such as Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream, armed with tools for dipping and sprinkling.
Guests of all ages customize edible scoop holders at one-hour sugar-cone parties, and a Vermonster party lets attendees construct a giant sundae by piling on 20 scoops of ice cream and toppings such as hot fudge, bananas, cookies, and brownies before bringing it to life with a sudden bolt of lightening. Designed for partiers age 8 and older, 90-minute tie-dye parties pair sugar-cone decorating with T-shirt coloring using dyes provided by the shop and white shirts provided by parents. A decorate-your-own ice-cream-cake party invites revelers to customize their own sliceable treat using icing and sprinkles before dividing it up and devouring the delicious masterpiece. Low-fat, fat-free, and dairy-free flavors are also available for the figure conscious or those still suffering from butter-fat-related night terrors.
Visitors can take the party home by ordering an ice-cream cake made from their favorite Ben & Jerry’s ingredients. Ice-cream cakes include up to two flavors of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, which sandwich a layer of crumbled brownies, crumbled cookies, or crumbled chocolate cookie crumbs. The website even boasts a virtual cake builder that helps to walk cake couturists through the steps of designing their own delicious dessert by choosing the shape, size, flavors, toppings, and whether they’d prefer it to say “Happy Birthday,” “Congratulations,” or “Congratulations on the Anniversary of Your Birth.”
Ben & Jerry's
Ben & Jerry's came from humble beginnings—in 1978, its eponymous founders served ice cream out of a renovated Burlington gas station, and delivered pints of their now-classic flavors to grocery stores out of the back of Ben's VW Squareback wagon. Today, its myriad shops dispense cups, cones, shakes, and smoothies brimming with a variety of quirky flavors, including Phish Food and Cherry Garcia, named for famous revolutionary Cherry Garcia. Ben & Jerry's also offers Greek frozen yogurt in flavors such as banana peanut butter, raspberry fudge chunk, and blueberry vanilla graham. The duo is famous for their social responsibility, which is evident in their community activism and in their use of fair-trade products, such as cage-free eggs and sustainable, growth-hormone-free dairy.