Whereas ice cream is a byproduct of milk, which is milked from cows, sprinkles are a byproduct of dreams, which are milked from fairies. Enjoy ice cream in cake form with today’s Groupon for an ice-cream cake at Carvel Ice Cream 90210 in Beverly Hills. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get one small round ice-cream cake (a $25 value).
- For $17, you get one mini ice-cream sheet cake (a $35 value).
- For $22, you get one small ice-cream sheet cake (a $45 value).
America’s original purveyor of ice-cream cakes, Carvel lays out a menu of handcrafted confections, with its team of bakers able to conjure fat-free and vegan-friendly creations by request. Carvel’s signature chocolate crunchies sequester each cake’s rich layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, all crowned with dollops of creamy whipped frosting, similar to the Dairy Queen’s royal kin. Small round ice-cream cakes sate the sweet teeth of 10–12 gobblers, whereas the mini and small ice-cream sheet cakes can feed 15–20 or 25–30, respectively. Custom cakes bearing vivid designs and emblazoned photos are available, as are sports-themed confections resembling baseballs, basketballs, or medicine balls.
Carvel Ice Cream 90210
Among the oldest ice-cream shops in the country, Carvel Ice Cream was founded in the early 1930s, when owner Thomas Carvelas borrowed $15 to begin selling ice cream from his truck. After getting a flat tire, he pulled into the parking lot of a pottery shop and began selling frozen treats from his broken-down auto. The impromptu ice-cream parlor was unexpectedly popular, and the up-and-coming youth bought the pottery shop and stayed for years.
Soon, demand for his newfangled soft serve became so high that he patented his machinery and franchised his business. Today, in an all-kosher-certified shop on sunny Rodeo Drive, friendly staffers serve the same creamy confection in hundreds of flavors. Dessert artisans decorate signature ice-cream cakes in brilliant colors and whimsical shapes, and fill ice-cream sandwiches and chocolate-dipped cones with dairy or vegan, nondairy soft-serve options. The shop's relaxing setup boasts a spacious balcony, where guests can watch sports on HDTVs or get a closer peek at the flag on the moon.
421 N Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills, California 90210