What You'll Get
An ice-cream parlor is like a choose-your-own-adventure novel, only instead of the inevitable extinction of the dodo, you get delicious ice cream topped according to your whim. Today's Groupon takes you on a journey into the heart of flavor: for $5, you get $10 worth of custom-crafted ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery in Lockport.
Cold Stone's ice cream, made fresh in stores every day, inhabits a quantum flux between soft-serve and traditional ice cream, with a rich, creamy texture. The ice cream lovingly embraces dozens of toppings in its velvety arms, from treats as traditional as crumbled cookies and chopped nuts to quirky delights such as granola and black licorice. Choose your favorite ice cream from a variety of silky flavors, such as irish cream and cake batter, and then make certain no one will try and steal a taste by topping it protectively with brownies, gumballs, and cherry pie filling ($4.84/Love It signature creation, $2.29/kids' creation). Whatever Frankencream you create, it'll be scooped cold off the grill into a freshly made waffle cone or bowl, or blended into a tongue-pleasing shake ($4.89/Gotta Have It).
Cold Stone counts more than 11.5 million combinations of its ice cream, and it has employed one lucky man for the past 20 years to confirm that count lick by lick. Those who suffer from a premature brain freeze and can't think to invent their own creamy concoction can try a Cold Stone signature creation, such as the almond-studded and caramel-slathered Coffee Lovers Only, or the Peanut Butter Cup Perfection with Reese's peanut-butter cups and fudge.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only at Lockport location. Not valid for catering or for fundraisers. Not valid for resale. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.