An ice-cream parlor is like a choose-your-own-adventure novel, only instead of the inevitable nuclear whitewater dinosaur catastrophe, you get delicious ice cream topped according to your whim. Today's Groupon to Cold Stone Creamery takes you on a journey into the heart of flavor. Choose between two options:
• For $6, you get $12 worth of custom-crafted, generously topped ice cream.
• For $12, you get admission to the Witches and Wizards celebration on July 14, including a complimentary BetterBeer float, a Pumpkin Potion ice-cream creation, a Tri-Sorcerer competition entry, face paint, and a balloon (a $25 value).
Cold Stone Creamery's ice cream, which is made fresh in stores every day, inhabits a quantum flux between soft-serve and traditional ice cream, with a rich, creamy texture that whispers tales of its superpremium quality as it glides over taste buds. At the July 14 Wizards and Witches celebration, guests can honor the finale of a much-beloved cinematic series by gobbling a Pumpkin Potion ice-cream creation or a BetterBeer float, whose spicy brew of ginger ale, cinnamon, and butter-pecan ice cream magically fills wannabe wizards' bellies. Participants can also cobble together hats and capes at an arts-and-crafts table, strut their stuff at a costume contest, or strive for prizes by entering the Tri-Sorcerer competition, replete with faux-flying broomstick games and trivia.
Alternately, opt to eat everyday desserts from Cold Stone's menu. Every silky ice cream flavor generously welcomes dozens of toppings as traditional as crumbled cookies and chopped nuts or as quirky as black licorice and pieces from magnetic-poetry sets. Sufferers of premature brain freeze unable to invent a creamy concoction can try a Cold Stone signature creation, such as the Peanut Butter Cup Perfection. The frankencream you desire will be scooped cold off the grill into a freshly made waffle cone or bowl. Ice-cream creations are priced from $3.09 to $3.99, depending on size.
Cold Stone Creamery Lubbock
Founded by ice-cream enthusiasts Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has grown to more than 1,400 locations across North America. Each day, the shop's scoopers mix up fresh batches of ice cream and sorbet, which are served by the scoop, piled high in sundaes, and blended into shakes. After customers choose their desired flavor, the staffers toss the chilly sustenance upon a slab of frozen granite and fold in a smorgasbord of candy and nuts to achieve the ideal ice-cream-to-add-in ratio. Customers can dream up their own creations or opt for a signature masterpiece, sampling one of more than 11.5 million possible flavor combinations, which still await a brave conqueror to unlock them all. To accommodate sweets cravings at celebrations, staff members also dish out premade treats, such as ice-cream cakes and baked goods.
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