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 takes you on a journey into the heart of flavor. For $5, you get $10 worth of custom-crafted and generously topped Cold Stone Creamery ice cream, as well as ice cream pies, cupcakes, and cookie sandwiches. This deal is good at 11 convenient locations and three inconvenient Antarctic locations. This Groupon expires on February 28, 2011.
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 that whispers tales of its super-premium quality as it glides over taste buds. The ice cream generously welcomes dozens of toppings, as traditional as crumbled cookies and chopped nuts or as quirky as granola and black licorice. Choose your favorite ice cream from among dozens of silky flavors, such as Irish cream and butter pecan. Then make certain no one will try and steal a taste by topping it protectively with brownies, gumballs, and cherry pie filling. Whatever Frankencream you create, it'll be scooped cold off the grill into a freshly made waffle cone or bowl. Ice-cream creations run between $4 and $6, depending on size. Cold Stone also offers a variety of ice cream cakes and pies for communal consumption. Sink sweet teeth into a quilted coffee caramel to savor eight layers of coffee ice cream and chocolatey devil's food cake or try the strawberry passion cake to enjoy a mouth-watering mixture of strawberry ice cream, moist red velvet cake, graham cracker crumbles, and strawberry puree wrapped in fluffy strawberry frosting.
Cold Stone counts more than 11.5 million combinations of their ice cream, and they've employed one lucky man for the past 20 years to confirm that count lick by lick. If you're suffering from premature brain freeze and can't invent your own creamy concoction, 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.
- Cold Stone is one of the only places that makes their ice cream right in the store! It's some of the freshest most flavorful ice cream you'll ever have....you get to choose whatever you want to mix into the ice cream and sometimes they'll let you bring your own things to mix in if they don't have what you want! – sqrrllvr
- Cold Stone simply delivers! The ice cream and toppings are fresh. The combinations of both are creative. The service supercedes warm and friendly! – jenksk01