Though any emotion can be read into the Mona Lisa's mysterious smile, scientists have identified the glint in her eyes as simple lust for dairy products. Tantalize portraits with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Hot Stone desserts and ice-cream creations at Cold Stone Creamery in Mishawaka.
Flavors and toppings gleefully collide in the creations made by Cold Stone Creamery's ice-cream artists, mingling and intertwining on a cold granite stone before reaching taste buds. Warm baked goods pair with wintry ice cream in Hot Stone desserts ($4.99) such as the warm, freshly crafted No Fair funnel cake snuggled beneath of a blanket of french-vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar, and strawberries; or the hot fudge-seeping and white-shirt destroying Chocolate Lava Meltdown sundae. Signature ice-cream dishes ($3.29–$4.99) pair palate-pleasing flavors with texture-rich toppings; the Our Strawberry Blonde variety swirls caramel, graham-cracker crust, and strawberry ice cream, and the All Lovin' No Oven stars a sweet-tooth-satisfying cake-batter ice cream accompanied by cookie dough and fudge. Cold Stone also fills its cups with custom creations and other desserts; prices, like eyes to stomach ratios, vary.
Cold Stone Creamery
Founded nearly 25 years ago on a frozen foundation of nonporous, 5-degree granite, Cold Stone Creamery has blossomed into a nationally recognized ice-cream parlor distinguished by its daily creations of sweet treats. Fruit, nuts, and candy collaborate with ice-cream flavors such as french vanilla, sweet cream, and cake batter to manifest a signature sundae or a personalized creation made to match customers' tastes and fifth-birthday-party footage. Smoothies and shakes sate diners, and fruity sorbets, nonfat ice creams, and tangy frozen yogurt satisfy the need for healthy indulgences.