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. Take a journey into the heart of flavor with today’s Groupon to Cold Stone Creamery, valid at the Largo location. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of custom-crafted ice cream.
- For $10, you get $20 toward customizable cakes and cupcakes.<p>
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 super-premium quality as it glides over taste buds. Choose your favorite ice cream from among dozens of silky flavors, such as cheesecake and butter pecan ($3.99–$4.75 for ice cream only). Each serving generously welcomes dozens of mix-in toppings as traditional as crumbled cookies and chopped nuts or as quirky as white-chocolate chips, apple or cherry pie filling, and pieces from magnetic poetry sets ($4.49–$5.25 for ice cream with one mix-in; $0.69 for each additional mix-in). Heart-shaped cakes celebrate Valentine’s Day with layers of moist velvet cake and strawberry ice cream, sprinkled with chocolate shavings and wrapped in fudge ganache, and the Hot For Cookie sundae drapes warm vanilla ice cream over chocolate chip cookie dough. Cold Stone Creamery’s chill artisans also sling a litany of signature sundae creations ($5.49–$6.15), such as the Birthday Cake Remix layered with tracks of brownies, fudge, and sprinkles. Cold-weather blues can be remedied with warm sweets, such as the Hot Stone sundaes, including the churro caramel crave and No Fair funnel cake, or hot chocolate.
Alternatively, frozen dessert slingers scrawl frosting messages on customizable cakes made of ice cream that include the Peanut Butter Playground, sporting sweet strata of devil’s-food cake, peanut-butter-and-chocolate ice cream, and fudge ganache, or the Cookie Dough Delirium ($24.99–$59.99), which is decadent enough to induce milk mirages.