Before ice cream, cones were only filled with cheerleading chants and an overwhelming sense of responsibility for organizing traffic. Enjoy a conical dessert with today's Groupon to Cookies + Cream, valid at both locations in Winston-Salem. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of cookies, ice cream, and shakes.
- For $15, you get a 9-inch ice-cream cake (a $26.95 value).
Cookies + Cream satiates the cravings of sweet teeth with a combination of freshly baked cookies and house-made ice creams. Behind the shop's lengthy glass counter lays a lavish array of 40-plus ice-cream flavors such as peanut butter fudge and cinnamon stick—waiting to be scooped into waffle cones or cups—while warm cookies and brownies sit beside them, eager to be splashed into a glass of cold milk (not included). The ice-cold confections can be hand-crafted into sundaes ($4.89–$5.19), blended into shakes ($3.50–$4.50), garnished with a variety of toppings, or carved into busts of John Adams, the first president to sport an ice-cream mustache. Ice-cream cakes combine baked and churned treats into a sweet package, available in several configurations. The 9-inch cakes consist of either two layers of ice cream, or a layer of ice cream atop a layer of cake or a giant cookie.
Cookies + Cream
Though high-school teacher Jason Knight had an “entrepreneurial spirit” and dreamed of opening a cookie and ice cream parlor, he also didn’t know “anything about making ice cream,” as he once explained to the Winston-Salem Journal. Intrigued by his friend’s dream and eager to support him on this endeavor, Edgar Everett—a chiropractor by trade—joined forces with his college pal, and the two immersed themselves in all things sweet, from ice-cream-making seminars to baking classes; thus Cookies + Cream was born, sating sweet cravings with batches of freshly baked cookies and housemade ice cream.
In the years since handing a freshly minted waffle cone to his first customer, Jason has spent countless hours perfecting the recipes for 45 different flavors of ice cream, including inventive options such as banana macadamia chip, cinnamon stick, and caramel latte. Warm, fragrant clouds of baked cookies and brownies escape the kitchen and flood the shop, and milkshakes and sundaes cool down mouths overheated from fielding crank phone calls from auctioneers. Guests can get their treats to go or snuggle into the seating area as they sip their coffees and plug into the shop’s free WiFi. Jason and Edgar also host fundraising events on a regular basis. For example, Doggy Day is a benefit for Stepping Stones Canine Rescue replete with doggy ice cream, face painting, and pet caricature drawings for pups able to laugh at the size of their snouts.