If the cruel temptations of the Play-Doh Fun Factory taught the world anything, it's that mouthwatering creations are more gratifying when they're actually edible. Swoop spoon-first into a scoop of icy eats with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gelato, coffee, and café fare at Dolcé Gelato in Hot Springs.
Named by USA Today as one of Arkansas' top purveyors of chilly treats, this locally owned shop dispenses 24 or more daily gelato flavors made with natural ingredients. Dolcé mixes, serves, and displays its creations using authentic imported Italian equipment, dishware, and panache. Guests seeking frosty flavors can scoop up an extra large serving of gelato or sorbetto ($4.95) or spring for a decadent Dolcé Paradise combination—three flavors topped with caramel and whipped cream or fresh fruit and fruit syrup ($7.95)—ideal for sharing with a sweetie or hoarding from a frenemy. In addition to gelato, the café also offers panini sandwiches, salads, and homemade soups. Carnivorous diners can sink canines into a full Italiano panini with pepperoni, Genoa salami, provolone, and roasted red peppers ($6.95); herbaceous hungerers can conduct fork forays into a classic caesar salad ($3.75 for half, $5.25 for full). Caffeinated creations crafted with Lavazza coffee are also available for a quick pick-me-up or leisurely break from the daily bean-grind.
228 Cornerstone Blvd.
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913Get Directions