What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $129 for a 60-minute ice cream or italian ice social ($259.99 value)
- $129 for a 60-minute character party social ($259.99 value)
Option 1 includes premium hard ice cream in three flavors with a choice of a cone, cup, or sundae. Option 2 includes a 45-minute visit from one character with songs, dancing, and games. Option 2 also includes a picture session and special gift for the birthday boy or girl.
Gelato: Milky, Dense, and Melty
Learn how this sweet, creamy treat differs from ice cream with Groupon’s introduction.
Gelato simply means “frozen” in Italian, and it could be thought of as ice cream’s Old World cousin. The two treats share many features—including milk, cream, and sugar—but a few key differences give each its distinct personality.
Lower fat content: Gelato has a higher milk-to-cream ration than ice cream, giving it a fat content of around 5–8%. Ice cream, by comparison, must have a fat content of at least 10% to be called “ice cream” in the United States or “dinner” at the North Pole.
Slower churning: Gelato is churned more slowly than ice cream to prevent too many air bubbles from being incorporated into the mixture. Air bubbles are what give ice cream its light, fluffy texture, and they can increase its volume by 25–90%. Accordingly, gelato is much denser and less suitable for filling balloons
Higher serving temperatures: Because of this greater density, gelato is warmer when served. If it were served at ice cream’s lower temperatures—typically around 10 degrees Fahrenheit—it would be too solid to scoop or eat. Therefore, gelato cases are not kept nearly as cold.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Valid only within 25 miles of zip code 08902. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required at least one (1) week in advance. Additional fees apply for more children, more time, and additional characters. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per household. Valid for up to 10 children. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.