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 frozen custard. Tantalize portraits with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get a signature turtle pie at Freckles Frozen Custard (a $14 value). This Groupon is valid at the locations on East 21st Street, East 71st Street, and South Harvard Avenue.
While customers watch with appetite-tickling focus, Freckles Frozen Custard staffers create cold treats such as their signature turtle pie from fresh ingredients. Dessert slingers fill the pie’s Oreo crust with frozen vanilla custard and cover the top with fudge, caramel, pecans, and whipped cream, concocting a dessert that’s ideal for a birthday party or an Ice Capades–themed business lunch. Customers who call 24 hours before pickup can order their pies in custom flavors, although sweet flavors such as “success” and “revenge” are not available.
Freckles Frozen Custard
Founded in 2000 by college buddies Don McKinney and James Clary, Freckles Frozen Custard crafts its creamy creations using milk and eggs chosen from Midwest farms. Vanilla custard blended with Tahitian and Madagascar vanilla beans mixes with toppings such as hot fudge, bananas, and Twinkies, while specialty concoctions include the Brown Derby, a fusion of custard, brownie, and fudge intended to be worn atop the head. Elsewhere on the menu, colorful scoops of italian ice adorn cones with fruit flavors, and creamy malts, shakes, and floats fill cups. Festive custard pies and cakes can be customized to celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, or the colonization of Atlantis.