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 deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of ice cream and other treats at Herrell's Ice Cream. This deal is valid at Herrell's flagship Northampton location only.
Recognized by major publications such as Newsweek and the Washington Post, Herrell's takes an artisanal approach to ice cream that ensures a palate-pleasing combination of quality and freshness. Using the same ice-cream-making formula and whistling the same ice-cream-making tune developed by Steve Herrell more than 30 years ago, Herrell's sweet savants create their chilly concoctions in-store on a daily basis. Pop in to peruse the enormous array of spoonable specialties ($1.75–$4.70), starting with the store's standard ice cream in daily flavors, which might include maple walnut, malted vanilla, and cinnamon nutmeg, plus a limited selection of non-dairy and no-sugar-added ice creams for customers with restricted diets. Orange and raspberry sherbet or sorbets in flavors such as blueberry, cider, and mango appeal to the fruitly focused, and frozen yoguphiles can explore options such as citrus peach, espresso, and Dutch orange chocolate, an edible homage to the cocoa-dusted orange groves of Holland. Those who prefer never to let their mouth temperatures drop below boiling can also treat their taste buds to some cookie-dough pie ($2) or simply chug a 10-ounce jar of Herrell's scratch-made sundae-smothering hot fudge ($6.95).
Tyler’s Ultimate and the Food Network website featured a recipe for malted vanilla ice cream by Herrell’s Ice Cream owner Steve Herrell. The Republican featured the shop. Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars and five Insider Pagers give it an average of four stars. More than 3,000 Facebookers are fans.
- Besides the more than 200 flavors of homemade ice cream, the “smoosh-in” technique of adding toppings and the gourmet hot fudge, Herrell’s is great because of owners Steve and Judy Herrell’s hearts. They donate ice cream and fudge to area fundraisers, and donate tubs of ice cream to Ronald McDonald House throughout the year. – Veronika LaRocque, Republican
- Best ice cream I’ve had in North America. The flavors are both inventive and delicious. It’s worth the trip for the Burnt Sugar And Butter alone! – Kevin K., Facebook