It takes millions of years of extreme heat and pressure deep within the earth's crust to transform a regular coffee bean into a crystalline iced latte. Top off your fossil fuels with cream and sugar with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of coffee and café fare at Ice House Coffee & Creamery in De Pere.
Brewing up a bevy of coffees, teas, and espressos, Ice House is an ideal hangout for caffeine freaks and chamomile junkies alike. To suit traditionalist sensibilities, stick to the basic coffees ($1.50–$2) or café lattes ($2.95–$3.70), and for more daring drink desires, sample from Ice House's variety of creative concoctions. Try a self-explanatory raspberry white-chocolate mocha ($3.20–$4.20) or the grasshopper frappe, a refreshing blend of espresso, mint, and vanilla, topped with whipped cream and imitation grasshoppers made from real crickets ($3.95–$4.45).
In addition to the varied array of coffee-house sippables, Ice House offers a medley of smoothies, ice-cream treats, and baked goods. Cool off coffee-burnt tongue tips with a hard-packed ice-cream shake or malt in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, caramel, or raspberry varieties ($3.20–$4.05), or splurge with the Drury Delight, a mountain of brownies capped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, and cashews ($4.75).
Enjoy your hot or frozen treats in the comfort of Ice House's cozy interior. In a cottage-esque setting decorated with colorful wooden chairs, the experience is more akin to drinking coffee at home than in the oppressive gloom of normal coffee shops.