Dinner without dessert is like a foreign movie without subtitles—you can digest both, but you'll probably miss out on the good parts. Fast forward to tasty endings with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of frozen treats and coffee drinks at Just Indulge, located in Wicker Park.
After a stint in the corporate world, sisters "Cap" and Mia DeLaney came together to achieve their creamy custard-laden dreams. To fulfill Chicago's need for frozen foodstuffs, Just Indulge became a custard-focused shop with bonus delicacies such as coffee, cupcakes, and popcorn. The staff slings soft and crunchy mixers into housemade custard creations topped with syrup, whipped cream, or fresh-fruit selections ($4.95). Gnaw on a hunk of frozen love with a cup of Decadence vanilla custard blended with Reese's peanut-butter cups and bananas, or curb a chocolate addiction with a brownie-based sundae topped with hot fudge, pecans, and whipped cream ($4.95). For a healthier chilly treat and balanced bicep strength, snag a freshly blended smoothie made with potent berries and nonfat frozen yogurt ($3.95–$4.95).
The full coffee bar at Just Indulge offsets mouthy temperatures, with baristas serving locally roasted Intelligentsia brew. Caffeine fiends can shoot down a double shot of espresso ($2) or sip through a warm cappuccino ($2.90–$3.45), which boasts more awakening power than a functional and still-employed rooster. A petite savory selection rounds out the menu, implementing a handful of lunch options such as homemade mac 'n' cheese, a turkey wrap with avocado and bacon, and a crisp selection of fork-friendly salads.
Sisters Cap and Mia DeLaney opened Just Indulge after a childhood of crafting sweet treats and years working in the ice cream business. Having zeroed in on frozen custard, the DeLaney sisters churn out the velvety delights packed with 10% butter fat, 0.75%–1.4% egg yolk, and up to 90% less air than regular ice cream or the average beach ball. A sizable menu brims with frozen treats fused with candy, fruit, and malt shop sundae toppings, as well as savory choices that include soups, wraps, and salads.