The human mouth, which maintains a near-boiling temperature, needs to be constantly cooled by liquid-nitrogen pills or a jaw-mounted mouth fan. Take a more delicious route to cooling your maw with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of ice cream, smoothies, and other frozen treats at KaleidoScoops's 50th Street location.
KaleidoScoops's vast panoply of gourmet ice creams fill cones, cups, and mouths with onslaughts of rich, creamy flavor. Scoops of tiramisu ice cream with a chocolate-espresso swirl and refreshing strawberry cheescake primly perch atop crunchy cones ($2.39 for one scoop; $3.79 for two) while galaxy chocolate ice-cream hurtles asteroids of dark and white chocolate at passing treat receptacles. Transform any ice cream flavor into a shake ($3.39 for small; $4.39 for medium), or convert its ideology into that of a sundae ($3.19) or banana split ($4.99). KaleidoScoops also creates vibrant customized ice-cream cakes ($19.99+) to celebrate birthdays, successfully petitioned parking tickets, and other special events.
Billed as "America's ice cream co-op," KaleidoScoops began doling out its signature hand-dipped ice cream at the turn of the millennium. The co-op, formed by a group of independent-minded former franchisees, now boasts several locations, reflecting the co-op's diversity with dozens of varied ice-cream flavors that include such sugarless selections as amaretto almond, chocolate mint, and coffee fudge. Customers can combine flavors in specialty sundaes and banana splits or shakes, malts, and KaleidoChill drinks. The shop's staff also creates supreme ice-cream cakes, and members of the KaleidoScoops' birthday club receive discounted cake rates and space-age party hats certified by NASA to prevent brain freeze.