Unlike pie, ice cream will never belligerently hurl itself at your face or imprison a family of 24 blackbirds and cheerfully sing about it. Go for the trustworthy treat with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $24 worth of ice cream at Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream. This Groupon is good at both the East Kings Highway and Jewella Avenue locations.
A family-friendly co-op, Kaleidoscoops cools overheated taste buds with more than 35 flavors of ice cream, along with a host of variations on a similar dairy theme. Raging chocoholics can indulge in flavors such as More Cowbell, Chewy Brownies, and Oreo-Cookie Pieces. Health-conscious connoisseurs, meanwhile, can savor low-fat options such as black cherry and peach (single $2.44, double $3.91). Depending on stomach size and the scope of their bravery, diners may dive spoon-first into a lactic lagoon dubbed the Kaleidonator, hosting 8–12 scoops of ice cream mingling with brownie and pound-cake fingers, waffle crisps, a banana, two small towns, four toppings, whipped cream, nuts, and cherries. Kaleidoscoops also freeze-bakes a variety of ice-cream cakes for all occasions ($10–$40), even Lost-Sock Memorial Day.
Kaleidoscoop Ice Cream
Billed as "America's ice cream co-op," Kaleidoscoop Ice Cream 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 Kaleidoscoop's birthday club receive discounted cake rates and space-age party hats certified by NASA to prevent brain freeze.