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 to Maple's in South Portland. Choose from the following options:
- For $4, you get two shakes or two large gelato scoops (up to a $9.50 value).
- For $5, you get two to-go pints (an $11 value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of gelato, sorbetto, treats, and drinks. A large scoop is $4.
Eschewing modern mixes and thickeners, the dessert designers at Maple's transform fresh milk, eggs, and cream into a host of more than three dozen gelato and sorbetto flavors crafted in-store in front of salivating patrons. Maple's ice engineers buy ingredients directly from Maine's local family farms and embrace traditional artisanal methods such as working with microbatches and running chunky cream through a cotton gin.
Load up on hand-packed pints of cardamom ginger or chocolate-covered strawberry, or venture into vegan sorbetto samples of wild-blueberry lemon. Maple's dairy artists fill cups with single scoops in flavors of lemon-glazed gingerbread, earl grey, or molasses peanut butter. Maple's signature scoops, available in small and large sizes, can also be piled into pleasing shakes and sundaes to silence a rumbly tummy or to bribe a cop out of giving you a public-nudity ticket.