In the golden days of ice-cream parlors, soda jerks were renowned for crafting perfect sundaes, mixing creamy root-beer floats, and publicly humiliating customers caught with brain freeze. Seek treats from kinder counters with today’s Groupon to Marble Slab Creamery on Hendricks Avenue. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of ice cream and frozen treats.
- For $15, you get an ice-cream cake (up to a $30 value).<p>
Atop its eponymous frozen stone counter, Marble Slab Creamery mixes candies and nuts into scoops of ice cream churned in-house with milk produced by local farmers. More than 29 flavors of ice cream, such as chocolate amaretto and sweet cream ($3.79–$5.79), envelop brownie bits, pop rocks, granola, cherries, and other mix-ins ($0.69 each) to create unique confections in waffle cones ($1.19) baked on site. Ice-cream cakes celebrate birthdays and bog-snorkeling triumphs in flavors such as Smooth Mint Masterpiece and caramel-pecan turtle. Sweet cream and strawberries crown layers of yellow cake and ice cream, and glasses of milk meet their match in a chocolate cake festooned with cookie dough (6” cake, $19.99+; 8” cake, $26.99+; specialty flavors, up to $30).