Though any emotion can be read into the Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile, scientists have identified the glint in her eyes as simple lust for dairy products. Tantalize portraits with today’s Groupon to Marble Slab Creamery. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of ice cream.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of ice-cream cakes.
Since 1983, Marble Slab Creamery has used its cold-marble technique to create ice cream and frozen treats fresh in-store. Customers look on admiringly as expert marble mavens take fresh ice-cream flavors—including distinctive varieties such as peanut-butter banana, European chocolate rum, and the pineapple-tinged piña colada—and blend in any of more than two dozen mix-in ingredients. Mix-in options include familiar candies and fresh fruits, which smoothly acclimate into each slab-spun creamy concoction and find solace in a spoon-ready cup, fresh baked hand-rolled waffle cone ($4.19 for small with one mix-in; $6.19 for large), or in the missing marble hands of Venus de Milo.
Those who prefer ice cream served cylindrically for easy passage through laundry chutes can slice into Marble Slab’s ice-cream cakes ($19.95+). Staff crafts cakes in a smattering of styles. To make sweet cream and strawberries, they hand-blend berries with sweet cream ice cream and layer the concoction atop fluffy yellow cake, and for vanilla Oreo, skilled spoons intermix sandwich cookies, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate cake. Marble Slab’s dairy artisans can also customize any cake by grafting photos of a birthday boy or girl, recent graduate, or past president in a gingerbread-man costume onto its edible surface.
Marble Slab Creamery
The warm aroma of freshly baked waffle cones envelops every nook and cranny of Marble Slab Creamery, revving up guests’ senses with the promise of impending decadence. As the hand-rolled cones tan in their ovens, the store’s staff bustles about the premises whipping up fresh batches of premium ice cream in the onsite creamery and helping patrons select a flavor. This chef-driven dedication to gourmet ice cream began in 1983 with the company’s founding in Houston, Texas, when two French chefs were enlisted to create a recipe for Marble Slab Creamery’s signature sweet-cream ice cream using their culinary expertise.
Today, staffers utilize the frozen-slab technique of ice-cream architecture, scooping each customer’s choice of ice cream and mix-ins onto a chilled marble slab to mix the separate elements into one custom mélange. Though specializing in cone-based ice-cream treats, Marble Slab Creamery also offers a menu full of other scream-worthy confections including cakes, shakes, and pie à la mode.