Early attempts at frozen dessert included snow pies, icicle tarts, and glacier soufflés, though arctic chefs quickly grew tired of polar bears carjacking their ice-cream truck. Enjoy the modern comforts of chilled sweets with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of ice cream, smoothies, coffee, and more at Maroon Bells. Choose between the following locations: at Brookfield Square in Brookfield or at the Bayshore Town Center in Glendale. This Groupon is not valid for chocolates.
Borrowing its name from the eponymous double-peaked mountain, Maroon Bells whips up its own fresh, premium ice cream, sundaes, shakes, ice-cream cakes, and more. Dairy diners can lick a chilly swirl of ice cream ($1.95–$2.95) in flavors such as Bell's banana pudding, blueberry cheesecake, and rocky road before selecting a free topping to layer the creamy hill with goodies such as gummy bears and M&Ms. Savor every sugary morsel of a sundae ($4.45+), or cool esophageal flare-ups with an espresso-flavored shake ($4.35+) or a Georgia-peach smoothie ($4.35+). A warm cup of premium-roast coffee ($1.45–$3.95) blankets shivering stomach lining, and a take-home quart of Maroon Bells' ice cream ($6.95) can accompany midnight viewings of homecoming cows.
Ideal for celebrating a birthday, Maroon Bells' fresh ice-cream cakes ($24.95 for an 8") house a rich chunk of cake beneath a layer of ice cream and topped with chocolate or vanilla icing. Cake's spunky little sister, the ice-cream cupcake ($12.95 for 6), tap dances into hearts with a darling demeanor and a bevy of lip-smacking choices, including cookie dough, s'mores, and sprinkles.