If the cruel temptations of the Play-Doh Fun Factory taught the world anything, it's that mouthwatering creations are more gratifying when they're actually edible. Swoop spoon-first into a scoop of icy eats with today's deal: for $5, you get five small snoballs at Nola Ice in Sherman Oaks, a $15 value. This New Orleans–style dessert shop shaves the ice everyday but Monday, when they're closed in honor of Frosty’s birthday. Upon your initial visit, a friendly employee will swap your Groupon for a punch card, which can be used over multiple visits.
A snoball is a fluffy cup of shaved ice, which is then merged with a burst of flavor, a splash of color, and a granule of North Pole snow for magic purposes. With more than 40 flavors, Nola Ice’s snoball menu makes summertime customers shiver amid the many possibilities. Those who like piña coladas or getting cooled down by a boat drink can savor a non-alcoholic flavor from the bar such as margarita or classic Mardi Gras king cake. Little kids can stick to their bread-and-butter with bubble-gum or cotton-candy flavors, while kids at heart can sophisticate their snoball by maturely requesting bananas foster or wedding cake.
With snowball fights at an all-time low, start a snoball flight of flavor at Nola Ice that invariably leads to chilled brows, colorful mouths, and icy treasure chests. Each frigid heap of sweet packs less caloric punch than ice cream, pastries, or any dessert beginning with "chicken-fried." Dessert seekers are free to guiltlessly dip spoons into the guiltless shavings to cool down bodily temps from that sweltering 98.6 degrees.