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 Groupon: for $10, you get five frozen treats at Pav’s Creamery (up to a $20 value).
Pav’s Creamery tickles sweet teeth with myriad frosty cone-, cup-, and bowl-based confections. A five-punch loyalty card silences the screams of mouth caves with a selection of treats, such as a hot-fudge brownie bowl that marries warm and cool tastes in a thermometer-defying flavor ceremony ($3.25). Spoonfuls of decadent banana split appease mouths holding grudges over book-report presentations ($4), and a milkshake delights taste buds with a creamy goodie that straddles the line between liquid and solid ($3.25–$3.75). Pav’s drumsticks destroy hunger pangs with sugary rat-a-tats on growling tummy tympanis ($2.25 each), and a strawberry shortcake twitterpates tongues with its dulcet summertime sensibilities ($3).
Beginning with nothing more than a modest storefront equipped with a set of custard machines built in 1910, Pav’s Creamery has anointed a bevy of cups and cones with sweet scoops throughout its long history. The shop still churns out the old-timey confections with the same machines, and staffers carry on the tradition by scooping loads of flavors into brownie bowls, banana splits, and milkshakes, which travel up straws and human-size hummingbird beaks in a range of creative flavors. Its decadent creations have earned Pav's Creamery multiple awards, including Best Ice Cream five years in a row from the Akron Beacon Journal and Best Ice Cream twice in a row from the Akron Canton Hot List.