Before ice cream, cones were only filled with cheerleading chants and an overwhelming sense of responsibility for organizing traffic. Enjoy a conical dessert with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of handmade gelato, chocolates, and old-fashioned sodas at Pikes Peak Ice Cream & Gelato in Monument.
The enthusiastic dessert sculptors at Pikes Peak Ice Cream & Gelato handcraft delicious frozen concoctions from locally sourced dairy and other ingredients, as well as Italian imports. A rotating cast of ice-cream, gelato, and sorbet varieties make up more than 20 daily flavor options, ensuring that even the pickiest 4-year-old New York Times food critic will find a suitable sweet ($3.29 for a small; $4.29 for a medium; $5.29 for a large). Customers can lap up such delights as caramel-oreo ice cream, sugar-free chocolate gelato, or dairy-free red-raspberry sorbetto. Refreshing floats feature frozen scoops bobbing in cold sodas ($3.95), and hand-spun shakes ($4.95) and malts ($5.45) freeze brains without the hassle of hiring a snowman to give you a scalp massage.