The human mouth, which maintains a near-boiling temperature, needs to be constantly cooled by liquid-nitrogen pills or a jaw-mounted mouth fan. Take a more delicious route to cooling your maw with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of ice cream, gelato, cannoli, and other sweet-treat kisses at Pikes Peak Ice Cream & Gelato in Monument.
On any given day, Pikes Peak Ice Cream & Gelato keeps some 40 flavors of ice cream, gelato, and sorbetto pristinely preserved in its cold case, ready to be revived by the warmth of your tongue. Though Pikes Peak Ice Cream & Gelato imports its fine purees, chocolate, and nuts from Italy, the fruit and dairy comes, whenever possible, from local farmers and nearby sources. If it's ice cream you crave, hit it hard with butter pecan, caramel Oreo, strawberry chocolate cheesecake, and the signature flavor, Rocky Mountain High (medium serving, $3.79). Unlike cheap ice creameries, Pikes Peak Ice Cream & Gelato doesn't pump its recipe up with air, leading to a thicker texture and fuller mouth feel. Cut the fat and increase flavor to dangerous levels by opting for genuine Italian gelato such as gran stracciatella, cappuccino, hazelnut, and double Dutch chocolate (medium serving, $4.29). It's as if every lick of Pikes Peak Ice Cream & Gelato's ice cream and gelato is delivered by a tiny Vespa of authenticity that stunt-jumps into your mouth. Frozen foodaphobes, however, will have to do with a chocolate cannoli submarine ($2.29) or a biscotti sports car ($0.99).
This Groupon is not valid for catering.
- The couple was trained in the art of making the ice cream by a master gelato chef from Italy and the machine they use is also imported from the country. – Nicole Chillino, Tri Lakes Tribune
- This is, by far, the best gelato I have ever had. One can really tell that Rick has a passion for frozen desserts and does a great job creating them. – marc, Urbanspoon