If we all screamed at once for ice cream, the resulting sonic boom would destroy the sun, turning the entire solar system into a freezer in which we could store more ice cream. Warm up your shoutin’ muscles with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of ice-cream fountain treats, hot-fudge cream puffs, and gourmet dessert toppings at Sanders. Today's Groupon is valid at locations in Birmingham, Clinton Township, Grosse Pointe, Livonia, Novi, and Rochester.
Since 1876, Sanders's confectioners have handcrafted rich chocolates, fudge toppings, and caramels from local ingredients, branching into ice-cream parlors to further satisfy sweet teeth. Fountains stocked with ice cream let patrons custom-create cones, malts ($4.99 for a large), sundaes ($3.59 for a single), and delectable busts of Elvis, topped with one of seven gluten-free sauces including caramel apple and dark-chocolate peppermint. Handmade in Michigan, toppings sell by the jar ($4.29 for 10 oz.) to drizzle at-home treats with rich flavors such as milk chocolate and cinnamon pear caramel. Since suffering mockery for its wimpy name in high school, the cream puff ($5.25) has bulked up, intimidating naysayers with a shell of hot fudge while keeping a soft and sweet center by listening to Cindy Lauper records.