Replace your Thanksgiving pies with all the tender pumpkin flavor and nutty spices of pumpkin pie churned to cool, creamy perfection, or mask your dessert disasters with a scoop of rich, cake-batter ice cream that'll make anything taste amazing. Today's Groupon stocks your freezer with $6 for two quarts of homemade, pre-packed ice cream from Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, a $12.98 value.
Conveniently located in Webster Groves, just off Highways 44 and 40, Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream churns out a variety of inventive flavors with fresh, seasonal ingredients, so you can celebrate the holidays with its pumpkin pie or eggnog flavors. When each batch of goodness is done, the friendly folks at Serendipity neatly fill several quarts full of flavor for you to take home, just like adopting a puppy, except that you're going to eat it in generous scoops on warm pie. Though flavors depend on availability, keep an eye out for classic flavors like vanilla, old-fashioned chocolate, and mint chip, as well as inventive and seasonal favorites like cinnamon, peppermint, and egg nog.
Ice cream is a versatile tool in your arsenal of kitchen smarts and palate-pleasing tricks. It's the extra-special touch to any brownie, cake, or cobbler, and the thick life-force of delicious shakes. Floating in soda or melting into the craggy surface of a gooey apple pie, ice cream selflessly plays the part of colorful sidekick. Generously heaped into a bowl or cone, this frozen super hero springs into action, satisfying sweet cravings and melting all over the tongues of injustice.
- Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream earns this honor by keeping it simple: The parlor concentrates its efforts on ice cream...made with simple, natural ingredients. Flavors range from the Neapolitan standbys (that's fresh strawberry, with chunks) to St. Louis-centric Gooey Butter Cake — which, as you might expect, is brilliant. – Riverfront Times
- Hands down best in st louis! – CSMobileUser, Citysearch
- Not only is this some of the Tastiest ice cream I have ever had, but the extensive variety lets me have flavors that I can't seem to find anywhere else...Super friendly and polite sevice. – dineme, Citysearch
We All Scream
Serendipity has been blissfully free of the strange, horrific, and downright-supernatural phenomena that usually plague purveyors and parlors of ice cream. These inexplicable events are widely acknowledged, though obliquely, through the children’s rhyme and warning: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” What are some of the ice cream horror stories that have made us scream over the years?
1956, Muncie, Indiana: A dish of ice cream develops eerie cherry eyes, which swivel wildly and blink, “Don’t eat me, I love you,” in Morse code.
1967, Plano, Texas: A government experiment gone awry causes a tub of strawberry ripple to rise as a fully animate dairy golem, gobbling up several parlor employees before stepping outside to be felled by the quick thinking of a mildly warm day.
1972, Santa Monica, California: Escaped occultist, Johann “Mad Mike” Lansing is found asleep, clutching a half-eaten drum of mint chocolate chip in a Moo’ve Over Frozen Yogurt! franchise near the highway. Reports vary, but the plethora of staff and customers transmogrified into frogs seems to confirm accounts that Lansing lost his temper when—unable to prove it was his birthday—he was refused a free sundae.
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