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 $5, you get $10 worth of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and old-fashioned candy at Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlour in Bloomfield Hills.
Backed by 45 years of tradition, Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlour freezes brains with sweet scoops of handcrafted ice cream in more than 40 imaginative flavors. Beneath a glass case laden with old-fashioned candy and fresh popcorn, chilled air curls around mounds of rare ice-cream varieties such as lemon custard, caramel-nut cluster, and banana pudding, each waiting to meet its spoony soul mate. Frozen globes of pistachio mingle with mackinac island fudge atop double-scoop cones ($4.60), and single cups ($2.82) or triple scoops ($5.20 for cup or cone) of moose tracks puff up their peanut-butter cups to intimidate waiting mouths. Frosty frozen yogurt morphs into myriad tangy forms ranging from low-cal and low-fat to sugar- and lactose-free in a rotating cast of flavors including double-dutch chocolate and pumpkin. Hand-packed pints, quarts, and gallons ($5.10–$12.99) cram frosty treats into take-home cartons so sweet seekers can decadently bribe freezer poltergeists into submission.
Peach and lime neon winks at guests from the lemon-hued walls that embrace Stroh’s harlequin-patterned parlor. As chalkboard menus proclaim flavors of the day, ice-cream pies salvage noticeably pie-less celebrations and clown-faced cones straighten their tasty frosting wigs.