Before ice cream, cones were only filled with cheerleading chants, the craniums of dunces, and an overwhelming sense of responsibility for organizing traffic. Enjoy a conical dessert with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $9 worth of treats at The Ice Cream Shop in Apex.
At The Ice Cream Shop, more than 30 flavors of Hershey's ice cream take the form of cones, cups, floats, malted shakes, and sundaes, filling the shop's polka-dotted interior with frozen feasts. The menu's classic confections range from $1.89 to $6.99 in price, and fold in frozen flavors that range from nontraditional cotton candy and cappuccino crunch to old-fashioned scoopables, such as butter pecan, strawberry, and frozen daguerreotype. Tongues slip on the Muddy Sneakers flavor for a taste of white-chocolate ice cream racing against a ripple of caramel fudge, peanut candies, and nuggets of chocolate and caramel. Toppings, such as fruit, whipped cream, and malt bespeckle cold creations, and five cone varieties ensure that ice cream is never shoved into a purse or cargo pocket for storage.
Full coffee and flavored-latte menus prop eyelids ajar so pupils can drink in local artists' colorful ice-cream-related photos, which dominate the walls of the historic building. Pint- and quart-sized containers await hungry customers eager to take home some dessert for at-home gobbling or as a soft-spoken pet.
107 N Salem St.
Apex, North Carolina 27502