Like magma and dreams, ice cream is a semisolid—neither solid enough to build a house upon nor liquid enough to feed to a thirsty sparrow. Swoop in for smooth licks with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of ice cream and other sweet treats at The Penny Ice Creamery.
The Penny Ice Creamery churns together organic, sustainable, and locally sourced milk, eggs, and sugar to create cool, custom temptations for all personalities and dietary preferences. Since its inception, the parlor has stuck closely to its humble hometown roots, and even caught the attention of Vice President Joe Biden, who recently gave the creamery a telephoned lick of approval. In terms of in-stock satiating wonders, homemade waffle cones runneth over with cunningly complex single-scoop flavors, including refreshing celery raisin, sweet parsnip nutmeg, and unshaven bourbon-bacon chocolate ($3.50 for a single scoop). After cooling down with a scoop, sundae, or malt, warm the face's heart with a freshly baked beignet ($5) or a helping of Earl Grey or mexican-hot-chocolate bonbons ($4), both of which have been known to end wars, move hearts, and rekindle love affairs with long-forgotten taste buds.
- Very well done in every way. The storefront is charming and welcoming. The product is superb. The service is excellent. A lot of thought and care went into this production and it truly shines. – Bella T., Yelp
- …so good that a toddler's first taste replaced his wails with absolute giggles. – Good Times
Downtown Santa Cruz
913 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, California 95060Get Directions