If the cruel temptations of the Play-Doh Fun Factory taught the world anything, it's that mouthwatering creations are more gratifying when they're actually edible. Swoop spoon-first into a scoop of icy eats with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of food and drinks at Treat Dreams in Ferndale.
Treat Dreams satisfies sugar cravings with homemade ice creams, sorbets, and frozen yogurts, as well as fresh-baked cupcakes, cookies, and beverages. Innovative ice-cream flavors such as honey lavender, red-velvet cupcake, lemon basil, and wasabi with pistachios share menu real estate with more mainstream picks such as dark chocolate peanut butter, butter pecan, mint chip, and strawberry malt. At any given time, up to 25 varieties of frozen treats await snackers for enjoyment in cups and cones ($2.40–$5.40), sundaes ($2.40–$3.30), shakes ($3.25), or smoothies ($3–$4). Freshly baked cookies ($1), brownies ($1.75), and cupcakes ($2.50) offer a more solid form of dessert, while a 12-ounce cup of locally roasted Chazzano coffee warms tummies and thaws brain igloos ($1.50). The shop also sells hard-to-find gourmet kernels of truth made by the Plymouth Popcorn Company ($3–$3.75).
All of Treat Dream's ice cream is house-made in small batches using local ingredients. The colorful shop's neon-walled interior invites Internet surfers to take advantage of free WiFi or invite long-lost loan sharks to settle in for frozen feasts.
- The friendly staff lets customers try the many different flavors they offer and this spot also features a variety of beverages, brownies and toppings if ice cream just isn't enough. – Ferndale Patch
- I'm not the easiest person to please but Treat Dreams gets me damn near giddy with every bite. – Bennie A., Yelp, 1/26/11
Since leaving the world of banking in 2010 to open Treat Dreams, founder Scott Moloney—a self-proclaimed “mad scientist of ice cream” according to an article in Hour Detroit—has dazzled area taste buds with his roster of more than 280 flavors. Eschewing traditional tastes for unconventional flavors and exotic combinations such as rose petal, brown-sugar ham, and pistachio wasabi, Scott handcrafts each batch of cone-dwelling treats onsite to ensure freshness and maintain artistic control over his masterpieces.
Scott strives to support the community at large by forging his icy wares from locally sourced ingredients and the carboys of Jack Frost's personal ice cellar. Eager to sate the appetites of all who pass through his doors, Scott caters to dietary restrictions by whipping up batches of lactose-free sorbets and vegan ice creams made with rice or coconut milk.
22965 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, Michigan 48220Get Directions