As an avid ice cream lover, it was a pleasant surprise to have been invited to the launch of Cold Stone Creamery together with my girls from The Foodies Circle. As a brand promising an Ultimate Ice Cream Experience through friendly and energetic service, and most importantly customizable ice cream, we found it the perfect time not just to fulfill our tasks as food bloggers, but also to really bond over great-tasting ice cream creations.
Yes, you read it right. If you're new to Cold Stone Creamery, this brand doesn't only offer different flavors of smooth and creamy ice cream made fresh daily. They also give guests the option to make their own ice cream creations with the addition of top quality mix-ins. So rest assured that there's an ice cream combo perfect for everyone.
Choose Your Cup Size
The ordering process is so easy, and it starts with choosing your ice cream cup. You can go for the smallest for a modest tasting portion, or go for the biggest should you want to share the ice cream with your whole family, the whole barkada, or the whole barangay.
To give you an idea of the cup sizes, here's a snapshot I took. They were named Lick It (3 oz), Like It (5 oz), Love It (8 oz), Gotta Have It (12 oz), Mine (16 oz), Ours (32 oz) and Everybody's (48 oz). Don't you just love these quirky cup size names?
If you're like me who loves to have waffle cones or bowls with ice cream, you can choose from Plain Waffle (P35), Chocolate-Coated Waffle (P45) or Chocolate-Coated Waffle with Sprinkles (P45), and opt to add them in.
Choose Your Ice Cream Flavor
Ice Cream, Create Your Own (Ice Cream + 1 Mix-in) or Signature Creations
You can always have your ice cream plain if you're not much into mix-ins. Personally, I like enjoying my ice cream just by itself. And at Cold Stone Creamery, I'm sure even without any add-ons, you'd still have a good time especially since you can choose any from these 20 handcrafted flavors which are a combination of the Always Available Flavors (top row ice creams), Seasonal Flavors and Fruity Sorbets.
|Coffee, Cheesecake, Strawberry|
Raspberry Sorbet, Strawberry Mango Banana Sorbet, Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate
|Sweet Cream, Chocolate, French Vanilla|
Pistachio, Mocha, Salted Caramel, Cotton Candy
|French Vanilla, Mint, Cake Batter Ice Cream|
Butter Pecan, Banana, Orange Dreamsicle, Cinnamon
Add Some Mix-ins
If you're not satisfied with just plain ice cream and would want to customize your own creation, then add as much mix-ins as your heart and palate desires. Cold Stone Creamery offers quite a number of mix-ins from candies, nuts, fruits, as well as cakes and cookies. But I think the most eye-catching for me were the dried mangoes, coconut and Hany milk chocolate as they're something truly Pinoy.
Watch as your order is prepared
|The crew members even sing and chant songs while prepping an ice cream creation.|
Now, that's entertainment!
Time to enjoy your Ice Cream Creation!
Since we're already in Cold Stone Creamery, we might as well forget dieting and just dig in. And after checking out the flavors and mix-ins, I decided to go for Salted Caramel with Pecan and Almonds. Although I've tried a lot of salted caramel-flavored ice cream, this is very different. Unlike most rendition which has overpowering and heavily sweetened salty caramel taste, Cold Stone Creamery's was like a milky and creamy vanilla ice cream with subtle hints of salt and caramel. This is definitely perfect for people wanting a mellow take on salted caramel. Proof: I didn't even need to drink water after!
|Salted Caramel with Pecan and Almonds (P188 + P35), Strawberry Mango Banana Sorbet with Blueberries (P188), and Cinnamon with Almond, Pecan and Brownies (P188 + P70)|
Stacy tried an interesting mix of Cinnamon with Almond, Pecan and Brownies. Like the general feedback in all our ice creams, this one is another creamy blend with a subtle warmth of cinnamon. And since the ice cream itself has a mild flavor, it became the perfect base for the earthy, crunchy nuts and the moist, chewy brownies.
|My Our Strawberry Blonde in Chocolate-Coated Waffle Cone|
|Berylle's Cheesecake Fantasy in Plain Waffle Bowl|
|Stacy's Pistachio and Mint in Chocolate-Coated Waffle Bowl with Sprinkles|
Beverages and Signature Cakes
Aside from ice cream, Cold Stone Creamery also offers shakes, smoothies and ice cream cakes. I even spotted some ice cream cupcakes on their menu! I'm not sure if they'll offer those right away, but I'll be sure to try them when they become available.
It was a pleasure not just to have tried the yummy treats at Cold Stone Creamery, but also to have met its president, Mr. Michael McGill. Like what he had shared with us, this premium ice cream destination is indeed for everybody -- little kids, young students, yuppies, adults, even the elderly. It's a happy place for anyone and everyone who wants to indulge in the ultimate ice cream experience.
Cold Stone Creamery, Serendra
G/F Serendra, 11th Ave., Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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