Friday, May 24, 2013

Cold Stone Creamery: The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience, Now at The Fort

If you've ever had that nagging thought of making the ultimate ice cream blend, now's your chance...

Cold Stone Creamery's famous smooth and creamy ice cream, handcrafted fresh daily in each store, and  an extensive selection of "mix-ins,"  lets ice cream fans in the metro create their very own customized combos for the ultimate ice cream experience.

With over 1,500 locations in 20 countries, Cold Stone Creamery brings it's unique brand of ice cream creations to Manila with its first location at The Fort. And just in time too. With the lingering summer heat, Cold Stone Creamery promises not only a cool break from the heat, you can now make your very own personalized signature ice cream blend. Ice cream your way, now that's cool.

The limitless choices for customization, the idea of making your very own personalized concoction, is a unique feature in all Cold Stone Creamery locations worldwide. Couple this with premium, high quality and freshly made ice cream and a variety of ingredients and toppings, and you have the makings of a real winner. Here's a sneak peek at the infinite ice cream possibilities at Cold Stone Creamery...

Cold Stone Creamery offers 22 ice cream and sorbet flavors, from Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Cotton Candy, Cake Batter to Orange Dreamsicle, which serves as the base for your custom creation. And with 29 "mix-ins" from nuts, fruits and candies including Butterfinger, Kit Kat, M&Ms, Oreo, roasted almonds, pecans, brownies and blueberries that can be blended with any of the base flavors, there is virtually no limit to the number combinations at Cold Stone Creamery. And here's some interesting trivia: A Harvard study calculated the exact number of combinations at any Cold Stone Creamery store to 11.5 million unique creations and flavor combinations. Customized and personalized ice cream like never before, now you can have your very own ice cream creation your way. Pretty mind-blowing, and that's exactly what you get every time you visit Cold Stone Creamery. Cool. 

And here's more. Cold Stone Creamery also offers its very own Signature Creations, with 20 combos featuring a variety of flavors and mix-ins to get you started. Looking for a serious chocolate fix? Go for Cold Stone Creamery's Chocolate Devotion, a cool blend of chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips, brownies and fudge. Coffee? No problem, try the Coffee Lovers Only, with coffee ice cream, roasted almonds, Heath Bar and caramel. Craving for berries? Then Berry Berry Berry Good is the one for you, with Sweet Cream ice cream, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Missing Oreos? Find it in Oreo Overload, with Sweet Cream ice cream, chocolate chips, Double Oreo cookies and fudge. Cake and ice cream? Cold Stone Creamery's got that covered too, with That's How I Roll, a rich blend of Cake Batter ice cream with pecans, Yellow Cake and cinnamon; and the Cheesecake Fantasy, with Cheesecake ice cream, Graham Cracker pie crust, blueberries and strawberries.  Apple pie a la mode? Try the Apple Pie a la Cold Stone, with French Vanilla ice cream, apple pie filling, Graham Cracker pie crust, cinnamon and caramel. And if you need some mojo, go for the Mud Pie Mojo to pick you up, with Coffee ice cream, Oreo cookies, peanut butter, roasted almonds, fudge and whipped topping.  And with twelve other signature creations, you'll surely find a personal favorite. Then again, you can make your very own custom creation with over 11.5 million possible combos.

Once you've made up your mind, Cold Stone Creamery's crew will whip it up for you in minutes. Here's a tip in deciding what to order: Don't rush, take your time and just go with the flow. Creating masterpieces takes time, so go through your list of options. And once you make up your mind, stand back and let Cold Stone Creamery's crew bring your ice cream creation to life by mixing your selection on a granite stone chilled to 16 degrees fahrenheit. A flurry of scoops, cool spade work, and a few quick strokes then blends your selection right in front of you, and finally placed in a freshly made waffle cone or bowl. And if you're lucky, the crew will even throw in some scooping acrobatics to keep you entertained.

And just like that, you have your very own Cold Stone Creamery creation... 

It was a late afternoon, and chocolate seemed the way to go. And Cold Stone Creamery's Chocolate Devotion seemed to be calling me that day. Thick and smooth chocolate ice cream with chunks of brownies and fudge, mixed in with with chocolate chips for that extra chocolate kick. Perfect.

Michael McGill, President of International, Kahala, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with its portfolio of 15 quick-service restaurant brands, including Cold Stone Creamery, prepares one of the many signature creations.

And you can taste the quality of the ingredients in each spoonful. Next up, how about Cold Stone Creamery's Dark Chocolate with brownies, fudge and chocoloate chips, my very own personal and customized blend for chocoholics? Why not.

Fresh, handcrafted ice cream, premium ingredients, and limitless combinations. Just can't get any better than that. And if you feel that you finally have that winning ice cream combination, test it at Cold Stone Creamery, opening very soon. And the best part? You'll end up having more combinations to try, 11.5 million possible combinations to be exact, making each visit to Cold Stone Creamery new and different. Everyday.  

Cold Stone Creamery is located at the Ground Floor, Serendra Piazza, between McKinley Parkway and 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Check out their cool Facebook Page at

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  1. great to see you again gerry! that dark chocolate creation looks good! :)

    1. hey Berylle, great to see you, Sumi and Stacy too! And I'm quite happy with my own version of a real chocoholic fix, Cold Stone Creamery's dark chocolate with fudge and brownies, awesome!


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