I Worked At Cold Stone For Three Years: Here Are The 10 Best Things To Order

10. Cherry Loves Cheesecake Shake

While this one’s a retired item, most stores will still make it for you if you ask. If your server doesn’t know it, you can use the Create Your Own option and cheesecake ice cream in a shake with cherry pie filling as your mix-in.

9. Oreo Overload

One of Cold Stone’s Signature Creations, Oreo Overload is made with fudge sauce, mini chocolate chips, and double the Oreos.

8. Cotton Candy Ice Cream Mixed with Raspberry Sorbet

Little-known fact: at Cold Stone you have to pay extra for each mix-in, but as long as your server can fit then into the right 5-, 8-, or 12-oz cup, you can mix as many flavors of ice cream as you want.

7. Savory Strawberry Shake

Cold Stone makes good shakes, using real ice cream blended with not-too-much milk and flavorful mix-ins. This ice cream connoisseur really couldn’t decide between them, so today they all get a mention. For the Savory Strawberry, with strawberry ice cream and 2–3 scoops of strawberries, you can’t really improve on this classic…unless you ask your server to throw in half Cheesecake ice cream. Then you can improve on it.

= 7. Milk n’ Oreo Shake

The Milk n’ Oreo Cookies Shake, mixing Sweet Cream ice cream with 2–4 Oreos, is worthy of its status as a top seller.

= 7. Cake n’ Shake (aka The Cake Batter Shake)

But the holy grail of Cold Stone shakes? The Cake Batter Shake, a.k.a. The Cake n’ Shake. Made with Cake Batter Ice Cream and yellow cake pieces blended in, this shake is like drinking cake batter…real, golden, glorious cake batter. You can add mix-ins for fun, but in this ice cream connoisseur’s humble opinion (in other words I tried every mix-in in the shake and the verdict is…) this shake stands best alone.

6. Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

Cold Stone has two pumpkin-themed flavors: Pumpkin Cheesecake and straight-up Pumpkin. Regular Pumpkin is stronger, and not everyone’s cup of overhyped seasonal spiced latte, and may not be available every season at your local Cold Stone.

5. Hot 4 Cookie

One of Cold Stone’s “Hot Stone” lineup of desserts, the Hot 4 Cookie is a warm chocolate cookie topped with warm chocolate chip cookie dough, piled high with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. You can sub out different ice cream flavors for this one: a few great options are salted caramel, chocolate, or peanut butter.

4. Cake Batter Ice Cream

Cold Stone’s most definitive offering, Cake Batter Ice Cream, has a cult following of its own. Try as they might, other brands’ attempts to replicate it just aren’t as good.

3. Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Peanut Butter is a rotating flavor, meaning not available at all Cold Stones. So if you find it, you’re lucky. My go-to break food for the first year I worked there was Peanut Butter ice cream with cookie dough, fudge, and Reese’s cups. Also great with half Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

2. Coffee Ice Cream

Cold Stone’s Coffee ice cream is made with real coffee and is far better than any coffee ice cream you can find in a grocery store. It’s more versatile than you’d think, as it has a boatload of great combinations that go with it. For starters, it boasts two correlated Signature Creations: Coffee Lover’s Only and Mud Pie Mojo.

1. Founder’s Favorite

Okay. So the name kind of gives it away. This one was, obviously, the founder of Cold Stone’s fave, if you couldn’t tell. But for good reason. It’s Sweet Cream ice cream with pecans, fudge, caramel, and brownies. Try swapping out the ice cream flavor — it’s free and this one is great with Salted Caramel or French Vanilla.



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Becca Mahoney

Becca Mahoney

Hi there! I am a writer for Crown of Beauty Magazine; also published in Screenrant & Tirzah Magazine. I blog about food & writing at www.SugarSaltGrace.com.