Do you like ice cream? I do! Anyday (even rainy days) are good days for ice cream in Singapore!
2 Fridays ago, Momo, Camemberu and I did something crazy and ate lots and lots of ice cream on a Friday night for supper! Friday night's happens to be super busy nights at Cold Stone Creamery, so you can see a super long snaking queue! The next time you are at Orchard Central, gravitate towards it! Join the queue, you won't regret it!
Cold Stone Creamery, from Arizona, USA arrived in Singapore on 12 March 2011 and has recently opened the 2nd branch at Far East Square.
Their ice cream here is made fresh daily in each store with their ingredients imported from the USA. You can take a peek at how they make ice cream in their open concept kitchen!
Out of curiosity, I asked where where the milk is from. I was told it's all in the 'secret' mix that is all imported from USA. Their toppings too are all imported and not sourced and replaced with local alternatives.
Oh the flavours to choose from!
Do you know 8 out of 10 times, I don't taste the flavours of the ice cream that I picked?
I 'taste' using my eyes!
Toppings. If you are a fan of ice cream toppings, they have many kinds of toppings!
Oh, the concept here is that you pick your ice cream, choose your toppings/fillings and they will perform a show of mixing the ice cream in front of you!
On a super cold surface, the (I will call them) 'ice cream magicians' will perform magic in front of your eyes! The juggle your ice cream, treat it like a voodoo doll and stab it with all their might, then suddenly gently 'sayang' it as if it's their child.
Are these people trained to perform I wonder. Oh yes! I was told these 'magicians' as I call them, attend classes at graduated from the Cold Stone University (yes, there's such a uni!)
Didn't I tell you they have all kinds of toppings? Look!
Oh by the way, these merry bunch here does all sorts of silly things.
Yup, I got special permission to visit this store and stand behind the counter too!
Adults can view the 'magic' show when they stand in front of the glass counter.
But children are not left out here! Look! A kids viewing area!
What are kids doing at 10 plus on a Friday night in Orchard Road? They should be sleeping!
An ice cream 'bomb' landed in front of me when I was busy taking photos in this ice cream parlour. ;-)
How on earth did it land in front of me? Do you know you can 'catch' your own ice cream here? After the mixing of the ice cream and toppings and fillings, you can hold the cup and 'catch' the ice cream that is flipped into the air by the 'magician'. Try it if you confident when you visit!
This was what I ordered from the glass freezer display. I chose the 'blue' cotton candy and also orange and had gummy bears and rainbow sprinkles as toppings. I was given a weird look!
They were awesome flavours, but I was told the combination I chose would not go well together if they do the mixing of the flavours. LOL
So the only magic was the gummy bears and rainbow sprinkles were mixed and the cotton candy flavour on top of it. I think both the cotton candy and orange flavours were awesome! I mixed them up myself in my bowl and it tasted great. It does taste like cotton candy with orange flavour!
Additional $1 for freshly-made waffle bowl; $1.50 for chocolate-dipped waffle bowl.
Those of you who follow me on Instagram / Tweeter would have seen this.
This was the German-Chökolätekäke (Chocolate Ice Cream, Pecans, Brownie, Coconut, Caramel).
Yup, the German way of saying and spelling Chocolate Cake! (Like how the spell Mercedes Kompressor haha)
I like this combination! Looking at the ingredients as I type this now just made my stomach growl!
This was the Banana Caramel Crunch (French Vanilla Ice Cream, Roasted Almonds, Banana, Caramel).
The girls preferred this while I like the previous one! This one melts too fast too!
This was Apple Pie A La Cold Stone (French Vanilla Ice Cream, Cinnamon, Graham Cracker Pie Crust, Apple Pie Filling & Caramel)
Interesting I would say. If you like Apple Pies, try this combination!
The Apple pie fillings are from the USA too, yup, I asked.
The Berry Berry Berry Good (Sweet Cream Ice Cream, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries).
It's sourish because of the different kind of berries. Momo loved this. She likes sour stuff. She was licking this off!
If you happen to be alone on Orchard Road and you feel hungry but you don't want to sit down but prefer walking slowly along Orchard Road, I recommend ordering one of their signature shakes.
It's quite filling and super delicous! Carry your shake and drink it slowly while strolling along Orchard Road.
We tried the PB&C! Peanut Butter with Chocolate Ice Cream and Milk! Ooo.. the thick slurry milkshake!
Have you tried Reese Peanut Butter Cups? It's a bit like drinking liquid Reese! $8.50 for 16oz of wicked stuff! I like!
They have ice cream cakes too.
Their version of ice cream cake has some real cake inside, so that it's easier to cut. So it's perfect if you are celebrating it outside and don't have access to samurai swords / choppers from your home kitchen.
The ice cream was paid for by the PR Folks of Cold Stone Creamery Singapore, who also answered my queries on how the ice cream is made and ingredients too.
Cold Stone Creamery
181 Orchard Road,
Orchard Central #01-09/10,
Hours: 11am – 11pm Daily
Tel: 6238 9060
Their other branch:
49 Pekin Street
#01-01 Far East Square
Hours: Mon–Fri: 10am – 9pm, Sat: 10am – 8pm (Closed on Sun)
Tel: 6557 2979