Cold Stone Creamery: Opens in the Philippines with its Serendra Bonifacio Global City Branch

Ever since I spotted Cold Stone Creamery being constructed in Serendra Bonifacio Global City, I've been a following their Facebook Fan Page for news when they would open.  Cold Stone Creamery is a super premium ice cream concept originating in Arizona and is now dominating the world with stores in over 20 countries outside the United States.

So you can't imagine my excitement when the girls at The Foodies Circle mentioned about being the first to try out Cold Stone Creamery and interview its President Micheal McGill.  Being an ultimate ice cream lover, this has definitely made it to my list of the best moments of a foodies' life. 

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After the official opening of its Serendra branch (UPDATE  as of May 30, 2013:  It's open now!), Cold Stone Creamery will have its second branch at SM Mall of Asia by July.  It aims to open four branches by the end of the year.  They intend to open 10 branches in total and hire around 200 employees in the process.

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Upon entry, we were welcomes with the jolly popular songs that were altered with "Cold Stone Creamery" lyrics.  It was fun to listen the songs as the entire crew (yes, even those behind the bar making ice cream) sing them with utmost energy. 

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President Micheal McGill directs the crew
The counter is systematically arranged so you can create your Ultimate Ice Cream with ease.  You can watch the whole preparation through the clear glass too.

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We were told to order whatever we want and so we did with glee.

Signature Ice Cream
These are the steps to make your Ultimate Ice Cream.

Step 1: Choose Your Size
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Sizes: Lick it (3 oz  or 85 g), Like it (5 oz  or140 g), Love it (8 oz  or 230 g), Gotta Have it (12 oz  or 340 g), Mine, Ours and Everybody's
You can choose how much ice cream you want based on the size of the container.  
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Step 2: Choose Whether Ice Cream, Create Your Own (Ice Cream + 1 Mix-in) or Signature Creations

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cold stone flavors
You can opt for the plain Ice Cream.   They have 20 handcrafted flavors consisting of Cold Stone's Always Available Flavors, Seasonal Flavors, Local Favorite Flavors and Fruity Sorbets.

Always Available Flavors
  • Coffee 
  • Cheesecake 
  • Sweet Cream 
  • Chocolate 
  • French Vanilla 
  • Mint 
  • Cake Batter Ice Cream 
Seasonal Flavors and Local Favorite Flavors
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pistachio
  • Salted Caramel
  • Mocha
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Cotton Candy
  • Butter Pecan 
  • Banana
  • Cinnamon 
  • Orange Dreamsicle 
Fruity Sorbets
  • Raspberry Sorbet 
  • Strawberry Mango Banana Sorbet

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You can add a twist with the Create Your Own (Ice Cream + 1 Mix-in) or get a wholesome experience with their Signature Creations.  Since the Mix In's are priced at 35 php each,  I find the Signature Creations an affordable deal because they add at least 3 Mix In's in each creation and your assured that the components blend well together.

Step 3: Add Mix-Ins (35 php)
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cold stone mix ins
If you think they've got a lot of ice cream variants, they have more to offer in terms of Mix-Ins.  They incorporated local Mix-Ins like the Hany Milk Chocolate and Dried Mangoes.

Candy Mix-Ins
  • Butterfinger
  • Chocolate Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Gummy Bears
  • Heath Bar
  • Kit Kat
  • M&M's
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
  • Snickers
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Twix
  • Hany Milk Chocolate
  • Jelly Beans
  • Marshmallows
Nut Mix-Ins
  • Roasted Almonds
  • Pecans
Fruit Mix-Ins
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Dried Mangoes
  • Coconut
Cakes & Cookie Mix-Ins
  • Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • Oreo
  • Brownies
  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel

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Watch the staffs as they toss your ice cream in the air several times until it lands on their icy workstation.  Then, they'll add the Mix-ins you requested and mix and mash it into your Ultimate Ice Cream Creation.

Final Step: Choose Your Cone or Bowl
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Chocolate Coated Waffle Bowl (45 php), Plain Waffle Bowl (35 php) and Rainbow Sprinkles Coated Waffle Bowl (45 php)
If you want to upgrade your plain cup into a waffle cone or bowl, you can choose whether its Plain Waffle Cone or Bowl, Chocolate Coated Waffle Cone or Bowl or Rainbow Sprinkles Coated Waffle Bowl.

What We Had 
Cinnamon with Pecan, Roasted Almonds and Brownie (188 php + 35 php + 35 php)
I love anything cinnamon but I've never tried an ice cream version of it so I chose the Cinnamon with Pecan, Roasted Almonds and Brownie.  It was really good because the cinnamon flavor is subtle.  The Mix-Ins complemented it well especially the brownie which had a moist and fudge-y texture.
salted caramel
Salted Caramel with Pecan and Almonds (188 php + 35 php)
Sumi tried the popular Salted Caramel with Pecan and Almonds.  I was expecting this to be heavily sweetened like the local ones I've tried.  But instead, it was vanilla ice cream with a hint of salt and caramel.   I find this more enjoyable to eat!  This is now my favorite version.

strawberry mango banana sorbet blueberries
Strawberry Mango Banana Sorbet with Blueberries (188 php + 35 php)
Berylle, who loves sorbet choose the one with the most combination, the Strawberry Mango Banana Sorbet with Blueberries.  It had a distinguishing consistency that is praise-worthy.  It was light, refreshing and fruity but still with a pleasant creaminess.  

We just couldn't have enough so we went for a second round.
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Pistachio and Mint in Rainbow Sprinkle Coated Waffle Bowl (188 php + 45 php)
The girls were suggesting to make a combination.  I dared to try and make one with the Pistachio and Mint in Rainbow Sprinkle Waffle Bowl which was hinted by Berylle.  It was surprisingly good.  It was dominantly pistachio with a cooling effect.  The Rainbow Sprinkle Coated Waffle Bowl was also delicious and crunchier compared to the Plain Waffle and Chocolate Coated Waffle

Signature Creations
our strawberry blonde
Our Strawberry Blonde in Chocolate Coated Waffle Cone (180 php + 45 php)
Sumi tried the Our Strawberry Blonde in Chocolate Coated Waffle Cone.   It Strawberry Ice Cream with Graham Cookie Pie Crust, Strawberries, Caramel and Whipped Cream.  It wasfun to eat because of the tangy strawberry bits.  The Chocolate Coated Waffle Cone reminded me of our local chocolate stick snack called "Yan Yan" and the imported "Pocky".

cheesecake fantasy
Cheesecake Fantasy in Plain Waffle Bowl (188 php + 35 php)
Berylle who loves cheesecake tried the Cheesecake Fantasy in Plain Waffle Bowl.  It had Cheesecake Ice Cream, Graham Cracker Pie Crust, Blueberries and Strawberries.  Like the rest, this is also rave-worthy.


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Signature Cakes

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After trying out their ice cream, I'm definitely looking forward in purchasing their signature ice cream cakes and cup cakes for one of our upcoming family celebration.

Other Related Posts About Cold Stone Creamery
It's Beryllicious Ultimate Cold Stone Experience
The Purple Doll's Cold Stone Creamery Experience

 Cold Stone Creamery Serendra
Business Address Ground Floor, Serendra 11th Ave. Fort Bonifacio,
Taguig City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10 am - 11 pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 95-300
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None

Other  Facebook Fan Page | Website

Disclosure: I was invited but this recollection is purely of my own.   

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