From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.
Carolina’s sculpts and ices a cavalcade of sugary specialties for its elegant wedding and birthday cakes. Sweet teeth chatter over a platter of fluffy cupcakes ($18/doz.) or a round molded 10-inch cake with three layers of buttercream icing ($40) perfect for bribing coworkers or to use as snipe-hunting bait. Patrons select from 14 available flavors of traditional and pound cake, including marble, lemon chiffon, red velvet, and piña colada. Experienced pastry artists smother the flavorful concoctions in smooth chocolate or vanilla buttercream icing, then impart helpful nuggets of parental wisdom before unleashing them into the all-consuming world.
At Yo Zone, guests help themselves to a dozen daily non-fat or low-fat flavors of frozen yogurt and more than 50 sprinkleable toppings in a festive dessert-dinery. Each day's varieties, posted on the shop's Facebook page, range from classics such as Tahitian vanilla and triple chocolate to more inventive concoctions such as blue cotton candy and caramel custard. Visitors can load up their cups with as many toppings as they like, including Oreos, gummi bears, gummi ascots, fresh fruit, and several kinds of nuts. With everything priced on a per-weight basis ($0.39/oz.), it's an ideal place for budget-conscious diners or confectionery economists studying the fluctuating market value of a single chocolate chip. Load up on 12 ounces of cookies and cream yogurt with rainbow sprinkles, butterscotch chips, and cheesecake bites ($4.68) or take home a 15-ounce cocoa concoction of triple-chocolate yogurt with chocolate sprinkles and chocolate chips ($5.85).
We hand make our own locally made, super-premium ice cream on site in our Burlington store. We have a large party room that hosts all gatherings from bridal showers and birthday parties, to bridge clubs and youth group gatherings. We can also bring the party to you with our extensive, turn-key catering services.
There's a choice every person who enters the door of moonberries Frozen Yogurt must make: is today a healthy day or a splurge day. Once that decision is made, the rest comes easy. For those eating healthy, they can dispense swirls of no-sugar-added or non-dairy frozen yogurt into their cups, topped with fresh fruit and organic granola. But for those who chose to splurge, they can choose from creamy flavors such as pumpkin spice, cake batter, and blackberry cheesecake. These flavors can be enhanced with a rotating selection of candy, cookies, and nuts.
Selim Oztalay had been having sweet dreams of opening his own Italian gelato shop for many years. Growing up in Germany allowed him to not only be exposed to a variety of cultures, but also a variety of artisan gelato flavors that he missed when he moved to the United States. Hoping to expose American tongues to fine Italian flavors, he opened Gnam Gnam Gelato & Bistro. Named after the Italian saying for "delicious," Gnam Gnam makes visitors say just that with a rotating selection of more than 80 inventive gelato flavors made fresh and onsite daily. Servers heap scoops of the bistro’s namesake treat disguised as eggnog, tiramisu, and Nutella, and the spaghetti gelato reimagines its savory counterpart with vanilla gelato, strawberry syrup, white-chocolate shavings, and a longing for the old country. Those with larger hankerings can be sated with entrees from the full menu which features made-to-order artisan paninis, fresh salads, and combo meals.