Cold Stone brews up coffee drinks

Cold Stone brews up coffee drinks

SCOTTSDALE Ariz. The 1,450-unit Cold Stone Creamery is adding a jolt to its menu of treats with a new line of iced and blended coffees made with its proprietary ice cream mixes.

The iced and blended coffees come in five flavors: Sweet Cream Latte, Vanilla Creme Latte, Milk Caramel Latte, Rich Mocha Latte and Raspberry Truffle Mocha Latte.

Each blended drink is finished with whipped topping and decorative sweets, from raspberry to caramel. The drinks also are available in “light” versions, which are made with skim milk and have a third less calories.

Through May 31, a 16-ounce Iced Sweet Cream Latte will be offered at $1.99. The regular retail price will start at $2.49. Prices may vary by region, the company said.

“We knew we wanted to offer coffee to our guests, yet we wanted to do it in our own unique way using some of the same secret ingredients that make our ice cream irresistible,” said Ray Karam, who oversees product development for Cold Stone.

In addition to the new coffee drinks, Cold Stone Creamery also will introduce a new ice cream cake April 26 to May 10, just in time for Mother’s Day. The Strawberry Cheesecake Paradise, developed by a Cold Stone owner in Eagle Rock, Calif., features yellow cake, caramel, strawberry ice cream, graham cracker pie crust, cheesecake ice cream mixed with strawberries, purple frosting, strawberries and chocolate curls.

Cold Stone is a subsidiary of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Kahala Corp.

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