I Scream

It’s that time of year again.  The last few days of winter have passed and halfway into April you can see signs of summer ahead.  I can tell because I had to put my air conditioner back in and have seen two disgusting stink bugs in my room already.  On a side note, there is nothing I hate more than stink bugs, something about them just totally creeps me out.  But as the weather becomes more hot and dry that means that people in Morgantown will be looking for a way to cool down;  what better way then with a nice ice cream cone?

Morgantown has a couple of ice cream spots that people like to go to.  The Dairy Queen on High Street is always a popular place especially when they open their doors back up for the summer.  You always see parents, students and children hanging out front enjoying a nice cone or blizzard.  The only problem with this Dairy Queen is that as I said, it is only open during the prime ice cream season in the summer.  What if I get the sudden craving for ice cream during the winter or fall?  Ice cream is my favorite snack food so when I get the craving I head to my favorite place for a cone, I’m talking about Cold Stone Creamery. 

Cold Stone opened their first store in 1988 and have been growing wildly in popularity ever since.  They took the idea of taking ice cream and letting you add your own toppings like Baskin Robins and blew it out of the water.  The cool thing about Cold Stone is that you can literally create any kind of ice cream that you want and they make it all right on their signature cold granite slab right in front of you, mixing together anything you like.

Cold Stones signature granite mixing slab.

You can take any kind of ice cream flavor or flavors and add in things like, Butterfinger, Kit Kat’s, fruit mix-ins, brownies, yellow cake, nuts, marshmallows, gum balls….anything you can name basically and you can have it.  They have so many add-ins that they claim their are over 11 million combination’s possible.

If ice cream isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there are plenty of sweet treats for you to choose from.  Cold Stone also offers a variety of cakes from birthday cakes to cupcakes.  You can also custom order cakes, I got the oreo ice cream cake one time and it might have been the best cake I’ve ever had.  They also offer sundaes, milkshakes, smoothies and even iced and blended coffee.  They even offer ice cream cookies, mmmmm.

Ice cream cookie, yum.

If you have never been to Cold Stone Creamery give it a shot.  Located on High Street, it’s just a quick walk downtown from campus and on a hot summer day what tastes better than a big bowl of ice cream?

-Eric

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3 Responses to I Scream

  1. rdlwvufan says:

    I don’t make it to Cold Stone very often, but it is pretty good. It can be kind of pricey, but it’s quality ice cream, so I can’t really complain. With all of the flavors and mix-ins, it can be tough to decide what to go with. 11 million combinations? Is that a challenge?

  2. lindsaycobb says:

    You’re right, ice cream season is upon us. I just had a “cookie doughn’t you want some”, my personal favorite. The only thing that was missing from my visit was a spirited song from the employees. You have to tip them to hear it, and I didn’t have any singles. But tip them and you’re sure to get a response!

  3. capnwinters says:

    Cold Stone is so overpriced when you consider that the infinitely more delicious Tutto Gelato is right up the street. I’m sorry, but if the choice is between melty ice cream with random stuff thrown in it, and a white chocolate gelato milkshake, Cold Stone can kiss my dollars goodbye. That said, I really love the ice cream cookie sandwiches from Cold Stone. They’re truly delectable

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