Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cold Stone Creamery New Frozen Yogurt Creations and Shakes {Review & Giveaway}

Cold Stone Creamery logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Kathy!}

My husband and I often joke that Big Sister E takes after him when it comes to eating sweets, while Little Sister B resembles me.

Meaning he and Big Sister E have an internal meter that allows them to actually stop eating something tasty and save the rest for later... while poor Little Sister B seems destined to follow in my yum-this-is-good-shove-ALL-of-it-in-my-mouth-right-now footsteps.

Sorry, kid. It's in your genes.

However, as well as hoping to teach both of my kids to eat treats in moderation, I also like to look for ways that we can still enjoy delicious flavor but with less fat and calories. That makes it the best of both worlds, right?

Which is exactly what has happened now that Cold Stone Creamery has introduced their new Frozen Yogurt Creations and Shakes

Cold Stone Creamery Frozen YogurtJust launched at the end of February, Cold Stone Creamery's Frozen Yogurt Creations and Shakes provide fans of the "Ultimate Ice Cream Experience" with the less fat and less calorie "Ultimate Frozen Yogurt Experience." Yum!

All of Cold Stone Creamery's frozen yogurt comes in non-fat and low-fat flavors that include probiotics and are low in calories. So instead of walking out of there with a satisfied sweet tooth but a guilty conscience about having enjoyed their delicious ice cream, you can now substitute frozen yogurt instead and put your mind at ease (while still making your taste buds happy).

And when it comes to happy taste buds, we have yet to be disappointed when visiting our local Cold Stone Creamery.

Cold Stone Creamery locationsAt our recent visit, we were only a few steps in the door when I saw the first sign giving customers a hint that there was something new going on in this mecca of ice cream.

frozen yogurtSure enough, frozen yogurt was on full display right with the ice cream and I love that these tasty options start at only 34 calories per ounce.

Cold Stone Creamery flavorsWhile you can create your own custom mixture with Cold Stone's frozen yogurt, the new Frozen Yogurt Creations ideas that they have come up with include:
  • Strawberry Crumble - Dreamy vanilla yogurt mixed with juicy strawberries and graham cracker pie crust.
  • Chocolate Banana Indulgence - Gratifying chocolate yogurt mixed with fresh bananas and rich fudge.
  • Berries Upon Berries - Luscious raspberry yogurt mixed with sweet strawberries and blueberries.
Cold Stone Creamery frozen yogurt creationsMmmmmm!

Or, if you prefer a shake to scooping and licking your frozen yogurt, Cold Stone Creamery's Frozen Yogurt Shakes include:
  • Shake Them Berries - Divine vanilla yogurt blended with sweet, juicy strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
  • Powered By Chocolate - Enticing chocolate yogurt blended with rich fudge.
Cold Stone Creamery shakesDouble-mmmmmm!

All of these delicious treats are made with Cold Stone Creamery's signature low fat, low calorie frozen yogurt but the flavor is still fully delectable. We couldn't wait to sample a taste or two of the frozen yogurt and then, after pondering just exactly what we would like mixed in...

Cold Stone Creamery mix-ins...we ended up with a few different creations of our own that really hit the spot. They were made even more fun by the fact that the Cold Stone Creamery Team Member that helped us was enthusiastic and cheerful, actually throwing our mixes up in the air to catch them in the cups!

enjoying ice creamRaspberry frozen yogurt with Oreo cookie pieces!

We ended up sharing our various dishes and, had I not known that some were ice cream and some were frozen yogurt, I would never have guessed! The frozen yogurt was just as smooth, creamy and delicious as the ice cream — something that Cold Stone Creamery is definitely known for providing.

A fun environment, endless choices, scrumptious flavors and now with less fat and calories? Well, that's just something that we can all be happy about.

ice cream happyIf you've never visited a Cold Stone Creamery before, you don't know what you're missing! With locations all across the U.S. (and beyond), check out their store locator to find the one nearest you so that you can try their mouthwatering desserts. Or, if you just haven't visited your closest Cold Stone lately, be sure to plan a trip over there so that you can see just how yummy their frozen yogurt truly is.

Thanks to their generosity, one person will be even more prepared to head out for a tasty treat, because...

One lucky person will win a $20 gift card to Cold Stone Creamery!

Cold Stone Creamery giveawayTo enter to win: Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite ice cream/frozen yogurt flavor and topping or mix-in. Do you like chocolate with brownies? Strawberry with M&M's? Vanilla with hot fudge?

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

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Giveaway will end on March 27th at 11:59pm CST. By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to these official rules. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and must be 18 years of age or older.

A big thank you to Cold Stone Creamery for providing a gift card for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Kristin Gilbert said...

I love vanilla with M&M's

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I like vanilla with a hot caramel sauce with toffee bits.

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MamaHen said...

I love chocolate with brownie and nut chuncks.

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I love Vanilla Ice cream/Frozen yogurt w/ reese's peanut butter cups mixed in! Yum!

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Amber said...

I love chocolate frozen yogurt with almonds and bananas!
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anything chocolate is my fav.

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vanilla with brownies

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I like chocolate frozen yogurt with gummy bears

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Mysharona said...

I loove peanut butter ice cream with whipped cream and hot fudge

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I like vanilla with extra nuts.

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Jackie said...

Chocolate ice cream with peanut butter and hot fudge (guess I'm a chocoholic!).
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Jennifer H said...

seriously huge fan of coldstone! Hands down cake batter is the best! I like it just like it is. :)

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sandy1955 said...

vanilla with hot fudge for sure
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Cold stone is my favorite!! I love their oatmeal cookie dough batter with graham cracker crust.

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Anonymous said...

I'm old school-I like just vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce
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Laurel said...

I like Mint ice cream with oreos and fudge! MMm!!
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Vanilla with caramel, and heath bars !
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Super Blogger Girl! said...

i like the cake batter ice cream with the kit kat mix ins and peanut butter.

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Teigh said...

favorite flavors are cheesecake and sweet cream

favorite topping of all time is oreo cookies (minus the cream filling please!)

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mint with oreo cookie mixed in. mmmmm.

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stOOpidgErL said...

cookie dough is my favorite mix-in

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Crazylicious85 said...

I like Vanilla or even Chocolate with Cherry Pie Filling mixed in!

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Veronica said...

My favorite is banana ice cream with a brownie mix-in. But I ask for half a brownie, it's the perfect combination. Yummy.

Elif said...

I love and can not refuse chocolate with nuts. Peanuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, pistachio.... The more the merrier!

Jenny said...

I remember the first time I had Cold Stone. Dave and I were in Kauai, almost 9 years ago. We found this ice cream shop that looked good, so we went in to try. I asked for a sample of the cake batter ice cream and nearly passed out, it was so good!

About 2 years later, Dave drove me all the way to Kansas City for a Cold Stone that just opened. We finally got one here and I overdosed on it. LOL! I haven't had it in awhile.

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I love the chocolate with strawberries!

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birthday cake with raspberries :)

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I like chocolate with brownies.
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