Here’s Every Vegan Option at Cold Stone Creamery (2020)

Let’s get this out of the way immediately: Cold Stone does not have vegan ice cream. Yes, I know… that’s very sad. But fortunately, they do have some other tasty options for us—mainly sorbet and vegan toppings.

Vegan options at Cold Stone Creamery:

  • Countrytime Pink Lemonade Sorbet
  • Lemon Sorbet
  • Mojito Sorbet
  • Orange Sorbet
  • Peach Mango Sorbet
  • Pineapple Sorbet
  • Pineapple Orange Banana Sorbet
  • Raspberry Sorbet
  • Strawberry Sorbet
  • Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet
  • Strawberry Mango Banana Sorbet
  • Watermelon Sorbet
  • Fruit Mix-Ins
  • Nut Mix-Ins
  • Other Vegan Mix-Ins
  • Mango Juice

I’ll share all the specific vegan toppings (“Mix-ins”) below. I’ll also share a few menu items that are surprisingly NOT vegan, and I’ll answer other common questions. Then I’ll end with a quick look at the whole food plant-based (WFPB) options here!

Cold Stone Vegan Menu

The following vegan menu was made with ingredients lists and the allergen menu on the Cold Stone website. Therefore, my confidence level is pretty high about everything in this post.

That said, restaurant menus often change and vary by location. I recommend double-checking anything important with staff at your Cold Stone location.

1. Sorbet

All the sorbet flavors are confirmed vegan! No dairy, eggs, or anything else suspicious. (I read all the ingredients myself.)

They might not have all of these flavors available at your location, but here’s the full range of flavors they offer:

  • Countrytime Pink Lemonade Sorbet
  • Lemon Sorbet
  • Mojito Sorbet
  • Orange Sorbet
  • Peach Mango Sorbet
  • Pineapple Sorbet
  • Pineapple Orange Banana Sorbet
  • Raspberry Sorbet
  • Strawberry Sorbet
  • Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet
  • Strawberry Mango Banana Sorbet
  • Watermelon Sorbet

2. Mix-Ins

These mix-ins are toppings and extras that you can add to your sorbet. There’s actually a big vegan selection here, including fruit, nuts, and more processed treats.

Fruit Mix-Ins:

  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Black Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Peach Pie Filling
  • Pineapple Tidbits
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries

Nut Mix-Ins:

  • Cashews
  • Macadamia
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Roasted Almonds
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Walnuts

Other Vegan Toppings:

  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut
  • Golden OREO® Cookies
  • Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • Halloween OREO® Cookies
  • OREO® Cookies
  • OREO® Pie Crust
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pretzels
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce
  • Sugar Crystals

Note: The Granola mix-in and the Toasted Coconut mix-in both contain milk.

3. Beverages

  • Mango Juice

Note: None of the smoothies come standard as vegan because the Lifestyle Smoothie Mix contains milk.

But What About…

You might assume some of the following ingredients are vegan, but unfortunately they’re not:

  • The Granola Mix-In contains milk.
  • The Toasted Coconut Mix-In contains milk.
  • The Lifestyle Smoothie Mix contains milk (therefore all the smoothies come standard with milk).
  • None of the Pies are vegan, although the Apple Pie Filling mix-in is vegan.

Does Cold Stone Have Vegan Cake?

Cold Stone does not have any vegan cake options. All Cold Stone cakes contain milk, and most of them also contain eggs.

Does Cold Stone Have Vegan Ice Cream?

Cold Stone does not have any vegan or dairy-free ice cream at this time. However, they do offer vegan sorbet (all flavors).

If you want to get vegan ice cream at a chain restaurant, check out the vegan options at Baskin Robbins for a few flavors. Also check out the non-dairy Dilly Bar in this Dairy Queen vegan menu.

Whole-Food Plant-Based Options

What if you’re not only trying to avoid animal products but also processed foods? Are there any whole food plant-based options at Cold Stone Creamery?

Well, not really. But you could just ask for some of the fruit and nut mix-ins if you wanted. They might look at you funny, but who cares? If you want to just eat fruit, that shouldn’t be a crime!

Keep in mind, of course, that the nuts may be roasted in oil, and if so, those would not be strictly WFPB.

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