Updated January 2023! Sorbet is great, but we’re excited to announce that Cold Stone Creamery has introduced their first dairy-free ice cream flavor. They’ve partnered with Danone to release Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert at their stores nationwide. This creamy vegan flavor can be mixed with your choice of dairy-free additions, or you can avoid tough decisions and simply order their Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk Creation. We have full details below on all of the dairy-free menu options, along with top allergen and vegan notes.
Cold Stone Creamery Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan & Allergen Notes
Since their ice cream creations are mixed to order, there is extra risk for potential cross-contamination with the dairy ice creams at Cold Stone Creamery. But a representative said their staff is trained for handling allergy requests. Be aware of special order requirements in parentheses () next to the menu items, and see the Heads Up notes to help fill in the blanks. Please note that this guide is for the U.S. locations. Options may vary in other countries.
Other Allergen & Dietary Notes: If you have an allergy, always let a crew member know and they can offer to get clean spades (mixing utensils) and either clean off a space on the stone really well or mix the ice cream in a separate container or on a clean cookie sheet. If requested, fresh containers of the mix-ins you order can be opened. All items listed below are made without egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy, and wheat unless otherwise noted in the name or parentheses. The options without wheat appear to be gluten-free, but verify in store. All items are also vegan, unless otherwise noted.
Ice Cream / Frozen Dessert Flavors
- Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert (contains tree nuts; see ingredients below)
- Countrytime Pink Lemonade Sorbet (contains soy)
- Lemon Sorbet
- Mojito Sorbet (contains soy)
- Orange Sorbet (contains soy)
- Peach Mango Sorbet
- Pineapple Sorbet
- Pineapple Orange Banana Sorbet
- Raspberry Sorbet
- Strawberry Sorbet
- Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet
- Strawberry Mango Banana Sorbet
- Watermelon Sorbet
Flavor Availability Varies: Most Cold Stone Creamery shops have just one or two of the above non-dairy flavors available at any given time. The flavors can vary by promotion, season, and/or location.
Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), cane sugar, organic coconut oil, chocolate flavor base (cane sugar, water, cocoa processed with alkali), corn syrup, dextrose, maltodextrin, contains less than 1%of locust bean gum, guar gum, pea protein, salt, natural flavor.
- Build Your Own (with dairy-free options)
- Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk – made with Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert, Banana, Peanut Butter, and Roasted Almonds
- Apple Pie Filling
- Black Cherries
- Brown Sugar
- Cherry Pie Filling
- Gold Glitter
- Golden Oreo Cookies (contains soy, wheat)
- Graham Cracker Pie Crust (contains soy, wheat; not vegan)
- Gumballs (contains soy)
- Gummy Bears (not vegan)
- Halloween Oreo Cookies (seasonal; contains soy, wheat)
- Lucky Charms Marshmallows (not vegan)
- Maraschino Cherries
- Marshmallows (not vegan)
- Oreo Cookies (contains soy, wheat)
- Oreo Pie Crust (contains soy, wheat)
- Peach Pie Filling
- Peanut Butter (contains soy)
- Pineapple Tidbits
- Pretzels (contains soy, wheat)
- Rainbow Sprinkles (contains soy)
- Roasted Almonds
- Sliced Almonds
- Sugar Crystals
Heads Up! Surprisingly, the toasted coconut, chocolate sprinkles, and granola contain milk. And to clarify, the brownies, chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sprinkles, cookie dough, and yellow cake also contain milk.
- Honey (not vegan)
- Marshmallow Crème (contains egg; not vegan)
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce (contains soy)
Heads Up! They use Rich’s On Top Whipped Topping which does contain dairy. The fudge and caramel sauces at Cold Stone Creamery also contain milk.
- Cake Cone (contains soy, wheat)
- Sugar Cone (contains soy, wheat)
Heads Up! All waffle cone products at Cold Stone Creamery do contain milk, egg, and wheat.
Heads Up! Their Smoothie Mix base contains milk, so their smoothies can’t be ordered without dairy.
This Post is for Informational Purposes Only
Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, food sourcing, and restaurant protocols are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.
There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.
Each location of a chain restaurant has different management and staff, and some might have different owners. This means differences in processes, ingredients used, menu options, and food sourcing can occur. Always verify the safety of your order for your needs at your current location.
Where to Find Cold Stone Creamery
They have over 900 locations throughout the U.S. See their website below for addresses, hours, and online ordering.
Delicious but hesistate to try again
Tried their new “Don’t cry over spilled milk” and I’ve gotta say it waa absolutely delicious, and heavenly. Everything in this is said to be dairy and gluten free, so to my surprise I ended up with a stomach ache, some bloating that I’ve felt before when eating dairy and or gluten. I have only tried this once buta tempted to try again and see if in fact it is a problem for me.
Hi there! I’m writing to let you know that all of the smoothies at Cold Stone are now made with “Lifestyle smoothie mix” which contains milk according to their website.
Thank you so much Stephanie for letting us know! I’ve updated the listing.