Cold Stone Creamery's Secret Menu Items You Need To Try Next

Ice cream is the perfect dessert. This sweet treat is ideal for several different occasions. Additionally, ice cream is easily available, so it's pretty easy to get your hands on your favorite flavor, whether it's cookies and cream or chocolate chip. You can find gallons and pints of ice cream in the frozen section of the grocery store. You can also grab a serving at local ice cream shops, chains, or even fast food joints like Mcdonald's, provided the ice cream machine is working, of course.  

If you're looking for good quality, expertly made ice cream, you can opt for mom-and-pop shops or popular ice cream chains such as Cold Stone Creamery, which is known for its rich, creamy, and sweet ice cream. Many chains and stores offer secret menu items that are not advertised on the menu but can be ordered by special request. There are several Cold Stone Creamery secret menu options that you can specifically ask your ice cream server to make for you.

Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple is a great addition to any dessert. Whether you're making a homemade pineapple angel food cake or a delicious plate of pineapple cookies, this tropical fruit is perfect for enhancing the sweetness of any dessert. Pineapple is also a great food to use in gelato, ice creams, and sherbets. Disneyland's beloved Dole Whip is well renowned as a great pineapple-based dessert. 

If you're craving pineapple ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery, you can order the pineapple upside-down cake ice cream from the secret menu. The pineapple upside-down cake flavor is made by mixing the shockingly delicious cake batter ice cream with yellow cake and pineapple. If you're feeling extra indulgent, you can also add some maraschino cherries to the mix. The pineapple upside-down cake flavor makes for a perfectly tropical, fruity, and delicious ice cream.

Key lime pie

Key lime pies make for creamy, citrusy, tart mouthfuls of absolute bliss. Key lime pies are incredibly easy to make: In some cases, you only need to use five ingredients to do so! There's no denying that the taste of a freshly made Key lime pie is incredible and that this pie is the perfect tangy treat to pair with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you really like this dessert, you might go searching for Key lime pie flavored ice cream. While Cold Stone Creamery doesn't officially offer this flavor, you can order an ice cream that is pretty similar to a Key lime pie by making a special order. 

This secret menu item is made by mixing lemon sorbet with cake batter ice cream, and graham cracker pie crust into an ice cream flavor that's almost a Key lime pie. If you're feeling extra decadent, you can also top your treat with some whipped cream to add an extra hint of creamy sweetness to the tart ice cream. It's not an exact replica of the lime dessert we all know and love, but it comes pretty close, and the result is a delicious Key lime pie ice cream that fans shouldn't be afraid to try.

Boston cream pie

Fortunately for fans of Boston cream pie all over the country, you don't have to be in Boston to find yourself a delicious slice of this pie. This dessert truly is one of the absolute best desserts that has originated in Boston, Massachusetts. This pie isn't a pie at all; rather, it's a cake with a cult following that combines sweet sponge cake with vanilla custard and chocolate frosting. The chocolate and vanilla flavors of this wonderfully sweet treat have satisfied sweet tooths since 1856

Boston cream pie makes for a wonderful ice cream flavor, and while you won't find the flavor at Cold Stone Creamery, you can get an ice cream that is pretty similar to the incredible Boston cream pie via special request. This secret Cold Stone Creamery flavor combines French vanilla ice cream with bits of yellow cake, a whipped topping, and fudge, resulting in an ice cream that tastes like a version of Boston cream pie with an extra dose of custard. While Cold Stone Creamery has a few pies on its menu, if you're looking for a Boston cream pie in ice cream form, this flavor is the best way to go. 

Dulce de leche

If caramel is your favorite kind of flavor, candy, sauce, or ice cream topping, then you're probably familiar with a wonderfully sweet sauce known as dulce de leche. This sweet Latin American caramel is soft, smooth, and extremely sweet. While it is most popular in Argentina and Uruguay (via Culture Trip), dulce de leche is fast increasing in popularity across the United States. It's available at grocery stores and can also be found in a Häagen-Dazs ice cream flavor. 

If you've ever wanted to try a dulce de leche flavored ice cream from Cold Stone, the best way to do so is to order French vanilla ice cream mixed with cinnamon and oodles of caramel. The result is an ice cream treat that tastes pretty similar to Aldi's dulce de leche flavor.  While it isn't as iconic as the Häagen-Daz dulce de leche ice cream, it's still an amazing take on the flavor and is definitely worth trying the next time you're at Cold Stone Creamery.

Chocolate gooey butter cake

Despite the intensity of watching "Matilda's" Bruce Bogtrotter try to consume an entire cake in one sitting, it's hard to deny that the gooey, frosted chocolate cake in that scene looked amazing. Chocolate is the perfect addition to so many sweet pastries or treats. And chocolate is also an outstanding flavor of ice cream. While a butter cake on its own is rich and decadent, the addition of chocolate takes it to a whole other level. 

The chocolate gooey butter cake is an amazing ice cream flavor although it's not technically on the Cold Stone Creamery menu. To order this flavor, simply ask your server to combine cake batter ice cream, fudge, and bits of both cake and brownie. This flavor is as close to cake as you can get in ice cream form. It's a cold, sweet, and perfect chocolate dessert that is perfect for most die-hard chocolate lovers. And the best part is that Ms. Trunchbull won't be staring you down as you eat your ice cream, so you can enjoy your treat in chocolaty peace.

Ants on a Log

Ants can be quite delicious, as evidenced by Gordon Ramsey. There are several benefits to eating insects: They have nutritional properties and also make for a sustainable snack. While ants taste pretty good, Cold Stone Creamery's Ants on a Log flavor does not contain real ants. Rather, this flavor attempts to replicate the classic Ants on a Log snack that is popular among kids. This snack consists of a celery stick topped with peanut butter and raisins. 

The ice cream flavor consists of French vanilla ice cream, chocolate-covered sea salt pretzel, raisins, and peanut butter, all mixed together to create a slightly salted rendition of the childhood treat. The result is a truly exciting combination of flavors and textures that range from crunchy to chewy to salty and creamy. This secret menu flavor offering is truly unusual. It is also a wonderful reminder of a childhood treat for those familiar with the original snack. 

Arroz con leche

While rice is typically found in more savory dishes such as sushi or as an addition to burritos, it can be incredible in sweeter dishes as well. Arroz con leche, which translates to rice pudding in Spanish, is a classic Mexican dessert made with sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, making it the perfect dish to translate into ice cream form. While the Arroz con Leche Cold Stone Creamery secret menu option may not be as popular as some of the other flavors, it is nevertheless a pleasing flavor. 

According to a Cold Stone employee, arroz con leche ice cream is made by combining together two of Cold Stone Creamery's existing flavors: The beautifully bright blue cotton candy ice cream is mixed with cinnamon ice cream, resulting in a sweet and tasty treat. While the flavor could use some vanilla to replicate the rice dessert, overall, this flavor is quite incredible and is definitely worth checking out.

Coconut cream pie

While coconut isn't for everyone, those that enjoy a sprinkle of coconut shavings on their sweets or a homemade batch of coconut macaroons can appreciate the sweet, tropical flavor that coconut brings to any dessert. A beautifully frosted coconut cake is a classic, and a coconut cream pie adds a toasty yet fruity flair to any table it's placed upon. Those who like coconut will be happy to know that they can order coconut cream pie flavored ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. 

This flavor is created by combining the incredibly versatile French vanilla ice cream and topping it with a graham cracker pie crust topping, whipped cream, and a good amount of shredded coconut. If you don't want to eat a slice of coconut cream pie or if you can't be bothered to make yourself a toasted coconut sundae at home, simply stop by a Cold Stone Creamery outlet and try to order this ice cream flavor to get your fruity, fresh, and creamy fill of coconut. 

Cherry cobbler

What's there not to love about a fresh, warm cherry cobbler? Fruit cobblers are an absolutely delicious summer dessert. Varieties of fruit cobbler include blueberry cobbler, peach cobbler, and a sweet, rich cherry cobbler. Cobblers are truly wonderful, especially when they're served with a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream. While cherry cobbler is incredibly easy to make, and only requires about three ingredients, a cherry cobbler flavored ice cream, while not as fruity as the actual cobbler, is just as sweet and just as tasty.

You can't get a cobbler at Cold Stone; however, you can get a cherry cobbler-like ice cream. The chain does have a Cherry, Cherry, Quite Contrary flavor, but that's closer to a cherry yogurt parfait, not a cobbler. Instead, ask your Cold Stone Creamery server for French vanilla ice cream with yellow cake pieces and a fruity cherry pie filling. You can also ask for the addition of graham crackers to add a bit more substance to the treat. The end result will be a wonderful cherry cobbler-like ice cream that is a perfect fit for warmer weather.

Peanut butter and jelly

If you enjoy sandwiches of the sweeter variety, there's a good chance that you also like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The simple, three-ingredient sandwich is a classic lunchtime item with a wonderful sweetness that makes it ideal for desserts such as ice cream. As long as you aren't allergic to peanut butter or jelly, you'll enjoy this secret Cold Stone Creamery flavor.

The peanut butter and jelly flavored ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery contains a serving of peanut butter ice cream mixed with some chilled watermelon sorbet. While the jelly in classic peanut butter sandwiches isn't typically watermelon flavored, the watermelon sorbet in this ice cream adds a fruity and fresh sweetness to the overall flavor. 

Furthermore, since Cold Stone Creamery has many different kinds of peanut butter-based ice cream, you can customize this flavor with different base ice cream flavors to create a personalized treat with a fun twist.