Eating Vegan at Cold Stone – Our Top Picks

Share this Post!:

Husband and wife duo Donald and Susan Sutherland started the Cold Stone Creamery in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona, ​​serving up their unique recipe, a hard-packed-soft serve hybrid. While the first 15 months saw a bit of a slow start, business ramped up after a local newspaper spotlighted the Sutherlands and since then, they’ve been on the up and up. With 300 Cold Stone Creamery locations in over 20 countries internationally, they’ve certainly cracked the code to keep customers coming back. Luckily, finding vegan options at Cold Stone is no problem! At Vegan Unlocked, we’re the experts at scouting out all the best plant-based options, and we’ll never steer you wrong. With our full menu, secret menu and editor’s picks, you’ll have plenty of plant-based delights to choose from, and don’t worry, it’s not just sorbet on offer.

The Vegan Unlocked Research Team combed through all the options on the Cold Stone menu and found a wide variety of heavenly desserts and some mouthwatering secret menu items. 

Cold Stone scores 2.3 out of 5 stars with few vegan options. So, that means while you’ll be able to dig into some delicious plant-based power, you might have to use your imagination a little bit more to take things to the next level. 

This score is calculated based on the number of vegan offerings on Cold Stone menu “as is” or with an easy substitution, a restaurant vegan customizability score and finally, the number of vegan options vs non-vegan options. Learn more about Vegan Unlocked Ratings.

Secret Menu

Often, when eating out as a vegan, you’re likely to face some culinary-related challenges, because while the plant-based sector is certainly thriving, not every chain has caught on yet. This is especially true when it comes to vegan desserts, and it can feel challenging for those with a sweet tooth to scratch that itch. Luckily, Cold Stone has a fair few sweet treats on offer for you to enjoy, so if you’re out for dessert with friends, you don’t have to sit this one out. At Vegan Unlocked, we believe going vegan should be as accessible as possible, so we sent in our team of vegan researchers to find even more devilish delights for you to enjoy.

Don’t fancy trying out one of our inventive custom creations? Scroll on to find the Cold Stone vegan menu items and our editors’ top picks just below this section.

Autumnal Crumble Dessert

Order a sugar cone and then fill it with apple pie filling with a sprinkling of brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans on top. Transport yourself fire-side at your dream cabin in the woods.

Choco Peanut Cookie Supreme 

For the chocolate nuts and nutty loons, this one’s for you. Order up the Silk Chocolate Almondmilk frozen dessert in a cake cone, drizzle over some Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce, then top it with peanuts, and some crumbled-up Oreo cookies, and you’ve got a winner.

Fruity Sunshine Sorbet 

To enjoy the fruity affair that is the Fruity Sunshine Sorbet, order up a scoop of orange sorbet and raspberry sorbet, then pile on some raspberries and strawberries in your Cold Stone sugar cone and enjoy the taste of summer.

Banana Nut Bonanza

Order up the Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk which comes with the Silk® Chocolate Almondmilk frozen Dessert, banana, peanut butter, and roasted almonds. Then add in some extra banana, macadamia nuts and pecans and you’ll be in heaven. 

All the Vegan Options at Cold Stone


  • Silk Chocolate Almondmilk frozen dessert
  • Countrytime Pink Lemonade Sorbet
  • Lemon Sorbet
  • Mojito Sorbet
  • Orange Sorbet
  • Peach Mango Sorbet
  • Pineapple Sorbet X
  • Pineapple Orange Banana Sorbet
  • Raspberry Sorbet
  • Strawberry Sorbet
  • Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet
  • Strawberry Mango Banana Sorbet
  • Watermelon Sorbet
  • Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk

Sauces, Add Ons, Toppings

  • Golden OREO® Cookies
  • Halloween OREO® Cookies
  • OREO® Cookies
  • Blue Sugar Crystals
  • Brown Sugar
  • Coconut
  • Gold Glitter
  • Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • OREO® Pie Crust
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Pretzels
  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Black Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Peach Pie Filling
  • Pineapple Tidbits
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cashews
  • Macadamia
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Roasted Almonds
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce
  • Cake Cone
  • Sugar Cone


  • Chocolate Silk Shake

Editor’s Picks: What Are the Top Vegan Meals at Cold Stone?

If you’re a chocoholic, you’re not going to want to miss this one. The Chocolate Silk Shake is the order for Choco lovers and will help to stave off your sweet cravings…at least for a little while. 

Sure, summer is glorious, and winter is fresh and crisp, but there’s just something about Autumn that’s comforting and really quite beautiful. Our bring-back-Autumn pick is the Autumnal Crumble Dessert. 

The Fruity Sunshine Sorbet is loaded full of delicious fresh fruit, and out-of-this-world sorbets, which is why we’ve picked it out as our fruity favorite.

Note: Vegan Unlocked is a tool dedicated to helping people find plant-based options. We are not an allergen resource, and want to encourage our friends with allergies to proceed with caution. We cannot control and don’t always know when cross contamination takes place. See the Cold Stone allergen menu here. As far as cross-contamination of vegan foods with animal products, this is completely up to your comfort level as an individual. Read our stance on cross contamination.

Frequently Asked Cold Stone Questions

Are there Vegan Toppings at Cold Stone?

Yes, there is an impressive range of vegan toppings at Cold Stone. These toppings include: 

  • Cinnamon,
  • Gold Glitter,
  • Golden Oreos, 
  • Original Oreos,
  • Peanut Butter,
  • Pretzels,
  • Sugar Crystals.

Are Cold Stone Waffle Cones Vegan?

When it comes to Cold Stone cones, only the cake and sugar cones are vegan-friendly. Its waffle cones, unfortunately, are not.

Is the Cookie Dough at Cold Stone Vegan?

The ice cream parlor’s bakery items, like its cookie dough, waffle products, and brownies, all contain eggs, so they are not vegan-friendly.

You can find out more information on Cold Stone by visiting their website here.

Planning on visiting Cold Stone soon?

Be sure to tag Vegan Unlocked and share your vegan meal or custom creation to be entered into our monthly giveaway!

The Cold Stone Vegan Menu Was Brought to You by…

Madaline Dunn

Madaline is a vegan journalist, writer, and editor specializing in sustainability, current affairs, and social justice and the ways in which they intersect. Her work focuses on innovation and progress, prioritizing rigorous investigation. When she’s not writing, she’s in the kitchen experimenting with new plant-based recipes, reading a good book, or thinking about her next cup of coffee.

Cristina Garrido

Cristina is a vegan cook and recipe developer. She’s worked in several vegan kitchens, as a collaborator for different cooking blogs and now works as a consultant helping restaurants interested in making their menus more vegan-friendly. She’s passionate about cultural foods and culinary innovations. Her non-food related interests include thrifting, sustainability and exploring her new adoptive country, Portugal.

Share this Post!:

Related Posts

No more posts to show