Everything Vegan at Cold Stone Creamery (Late-2021)

Cold Stone Creamery Vegan Sorbet Options

Cold Stone Creamery is one of if not the most popular ice cream chain’s in North America and sell a wide variety of flavors, but are any of their ice creams vegan?

While all of the ice cream’s at Cold Stone Creamery contain milk, and thus aren’t vegan-friendly, Cold Stone has many vegan-friendly Sorbets and toppings to choose from.

Keep in mind that while Cold Stone has many vegan-friendly Sorbets not all of them will be available at any given time — Generally only a few will be available at each location.

Vegan-Friendly Sorbet Flavors at Cold Stone:

  • Pink lemonade
  • Strawberry
  • Orange
  • Peach mango
  • Pineapple
  • Pineapple orange banana
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry lemonade
  • Strawberry mango banana
  • Watermelon
  • Lemon
  • Mojito
All the above Sorbet Flavors Cold Stone currently offers only contain vegan-friendly ingredients such as sugar, corn starch, dyes, and basic preservatives and flavor enhancers like Citric Acid — Nothing gross and non-vegan.
Keep in mind they’ll generally only have a couple of the above-mentioned flavors on offer at any given time — regardless they’re all pretty okay.

Vegan-Friendly Toppings at Cold Stone:

Since there’s so many toppings we’ll break them into sections, starting with the healthier fruit-stuffs and nuts and ending with the, well, junkier foods like Oreo’s.

Vegan-Friendly Fruity-Toppings at Cold Stone:

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

Vegan-Friendly Healthy Toppings (Nuts) at Cold Stone:

  • Cashews
  • Macadamia
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Roasted Almonds
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Cinnamon Seasoning
  • Coconut Garnish

Vegan-Junk Food Options at Cold Stone:

  • Golden Oreo Crumbles
  • Pretzels
  • Sprinkles
  • Regular Oreo Crumbles
  • Chocolate Syrup (not all locations)
  • Mango Juice/Syrup (Not all locations)
Some people have said their gummies are vegan-friendly, and some other “junky” candy toppings, but they aren’t actually vegan due to containing Gelatin.

Other Vegan-Friendly Items at Cold Stone:

  • Sugar-Cone

Unfortunately that’s all else they have vegan-friendly — Cold Stone’s Cakes, Cupcakes, sundaes, Cookie Sanwiches, and other special items all contain milk and/or eggs, and thus are not vegan-friendly at all.

Cold Stone’s waffle cones also contain dairy — so make sure to avoid them. If you’re really wanting a vegan-friendly waffle cone opt for Sweet Frog instead of Cold Stone if there’s one in your area as they have vegan waffle cones — or alternatively just buy some online at Amazon. Some Grocery stores also sell them as well.

So How does Cold Stone Stack up for a Vegan?

Overall they’re alright since they have sorbet’s, mango juice, and a few accessories. At least have some vegan options as some ice cream parlors don’t. They are by far not the best one though, as Ben and Jerry’s has Vegan ice cream in nearly every single store they have, even international stores, as do competitors shown below.