Many a sweet tooth has fantasised about smothering their beloved ice-cream in m&ms, snakes, Mars bars, and berries. Perhaps you've improvised in the past, raiding your pantry for sweet treats to create an eclectic mix. But at Cold Rock Ice Creamery, mixing chocolate, lollies, fruit and nuts into ice-cream is an art.
Before you even get to the mix-ins, you face the difficult decision of what flavour to choose as a base for your indulgent creation. Cold Rock have an extensive, unique and ever-changing range of ice-cream flavours. Traditional favourites like chocolate chip, boysenbery, and Aussie vanilla are available alongside more progressive flavours such as cheesecake, Tia Maria, and even licorice.
Ice-cream lovers on a diet can delight in the low-fat ice creams, yoghurts, and sorbets- but any slimming plans go out the window once you catch sight of the selection of mix-ins behind the counter.
Chopped chocolate bars such as Snickers, Caramello Koalas, Picnics and plenty more are an important addition to your ice-cream experience. Moving on to candy, everything from Nerds to gummi bears to marshmallows can be mixed in. Seasonal fruits and nuts are also available. If that's not enough sweetness from you, uncategorised mix-ins such as peanut butter and Nutella can be added. As you select your treats, the staff gather them onto the cooled metal countertop (they call this their 'Cold Rock') and mash them into your chosen ice-cream. The below commercial shows how it's done.
Cold Rock has stores nationwide, to find your nearest store, see here.