Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cold Stone Creamery, The Place, Defence Phase 8


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Summer heat in Karachi is at it's peak already, now that sweltering May is here. And perspiring people love to devour cold drinks and ice cream.

Some months ago, the American ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery opened it's doors in the city at The Place in DHA phase 8.


This is their whole ice cream menu, at a glance. Basically, you can decide on one of their signature creations (a pre-set combination of ice cream flavors and added ingredients, such as cookies or fruit), and then pay according to the portion size of that combo that you'd like to eat. 

The smallest cup is called "Like it", the medium one is called "Love it", and the largest one is called "Gotta Have it!" .


This is the Pakistani website of Cold Stone Creamery, which is located on the rooftop of The Place, offering indoor and outdoor seating with nice views of southern Karachi through glass windows.

They also do cupcakes and ice cream cakes, and have an in-house cafe menu too, which includes the standard appetizer, sandwich, coffee and dessert fare.
Click here for more details about their cafe.
The above counter is a bit threadbare because this picture was taken too soon after the launch of Cold Stone. Currently, it showcases their ice cream cakes. 

Their ice cream is smooth and "creamy" - living up to it's name.


A close-up shot of the "Like It"-sized cup of the flavor, Chocolate Devotion.


Like I said, you can enjoy some views. 
This is a shot taken from the outdoor seating area. 


The outdoor veranda-like structure leading up to the entrance of Cold Stone Creamery.



Here is a short video of how the ice creams at Cold Stone Creamery are put together by their staff once you have placed your order. Cake, cookies, fruit or other ingredients are tossed around on a cold slab of stone with scoops of ice cream, mixing them all together to form a delectable goop that is then placed into a paper or waffle cup (which costs extra) for you to devour.

The high temperatures and humidity of Karachi can make us really savor over-priced ice creams like Cold Stone Creamery, as the occasional summer treat.

The quality of the ice cream is really quite good - although not as good as the awesome gelato offered at Lal's Chocolates, in my opinion (whose future review is due).

12 comments:

  1. Is it halal ?

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  2. Looks like a great place! :)

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  3. Do you know if it's halal?

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  4. @Anonymous, @HZ: They say it is halal. In Muslim-majority countries, all eateries (especially foreign franchises) have to be halal.
    @Linda: Yes it is. :)

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  5. Like they serve squid at sea food eateries and they don't tell you that in hanafi fiqh, it's not halal. And they are selling pasta sauces like ragu which isn't halal and how they are selling an ice cream flavor with alcoholic beverage at Butlers chocolate cafe which you wrote about it yourself.

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    1. We still have a looooooong way to go before we grow up.

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  6. I experienced once this place is really great. Love to have the joy again.

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  7. mam, its been so long since you posted an updated review. please update as we are waiting anxiously.

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    1. I know, sorry about that. I have so many drafts that need to be finalized. Just have not been able to post since last year.
      I do upload food shots on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sadaffarooqi/

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  8. This is very good written article, however do you want to get Pakistani rishtay or read urdu poetry sms or urdu poetry

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