It is officially Oscar weekend! With the 85th Academy Awards being handed out on Sunday there is lots of buzz about the nominees, the host (Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy), and of course the red carpet! Cold Stone Creamery has been busy preparing for all of the Oscar celebrations as well, because having a delicious treat to eat while watching the show is of the utmost importance. Cold Stone Creamery Oscar Creations have been inspired by the 9 movies nominated for Best Picture. No matter who ends up getting the Oscar, these creations are all winners in my book!
And the Cold Stone Creamery Oscar Creations are…
Amour – The universal language. Try the Strawberry Passion ice cream cake with layers of moist yellow cake, Strawberry ice cream, a graham cracker pie crust and strawberry puree, all wrapped in a creamy strawberry frosting… because nothing heals heartache like ice cream!
Life of Pi – Chocolate ice cream, OREO cookie pieces and orange Gummi Bears. We like to call this one the ‘Richard Parker.’
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Step out of the world’s harsh realities and take a moment to dream with the Oh So Dreamy ice cream bar: French Vanilla ice cream, surrounded by a chocolaty and almond shell.
Silver Linings Playbook – Mint ice cream, chocolate chips and fudge, the unofficial sweet treat of The Eagles football team. We’d bet that eating a cup of this before the big game will help with their juju!
Zero Dark Thirty – It seemed appropriate that we temporarily change the name of our Midnight Delight ice cream cake to Midnight Thirty Delight. Layers of moist devil’s food cake and chocolate ice cream are wrapped in a rich fudge ganache. It’s perfect for sharing at an Oscar party!
Django Unchained – If Django and Dr. Schultz are going to remain focused on finding Broomhilda, they’re going to need a snack that will put an extra kick in their step. Tim Hortons’ Double Double Coffee ice cream for a dollop of energy, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for a pinch of protein and topped off with a sprinkle of dark chocolate shavings.
Argo – How about a red and white ice cream cake to celebrate the Canadian Embassy’s contribution to this declassified true story? Cake Batter Confetti is made of layers of moist devil’s food cake and Cake Batter ice cream, wrapped in creamy white frosting and topped off with delicious sprinkles.
Les Miserables – French Vanilla ice cream, strawberries and yellow cake. Our quick, easy and delicious version of a traditional French Crepe. Moral of the story: Just don’t try to take it without paying!
Lincoln – Strawberry ice cream, blueberries and whipped topping – an appropriate red, white and blue creation to honour an American legend.
Which movie are you hoping gets the Oscar for Best Picture? Which Cold Stone Creamery Oscar Creation is your favorite?