Well ,it was around May or June 2005 when we discovered cold stone!! It became an instant hit in our house .
We were in the US for about 8 months for my husband's official long trip! Ah I miss those days, coz those days have a lot of memories attached.
This was when I for the first time in my life saw snow....it looked soooo beautiful, just like a white sheet spread all over the city...
This was when the joy of my life came to this world...my Samy baby!(although this joy has now become a non stop chatter box, that gives headache sometimes..just kiddin)
Anyways, so our weekends were mostly trips to devon, which looked just like india,,,..Since I was a novice cook that time,and my husband being a total foodie(believe me,poor him)my husband had to make do with my food during the week...as there is no other way out for halal food, but during the weekend, my husband used to research for the halal hotels around chicago... and every weekend we used try out new hotels.. some turned out to be good which towards the end of our trip we frequented, some were disasters....
So on a weekend on a trip to a restaurant,I dont remember the place..it starts with E...it had a university...it was connected to skokie road...anyways..some place in Illinois, was one of a visit, where the food we had, was good ,but, our taste buds refused to tingle!!..As was destined that cold stone ice cream had to be in my fav list ,our car was parked right in front of cold stone!!
My husband headed straight to the creamery, I followed him sheepily.....wow...I dont know why that time I was in love with coffee...I used have lots of coffee...maybe thats why samy doesn't sleep a lot,so I ordered coffee lovers only and my husband ordered a pecan ice cream...he tries on different tastes..but I am loyal to my coffe lovers only:)
So this is when my love for cold stone ice cream started, it was fun watching how those guys.. dig out the cream... put the bars,nuts, and stuff.. and mix it up on a COLD STONE ...and make a yummy ice cream, so after that there was no looking back, I searched for the nearest cold stone to my house, which was in buffalo grove,but that too was not so close, but that place had a loyal customer "me":)
I was heartbroken when I was leaving US! will I ever be able to eat this ice cream again?
Then life moved on........................my husband shifted base from India to Dubai,....life was going on..and on.. and on..and on
And one fine day(Thursday to be precise,its like friday in other countries..start of weekend).........my husband called me..and said...there is a good news for you! get ready...I have a surprise for you.
He took me to a mall(Dubai festival city)...we reached the waterfront..where huge show was going on...with people going around holding cups of ice creams.....wait a minute....I think I have seen this ...COLD STONE?
Yippeeeeee cold stone has a branch in dubai...........yahooooooooooooooooooo
boy oh boy the first day of cold stone in dubai,they were giving away all the ice cream for free........I had2 cups.... ohhh dont blame me... if I had known about it earlier I would have fasted all day for it....
anyways...then yesterday, my husband took me there again for yesterday was Thursday,weekend starts...and also happened to coincide with the valentines day
!!!(for all the islamic polices out there,please note we did not celebrate valentines day ,rather, it coincided with our family celebrations)
again I had coffee lovers only!!
phewww.......what a story man....!