May 13/Scottsdale, Ariz./Press Release -- Cold Stone Creamery's Tastemaster is unveiling four new innovative ice cream flavors as part of the brand's Gold Cone Collection. Throughout the summer, Cold Stone Creamery locations will feature the new Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream, Chocolate Hazelnut, Strawberry Basil and Mojito Sorbet.

The flavors will be rotated in that order each month, from May through August.

Kicking off the summer, May's sweet and tangy Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream is a yellow offering sprinkled with real poppy seeds.

June's Chocolate Hazelnut was created by Cold Stone's Gold Cone Facebook contest winner Megan Miller. Miller flew to Cold Stone's headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., to compete in developing the new ice cream flavor that features a blend of decadent chocolate and hazelnut.

For the first time, Cold Stone will introduce herbs to its menu in July. Strawberry Basil is a combination that will leverage an emerging trend toward savory desserts in artisan ice creameries and fine restaurants.

Rounding out the summer months, in August, Cold Stone locations will serve the non-dairy Mojito Sorbet, a lime and mint infusion reminiscent of the adult beverage but created in a way for everyone, including children, to enjoy.

The Gold Cone Collection began in April 2010, showcasing a rotation of ice cream flavors each exhibiting the gold standard of super-premium ice cream. All Gold Cone flavors are available for a limited time in all Cold Stone Creamery locations nationwide.

In addition, each Gold Cone ice cream flavor will be featured in a Creation, a pairing of the ice cream with complementary mix-ins specifically chosen by Cold Stone's Tastemaster.

"No culinary trend is out of reach for the ice cream industry, and I'm excited to bring several unique trends to Cold Stone Creamery locations this summer. The tastes you'll experience will remind you of your favorite bakery items, herbal fruit blends and even summery cocktails -- the non-alcoholic version of course," said Ray Karam, Cold Stone Creamery Tastemaster.

From the May 13, 2011,Prepared Foods' Daily News