For the Love of Dessert: Where to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in metro Detroit
Story By: Max White
We may be known for coneys, Motown music, cars and much more, but the dessert scene throughout the area has grown immensely over the past few years, offering a variety of things you may be looking for, and some things you may not know even existed.
From giant donut shakes to fancy macarons, metro Detroit is the perfect place to satisfy that dessert craving after a delicious dinner. Check out some of the best places for dessert, and suggestions for what to get, below.
At For The Love of Sugar, you’ll find a variety of different cakes, brownies, cookies, macarons and even frozen custard. We suggest trying out the lavender and honey macaron and the matilda cake if you’re a chocolate lover.
This place is perfect for those looking to try fancy chocolates. Their artisan confiseurs use a French technique to create flavors for bon bon bons. Build your own box to try many different types of bon bon bons. You can add up to 32 pieces in one box!
Good Cakes and Bakes uses fresh ingredients for incredible cakes throughout metro Detroit. If you’re looking for something small, try their German chocolate or red velvet cake jars instead of a slice. If you’re looking for something different, check out their lemon or strawberry gooey butter cake, or the rum cake.
Treat Dreams debuts new flavors weekly and has hard ice creams if you want a little booze added to it. There’s also vegan ice cream for those who are looking for something different. If you want to try something new, check out their ham-flavored ice cream, or green tea shortbread.
Water Ice is a treat that’s just like Italian ice with over 20 different flavors. Give the Motown Twist a try where you put soft service ice cream atop and below a water ice flavor. They also have the Motown Mash, which is a secret family recipe.
Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie has been a finalist for a James Beard Award, and offers delicious pies, cookies and bread. Try the salted maple pie for a sweet and savory pie at once, or give their peanut butter paprika cookies a shot.
You can get some normal-flavored cookes at Detroit Cookie Company, or uniquely Detroit cookies like the “Big 3” with Better Made chips, Michigan dried cherries and chocolate chips. Try that out, or the Mad Mix with Better Made Sweet BBq chips and Butterfinger. They also have XL cookies, a peanut butter volcano cookie, and on weekends, delicious cinnamon rolls. You can also create your own ice cream sandwich with two different cookies.
Browndog has a variety of different ice creams and even alcoholic ice creams with some incredible names like “wake me up before you cocoa.” If you’re looking for a boozy flavor, you can get ice cream with bourbon, rosé, Bailey’s, Prosecco and more. They have dozens of ice creams, and you can even get an ice cream cake.
Here you can find crazy donuts but they do sell out quickly, and when they’re gone, they’re gone for the day. You can go crazy and get a shake with the flavor of a donut, and on top of the lid, you also get a full-size donut.
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Garrido’s is a Latin American Restaurant that serves up what they call “extreme shakes.” They have boozy shakes, and it’s not uncommon to find entire slices of cake, or a brownie, on top of your shake.
For those looking for a healthier dessert options, Cheat Treats offers vegan cookies, keto cookies and also just plain old unhealthy normal cookies. You can also try some keto cheesecake, or crazy shakes.
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With a variety of desserts, pastries and more, you have to try a dessert pizza. You can build your own, picking a size, a base sauce of Nutella, vanilla, chocolate or more, and then choose toppings like cookie dough, marshmallows, brownie bites and others.
Wally’s offers deals on different days like $2 Tuesdays and $5 Fridays. On top of normal frozen custard, you can get dole whip, banana splits, hot fudge cream puffs, coolers and floats or a frozen custard pie.
Described as “modern ice cream with endless possibilities,” Modern Cone has giant milkshakes, cookie pies, Italian ice cream and more. Check out their Cereal Killer stacker with strawberry ice cream, Trix, Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles and a white chocolate sauce.
Photos Courtesy of: Macomb County Film Office & Bill Bowen
M-Street has some crazy milkshakes that feature donuts, cookies, nearly full chocolate bars and much more. Try the strawberry shortcake shake with has strawberry ice cream with a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar, golden Oreos, white Kit Kat and a mini cupcake!
Photos Courtesy of: Good Cakes & Bakes and Bon Bon Bon
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