If you’re on any kind of social media, I’m sure you see how obsessed people are with their sweet treats and desserts. Especially when it comes to finding unique, out of the ordinary, and over the top concoctions. Therefore, we are happy to share where to get the best desserts around Orlando with you!
Where to get the BEST Ice Cream and Frozen desserts Around Orlando
What makes Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream so good? First, their unique flavor concoctions. They have traditional, signature, and seasonal rotating flavors. The first time I had Kelly’s, I had the banana pudding, and I was hooked! For the non-dairy people, they also offer sorbet, and non-dairy offerings.
Second, the fat/cream content is higher than your every day ice cream. Therefore it’s so much more creamy, and doesn’t melt as fast. As an ice cream addict, I consider myself a critic of some sort. Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream is the best I’ve ever had! Kelly’s has multiple locations around Orlando, and a food truck, so be sure to check out their website and social media for updates on flavors and specials.
Originally out of Missouri, Andy’s Frozen Custard made it’s way to Central Florida several years ago. Offering up soft serve frozen custard in just about any way you can imagine. We’ve enjoyed their sundaes, and concrete mixtures a couple of times, because Andy’s comes to mind whenever we’re in the Sanford area.
A local favorite for us up here, Northeast of Orlando, is Coney’s Italian Ice. All made from scratch, right in store. After two years of perfecting recipes, Coney’s opened in 2017. Their Italian Ice is so delicious. Our top flavors are birthday cake, watermelon, lemon, blue raspberry, and Swedish Fish! Yes, made from the actual pieces of Swedish Fish candies.
Now a southeast sensation, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice began right here in Central Florida. Winter Park to be exact. Italian ice made from scratch daily, and also available with creamy soft serve ice cream. Lots of unique and specialty flavors, we were excited to get one local to us up in Mount Dora because I had been wanting to try their ice for a long time. You can find Jeremiah’s all around the Orlando area, and beyond. Be sure to check out their locations in other states too, you won’t be disappointed!
Where to get the BEST Donuts, Cookies, and pastries around Orlando
DG is actually Damn Good for DG Donuts, and that they are. I had been hearing about these Damn Good Donuts for months, and we finally decided to check them out on Donut Day 2020. Each day the menu varies, and we waited too long before heading down to Oakland, outside of Winter Garden, to get our donuts. Therefore we missed all their special donuts for the day, but they ones we did try, were great. Still need to make it back earlier one day.
Thanks to Instagram, I heard about these amazing “Insta Worthy” cookies, and planned a trip to East End Market in Orlando. At nearly a 1/2 pound each, these cookies, as far as I’m concerned, are not meant for one person. Extremely rich, and decadent, I recommend picking off pieces, and taking your time to enjoy. Now you can also find them at Disney Springs, but there’s just something about visiting a place at their original location. Plus, you won’t wait in line like you do at Disney.
Gideon’s Bakehouse offers their originals such as chocolate chip, and pistachio toffee chocolate. But be sure to watch their website and social media for the cookie of the month, and all other flavors. I promise, you’ve probably never had any cookie like this!
Mochi Dochi Donuts was a surprise find when we drove down to the East End Market in Orlando for Gideon’s Bakehouse. Unfamiliar with Mochi donuts, Josephine filled me in. She seems to find all kinds of sweet treats on Instagram, and know much more than I do. So, the donuts are made with Mochi flour, which is a specific rice flour, but it does not make them gluten-free. The very interesting spongey texture, sets these donuts apart. Also, being able to just tear a circle off, makes them easy and fun to share. Along with most other desserts. they come in a wide range of special flavors that rotate. They are also located in the East End Market, so you can easily knock three of these places off your list in one day. How? Because one location of Kelly’s Ice Cream is just across the street from the East End Market.
Well, I’m not a big cake person, but I do enjoy a good cupcake. Ever since our favorite place left Mount Dora, we’ve had a tough time finding cupcakes that met our high standards. Finally, a friend asked on Facebook for recommendations of the best cupcakes around Orlando. Several people named B Cupcakes, so we had to check them out. Yeah, these cupcakes are the best around! It’s a little drive to Apopka for us, but I will definitely go back, because they are that good. Also, they had our favorites, Key Lime, Cookie Dough, and Strawberry!
Although Windsor Rose Tea Room is restaurant, and not just a typical dessert place, it’s certainly worth mentioning. Just over a year ago, we went there for a dessert party, and had no idea the extensive menu they offer when it comes to cakes. You name a cake, and they probably have it, and they were delicious, even though I mentioned above, I am not really a cake person. I had the lemon blueberry mascarpone, and it was delicious!
Another Mount Dora favorite, LePetit Sweet is affectionately known for their macarons. Voted winner for best overall treats in Mount Dora, you can also find a lot more to choose from. Even macaron ice cream sandwiches, which are made by the owner’s dad.
Other Sweet Treats and BEST Desserts Around Orlando
Boboa tea, add it to the list of treats Josephine knew about months before I ever heard the words. Now, there is traditional boboa tea, and then there’s, create whatever you want, and it’s not even tea boboa. You choose your base drink, or mixture, and then your “bubble” mix-ins. Our first time, I had a lavender lemonade with blueberry popping bubbles. Josephine likes the traditional tapioca boboa, which is chewy like a gummy bear. While the popping bubble are the little liquid filled flavor balls, which you may see at a yogurt shop topping bar. Magic Tea, is located on 4th Street in cute Downtown Mount Dora.
Have you ever heard of gourmet marshmallows? Never thought it was a thing until we attended a field trip at Wondermade in Sanford. Nathan’s great at making a science lesson out of making marshmallows. These are not your typical marshmallows, because they come in flavors, and even may have toppings. I believe I had key lime, bourbon, and plain. Choose your marshmallows, they place them on a stick, and toast them with a little lighter torch if you like. Even tough the storefront is in Sanford, they do ship in the US. Now you can find them at Disney Springs. They’ve opened up a kiosk, but you can’t get them toasted there.
I know there’s plenty of other sweet treat shops around Orlando, so please share your favorites with us. We’d love to find more great places to add as Best Desserts Around Orlando.
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