Grandma Daisy’s

Grandma Daisy’s has plenty of old school charm to go with a wide variety of sweet treats, some made in house while many others are created by outside vendors. You’ll find ice cream, truffles, candy, fudge, popcorn, novelty gifts, and more. The truffles, made by Sweet Shop USA, would have been better with a softer… Continue reading Grandma Daisy’s

Salted Malted Bakery & Creamery

I have a backlog of reviews I need to write from places I’ve visited five months ago. Salted Malted is one of them and I’m pushing this to the top of the queue, unfortunately, because they’re closing for good this weekend. This place is fantastic. I loved their chocolate chip cookies. It’s everything a great… Continue reading Salted Malted Bakery & Creamery

Big Dipper Ice Cream & Yogurt

There weren’t a lot of options popping up when I searched for ice cream shops in Page, AZ. The most promising was Big Dipper ice cream, a locally owned spot that sells both Dreyer’s and Farr ice cream. With flavors both well-known and popular, this isn’t a spot to find anything unique. But, what they… Continue reading Big Dipper Ice Cream & Yogurt

Gelatology

Desyree Alberganti. Every serious foodie, Yelper, critic, and blogger is familiar with her name. And, all were saddened when she left Art of Flavors, the groundbreaking gelato shop in Downtown Las Vegas. But, all are equally as thrilled for her return. Now with her own shop in the southwest valley, she’s back and better than… Continue reading Gelatology

Gelato Messina

***Update: business closed*** Just like the majority of folks who walk through the doors of Gelato Messina in Downtown Summerlin, I’m a fan of this Australian import. I love the variety of flavors, particularly the pecan pie gelato, apple pie gelato and poached figs in marsala. The gelato itself is great with the smooth and… Continue reading Gelato Messina

Springdale Candy Company

On our way out of town after an amazing camping and hiking trip, we needed a quick bit before hitting the road. So, what’s better than hitting up the local candy store for breakfast? It’s a cute place that looks like the typical tourist/vacation spot full of candy and other sweet treats. Ice cream comes… Continue reading Springdale Candy Company

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

Unless you grew up in the midwest you probably haven’t heard of this chain. It was new to me and I was pleasantly surprised to see a wide variety of flavors that are unique when compared to other ice cream chains. Located in a strip mall at the corner of Tropicana and Hualapai, there is… Continue reading Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

Eis Cream Cafe

Who doesn’t like small, locally-owned business? I’m happy to support them as long as their product is good.  Eis Cream Cafe, located in the same strip mall as Las Cazuelas, Target, and Freed’s, doesn’t make many of their items in-house, but when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, that doesn’t always matter. Ice cream,… Continue reading Eis Cream Cafe

Serendipity 3

***Update: business closed*** This popular facsimile of the iconic New York outpost is a tourist trap, no doubt about it. But it’s a trap that is still fun to take the kids. Desserts are the main draw here, with plenty of frozen hot chocolate and sundae options available. Portion sizes for desserts and all other… Continue reading Serendipity 3

North Pole Sweets

Yet another store located in the newly renovated area of The Village, this small shop has plenty of sweets — Dryers ice cream, fudge, chocolate, and candy. My single purchase was a dark chocolate almond cluster. With a good balance of bitter chocolate and almonds, it hit the spot for a light snack. 3 Stars… Continue reading North Pole Sweets

BLVD Creamery

The new row of restaurants (and soon stores) along the outside of the Monte Carlo is breathing life back into a casino forgotten by many. The BLVD Creamery is one of those new eateries that shouldn’t be missed. With an impressive selection of sweets, you’re bound to spend a pretty penny satisfying your sweet tooth.… Continue reading BLVD Creamery

Mixers Ice Cream & Boba

A great family-owned business in Spring valley that makes their own ice cream, gelato and sorbet. There are plenty of non-traditional flavors like black sesame and taro. But, this day I went the conservative route. The creme brulee was subtley sweet while the tiramisu gelato had a pronounced coffee and liquor flavor. Both satisfyingly rich,… Continue reading Mixers Ice Cream & Boba

Art of Flavors

I’m jumping on the bandwagon — a bandwagon that’s been full since this place opened. Located in Downtown Las Vegas next to Viva Las Arepas, Art of Flavors is a small shop by Desyree Alberganti that produces house-made gelatos and sorbets that have forced many to forget about the once popular Luv-It Frozen Custard a… Continue reading Art of Flavors

Tops N Bottoms Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt shops, like Starbucks or Subway, seem to be on every street corner in Las Vegas. To make sure this particular corner (Rainbow and Patrick) wasn’t being left out Tops N Bottoms recently opened to fill the void. It’s just north of the 215 in the same plaza as Firehouse subs and American Male.… Continue reading Tops N Bottoms Frozen Yogurt

The Lunch Box

What better way to wash down the food from Yayo Taco (a couple doors down) than with a waffle ice cream sandwich from The Lunch Box? It’s as good as everyone says it is. The made to order waffle is light, delicate and crunchy. A perfect contrast to the deliciously smooth and creamy chocolate malt… Continue reading The Lunch Box

Sweet Addiction, Cookies & Ice Cream

I love the concept! Who doesn’t like ice cream sandwiches? Just thinking about them transports me back to my fat kid days when I would stuff them in my face as fast as my mom would give them to me. Aww… the memories… They did a great job of transforming the old Waffles Cafe space.… Continue reading Sweet Addiction, Cookies & Ice Cream

CJ’s Italian Ice & Custard

I won’t even pretend to know the first thing about Italian ice. I don’t really know much about custard, to be honest. All I know is this place has some tasty products that are perfect for cooling off during a hundred degree day. If you’re not familiar with their offerings, it might take you a… Continue reading CJ’s Italian Ice & Custard

Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck

The final truck I visited at the South Point Gourmet Food Truck Festival (11/5/11) in Las Vegas was Coolhaus. Thankfully it had a relatively short line — about a ten minute wait. It’s got a great concept. Choose a cookie (among flavor like chocolate chip, snikerdoodle, oatmeal, peanut butter, red velvet, ginger molasses, maple waffle… Continue reading Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck

Moo Creamery

I never thought I’d have one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had in Bakersfield, CA. But, on our way to Morro Bay for some camping, we spent the night at Bakersfield. The next morning we found Moo Creamery on our way out of town. Judging from online reviews, it seemed to be better suited… Continue reading Moo Creamery

Sugar Factory American Brasserie

Think of the Sugar Factory as a beddazzled Cheesecake Factory on steroids. It’s got a large menu with just about everything on it. But, I can’t tell you if it’s good or bad because I only stopped by for a couple sweet treats with the family. This place is actually broken up into four sections.… Continue reading Sugar Factory American Brasserie