Tastebuds Sweet Treats & Ice Cream
Location: Pace, Fl.
If you are in the Milton/Pace/Pensacola area, this place is tasty. (See what I did there. Lol.) I have to say, I’ve been to a place in Fairhope, Al (you can find the name), and I do like it much better. However, if Fairhope is just too far to travel, and you’re dying for a creative milkshake, this place will hit the spot.
I ordered the Pecan Lovers, and although, I wasn’t crazy about the butter pecan ice cream they mix in, I absolutely loved the pecan pie tart and pecans on top! They even warmed the pie; so, it was scrumptious!! Our party ordered the Chocolate Delight, the Unicorn (with a twist) and the ‘Nana Puddin’ shakes. Each one of them were created beautifully, and each person enjoyed them.
You do get to keep your jar, too. 😉
Here’s the website to see what they offer.
**A few disclaimers: (1) this place is locally owned and operated; so, if you’ve been to Fairhope, please, know it will be similar but on a much smaller scale; (2) if you have but allergies, they are most likely not equipped to serve your needs properly (We had 2 in our party, and although, the worker tried to convince us she could do it, without guaranteeing non-cross-contamination; however, after the discussion, those in our party knew it was better to not try it, because the risk was too high.); (3) They don’t have a sink to clean the jars that you’re taking home, but you do get a bag to put it in.
The Yard Milkshake Barn
Location: Fairhope, Al
Ok, now that I’ve hooked you with the pic, let me tell you a little about the place… they’ve done it up right. Cute decor, small seating area with a huge, comfortable courtyard seating to enjoy your yummies outside…
Now, let me temp you with some more delicious, over the top milkshakes…
Oh. My. Word. Can we say deliciousness?? I’m just thankful I don’t live in Fairhope. I think I’d be as big as a house! 😂
Check out their many locations here.
Subzero Nitrogen Ice Cream
Location: Key Largo, Fl
This place is crazy cool! The staff are friendly and fun to talk to, and the process of making this ice cream with nitrogen is fascinating. They prepare it right there in front of you and add in whatever toppings you’d prefer. The ice cream is very tasty and delicious, too. Oh, if you don’t eat ice cream, they have frozen yogurt as well they prepare the same way. What a fun treat!
Check out the website for various locations across the nation.
Location: Various Atlanta areas
Culver’s is a great little burger joint that’s popping up all over the Atlanta area. The burgers and chicken are good. The fries and tots are delicious, and the frozen custard desserts are a perfect ending to a good meal. The places I’ve visited so far are always clean, and the staff is always friendly. If you’re looking for a good, quick little burger stop that’s a little different, and a little better than your average fast food, check them out. Oh yeah, they do a little reward thing in their receipts where you can call a survey number, do a quick little survey, and get a free custard cone or cup! 😉 Here’s their website for locations and menu options.
Location: Monroe, GA
Scoops is an amazing little ice cream and candy shop right in the downtown of a cute little town called Monroe. They’ve got great ice cream, assortments of vintage candy and new items, yummy coffee and even caramel apples that they they will slice right there for you! On a hot summer day, you can even sit in the rocking chairs out front and enjoy your nice cold ice cream, but you better eat it quick before it melts!
Hope you’ll stop by and enjoy! Check out their website for more information and locations.
Figs Beanery & Creamery
Location: Anderson, SC
This little place has a great atmosphere and helpful staff. It’s really tiny; so, don’t feel like you’re gonna have a bunch of space, but there are a handful of tables and chairs inside and out, but at least drop by for a cookie and a cup of coffee, because you don’t want to miss it! They have a walk up window, too.
Their cookies and ice cream are delicious, and the coffee is just as good. I had their coconut pecan cookie, oatmeal raison and half of a yummy, deliciousness of which I don’t know the name, but it had coconut, pecans, and chocolate chip goodness inside! Oh. My!
They do serve sandwiches and soups, and the several I saw looked delicious. They have plenty of ice cream from which to choose, and even sell big ice cream eager to make your own ice cream sandwich. There is whole bean coffee to buy and even soft drinks and teas.
It’s got a quaint little atmosphere that you really must experience. Check them out on the web.
Location: Sevierville, Tn
Where everything is apples!
If you a slice of the best apple pie around, drop by the Apple Barn while in Sevierville, Tn. Ask for it a la mode and prepare yourself! Oh. My. Goodness. If you want to bite into even more yummy goodness, order yourself the caramel apple nut pie a la mode! Deliciousness! There are several restaurants and cafes from which to choose. We just went to the Apple Barn and Cider Mill for the desserts, but we walked them over to the Creamery, because our boys were craving ice cream. The Apple and Cider Barn has apple cider, appke cider doughnuts, apple fried pies, apple stack cake, pecan pie and a few other pies and pastries. The coffee is left a little in the wanting, but the milk and other drinks are just fine. The Creamery has lots of flavors of ice cream, fudge and other delights. There is a Farmhouse restaurant and a cafe on site, but we didn’t feast at either. However, it looks as if the Farmhouse has a couple of large country cooking platter from which to choose, but you better get there early, as they line up quick. They had a crowd at 2:00 in the afternoon, but the Creamery and Cider Mill were a breeze to get in and out of. Oh, and give yourself a little time to peruse through the gift shop in the barn. They’ve got some really neat items.
Check out their website for location, times and available restaurants.
Mad Dog’s Donuts and Ice Cream
Location: Gatlinburg, Tn
This is a great little dessert place in Gatlinburg. It is located on Highway 321. They have fresh, homemade doughnuts, ice cream, coffee and drinks. The doughnuts were delicious and the icream was yummy as well. Honestly, the coffee could really be better. However, the doughtnuts will hit the spot!
They have all different kinds from which to choose. Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry iced, iced, devil’s food, salted caramel, blueberry cake, red velvet with cream cheese and even espresso sprinkled, just to name a few. One of our favorites is the apple fritter. Oh my goodness. Yum!
One of the really nice things about this place is it is situated right beside a little creek with several old stone and brick houses across the creek. There is picnic table seating outside; so, in the warmer months, you can enjoy your sweets by the creek.
This is a great little addition to a great town. I hope you will try it out and enjoy!
Ps. I just looked them up online, and, apparently, this Spring, they will be opening a new location, too. Now, you’ll be able to enjoy a fresh, homemade yummy in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Location: Highlands, NC
Kilwin’s is such a great place to go for yummy desserts and ice cream. There are several locations in the South, but my favorite one is in Highlands, NC. It is located right on the Main Street, and it is connected to a large, beautiful courtyard, where bands will set up during the summer months and play the weekends.
This Kilwin’s has Mayfield ice cream, and all kinds of homemade fudge, pralines and other goodies. One of my favorites is their Turtle Caramel Apple. Oh. My. Goodness!! They start with a Granny Smith Apple, to give it just a little tartness, cover it in caramel goodness, roll it in Southern pecans and drizzle it with heavenly chocolate. Talk about some yumminess! Then, if you’ll ask them, they will slice it right there for you; so, it’s a lot easier to eat than those carnival apples you’ve been buying over the years!
They, also, have some of the best pralines north of Savannah, Ga. (I love the pralines down there from River Street Sweets, but that will have to be another post. 😉) Is Hwy have chocolate dipped Oreos and Nutter Butters, truffles and other chocolate delights, but I usually bypass all of that for those wonderful turtle apples.
If you’re in Highlands, be sure to stop by and try some yumminess…and hey, that’s a dessert that’s actually good for you, right? You can eat the whole thing, cuz after all, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” right?! 😂😂
For more information or directions, you can look them up here.