15 Mouthwatering Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Whether it’s the middle of winter and you’re in need of some inventive hot cocoa, or you’re sweating it out in the midst of summer, just dying for a rainbow ice cream cone, here are all of the best desserts you can find in and around Chicago.

 

Cake Donuts @ Firecake Donuts

Firecakes
Photo Credit: Firecakes Donuts Facebook

Multiple Locations

Firecakes offers by far one of the best desserts in Chicago. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a deliciously massive pile of double-stacked dough, shaped like a birthday cake and smothered in sprinkles and frosting. Yum.

 

Key Lime Pie @ Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits 

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
Photo Credit: Bang Bang Pie Facebook

Multiple Locations

Skip to Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits and enjoy their all-time classic Key Lime Pie, which is a key lime custard with lime zest, whipped cream, and yummy graham crust. Classics never let anyone down… that’s why they’re classics.

 

Chicago-Style Popcorn @ Garret Popcorn

Garrett's Popcorn
Photo Credit: Garret Popcorn Shops Facebook

Multiple Locations

Not only can we lay claim to the sweet, delectable mix of caramel and cheese popcorn that comes in the Garret Mix as Chicagoans, but we also don’t hesitate to indulge in our original dessert, no matter what season we’re in.

 

Rainbow Cone @ Original Rainbow Cone

Rainbow Cone
Photo Credit: Original Rainbow Cone Facebook

9233 S Western Ave

Yes, indeed, Chicago was the very first to pile Orange Sherbert, Pistachio, Palmer House, Strawberry, and Chocolate ice cream onto a waffle cone for the world to enjoy. And boy, are we grateful. Rainbow Cone is one of the most interesting and best dessert places in Chicago.


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Cooler Chocolates @ BomboBar

BomboBar
Photo Credit: BomboBar

832 W Randolph St

These hot chocolate concoctions from BomboBar are one of the best desserts in ChicagoChoose between S’mores and Party Monster (if you can) and you’ll be sippin’ on dessert heaven before you know it. 

 

Frosting Shot @ Sugar Bliss

Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique
Photo Credit: Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique

115 N Wabash Ave

For just a dollar, you can get a shot-sized portion of frosting to give your taste buds that extra kick. This fancy dessert destination in Chicago offers an extensive list of deliciousness to fill your cup and down that baby like a champ. 

 

Chocolate Cake Shake @ Portillo’s

Portillo's
Photo Credit: Portillo’s Hot Dogs Instagram

Multiple Locations

The Chocolate Cake Shake from Portillo’s is one of our favorite desserts in Chicago. It’s a classic. Don’t forget your roots.

 

Churro Fiesta @ Xurro Factory

Churro Factory
Photo Credit: Churro Factory

Multiple Locations

The Xurro Factory offers one of the best desserts in Chicago. A foot-long churro doused in whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles await your taste buds. Gonna be honest, I’m not sure why churro is spelled with an “x” on their website, but that’s okay. We love these desserts anyway.

 

Milk Chocolate Malted @ Mindy’s HotChocolate

Mindy's
Photo Credit: Mindy’s HotChocolate Bucktown Instagram

1747 N Damen Ave

Mindy’s HotChocolate is one of the best dessert places to visit in Chicago if you’re in the mood for a fancy dish. Enjoy a rich lava cake topped with a scoop of ice cream, a bar of milk chocolate, and all the creamy chocolate filling you could ever want. Boozy hot chocolate is good, but this might possibly be better.

 

Choco Taco Sundae @ Little Goat Diner

The Little Goat Diner
Photo Credit: Little Goat Diner Instagram

820 W Randolph St

Those little choco tacos you had from an ice cream truck at camp all those years ago got an upgrade at the Little Goat. This massive dessert boat is enough to serve you and all your friends, but we won’t judge you if you just want to eat it all yourself.

 

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake @ Floriole

Floriole
Photo Credit: Floriole Facebook

1220 W Webster Ave

Okay, so I know upside-down cake is like a classic fav and not original at all but just wait until you taste Floriole’s version. Now both aesthetically pleasing and absolutely delicious, Floriole managed to completely upgrade an age-old recipe.

 

Lady M Crepes @ Gyu-Kaku Japanese

Gyu Kaku
Photo Credit: Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Facebook

Multiple Locations

A delicious scoop of green tea ice cream next to a towering stack green tea-flavored crepes…. what more could you want?

 

Cookiewich @ Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies
Photo Credit: Insomnia Cookies Facebook

Multiple Locations

Cookie fiends rejoice. Insomnia Cookies offers fancy dessert options for cookie fanatics. Insomnia puts a spin on the classic ice cream sandwich by letting you choose which cookies serve as the buns and which flavor will fill the middle. Contrary to popular belief, this dessert place in Chicago doesn’t cure insomnia… it induces it with all that sugar.

 

Bundtinis @ Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Photo Credit: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Multiple Locations

These fun bite-sized bundtinis are deliciously grand in flavor. A great treat for gatherings, or you know, just for yourself.

 

The Abuelita @ Gordo’s Ice Cream Bars

Gordo's
Photo Credit: Gordo’s Ice Cream Bars Instagram

Multiple Locations

Again with the chocolate. I’m sorry, but I’m also not, because I’m sure most of you are into it too. Who wouldn’t want to try a Cinnamon Toast Crunch-coated white chocolate ice cream bar?

 

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    Lewis Johnson
    Posted Feb 19, 2019 2:10 pm 0Likes

    So many delicious sweets.

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