Best Over-the-Top Desserts in Dearborn

Oh, sugar! We can't get enough of these sweet spots.

If we had to give an award for the Dessert Capitol of Metro Detroit, Dearborn deserves that title! The Wayne County town doesn’t hold back on the craziest desserts that will wow your entire family.

To make the day even sweeter, why not also stop at one of these nearby indoor play places? The kids will definitely need to burn off some energy after trying these over-the-top desserts in Dearborn.

Cheat Treats

While we certainly can try to be healthy with acai bowls and smoothies, there’s a reason this place is called Cheat Treats. The regular milkshakes come topped with favorites like Fruity Pebbles, Oreo cookies or Twix pieces. If you want to take it to the next level, you have to try one of the Freakshakes piled high with a combo of your favorite sweets.

Frozen Elephants

This ice cream shop is located inside the famous Ricky’s Sub Shop and specializes in hand-scooped ice cream, milkshakes, frozen custard and elephant ears. The elephant ear flavors include the Original with either powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar, Black & White, Peanut Paradise, Strawberry Dreams and Pebbles & Cream.

House of Chimney Cakes

Chimney cakes are a Hungary treat that’s a sweet pastry wrapped up in a hollow shape and covered in sugar. The House of Chimney Cakes doesn’t stop there, though. At the Dearborn location, you’ll find many variations to fill the chimney cake with ice cream and toppings. Don’t like what they offer? No worries, you can build your own chimney cake, too.

La Gelati

When you walk into La Gelati, it’s going to be tough to choose between ice cream, crepes, waffles and milkshakes. Let’s help you narrow your choices down — you have to try one of the fun crepe recreations. We’re big fans of the sushi crepe but you can also try the fettuccini crepe (shaped like pasta!) or roller crepe stuffed with vanilla ice cream.

Mochi Dough and Bober Tea

 This nationwide chain is known for its premium Japanese doughnuts — mochi. The Dearborn location features a rotating menu of flavors like Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Roll and Nutella. You can pair a doughnut with one of the milk teas or for the parents, a specialty latte.

JJ’s Custard Company

You can no doubt get your custard fix at this Dearborn ice cream spot. Make the treat even more exciting with either the Sweet Buns stuffed with ice cream, the “Wowffle” ice cream sandwiches or The Cookie Monster if you’re craving a classic ice cream cookie sandwich.


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