Whether you’ve got an out of control sweet tooth or want to treat your kiddos to something really special, what’s more perfect than a unique dessert?
These local eateries offer mind-blowing treats that will leave you in shock over their presentation, taste and overall abundance. Not to mention, the decadent desserts are perfect for a special occasion or for turning a dull day into a sweet one.
Just be warned — your eyes may be bigger than your stomach as you marvel at some of these giant treats.
Note: Some of these locations might have seasonal hours. Please check ahead before heading out.
Macomb County have plenty of desserts to wow your kids. From giant sundae cups to delicious dessert pizza, the whole family will be happy with these choices.
- Address: 44621 Mound Road, Sterling Heights
This cute European cafe offers popular items like crepes, macarons and rolled ice cream. If that doesn’t sweeten the deal, then you have to try the Specialty Sundae cups. The ice cream sundae features toppings with big treats like Oreo cookies and strawberries.
- Address: 2237 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights
Small-batch, fresh, handcrafted desserts and pasties is the name of the game at this shop. They offer liquid nitrogen ice cream, dessert pizza and waffle pops. Plus tea, baklava and even gluten-free options.
This Shelby Township spot has the most unique desserts we’ve seen! The Mom’s Spaghetti looks like the classic dish but it’s sweet featuring shaved vanilla ice cream, raspberry or strawberry sauce, Ferrero Rocher and white chocolate shavings.
- Address: 28616 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores
Move over ice cream sundaes, the ice cream nachos at Modern Cone is our new favorite sweet treat! You’ll love to dip their waffle chips in the ice cream with sauces and toppings. Want more? Check out their ice cream flights, classic banana split and Chocolate Chip Lava Cookie Sundae.
- Address: 31213 Utica Road, Fraser
At The Greedy Goat, you’ll find plenty of unique ice cream flavors, but the women-owned ice cream shop is known for its cereal shakes and swirls. Pick your favorite ice cream and cereal flavors, then watch as they’re blended together to create your own custom treat.
If you’re looking for something sweet, Oakland County towns has plenty of options to make your day.
- Address: 23421 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
Enjoy your favorite ice cream flavors smooshed between two soft and decadent cookies. Plus, try unique cookie flavors including the “Big 3,” which feature Better Made potato chips, Michigan dried cherries and chocolate chips or the “Peanut Butter Volcano.”
- Address: 111 E. University Drive, Rochester
It’s Oakland County’s first cookie dough bar. Choose from 10 flavors of cookie dough and 16 flavors of Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company ice cream. Create your own sundae, shakes or banana splits with liquid and dry toppings such as hot caramel, hot fudge, white chocolate chips, gummy bears, rainbow sprinkles and more.
- Address: 29039 Southfield Road, Southfield
While we recommend trying the Fruity Pebbles donut, there’s so many options to choose from. From gluten-free bumpy cake to snickers and even Oreo, there’s something for everyone.
- Address: 107 E. Second St., Rochester
This sweet spot offers many over-the-top desserts such as crepes, Mexican churros, Freakshakes, chimney cinnamon soft serve, taco-rolled ice cream, Mochi Japanese ice cream, bubble waffles and more. Some of the crepe flavors are cannoli, s’more, caramel apple, banana sushi, dulce de leche, Oreo, biscoff, brownie sushi and pistachio custard. The Freakshakes come in flavors like cotton candy, strawberry cheesecake and Ferrero Rocher and for the Mexican Churros, you can have them made with white, milk or dark chocolate or stuffed with caramel or with vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
- Address: 681 E. 8 Mile Road, Ferndale
This marbled cheesecake is nostalgic and fun. With its red, blue and yellow swirls that mimic the beloved Superman ice cream, you’ll be as transfixed by the taste as you are with the design.
- Address: 623 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
You won’t get a scoop at this ice cream shop. Instead, you’ll get a roll of ice cream filled with the delicious topping of your choosing. Bubble tea, too.
Enjoy a scoop, or two, or three of delicious ice cream piled high on a cone. Choose from toppings such as Oreos or cake crumbles — and don’t forget to taste their ice cream sandwiches, too.
Look no further than these desserts spots in Washtenaw County to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Address: 121 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
The products here are 100% vegan, dairy and lactose-free, egg-free and cholesterol-free. Enjoy the create-your-own cinnamon rolls and other made-from-scratch treats like cookies, brownies and edible cookie dough at this bakery. Choose from more than 20 unique frosted cinnamon rolls, including flavors like “Cookie Monster,” “Campfire S’mores,” “Very Berry,” “Caramel Apple Pie” and “Shake, Rattle, & Roll.”
- Address: 609 E. William St., Ann Arbor
The cookie flavors rotate here often and they always have yummy seasonal flavors. If you want an over-the-top cookie, try the XL Stuffed cookies in flavors like Birthday Cake Stuffed and Brownie Cheesecake Stuffed. They also sell XL cookies and other flavored cookies like Raspberry Cheesecake Oreo, Banana Pudding, 8 Mile Mix, Cap’n Berry-o and more.
- Address: The Chop House, 322 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Try this spot that specializes in gourmet desserts and pastries. Enjoy desserts like banana foster bread pudding, candy bar bomb, gelato & sorbet trio, mudslide cheesecake, brown butter lemon bar, blueberry almond crumb cake, German chocolate cake and caramel apple pie. If you pay with cash here, you will receive a special discount.
Enjoy 21 flavors of mochi doughnuts including some unique flavors like strawberry funnel, churro, milk pebble and black sesame. It also sells mochinut-balls in flavors original, creme brulee, coffee, cookies and cream, strawberry and matcha.
- Address: 117 N. Michigan Ave., Howell
Technically in Livingston County, these mind-blowing milkshakes come in a variety of flavors such as Oreo Party, Fruity Pebble, S’mores and more. With toasted marshmallows, Pop-Tarts, cotton candy and Oreos sticking out the top, you really are getting the full flavor experience.
Detroit, Dearborn and other towns in Wayne County will help you decide the next dessert spot to check out with kids.
- Address: 5838 Schaefer Road, Dearborn
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.
- Address: 4240 Cass Ave., Suite 100, Detroit
Vegan families get their fill of dairy-free soft serve at this local spot. Try The vegan cereal killer, which is topped with gluten-free and vegan caramelize cornflakes or Fruity Pebbles. They have non-vegan options (including a Superman soft serve), ice cream sandwiches, ice ream tacos and more.
- Address: 5838 Schaefer Road, Dearborn
The “Freakshakes” at this spot come piled high with cookies, cereals, marshmallows and other toppings of your choosing. They offer smoothy bowls, cookies, Kunafa and more, too!
- Address: 1014 Woodward Ave., Detroit
With unique flavors such as Swedish Fish, PB & J and Salted Margarita, there’s something for everyone.
- Address: 22737 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Chimney cakes come in traditional flavors like glaze and cinnamon sugar or premium options such as coconut, Oreo, Fruity Pebbles and pistachio. With or without ice cream. Add whatever filling and toppings you’d like.
- Address: 88 W. Columbia St., Detroit
These outrageous milkshakes come topped with cookie crumbles, cotton candy, marshmallows and so much more. Keep an eye out for their seasonal milkshakes, too.
- Address: 42545 Ford Road, Canton; 6901 Schaefer Road, Dearborn; 22001 Michigan Ave., Dearborn and 25442 Ford Road, Dearborn Heights
Think sushi but much sweeter — Nutella spread over cinnamon rolls with frosting on top. Plus, smoothies, soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, crepes and more.
- Address: 1210 Lawndale St., Detroit
This combination of strawberries, coconut, pecans, granola, and cream is the Starbucks Pink Drink’s edible counterpart. Equal parts pretty and delicious, this treat isn’t something you should miss.
- Address: 22370 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
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.
- Address: 2801 Monroe St., Dearborn
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.
Try the delicious custard in a sweet sandwich topped with Nutella, strawberries, cereal and other toppings of your choice.
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