Whether you want to give into your child-like sugar cravings, or to just really make that one cheat day worth it, Tallahassee has got you covered. From cupcakes and ice cream to donuts and snow cones, Tallahassee has plenty of sweet options for everyone.
Big Easy Snowballs
Head to Lake Ella for a refreshing, classic treat, but with a twist: snow cones stuffed with vanilla ice cream. Big Easy Snowballs offers over 75 unique flavors, including regular style snowballs (no ice cream), cream flavors (which adds evaporated milk to give the snowball a velvety consistency), sour flavors, sugar free flavors, and of course, their staple “stuffed” snowballs.
The Cake Shop
If you’re looking for a classic bakery with everything from cookies to custom cakes, The Cake Shop meets that wish. This cozy shop that feels just like grandma’s kitchen and be enchanted by the swirling mix of sweet aromas from behind the counter. Deciding on which cupcake— out of over 20 unique, decadent flavors— you want to take home may just be the hardest decision of your day.
All hail the Fruity Pebbles Donut! This is just one of the many unusual flavors found at the Donut Kingdom. Some of them may sound a little bit odd, but Donut Kingdom always makes them work. Not only does DK offer freshly made donuts, but you can also appease your sweet tooth with milkshakes, ice cream, or donut-ice cream sandwiches. And if all the sugar doesn’t give you enough energy, help yourself to some local Lucky Goat coffee.
What started out as a toy store in 1993 has since become a full-service, old-fashioned ice cream shop offering a soda fountain, a Victorian candy-making kitchen and brunch room, with local art exhibited throughout the space. This easily makes it one of the most unique (and tasty) places in Tallahassee.
Lucy and Leo’s
Lucy and Leo’s is a cupcakery named after the owners dogs, and offers a wide variety of cupcake flavors, all made fresh daily. Founded in 2009, owners Bates and Lucas wanted to give Tallahassee something sweet and wallet-friendly. Since then, they have gone on to appear on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and have become local favorites renowned for their freshly baked treats.
Madison Social has continued their amazing take-over of CollegeTown with the opening of Magda’s, a coffee and ice cream parlor. The shop offers locally roasted Lucky Goat coffee, but with a unique twist: cereal milk lattes which is a perfect for a sweet start to the morning. Magda’s has also become known for abundance of ice cream toppings as well as homemade waffle cones, created right in front of you.
Mr. Cool Ice Cream Roll
Also known as “stir fried ice,” ice cream rolls are a fun way to enjoy ice cream without the mess of it melting before you can finish it. Try one of the 10 ice cream roll flavors, or add your own toppings such as fruits, syrups and graham crackers. Mr. Cool also offers nitrogen ice cream, the newest way to make “instant,” creamy ice cream
Sugar Rush Bar
Tallahassee’s take on one of the hottest dessert trends: “freakshakes”. These milkshakes are not for the faint of heart, as they come topped with even more sweets, including full slices of cake, Pop-Tarts, a literal ice cream cone, cookies. Sugar Rush Bar also offers topping-covered cheesecake and waffles, as well as build-your-own cups and cones of ice cream.