If you’ve ever read one of my articles or seen any of my social channels, its pretty clear I’m a full blown sugar addict. Everywhere I go I look for the most amazing, mind-blowing, crazy cravable desserts out there. Is sugar tourism a thing?
Buckle up and get ready for a massive sugar high at these purveyors of Nashville’s sweetest treats and most extravagant dessert creations.
1. Legendairy Milkshake Bar: 171 3rd Ave N
This ice cream shop is known for out of this world freak shakes and is conveniently located downtown on 3rd and Commerce. I ordered one of their specialty campfire s’mores shake- when it was brought to me I felt like I was gazing on Michelangelo’s David. The marshmallows were perfectly toasted, the chocolate was rich and the whipped cream was teetering on absurd. I can’t to go back and try another flavor.
2. Baked on Eighth: 1512 8th Ave, S
Baked on Eighth is an adorable insta-worthy bake shop that rotates their menu daily. Their menu isn’t published, so if you are looking for something specific place an order or call ahead. Their peanut butter pie might be the best I’ve ever had, ditto for the coconut cream. Also not to be missed are the red velvet cookies.
3. Cosmic Creamery: 1120 4th Ave N
Located over by the Nashville Sounds Baseball Stadium, try this homemade over the top ice cream- yes I got cotton candy and pop rocks on mine.
4. Sweet Charlies Hand Rolled Ice Cream: 430 Cool Springs Blvd, Brentwood
If you’ve never experienced hand rolled ice cream made in front of you- its is an experience. Pick your flavor, your accompaniments and toppings and enjoy.
5. King Bowl/ Dine: 1910 Galleria Blvd
So technically, this is a bowling alley. However, its not your average bowling alley. It has a cigar and bourbon room, and desserts worth of a Food Network special (they did). While you play, be sure and order the chocolate chip fondue. It’s a rich chocolate fondue with a perfectly cooked chocolate chip cookie on top. Its good for a large group with fruit, Rice Krispie treats, and cake pops.
6. Five Daughters Donuts 1110 Carothers Ave
There are several locations throughout the city, and even on on 30a but the original in the 12th South Neighborhood. These are not your average donuts. Five Daughters uses croissant dough to make their 100 layer donuts which have custards band creams inside and decadent topping like bacon, bananas, and peanut butter.
7. Donut Distillery 311 Gallatin Ave
Like craft beer? Like mini donuts? This is the perfect combination for you. Amazing mini donuts made in front of you- whiskey glaze, oreo crumbles, peanut butter, the list goes on and on.
8. TN Cobbler Co- Food Truck Locations Vary
Who ever thought of putting fresh hot cobbler in a waffle cone with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top is an absolute evil genius. TN Cobbler Co is a food truck that has become my new obsession. They have banana pudding milk shakes, waffle cone cobbler cones, and the next big thing- hands free sweet tea to hang around your neck. Mind. Blown.