As Metro Detroit’s restaurants and bakeries are reopening and offering curbside delivery, there is no better time to get out, enjoy some summer sunshine and have a huge scoop or two of ice cream with the family.
Soon enough, these one-of-a-kind sweet shops across Metro Detroit will be open for regular business. But until then, you can go through their drive-thru windows or order ahead to get your fix of their sky-high sundaes or donut cones. That’s right – there is a place that serves you creamy frozen treats inside of a donut.
Here are five must-try ice cream and custard spots near you.
Wally’s Frozen Custard: Everyone in St. Clair Shores and its surrounding communities knows this spot. Come for the silky custard, which you can have dipped in spinkles, added to a whirly or, with the 911 Sundae, is put into a huge bowl that has enough in it to feed your whole family.
Treat Dreams: Ferndale loves this ice-cream palace, which specializes in unique flavors and big servings. There are lots of treats to select from and everyone who has a sweet tooth will be satisfied with the goodies they can get here. This is the kind of place you have to visit multiple times just to try every flavor that they offer – and everyone in the family will be happy to do so.
Cold Truth: Detroit likes to be on the cutting edge of food trends, but Cold Truth offers good eats with good ideas so it is likely to stick it out long after the trends have faded. You can get vegan and vegetarian sweets here from ice cream sandwiches to cones to sugar cookies from its partners. Most of its offerings are organic as well.
Garrido’s Bistro & Pastry: Grosse Pointe Woods loves this special restaurant, which has ice cream and chocolate treats built into high towers of sweetness. They include everything from cocoa to a milkshake as the base, adding marshmallow, an ice-cream sandwich, choco-tacos or giant slices of cheesecake topped with milk chocolate syrup. These are not for the faint of heart.
Donut Bar + Coffee: There are only two words you need to know about this hot spot: Donut Cone. Its Troy location gives you the best of both worlds – you can get a hot cup of Joe alongside a cold treat that blends the sweetness of a donut with the richness of a high-quality ice cream.