Need another reason to move to Central New Jersey? It’s home to some of the finest dessert places in the Garden State. For all the sweet tooths out there, we offer this dessert guide:
BAM Desserts Somerset, NJ True to its name, BAM Desserts bakes treats designed to make a big impression. Signature BAM Cakes include flavors such as classic pound cake, chocolate turtle, raspberry red velvet, and creamy coconut, just to name a few. Got a special occasion? They also make custom-order cakes that are sure to blow away guests.
The Dessert Plate Somerville, NJ This dessert destination’s quaint name is a testament to their old-fashioned method of making treats. All desserts here are baked from scratch, using nothing but the basics: butter, flour, sugar, and eggs. You can be sure that no shortenings, pre-made mixes, or preservatives will ever touch your discerning palate.
Kooky Cookies Florham Park, NJ Nothing beats the classic chocolate chip cookie, but if you’re looking for a more wholesome treat take a look at Kookie Cookies. With ingredients such as lavender, rose petals, ginger, and herbal teas, these cookies are sure to please the taste buds and soothe the senses. Moreover, all cookies are preservative and gluten free.
Denville Dairy Denville, NJ If you want the best ice cream in Morris County, Denville Dairy is your best bet. This family-run place has been cranking out handmade ice cream for over 50 years. It has 28 flavors available year-round, and the shop cycles through over a hundred specialty and seasonal flavors over the course of a year.
A La Mode Creamery Cranford, NJ You’ve seen them in your Instagram feed, and now rolled ice cream has found its way to Cranford, NJ. To make this show-stopping dessert, the liquid ice cream base is poured onto freezing cold plates and mixed with various ingredients. In keeping with A La Mode’s tagline “The New Gold Standard,” all ice cream is served on black plates with gold spoons.
Van Gogh’s Ear Cafe Union, NJ Don’t let the quirky name put you off – this local fave is a topnotch dessert place. Inspired by old-school cafes, the menu at Van Gogh’s Ear is pure comfort food. Offerings such as peach cobbler, buttermilk coffee cake, and the signature brown derby brownie are sure to evoke the taste of home.
Sweet Melissa Patisserie Hunterdon, NJ This local favorite features French-inspired desserts that are all made from scratch and rolled by hand. The husband-and-wife team of Christopher and Melissa Rafano serve up classic goodies such as croissants, Danishes, pies, cookies, and cakes. The patisserie was recently named the best bakery by Hunterdon Happenings.
The Fudge Shoppe Hunterdon, NJ Open since 1961, The Fudge Shoppe is a bona fide dessert institution. Though times change, it maintains its commitment to creating high-quality but affordable sweets, including its namesake fudge products. Another specialty is its mouthwatering chocolate-dipped fruits.
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