After blissful days filled with wine tasting and Michelin starred meals, it’s all too easy to take a pass on dessert. We’re here to tell you — don’t do it! From cookies and pastries, to artisanal chocolate, let your inner sweet tooth run the show and indulge. You can thank us later.
Photo: Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar
Sonoma County Dessert Map
Amy’s Wicked Slush
Some East Coasters might call it Italian Water Ice. Amy’s calls it slush. The name doesn’t matter. It’s just good. Flavors include mango, black cherry, watermelon, coconut, and cotton candy. It’s fantastic on its own, but make it even better by mixing in soft serve ice cream. Think root beer slush with vanilla soft serve, or go for a fruity mix like lemon slush and blueberry soft serve. amyswickedslush.com
Vanilla panna cotta, cheesecake, princess cakes, and fresh fruit tarts. You never know what kind of goodness will fill the cases at Della Fattoria in Petaluma. Preorders can be placed online, but if you go that route, be ready to add on at pick up. dellafattoria.com
This colorful ice cream shop in Sonoma is for those willing to think out of the box and pass on scoops of vanilla and chocolate for flavors like pina colada, rum raisin, and guanabana sorbet. There are also more than a dozen types of paletas to choose from. Watermelon, tamarind, and spicey mango are just a few of our favorites. Did we mention they also make nachos? sonomacounty.com
Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar
Blood Raspberry Orange, Thai Tea, Pistachio Cherry, Salted Caramel, and Black Sesame. That’s just a handful of our favorite ice cream flavors at Noble Folk. But wait, there’s pie too! How does S’more Mississippi Mud Pie sound? Maybe a lighter Meyer Lemon Baked Custard? There’s also a dozen cupcake varieties to tempt your taste buds. Along with the shop in Santa Rosa, there’s a location across from Healdsburg Plaza. thenoblefolk.com
All of the ice cream and sorbet is crafted in small batches at Screamin’ Mimi’s. Same goes for the hot fudge, caramel sauce, waffle cones, whipped cream.. you get the idea. The most popular flavor is called Mimi’s Mud. It’s espresso ice cream with cookies, fudge, and chocolate chips. Enough said. screaminmimis.com
This Michelin Bib Gourmand hotspot in Petaluma is well-known for its Swedish offerings. But along with classics like pickled herring and meatballs, the restaurant’s counter is lined with jars of colorful candy like Dala Horse Gummy Candy and of course Swedish Fish. The selection is always changing, giving you an excuse to visit again and again. stockhomerestaurant.com
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