Vacations and trips are times for indulging in those little treats that you don't allow yourself at home. With ice cream stores, bakeries, and donut shops, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has many choices for sweet rewards to end your day right. Here's a look at the best desserts near Gulfport, MS.
If you're looking for a little something special to take for a picnic or a day at the beach, check out the sweets offered up at the Dolce Bakeshop. Half art and all sugar, these pastries look almost too good to eat--almost! Their specialties include gourmet cupcakes, macarons, and the most amazing marshmallows you've ever laid eyes on. For what they're serving this week, check out their Facebook page.
Looking for an apple fritter or a donut to go with your morning coffee? Check out Long Beach Donuts. They're open early seven days a week and have all of the donut shop staples you'd expect. But folks who love a good donut will appreciate this small town, independently owned shop and their delicious, fresh yeast donuts. You'll also find breakfast sandwiches and, during Mardi Gras, some delicious King Cakes.
If cupcakes and ice cream are in your future, your best bet is Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery. Every day, Smallcakes bakes up 18 gorgeous signature types of cupcakes. Flavors are creative and delicious, and each cake is a work of art. Their cupcakes inspire their small-batch-made ice cream flavors, and it too is fresh-made in-house every day.
For those hot summer days, you might want to avoid heavy cakes and creams, so head to Pop Brothers. This artisan ice pop maker has locations around the coast of Mississippi Sound, including Ocean Springs and Bay St. Louis. It's a small town, family-run business. They offer pops in fruit, cream, or more indulgent flavors. Check out the Chile Lime Mango, the Vietnamese Coffee, or the Brazilian Lemonade.
Fleur De Lis Gourmet Bakery is Gulfport's go-to spot for beautifully decorated cakes and other European-style desserts. In addition to decorated custom cakes and tarts, the bakery keeps individual desserts on hand. Check their Facebook page for today's offerings.
Marble Slab Creamery has a location right here in Gulfport. The chain is known for mixing up custom flavors right before your eyes on their frozen slab counters. In addition, it's a great place to grab an ice cream cake or cupcake, as well as small treats like chocolate-covered strawberries.
Renée's is the town's French restaurant and coffee bar. While you can get table service and some of the best continental dishes on the coast here, it's also a laid-back spot where you can grab coffee and dessert to top off the perfect date night. Check out their "famous" bread pudding or their rum-flambéed bananas foster. You can also pre order their signature cheesecakes or their unique amaretto cheesecake.
Another option for frozen goodies is Chillville Creamery. Here you'll find all the staple ice cream flavors you love, plus yummy indulgent ones like Smokey Mountain Fudge and Blueberry Cream Pie. Their shakes, sundaes, and banana splits are good picks too!
The last stop on our tour of sweet frozen treats takes us to Sweet Rolls Rolled Ice Cream. These unique cups feature your choice of ice creams frozen solid and rolled up, which maximizes flavor and makes it a different experience. Their House Roll cups come in luscious flavors like The Birthday Cake or The Sweet Roll. It's also an excellent spot for gelato and smoothies.
Even with all of these ice creams and tasty sugar concoctions, sometimes nothing satisfies like a donut. Daylight Donuts has all the yeast donuts you love, plus cake donuts and cinnamon rolls too.
TRY ALL OF THE BEST DESSERTS NEAR GULFPORT MS
No matter what your sugary vice, be it the sweet chill of frozen cream or the decadent subtlety of a perfect European pastry, you can find it right here on the Gulf Coast. And if you're looking for something special to start the next day with, you can experience the best breakfast in Long Beach, MS, at one of these spots.