“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child
If you’re looking to break convention with dessert before dinner or you’re a full-blown dessertarian, Cleburne has something for everyone’s sweet tooth. From banana splits to spicy popsicles, decadent cakes to root beer floats, kids and adults alike can enjoy their favorites and discover new ones. Here are eight places to satisfy your sweet cravings in Cleburne, Texas.
Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt
Bee Happy Yogurt is a local favorite when you’re craving something cold and creamy. They serve up to eighteen flavors of frozen yogurt at any given time, offering non-dairy options as well. From the classics like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry to fun flavors such as cake batter or raspberry-pomegranate. If toppings are your thing, you’re in luck. Load up your cup with assorted candies, sprinkles, fruit, nuts and more!
If you want to kick things up, La Flor de Michoacan is right up your alley. This Mexican café serves ice cream, banana splits, aqua fresca and handmade popsicles in fun flavor combinations like watermelon-lime or cucumber-pineapple. They also offer a Mexican classic, mango with chamoy that delivers the sweetness of mango, a spicy kick from the chamoy and a touch of tart lime juice. You can also keep things simple with fresh fruit drizzled in chocolate syrup or spicy Tajin. When the weather starts to cool, warm up with Mexican hot chocolate and delicious churros stuffed with caramel and cream.
Unique Treats and More
A hardware store may be an unlikely place to go for a sweet treat, but Rowlett’s is the exception. Their fudge shoppe delivers over a hundred delicious flavors that rotate throughout the year. Handmade in the store, flavors include birthday cake, banana pudding, orange chocolate swirl, dulce de leche, maple nut, wedding cake, cookies and cream, and more. A box of freshly made fudge makes the perfect gift for family and friends.
Lindy’s Treats & Treasures lives up to its name, featuring yummy treats and unique treasures for both humans and their fur friends. The bakery is overflowing with a lineup of cookies, cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, pies, brownies, scones, kolaches, puff pastry, tarts, bars, cinnamon rolls, muffins and more. If that wasn’t enough, they also offer lunch options, from chicken salad croissants to the ultimate grilled cheese served with soup or salad. Browse their shop and gift someone special (or yourself) some handmade jewelry. Don’t forget to grab a treat to pamper your pet too.
Cakes, Cookies and Pies
You can have your cake and eat it too at Mom’s Kitchen. This small batch bakery serves a rotating menu of fresh cake that will have you coming back for seconds. Flavor combinations include peanut butter cake and strawberry preserves with vanilla buttercream, strawberry cake with strawberry frosting, cinnamon vanilla cake with cinnamon buttercream or peach upside-down cake (hold the pineapples) and replace with peaches. Classics include red velvet, German chocolate and carrot to name a few. If cake isn’t your thing, their cookies, brownies and bars are sure to hit the spot. Insider tip: get their early, it’s first come, first serve and these tasty treats are known to go fast.
Come for lunch, stay for dessert. Voted the #1 restaurant and lunch spot in Johnson County, Purple Turnip also features top-notch handmade desserts and pies. Don’t take our word for it, Google reviews says, “best pies EVER.”Their daily menu offers chocolate mousse, coconut cream pie, key lime pie, Mississippi mud pie and tiramisu. A seasonal favorite is their pumpkin cheesecake.
Located inside the Garden of Eating Bistro, Joyful Sol Boutique and LiLi's Sweet Shoppe offers candies and sweets that will take you back in time. This whimsical shop has retro candies and nostalgic finds — from the Mallo Cup that made its debut in 1936 to Smarties and Jolly Ranchers, introduced in 1949 and still going strong today. If you’re looking for a unique gift, you’ll find it here. In addition to candy and chocolate bars, Joyful Sol is the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts.
Trovato Street is a nostalgic candies and root beer bar. This charming shop has walls lined with root beer, bins filled with candy and an old-fashioned soda bar where you can pull up a seat. They offer blasts from the past like Necco wafers and candy sticks, as well as saltwater taffy in dozens of flavors and a variety of chocolate truffles. The root beer bar has over forty flavors and brands to choose from and feature tastings and flights that allow you to discover something new. Events include root beer float day, date night with root beer and chocolates, root beer keg parties, and chocolate tastings. Check their event schedule to see what’s happening next.