I was born and raised in Dallas. I claim it as my city and know all the best things to do in Dallas. But despite having quite possibly the biggest sweet tooth on the planet, I had no idea that Dallas has such innovative, adorable desserts. My job involves eating some of the most beautiful desserts in the world and sharing them on Instagram. And yet, I’ve tried painfully few in my own hometown.
Thankfully, Kate of @kawaiiDFW came onto the Dallas Instagram scene. Her name says it all: kawaii means cute or adorable in Japanese and she’s made it her mission to find all things kawaii in Dallas. This summer, I attempted to discover the cutest desserts in Dallas, but due to limited time and stomach space Kate has graciously allowed me to share some of her photos too.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a map, so you always know how close you are to your next sugar fix! And just in case you want to dress the part… I have a brand new line of dessert themed shirts, prints and phone cases!
The most Instagrammable desserts in Dallas
Holy color explosion, Batman! Creamistry’s ice cream sandwiches sound like the perfect way to celebrate breakfast all day long!
The Dough Dough
This was my first edible cookie dough, and it’s my absolute favorite! With couture cones flown in from The Konery in New York, delicious flavors and an option for a shot of milk add-on? This is an Instagrammer’s heaven!
The unicorn trend is nowhere near its end! Doholics also offers a selfie shake with an edible print out of your favorite photo!
I’m not much of a raw fish fan… but these sushi donuts are making my mouth water!
?Sushi Donuts from @earnestdonuts in Lewisville . Got the cutest 8-piece set of sushi donuts from Earnest Donuts! I’m in love with this donut shop! Some of the flavors included here are: key lime pie, cheesecake, maple bacon, Boston creme pie, and Fruity Pebbles. And how cute are the pocky “chopsticks”?? ?? Sushi donuts are available via custom order only. You can specify 4, 6, or 8 pieces.
If you GNO-ME at all, you’ll know I love anything cute. And these gnome-inspired snow cones are the cutest! And their all-natural flavors and colors are something you can feel good about!
If you’ve never tried rolled ice cream.. what are you waiting for?! This method of making ice cream ensures a creamy and fresh finished product that’s amazing every time.
I’m rocking and ROLLing into the weekend with @icenydallas’ newest flavor: the dragonfruit refresher! With 100°F+ days, this treat is a beautiful way to cool down! What’s the most exotic fruit you’ve tried?! . . . . . . . #texasforever #dallas #visitdallas #dallaslovelist #dallastexas #expatblogger #dallasblogger #sheisnotlost #explorerbabes #girlslovetotravel #girldiscoverers #thetravelwomen #thetraveltag #onlyintexas #madeintexas #igdallas #igtexas #girlsabroad #pinktrotters #iceny #dragonfruit #blondesandcookies #thaiicecream #prettylittleiiinspo #texasblogger #dallasfoodie #dallasfood #dallasfoodie #dfwfoodie #icenydallas
Jarams Donuts are delicious… but they’re also super cute! How fun is this 4th of July Founding Father donut?
Donuts, ice cream, and sugary cereal, OH MY! This is my kinda panini!
The Royale Magnificent Burgers
I’ve had a few freakshakes in my day, and this is one of my favorites! The torched marshmallow was the icing on top of a very perfect s’mores shake.
Sweet Daze Dessert Bar
I live in a mermaid and unicorn world… which became a reality when I walked into Sweet Daze. The cakes are impressive, but don’t miss out on the lavender lemonade with fruity popping bubbles!
When a unicorn cake-topped lemonade with boba is on the menu, the decision to order is a piece of cake. ?? You know what’s not a piece of cake? Leaving family, friends and my dog after an awesome 6 weeks at home. While I was in Texas, I had some epic foodie adventures and launched a line of dessert-themed shirts (link in BI? -get it?!). Next up is a LONG flight to Australia, then Singapore, then the Philippines! What’s next on your travel agenda?
Yogurt Bliss (Denton) & Muggle Shakes (Fort Worth)
Ok, unicorns AND Harry Potter?! NOW I’m really in heaven!
Zero Degrees Frisco
The ube shake is pastel, sweet and perfectly Instagrammable. If you’re looking for something a little more bold, be sure to try their mangonada, made with chamoy, tajin and mango chunks. Spicy, sweet and yummy!