10 Best Places for Dessert in Alabama

Everyone knows dessert is the best part of every meal in Alabama. There’s just something about ending a meal on a high note to cap off the perfect dining experience. It’s perfectly acceptable to skip the entrees and head straight for the sweets at these 10 best places for dessert. 

Big Spoon Creamery, Birmingham, AL

This counter-serve dessert haven is serving up the dreamiest ice cream concoctions you’ve ever tasted. Known for a rotating variety of seasonal flavors, there’s always something new to taste and savor. You won’t find flavors like these anywhere else: coffee almond toffee, Christmas cookie dough, poached pear sorbet, and Meyer lemon ice cream “sammies” are just a few of the treasures on their menu.

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Hopes Cheesecake, Gulf Shores, AL

It doesn’t get much better than a dessert shop dedicated to all things cheesecake. They’ve been a fixture in Alabama’s dessert scene for over 30 years serving up the most succulent cheesecakes you’ll find anywhere. Grab ‘em by the slice in store or order whole cheesecakes online and have them shipped to your door!

JoZettie’s Cupcakes, Montgomery, AL

This cupcake palace is a dream come true. They’ve got tons of cupcakes made fresh daily, ready for you to grab one for dessert or a whole box for a party. You won’t find flavors like this anywhere else: orange pineapple cheesecake, Key lime, carrot, and even sweet potato are some of the more surprising varieties. 

Dreamcakes, Homewood, AL

Are you prepared to send your taste buds straight to heaven? Dreamcakes will take you there! From banana crunch cupcakes to peanut butter bars to totally customizable cakes, the folks at Dreamcakes know exactly what they're doing. Pick something up next time you have an event planned (or just a sweet tooth!). 

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BuzzCatz Coffee & Sweets, Orange Beach, AL

There’s a lot of amazing sweetness inside this cat-themed cafe. Aside from having the best breakfast in town, it’s also a hotspot for homemade cinnamon rolls, milkshakes, ice cream, cupcakes, tarts, cookies, cakes, and build-your-own ice cream sandwiches. Go for the one-two punch with a locally roasted coffee to pair with dessert.

Nancy’s Italian Ice, Montgomery, AL

This frozen, dairy-free alternative to ice cream is nothing short of amazing! Inside you’ll find a fanciful list of flavors that rival most ice cream shops, including mochachino, root beer, mint green chocolate chip, and even “tiger’s blood”. But it doesn’t stop there: they’re also a fan-favorite for gelato and soft serve ice cream, and even have a unique combination of ice cream and Italian ice you won’t find anywhere else!

Kraze Frozen Treats, Multiple locations

You’ll never want to go to a traditional ice cream shop again after you’ve experienced this “Kraze” of building your own frozen treat. Take your pick of fro-yo, custard, ice cream, gelato, or sorbet, then start piling on the toppings any way you please. With 50 flavors and 80 toppings to choose from, you never have to suffer the same boring dessert again. 

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Cream and Cones, Pelham, AL

Get ready for the sugar rush of a lifetime! This immaculate dessert shop is serving up one of the best ice cream experiences your sweet tooth will ever taste. Take your pick from their traditional ice cream cones or sundaes or elevate your order with the exotic rolled ice cream varieties that’s made from scratch right before your eyes!

Frios Gourmet Pops, Multiple locations

Headquartered in Rainbow City and found throughout the state, Frios Gourmet Pops is transforming everything you thought you knew about popsicles. These artisanal pops are crafted from locally sourced ingredients and turned into some out-of-the-world flavors, including pumpkin cheesecake, avocado lime, Russian tea, Satsuma orange, and Samoas, among dozens of others.

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Savage’s Bakery & Deli, Birmingham, AL

This iconic bakery and deli has been churning out some of the most savory sweets for over 70 years. Everything from petit fours and cakes to hand-iced cookies and pies are surefire crowd pleasers for any occasion. If you don’t live nearby, rest assured you can have their delicious goodies delivered wherever you are.

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