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Take Your Family for some Sweet Treats

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Sweet spots your kids are going to love.

Vacation is a time to shed your inhibitions, indulge in excess, and be frivolous, fun-loving, and free. In short, it’s your chance to be a kid again with your kids. As a premier vacation destination, Palm Springs is the ultimate fountain of youth, offering gourmet treats and everything neat.  It’s a wonderland designed to satisfy children of all ages (especially the grown-up variety).

Brandini Toffee

For a delectable mix of sweet and crunchy, head to Brandini Toffee in nearby Rancho Mirage. This local treasure specializes in handcrafted toffees made from the finest ingredients. Watch as skilled artisans create their famous toffee right before your eyes, and treat your taste buds to a heavenly assortment of flavors like milk chocolate almond toffee, dark chocolate peppermint toffee, and more. 132 S Palm Canyon


Lappert’s Super Premium Ice Cream

Formerly a delicacy popularized at Disneyland and sold almost exclusively at the Magic Kingdom; Dole Whip is a pillowy delight that amuses the palate. Its cloud-like texture dovetails with a tangy citric flourish, making Dole Whip an exclusive treasure, but now it’s available in downtown Palm Springs, thanks to Lappert’s.

This bright and bubbly creamery is also known for their date shakes, made with fruit harvested locally in the Coachella Valley. So sit, beat the heat, and chill out – sweet!  130 N Palm Canyon Drive

lapperts dole whip

Balboa Candy

Nostalgia is at the top of the menu at this confectionary time machine. Zots, Whirly Pops, Bit O’ Honey, Abba Zabba, and Goo Goo Clusters. Remember that all nonsense phrases that drove your parents crazy back in the day are fully displayed at Balboa. And if you want to bring the retro yumminess home with you, they also sell gumball machines. Just chew it! There are so many Palm Springs sweets to choose from. 112 N Palm Canyon Dr

Ben & Jerry’s

At Ben & Jerry’s, you can expect a mouthwatering menu of ice cream flavors, frozen treats, and indulgent desserts. They offer a wide range of classic and unique flavors, each crafted with high-quality ingredients. Some popular flavors you might find on the menu include:

Chocolate Fudge Brownie: Rich chocolate ice cream with fudge brownie chunks.

Cookie Dough: Vanilla ice cream with chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough.

Cherry Garcia: Cherry ice cream with cherries and fudge flakes.

Phish Food: Chocolate ice cream with marshmallows, caramel swirls, and fudge fish.

Half Baked: Chocolate and vanilla ice cream mixed with chunks of cookie dough and brownies.

110 S. Palm Canyon

Ben & Jerry's Ice cream

Gelato Granucci

Gelato Granucci is a delightful gelato shop located on Palm Canyon. This husband and wife locally owned gelato store is known for its authentic Italian gelato. Gelato Granucci offers a wide range of delectable flavors that will satisfy any sweet tooth. The gelato is made on-site, and the flavors are constantly changing. 301 N Palm Canyon, #104


Jus Chillin Frozen Yogurt

At Just Chillin, you’ll find a self-serve frozen yogurt bar where you can create your unique dessert masterpiece. With a variety of flavors ranging from classic favorites like chocolate and vanilla to more adventurous options like mango and pomegranate, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

One of the highlights of Just Chillin is their extensive toppings bar. You can pile your yogurt high with all your favorite toppings, from fresh fruits and sweet candies to crunchy granola and nuts. The self-serve aspect allows you to customize your dessert to your heart’s content, ensuring each visit is a personal and delightful experience. 190 E Tahquitz

Jus Chillin Yogurt


Crafted with love, Kreem is a hidden gem that offers plant-based artisanal ice cream made entirely from scratch. With unique flavors like Golden Milk, Chocolate Matcha, and Strawberry Shortcake, Kreem caters to both traditional and adventurous palates. Enjoy your sweet treat inside their charming space, or stroll on the iconic Palm Canyon Drive while savoring every spoonful. 170 E Palm Canyon Dr.

ice cream cones

Monster Shakes

Monster shakes in Palm Springs are an indulgent treat that has taken the dessert scene by storm. These extravagant milkshakes are different from your average sweet treat. They are towering creations that are as visually stunning as they are delicious.

The concept of monster shakes originated in Australia and quickly made its way to Palm Springs, captivating locals and tourists alike. These shakes are usually served in mason jars or oversized glasses, overflowing with a variety of toppings, ranging from cookies and candy to whipped cream and syrups. 425 Sunrise Way.

shake with marshmallow topping

Palm Springs Fudge & Chocolates

No trip to PS would be complete without a bit of hedonism, and what’s more decadent than Wild Cherry Chocolate Body Frosting? As your mischievous minds reel with the possibilities, we should pull you back from the saccharine abyss and mention the wholesome treats featured in this gourmet shop. Caramel apples double dipped in white and dark chocolate, salt water taffy, and fudge by the mile (the extra mmm’s are not a typo). This is Palm Springs sweet, living at its most delicious.  211 S Palm Canyon Dr.

Great Shakes 

Unleash your inner child at Great Shakes, a whimsical milkshake paradise in downtown Palm Springs. This nostalgic shake shop offers a variety of handcrafted shakes made with premium ice cream and topped with an assortment of delicious add-ons. Choose from classic flavors like chocolate and strawberry, or go for unique options like their signature Black & White shake or Peanut Butter Cup shake.  160 S Palm Canyon Dr

Shop(pe) Ice Cream & Shop

Shoppe Ice Cream is a delightful ice cream parlor at the Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs. This charming shop offers a wide variety of delicious homemade ice creams and frozen treats that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

The ambiance of Shoppe Ice Cream is as inviting as its treats. The shop features a retro-inspired design, bright colors, and a playful atmosphere that harkens back to vintage ice cream parlors. It’s the perfect place to relax and indulge in a delicious dessert. 1151 N Palm Canyon.

arrive ice cream shoppe

Tutti Frutti

Tutti Frutti is a popular frozen yogurt shop in Palm Springs, California. It is known for its wide variety of delicious flavors and toppings, making it a favorite spot for locals and tourists. Whether you’re craving classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate or more exotic options like mango and green tea, Tutti Frutti has something for everyone. The shop also offers a range of fresh fruit toppings, candy, and sauces to customize your yogurt creation. With its vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, Tutti Frutti in Palm Springs is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth and cool off on a hot day.  245 S. Palm Canyon

Tuttie Fruttie

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