Tempt Your Taste Buds: Wisconsin Dessert Trail

With award-winning bakeries, ice creameries and chocolatiers across the state, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for! What better way to explore them all than with a food tour? If you love sweets as much as we do, then this dessert trail is for you.

O & H Danish Bakery in Racine

Start at O & H Danish Bakery with a kringle. If you haven’t tried kringle, then you’re in for one fabulously flaky, sweet, flavor-filled pastry treat! Danish immigrant bakers first brought the kringle to Racine and Southeast Wisconsin in the late 1880’s and at O&H Bakery, the Olsen family has been whipping up our favorite Danish delicacies since 1949. In addition to 15 flavors of kringle (our favorite is Maple Walnut), sample Seven Sisters Coffee Cake, Kransekager, Pumpernickel Bread, Rye and Borgmeister. Pick up a Holiday Package to go!

Kopp’s Frozen Custard in Milwaukee

Head north to Kopp’s where you’ll find some of the best frozen custard in Milwaukee. With fun daily flavors, there’s always something new to try and you can’t go wrong with the classic vanilla or chocolate custard with crispy wafer on top. If you’re still craving Kopp’s custard when you get home, order to have it shipped to your door!

Amy’s Candy Kitchen in Cedarburg

Craving caramel apples? Just north of Milwaukee in Cedarbug, Amy’s creates gourmet caramel, chocolate and candied apples that taste as good as they look, (and they look fantastic!) Amy’s Candy Kitchen also hand-crafts mouthwatering Belgian chocolates, English toffee fudge, almond bark, turtles and more.

Beerntsen’s Confectionary in Manitowoc

Travel north along the lake and back in time to Beerntsen’s where you’ll find an old fashioned soda fountain and cases filled with candy and chocolates – homemade of course! Add a little salt to your sweet mix of truffles and turtles by picking up a batch of roasted cashews and peanuts.

Legacy Chocolates in Menomonie

Head west across the state to Menomonie where you’re sure to find that Legacy Chocolates’ truffles are true delicacies, made using local butter and cream – no preservatives! The shop is a local favorite, serving all things chocolate, fine teas and coffee, and select local food items.

Stockholm Pie Company in Stockholm

Southwest of Menomonie you’ll find the most delectable pies around. And cinnamon rolls. And ice cream. And cookies. We recommend Stockholm Pie Company’s seasonal Apple Dumplings: apples peeled, cored, filled with cinnamon sugar and butter, wrapped in pie crust, baked, covered in a sweet sauce and topped with whipped cream, ice cream or both!

Chalet Landhaus Inn & Restaurant in New Glarus

Finally, head south to America’s Little Switzerland, New Glarus. Groups who visit the Chalet Landhaus will learn the secrets of Swiss-trained Chef as he gives authentic fondue demonstrations. While everything tastes better in fondue form, we recommend the chocolate version!

Too much traveling and too many sweets to pack into one day? Stop at one of Wisconsin’s quaint bed and breakfasts or cabins and cottages to rest up along the way!

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