On a warm August day in 1938, a father and son unveiled the first sample of what was to become Dairy Queen, selling 1,600 samples on the first day, a feat as unheard of as a dragon that breathes ice. Its ensuing prolific expansion was fueled by its frozen treats, which propelled the dessert shop from 100 stores in 1947 to 1,446 in 1950. Today, their dessert recipes remain largely unchanged, and Dairy Queen has added hearty grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken to its menu. Dairy Queen's enormous dessert menu boasts treats ranging from soft-serve cones and blizzards filled with cookies to takeaway ice-cream sandwiches and cakes.
Whit's Frozen Custard whips up rich, velvety frozen concoctions using some of the finest cream, eggs, and toppings on the market. Prepared each and every morning with a virtually heir-less blend of fresh ingredients, Whit's custard-crafters top cake cones ($2.25/1 scoop, $3.25/2 scoops) and hand-dipped waffle cones ($3.25/1 scoop, $4.25/2 scoops) with vanilla and chocolate custards, as well as a special weekly flavor that keeps the bowties of salivating snowmen spinning. Whit's custom Whitsers ($3.50–$4.50) swirl house vanilla custard with a staggering array of syrups, candies, fruit, and nuts (one included, $.50 for each additional topping). Daring visitors can indulge in a crafted creation such as the Buckeye Madness ($3.50/small, $4.25/regular), which blends Reese's cups, chocolate syrup, and peanut butter for a taste-bud bull’s-eye.
Owner, Linda Kick started baking over 40 years ago after recieving an Easybake oven from Santa. As a professional decorator and instructor she knows the importance of a beautiful cake, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies that also taste fabulous. From sculpted cakes, cupcakes and dessert towers we can make your dream dessert.
Although the serve-it-yourself yogurt haven is relatively new to the Columbus area, Menchie's has received a slew of praise in other locales, including the number-one vote for best ice cream shop in the Best of the LA Hotlist three years running. Menchie's provides a vivacious variety of live-and-active-culture-filled frozen yogurt flavors and toppings for patrons to mix in and top off themselves. Flavors such as pomegranate tart, maple nut, strawberry shortcake, and vanilla latte lift up mouth garage doors with their sweet disposition and non-accusatory verbal skills. Choose your own exciting ending with toppings such as peanuts, mint cookies, and blueberries atop the lush yogurtscapes, or opt to keep your helping bare and radiating with its own natural beauty. Yogurt offerings come in low-carb, dairy-free, and no-sugar-added choices..
In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 21 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day ovens warm up cake batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, red velvet, and white-chocolate raspberry are favorite staples, and a new seasonal flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all crowned with signature cream cheese frosting.