Experience “How Sweet It Is” at These Dessert Destinations

Experience “How Sweet It Is” at These Dessert Destinations

Desserts these days are anything but boring. From macrons to ice cream sandwiches, and fresh-from-the-oven cookies, these tasty destinations can satisfy every sweet tooth.

HM-HONEYMEEHoneyMee, a rapidly expanding ice cream concept opened its first South Orange County location at Harvard Place. A swirl of soft, creamy milk ice cream drizzled with golden, raw honey. That’s the simple beauty behind HoneyMee.

10537145_385047664976290_2907816377770756438_oThere are only five choices on the menu, all with a base of “true milk ice cream” that’s made without any artificial colors or flavors, just fresh California milk from a certified Kosher dairy factory. The “HoneyMee” comes topped with a 100-percent natural honeycomb chip that’s delicately sweet, while the “Sweetie” features a drizzle of liquid amber honey.

Not feeling like honey? Try the “Dear,” draped in Ghirardelli chocolate or caramel and finished with a sprinkling of French sea salt.

12065478_899293440108520_3227887270222469335_nCookie Connection at Crossroads shopping center brings its fresh, made-from-scratch cookies to dessert lovers throughout Orange County. The signature crackle cookie, a soft chocolate brownie rolled in powdered sugar, is a fan favorite as well as other classics including peanut butter, snickerdoodle and oatmeal chocolate chip.

11098253_818025751568623_7449749069777768135_nThis location also offers custom ice cream sandwich creations made exclusively using a variety of premium Cool Haus™ ice cream flavors including green tea, bacon and salted chocolate.

13239095_906196662859381_5098377902108536767_nBringing the best of both dessert worlds together, CREAM at Irvine Spectrum Center pairs freshly baked cookies and homemade ice cream to create gourmet ice cream sandwiches.

13133168_892432114235836_5973748589340720259_nAn acronym for “Cookies Rule Everything Around Me,” CREAM allows customers to choose from more than 20 ice cream options with flavors like Cup of Joe, Royal Caramel Swirl and Toasted Almond to sandwich between two fresh baked cookie flavors including classics like chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin, as well as other options such as lemon heaven, gluten free chocolate and vegan banana walnut chocolate chip.

Stax.Cookies5Stax Cookie Bar offers a refreshing new style of ice cream and cookie sandwiches. All cookies are made in house, and baked fresh all day, every day. Now open at University Center, Stax exclusively uses certified organic flour and other premium ingredients to make its cookies as wholesome as possible. Custom ice cream sandwiches are Stax Cookie Bar’s specialty; guests can choose any two cookies and any ice cream to create their dream dessert from more than 4,000 possibilities.

Best combination? One chocolate chip cookie, one peanut butter cookie with Fosselman’s Dutch chocolate ice cream in between.

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