3 Winter Desserts to Snuggle With

3 Winter Desserts to Snuggle With

Oh winter, your beautiful snow covered hills, your cute flurries and magical snow flakes may dazzle quite a few people, but not me {ok, maybe a few times). Why? Well, your unnecessary freezing temperatures are just not my thing. Whenever you come around all that’s on my mind is being snuggled up in my warm  blanket while binge watching Netflix and stuffing my face. A proven and effective cure for those mean winter blues. Although my lackluster love of winter may be true, I do however try to find positive things about winter that I like; fashion, beautiful holiday decor and obviously my favorite; the food. So it should come as no surprise that there are certain desserts that I like to indulge in during the colder months. Here are my top 3 winter desserts to snuggle with.

White Dog Cafe

My visit at White Dog Cafe was an experience to remember indeed! To begin with, the staff was accommodating and the menu was superb, from the starters all the way to the dessert cocktails, but more on that later. Without delay, let me tell about their winter dessert worth snuggling with; Peanut Butter Croissant Bread Pudding Chocolate Marshmallow Swirl Ice Cream, Caramelized Bananas.

I must say that I was a bit presumptuous about what it would taste like, given the fact that it contains peanut butter. One of my least favorite foods. Nevertheless, I was in for a sweet surprise, as soon as I took my first bite. The flaky croissant paired with the creamy but  light peanut butter was certainly well balanced. The rich chocolate ice cream was the perfect addition, owing to the soft texture of both the pudding and caramelized bananas. Given these points, it’s quite fair to say that I enjoyed my dessert.

Where: University City

Cuisine: American

Staff: Spectacular service, Knowledgeable, Accomodating

Price: $$

3 Winter Desserts to Snuggle With

3 Winter Desserts to Snuggle With

-Peanut Butter Croissant Bread Pudding, Chocolate Marshmallow Swirl Ice Cream, Caramelized Bananas

3 Winter Desserts to Snuggle With

3 Winter Desserts to Snuggle With

Insomnia Cookies

You know that wonderful smell of cookies being made in your grandma’s kitchen? The aroma in Insomnia Cookies is reminiscent of that. It warms my heart every time I step inside of one of their over 100 locations across the country. Their warm cookies are definitely worth waiting for in the long lines that some locations may have. Your reward is snuggling up in your fave spot at home, drifting off into memories of your childhood, with every delicious bite.

By all means I had to take home  “the six pack”, notably a small dent in the over 1000 cookies made daily.  In detail, I got sugar, snickerdoodle, double chocolate chunk, chocolate chip, m&m and red velvet cookies {seasonal}. To point out how much I enjoy the cookies, I really don’t think that I could past a store and not buy a warm yummy, melt in your mouth cookie!

Where: Old City

Cuisine: Freshly Baked Warm Cookies

Staff: Friendly

Price: $

-Red velvet, Snickerdoodle, Chocolate chip, Double chocolate chunk, , M&M, Sugar

3 Winter Desserts to Snuggle With

3 Winter Desserts to Snuggle With


Franklin Fountain

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, then you know that Franklin Fountain is my absolute favorite ice cream spot in the city. Yes, I said ice cream, which is the complete opposite of hot, but trust that this is one dessert you’ll want to have. For one thing, I know lots of people who despite the freezing temperatures, still crave ice cream, myself included.

With that said, I give you the incomparable Mount Vesuvius, a rather mountainous sundae topped with hot fudge, yum! This dessert is big enough to share between two people or even amongst three. Mt. Vesuvius Sundae, namesake was the volcanic mountain that destroyed the city of Pompeii. Described as a mountain of chocolate or vanilla ice cream erupting in chocolate brownie boulders, cascading with hot fudge and blanketed in malt powder. A dollop of whipped cream indicates her smoking signal. A true display of Pompeii-an circumstance. It’s beautifully molded as you can see, but the taste is truly divine, and certainly worth snuggling up with!

Where: Old City

Cuisine: Ice Cream & Soda Fountain

Staff: Friendly and Knowledgeable

Price: $$ ; cash only

-Vanilla bean and Chocolate Ice cream, Brownies, Hot fudge, Malt, Whipped cream

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Bonus Winter Desserts to Snuggle with

These two shops definitely has winter desserts to snuggly with.

  • Duck Donuts for their warm amazingly delicious donuts. Located in King of Prussia.
  • Federal Donuts for their mix of both regular and hot donuts, they even serve fried chicken with their donuts. Six locations in Philadelphia.

-Vanilla icing with coconut, Powdered sugar, Lemon icing, Chocolate icing with vanilla drizzle, Vanilla icing with Oreo crumbles, Strawberry icing with sprinkles

Strawberry lavender, Cookies and cream, Sprinkles

There you have it my 3 winter desserts to snuggle with plus 2 bonuses.

Have a fantabulous day! Love, Atalee.


{Photo credit: Evelyn Garcia, Intern of GPbyAtalee}

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