This week’s blog is a recap and update about where to find the sweet things in life-food wise. I have talked about restaurants in blogs, but I also give “sweet tooth’s’’ a separate blog. And what about “gluten-free”-now the latest craze-or diet choice? I include the new ice cream places: at the Crystal River Mall: Arctic Rolls Creamery; in Beverly Hills: What’s the Scoop.
All time dessert favorites:
Hummingbird Cake from Amy’s on the Avenue Shopping and Bistro. https://www.facebook.com/Amysontheavenue. They also serve a yummy Key Lime Cake and Amy’s Cookies are a specialty. Previous votes for desserts:s the warm Jamaican coconut pie with rum sauce at Bonefish Grill (ocala) and Publix’s brownie bites and carrot cake. Mile High Lemon Meringue pie from The Front Porch (Dunnellon) http://www.frontporchpieshop.com/; Milk Cake with fresh fruit from The Ivy House in Williston (never been to the Ocala area location) http://www.ivyhousefl.com/; Key Lime Pie and Crème Brulee from Vintage of Fifth (Crystal River) http://www.vintageon5th.com, and Chocolates by Vanessa at the Crystal River Mall. Better than Anything Cupcake –a chocolate delight from Nicole’s House of Cakes (Inverness) Her offerings change daily so check her menu and hours of operation on Facebook for the day’s menu http://www.nicoleshouseofcakes.com https://www.facebook.com/NicolesHouseofCakes Inverness. You can special order small cupcakes at $.75 each or smaller cupcakes at $2.50. Worried about gluten-free? We could not tell the difference with the Better Than Anything Cupcake regular or gluten free! YUM YUM! And also good the gluten free Chocolate Peanut Butter. WE JUST TRIED THE PUMPKIN CUPCAKE-IT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD! (9/28/2018)
There are several places to have ice cream…
I have a friend who goes to see the “Doctor” for dinner: a banana split! (He’s been known to have the hummingbird cake for lunch!) The Ice Cream Doctor is in Inverness.https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ice-Cream-DR-LLC/118929638143094?rf=160299350746938 . They serve Hershey’s brand ice cream.
Homemade ice cream and Belgian waffles are quite the delight at Lynn’s Ice Cream (Inverness) https://www.facebook.com/lynnsicecream.
Dockside Ice Cream is on Hwy 19 in Crystal River https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dockside-Ice-Cream-Shop/110566582357642.
Fairly new: What’s the Scoop: Beverly Hills in Winn Dixie plaza serves Hershey’s ice cream and they serve you a huge portion! www.wtsicecreamparlor.com. Lunch available too.
Arctic Rolls Creamery: Crystal River Mall: A different-made to order ice cream delight. Choose your flavor milk: vanilla, strawberry, mint, chocolate, coffee or coconut… then add additions like candy bar choices, nut choices and then watch them create the roll. (pictures featured here). Try it yourself, but Art and I will take scoop of ice cream anyday!
There are two Baskin Robbins in the area: Inverness and Crystal River, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunkin-DonutsBaskin-Robbins/124896567586728.
There is a Dairy Queen on Hwy 19 In Crystal River and one in Inverness.
There you have it… when eating healthy is not enough…and something special in the way of sweets is what you are craving…Lots of choices! Enjoy!
CITRUS COUNTY COMING EVENTS:
SEPT. 20-MUSIC IN THE MUSEUM Inverness. (Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Neil Diamond) 352-341-6428
Sept. 22- WOMEN’S HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO, 9 AM National Guard Armory (Venable & Hwy 19)
Sept. 28 ATLANTIC CITY BOYS, 6-9 PM Citrus Springs Community Center. Tickets Beverly Hills Parks and Recreation.
10/5-10/9 FALL MEGA BOOK SALE Citrus County Library System.