If Instagram videos of unicorn desserts or boomerangs of friends toasting to their summer frosé just aren’t cutting it anymore, then maybe it’s time to try something new. Next time you need a break, why not try unwinding with a delicious treat from our list of favorite finds in Washington, D.C.
Ditch the classic midday coffee pick-me-up for a deliciously sweet ice cream treat. Ice Cream Jubilee’s Coffee & Doughnuts cone is created by fusing cold-brewed Zeke’s Sumatran coffee with all-natural cream before mixing in bite-sized pieces of District Doughnut’s Vanilla Bean doughnuts. As a finishing touch, a vanilla glazed doughnut tops off the cream-filled cone. 301 Water St. SE, 202.863.0727 or 1407 T St. NW, 202.299.9042
Home to the best macarons in the area, Olivia Macaron's whimsical, handmade desserts are the perfect summer treats. In addition to Fruity Pebbles, Blood Orange, and Rose, seasonal flavors include apple pie, s'mores, and red, white, and blue velvet. 3222 M St. NW, 202.965.1000
Wishing you could spend more time at the beach this summer? Save yourself the drive and visit Georgetown Cupcake instead. Their Mermaid Vanilla cupcake is infused with sparkling blue sanding sugar and topped with baby blue vanilla buttercream frosting and an adorable green fondant mermaid tail. Better hurry, it is only available through the end of August! 3301 M Street NW, 202.333.8448
The milk bar craze is popular for a reason! For a fresh take on the whimsical favorite, order one of Milk Bar's customizable layer cakes. At just $60 each, the 6-layer cake can be filled with five different fillings and crumb options. Our favorite? The strawberry frosted layered cake with birthday crumbs is simply delicious. 1090 I St NW, 855.333.6455.