6 over-the-top holiday treats to celebrate the season

The holiday season is such a busy time of the year packed with holiday parties, performances, activities and shopping. When you and the family need a break, treat yourself to something sweet! We’ve gathered some outrageously festive desserts that you can enjoy right here in Chicago. 

Pretty Cool Hot Cocoa (Candy Cane Upgrade)

For the month of December, Pretty Cool Ice Cream is celebrating the holidays by giving its hot cocoa a candy cane twist. Be sure to order the holiday hot cocoa topped with whipped cream, a mini Candy Cane Crunch pop and sprinkled with super tiny candy canes. 

2352 N. California Ave., Chicago

Peppermint Christmas Milkshake at Churro Factory

Churro Factory is bringing in a lot of festive flavors with the special candy cane milkshake topped with whipped cream, a Bubulubu (a delicious Mexican marshmallow candy covered in chocolate) and a Churro loop. 

Various locations in Chicagoland

Santa’s Cookie Dough Sundae at George’s Ice Cream

When Santa is craving an ice cream sundae, he wants it with cookies of course! George’s Ice Cream and Sweets is offering his special sundae with cookie dough ice cream filled with hot fudge and mini chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

5306 N. Clark St., Chicago

Grinchmas Cake Shake at Public House

Your kids will get a kick out of Public’s House Grinchmas Cake Shake filled with Oreo cookies, peppermint cake, green buttercream, chocolate cotton candy, green sprinkles and some mean chocolate Grinch eyes. Make sure to ask for it without alcohol (or not, if you have a night to yourself)!

400 N. State St., Chicago

Festive Hotter Chocolate at BomboBar

BomboBar has some amazing hot chocolate and it’s bringing Chicagoans a peppermint-flavored hot chocolate topped with some holiday-decorated treats. 

Locations in Old Town and West Loop (Window)

Candy Cane Sundae at Little Goat

Sweet teeth, get ready to go candy cane crazy over this seasonal sundae offered at Little Goat. There’s candy cane ice cream and candy cane bark topped with lots of whipped cream and candy cane dust.

820 W. Randolph St., Chicago


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