10 Extra Special Valentine’s Day Desserts to Buy in Chicago

Photo Credit: Lindsey Simon

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday with kids. Why not treat them to something sweet? Here are some delightful pink and red desserts that you can find right here in Chicago.

Red Velvet Valentine’s Milkshake at Churro Factory

Where: Various locations in Chicagoland

Fans of red velvet have to try this pretty milkshake from Churro Factory. Only available during February, this shake is also topped with a Churro loop and other sweet goodies to celebrate the month of love.

Chocolate Smash Heart at West Town Bakery

Where: 1916 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago (West Town); 3626 N. Clark St., Chicago (Wrigleyville)

These breakable chocolate hearts are a great Valentine’s Day activity for kids. Smash up these big chocolate hearts from West Town Bakery to find mini strawberry crunch balls or Butterfinger cake balls inside.

Valentine’s Day Donuts and Pink Hot Chocolate at Stan’s Donuts


Where: Various locations in Chicagoland

The Valentine’s Day donut lineup at Stan’s won’t disappoint with options like The Red Velvet Enrobed, Chocolate Turtle Cake and The Pink Birthday Cake. Don’t forget to pair your donut with a cup of their pretty pink hot chocolate.

Marshmallow Hearts at XO Marshmallow


Where: 6977 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago

These adorable vanilla heart-shaped marshmallows seem like the perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day gift basket. Better yet, stop by the Rogers Park cafe and top them on a cup of gourmet hot chocolate.

Valentine’s Hotter Chocolate and Bombolini at BomboBar


Where: 832 W Randolph St., Chicago (West Loop, window only); 355 N. Clark St., Chicago (River North pop-up)

Can you think of a sweeter duo? For a limited time, enjoy a Stupid Cupid Bombolini, covered with festive sprinkles and topped with a strawberry heart gummy. Add the Strawberry Hotter Chocolate that comes with fun toppings like hearts and a strawberry ring pop.

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cake at Portillo’s


Where: Various locations in Chicagoland

Nothing says love like a slice of Portillo’s chocolate cake. From Feb. 5-14, you can pick up a heart-shaped cake for someone special. For every cake sold, $5 will go to No Kid Hungry. You won’t be guilty for ordering more than one.

Pink Banana Pudding at Magnolia Bakery


Where: 108 N. State St., Chicago

If you’re fan of Magnolia Bakery’s classic banana pudding, then you have to get this Valentine’s Day treat. The pink pudding layers the banana pudding with bright pink confetti cake. And it looks amazing!

Valentines Red Velvet at Sprinkles


Where: 50 E. Walton St., Chicago

Available through Feb. 14, Sprinkles’ best-selling red velvet cupcakes gets a Valentine’s Day touch. Fancy Sprinkles cover the cupcakes with hearts, sprinkles, edible glitter and more to make it a treat to remember.

Valentine Hot Chocolate Bombs at Sugar Bliss


Where: 122 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

For families loving the hot chocolate bomb trend, Sugar Bliss has the perfect gift with Valentine Hot Chocolate Bombs. Kids will love to drop the pink chocolatey treats into a cup of hot milk.

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Kits at Beatrix Restaurants


Where: Various locations at Chicagoland

Cookie decorating kits are keeping us sane at home. Available for pickup Feb. 8-14, the kit includes six Valentine’s Day-themed sugar cookies, four piping bags with icing (in red, pink, white and blue) and sprinkles.

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