Did you know that stressed is desserts spelled backward? Yup, sugar is a natural tension reliever. Thankfully, Beaumont has no shortage of sweet treats so instead of counting calories and worrying about your bikini bod this summer, let’s all vow to eat more ice cream and be happier humans because life is short – let them eat cake. These look as good on the ‘gram as they do in your belly so be sure to save room for dessert – you’re going to need it.
Mexican Ice Cream, Homemade Popsicles, and Horchata - La Real Michoacana
It’s hard not to smile when you see the wall of neon rainbow ice cream colors at La Real Michoacana. Available in both sweet and savory variations, you can create hundreds of flavor combinations topped with tajin, sour gummies, and real fruit.
Funnel Cake Sampler Platter – Star Bowling Bar & Grill
While most of the menu at Star Bowling is bar food (it is a bowling alley, after all), if you’re craving deep fried goodness you won’t do much better than the mini funnel cake bites and funnel cake sticks. It’ll take you right back to the Texas State Fair days with powder sugar topped with cinnamon, chocolate, strawberry, caramel, and sprinkles. That’s a guaranteed strike in our book.
Cookies, Raspberry Bars, and Cakes – Katharine & Co.
With flavors like ginger molasses, chocolate decadence, and white chocolate, cranberry, oatmeal, it’s hard not to choose just one treat from Katharine’s pastry case. But who said you have to? Bring your posse and share a few bites.
Rolled Ice Cream - Hawaiian Poke Bowl (Port Arthur)
Also called Stir-fried ice cream, ice cream rolls are made on a slab while you watch. The process is cool (literally) as you get to choose your own fruit and candy toppings to add to already unique flavors like key lime pie, banana Nutella, and green tea.
White Chocolate Bread Pudding – Republic Chicken
According to many, Republic Chicken has the best bread pudding in the tri-state area, which is a lofty claim in Southeast Texas. One satisfied Yelper even described it as, "Made the way God intended with heavy cream and real sugar."
AFAM Pecan Pie – Amelia Farm & Market
Amelia Farm and Market has been growing and selling pecans for three generations so with almost a decade of history and recipe refining under their belt, you better believe they know a Texas staple like pecan pie better than anyone.
Pecan Sticky Buns and Cinnamon Rolls – Rao’s Bakery
Known for their colorful sugar cookies, you can’t really go wrong with anything at Rao’s (including their fructose-bomb frappes – Snickers Latte, looking at you). The cinnamon rolls are my go-to though, which are done right with a rich cream cheese frosting and crunchy nut topping. In the summer, they also run bake camps for children if you’re looking to put the kids to work.
Arroz con Leche and Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches – Amacate Tortilla Bar
Authentic Mexican rice pudding is a unique after-meal treat, but it’s the ice cream sandwiches that steal the show. Six homemade churros (three on each side) are topped with chocolate, dulce de leche, and strawberry sandwiched between a glob of ice cream and fruit compote. It’s an ooey, gooey messy treat that’s big enough to share (but we won’t judge if you don’t want to).
And just in case you needed a more grown-up palate cleanser, there are always the mudslides and frozen drinks from Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp that are basically a liquid lunch. Not saying, just saying.