The 12 Best Dessert Spots In Sacramento, California

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Kelsy
Kelsy 
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This is for all the foodies in the capital of California, Sacramento. This is an eclectic city with a lot of character and a great variety of dessert spots. As my grandmother used to say, “Food goes to the stomach but dessert goes to the heart.” So no need to count those calories because they will not make you fat, they will only make you happy. That’s why I’m here to help you find the most delicious place where you can satisfy your sweet tooth the next time you’re in Sacramento, with this list of the best dessert spots in Sacramento, California. So go ahead and scroll down to find out more about these spots.

1. Leatherby's Family Creamery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Tiramisu is officially out! It’s a limited time only flavor! Come grab a scoop and post and let us know what you think! Available at all 3 locations!

Posted by Leatherby's Family Creamery on Friday, March 11, 2022

If you’re in the mood for some ice cream, you should drop by Leatherby’s Family Creamery. This family-run store has been serving delicious ice cream in Sacramento for 30 years. The shop takes pride in its generous portions, tasty food, and cheerful service. Ice cream is not the only thing this shop serves as there are also burgers, salads, and other dishes.

To top it all off, most of the food, ice creams included, served here are made with a family recipe and use the finest natural ingredients which ensure its great quality.

Leatherby's Family Creamery

Address: 2333 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, United States

Website: Leatherby’s Family Creamery

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am

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2. Yogurtagogo

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Yogurtagogo on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yogurtagogo is a locally-owned, self-service frozen yogurt restaurant that takes pride in the quality of its products. With active probiotic cultures & fresh fruit toppings, Yogurtagogo’s lineup of yogurts is guaranteed to be a delicious treat that’s sure to satiate your sweet tooth. These yogurts come in three styles, namely tart, classic, and non-dairy.

Other than that, this shop also serves fruit and vegetable smoothies that are made with whole foods and are not diluted with ice, which makes every smoothie 100% all-natural and healthy.

Yogurtagogo

Address: 1801 L St, Sacramento, CA 95811, United States

Website: Yogurtagogo

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

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3. The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

DO YOU EVEN PUFF?? Try this tasty tea combo in an ICE CREAM PUFF— 50 SHADES OF EARL GREY AND THAI TEASE! Add some FRUITY PEBBLES and *chef’s kiss* What’s your go-to PUFF combo??

Posted by The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs on Friday, March 11, 2022

Seeking to add creativity to culinary treats, The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs offers a variety of custom ice cream flavors and toppings alongside an ever-changing menu. From ice cream to churros, The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs aims to create “the ultimate sweet combination”.

Speaking of menus, some of the custom ice cream flavors you can find are Elmo’s revenge, green machine, main-go sorbet, cake batter, sea salt, Thai tease, midnight in Paris, 50 shades of earl grey, and green with envy.

The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs

Address: 2620 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95864, United States

Website: The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs

Opening hours: 1pm - 9pm (daily)

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4. Deluna Dessert Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Happy national ice cream day! Try our newest addition for a limited time, tiger boba soft serve.

Posted by Deluna Dessert Cafe on Sunday, July 19, 2020

Located inside the Natomas Marketplace, Deluna Dessert Cafe offers a place of respite for the weary shopper, especially if that shopper has a craving for something sweet. Its menu is composed of a variety of boba teas, bingsoo, and taiyaki soft serve cones.

Some examples of these are coffee milk, rose milk tea, Vietnamese coffee, mango green iced tea, Oreo blended boba, taro blended with pudding, Yakult green tea, and matcha green tea crema. You can’t go wrong with checking this place out especially when you just finished a long day of shopping.

Deluna Dessert Cafe

Address: 3581 Truxel Rd ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95834, United States

Website: Deluna Dessert Cafe

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

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5. Spidermonkey's Dessert Studio

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Are you craving some beignets and cakes? If the answer is yes, then drop by Spidermonkey’s Dessert Studio. This humble cake shop in Sacramento has a menu composed of a variety of beignets, waffle cakes, and cream cakes that are sure to satisfy your cravings and sweet tooth.

If you’re curious about some of the flavors of these baked goods, you’ll be happy to know that there are cookies n’ cream cakes, cinnamon cream cakes, banana cream cakes, strawberry shortcake cream cakes, and fruit basket cream cakes.

Spidermonkey's Dessert Studio

Address: 1689 Arden Way #1104, Sacramento, CA 95815, United States

Website: Spidermonkey’s Dessert Studio

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

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6. Babes Ice Cream & Donuts

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

It’s March 1 which means the new flavors have arrived 100% Vegan 100% Gluten Free by Team Member Chloe...

Posted by babes_vegan on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

You can already tell from its name that Babes Ice Cream & Donuts is a donut shop that specializes in serving donuts and ice cream. What sets this shop apart is that its donuts and ice cream are 100% vegan and gluten-free, respectively.

Speaking of vegan donuts and gluten-free ice cream, some of the flavors you’ll find include apple fritter donuts, lemon poppy seed donut hole, key lime cheesecake donut, vanilla bean ice cream, double chocolate peanut butter fudge, and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

Babes Ice Cream & Donuts

Address: 2417 J St Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States

Website: Babes Ice Cream & Donuts

Opening hours: 8am - 9pm (daily)

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7. Sham Sweets

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Sham_sweets on Sunday, September 8, 2019

A well-known stand-alone dessert shop in Sacramento, Sham Sweets offers Arabic sweets, ice cream, and other international desserts for people to enjoy. If you’re curious about what these sweets are, you’ll be happy to know that the shop offers kubba, warbat, rolled baklava, knafeh, and a wide array of Arabic flavors of ice cream.

These sweets are all guaranteed to be delicious and leave a positive impression on your taste buds. If you’re curious about how Arabic sweets and ice cream taste like, drop by Sham Sweets and find out.

Sham Sweets

Address: 1327 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825, United States

Website: Sham Sweets

Opening hours: 12pm - 8:30pm (daily)

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8. Real Pie Company

We were hankering for a lighter savory option here at the shop this week, so we brought back an old favorite - our...

Posted by Real Pie Company on Friday, 19 July 2019

In the US, pie is so much more than just another dessert. It is the national dessert. It is usually eaten on Thanksgiving, 4th of July and Christmas. There are many types of pies and it is safe to say that The Real Pie Company has them all!

Their menu changes frequently since they like to be creative with their recipes and many daily items are not listed on their website menu. My personal favorites are the Key Lime Pie and the Chocolate Cream Pie because of their lightness. Who doesn’t like lime and chocolate? I love to come here but you have to plan in advance because there might be a big line ahead of you since everyone wants a piece of their pies!

Real Pie Company

Address: 2425 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818

Website: Real Pie Company

Opening hours: Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm; Wed - Thu: 11am - 6:30pm; Fri: 11am - 10pm (closed on Mon)

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9. Sweet Honey Dessert

Nice and beautiful day to come out and get some durian and vanilla ice cream w/ vanilla frost!

Posted by SweetHoney Dessert 杏記甜品 Sacramento on Saturday, 20 April 2019

This magical place serves Chinese desserts and it will have you asking for more. I love the fact that the establishment has the luxury of a proper restaurant but it is casual at heart. Their servers will come to your table to take your order. One little tip is to research the menu before you go since they have a big selection of desserts.

If you are feeling like you want to taste something new and you have not yet tried Chinese desserts, you have to come to this place! One of their most popular desserts is the mango pomelo sago which has an awesome texture. You can feel the mango melting in your mouth and the explosion of flavor that comes with it. You have to try it!

Sweet Honey Dessert

Address: 6825 Stockton Blvd, Ste 240, Sacramento, CA 95823

Website: Sweet honey dessert

Opening hours: Sat - Fri: 12pm - 12am; Mon - Thu: 12pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

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10. Devine Gelateria

It’s National Ice Cream Day! Stop in for you favorite gelato on a delicious cone.

Posted by Devine Gelateria & Cafe on Sunday, 21 July 2019

This is the perfect place for a romantic but casual date. They make their ice cream in small batches and you can taste the love in every bite. I love their passion fruit sorbet and their strawberry gelato but I can guarantee you will find a flavor for everyone, even the picky ones!

If you don’t, believe me, you can read their amazing reviews on Yelp. They are located in a great area where you can get your ice cream to go and explore the neighborhood. You won’t regret coming here!

Devine Gelateria

Address: 1221 19th St

Website: Devine Gelateria

Opening hours: Sat - Fri: 11am - 10pm; Tue - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

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11. Ginger Elizabeth

Posted by Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates on Wednesday, 3 May 2017

This establishment has a French vibe and their macarons will have you saying Oh la la! They are extremely tasty! They also offer lessons on how to make ice cream and French desserts like creme brulee and operas. I love their friendly staff and the personal touch you can find in every corner of their stylish store. I would definitely advise you to try their salty caramel ice cream and their macarons but the truth is you can not go wrong with any dessert here. They are all fabulous!

Ginger Elizabeth

Address: 1801 L Street, Suite 60, Sacramento, CA 95811

Website: Ginger Elizabeth

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri & Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm (closed on Mon)

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12. Rick's Dessert Dinner

Posted by Rick's Dessert Diner on Sunday, 21 October 2018

This place is a beautiful family-owned diner that will make you feel like you are in the ‘70s. I adore the fact that they open every day and that they offer such a great variety of specialty cakes. They are also famous for their top of the line wedding cakes which are to die for, but you have to order them at least 2 months in advance. Totally worth it!

I am in love with their Apricot Almond Gateau because it is so fluffy! They also have tarts, pies, cheesecakes, and gluten-free desserts, which gives everyone in your party something sweet to enjoy while in Sacramento.

Rick's Dessert Dinner

Address: 2401 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Website: Rick’s Dessert Dinner

Opening hours: Fri & Sat: 10am - 1pm; Tue - Thu: 10am - 12am; Mon: 10am - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 11pm

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Sweet Sacramento

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The only thing sweeter than Sacramento’s people is their desserts! They come in different forms but they are all amazing. I love how they have dessert places from all parts of the world in this intercultural city that entertains everyone with a heartbeat. Sacramentans love their dessert places because they are over the top and they are always looking to improve their recipes. That is why choosing the best dessert spot in this magical city is a battle for the ages but hopefully, this article made your decision a bit easier, and in case it didn’t then I guess you just have to try them all.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Kelsy Quiroz Sanchez, a globetrotting writer, traces her path from Venezuela to different places, such as Florida, Brazil, Colombia, and Finland, before finding her creative haven in San Francisco,...Read more

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