By Yvonne Newman
With the weather heating up, there’s nothing like enjoying your favorite chocolate, along with other decadent indulgences that melt in your mouth. Downtown Las Vegas has all of the tastiest treats, from cool and creamy to rich and fruity.
Having opened an outpost in Las Vegas at 124 S. Sixth St., this renowned San Diego donut shop has been topping national “best of” lists with its extravagant donuts created by Chef Santiago. In addition to the Big Poppa Tart Donut (weighing in at a pound!), a popular summertime choice is their Ice Cream Donut Cone, made with a fluffy Saigon Cinnamon Sugar Donut that’s rolled up and around lots of ice creamy goodness. donutbar.com
JINJU CHOCOLATES AT DOWNTOWN CONTAINER PARK
Created by award-winning pastry chef and master chocolatier Jin Caldwell, these artistically beautiful, handcrafted candies boast traditional flavors with modern twists. Tantalize your taste buds with a gourmet chocolate assortment, pecan turtles, bonbons or truffles. Plus, signature concoctions such as the Hazelnut Sea Salt Toffee, Almond Butter Toffee and Pecan Caramel Bouchée are to die for. jinjuchocolates.com
LAPPERT’S ICE CREAM SHOP AT CALIFORNIA HOTEL & CASINO
Ice cream connoisseurs can indulge in a selection of exotic and delicious flavors inspired by Hawaii. Situated on the resort’s mezzanine level, you’ll be served generous scoops of inventive flavors like Kona Coffee, Rum Raisin and Green Tea. Even the Chocolate, with its dark roasted cocoa beans, is incredible. One flavor not to miss: the Kauai Pie, a blend of coffee ice cream with chocolate fudge, coconut and macadamia nuts. thecal.com/dine/lapperts-ice-cream-shop
ROXY’S DINER AT STRATOSPHERE CASINO, HOTEL & TOWER
No dessert list would be complete without some all-American soda fountain treats. A ’50s-style diner, Roxy’s will take you on a trip down memory lane with items often delivered to your table by singing servers. Savor utterly luscious concoctions like Roxy’s Brownie Split Special, which is big enough for two! Or feast on the traditional Banana Split, made with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice creams, covered with strawberry, pineapple and chocolate sauces, and loaded with whipped cream, pecans and cherries. To see Roxy’s Diner’s menu, click here.
Start planning your sweet treat adventure at allegiant.com.