Today we will be filling you in on the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge. There are plenty of great dessert shops selling sweets around town and this guide will try to focus on the best of the best.
There is no better way to get the ball rolling than with a list of the best ice cream shops near you. Frozen yogurt, gelato, malts, and ice cream cakes are found with ease here.
Once the frozen delights are out of the way it will be time to pivot to bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats. Then we will get into some specific things like donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops too.
Healthy dessert options in Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge like gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops are easy to find as well. And our final topic will be all about restaurants that are known for must have desserts in your area.
Stick around for our local dessert map that has all these spots that we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it. Our other posts on cities around the Midwest are available at that link if you want to check them out.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
When you are craving the best ice cream in Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge or want some healthier frozen yogurt try:
- Rimini Gelato at 675 Lionshead Pl
- Sundae at 242 E Meadow Dr
- I Scream Gelato at 105 S Main St, Breckenridge
- Stir-Pan Creamery at 500 S Main St #2r, Breckenridge
- Red Fox Frozen Yogurt at 401 E Hyman Ave, Aspen
Sundae offers 38 signature treats, fresh made waffle cones, hand packed take home pints, and custom ice cream cakes in your area that are great for every occasion. You can choose from a fine selection of gelatos ranging from seasonal to alcohol infused to vegan at I Scream Gelato. They also provide milkshakes, smoothies, bubble waffle cones, pancakes, and plenty more in addition to espresso beverages and Italian affogatos.
Stir Pan Creamery is a renowned local ice cream shop serving some of the best Thai ice cream rolls in the region. There are 3 different flavors of frozen yogurt as well as root beer floats, ice cream sandwiches, cold drinks, and a variety of other treats at Red Fox.
Bakeries In Your Area
Expect to find great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more at the best bakeries near you:
- Paradise Bakery at 320 S Galena St, Aspen
- Louis Swiss Bakery at 400 Aspen Airport Business Center, Aspen
- Clint’s Bakery at 131 S Main St, Breckenridge
- La Francaise at 411 S Main St #3, Breckenridge
- Mom’s Baking Company at 100 S Main St, Breckenridge
- Mountain Top at 128 S Main St, Breckenridge
Paradise Bakery serves high quality baked goods, soups, sandwiches, and many more light meals in addition to being well known for their gluten free cookies and muffins that are available in 10 different flavors. Artisan breads, croissants, bagels, muffins, cookies, pies, and everything in between are available at Louis Swiss Bakery.
Clint’s Bakery and Coffee House offers fresh baked items such as muffins, cookies, croissants, cakes, pies, cupcakes, bars, and brownies every day. You can choose from a menu of really good French pastries, crêpes, and sandwiches at La Francaise Coffee Shop.
Mom’s Baking Company specializes in European cuisine and pastries as well as a fine selection of signature and personalized wedding cakes near you. Traditional, dipped, and sandwich cookies are available at Mountain Top where a variety of frostings and other gluten free products are also offered. There are also tasty baked goods at Sundae and Baker’s Table from some different lists.
Local Donut Shops
These donut shops are a great way to start your morning:
- Northside Kitchen Grab & Go at 2271 N Frontage Rd W
- Daylight Donuts at 305 N Main #C, Breckenridge
Where To Buy Cupcakes
Baker’s Table at 304 Midland Park Place in Aspen offers all flavors of regular and gluten free custom cakes and cupcakes. Clint’s Bakery and Coffee House from our previous list also offers great cupcakes in your area as well.
Candy Stores Near You
Local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:
- Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory at 223 Gore Creek Dr #201
- Rocket Fizz at 675 Lionshead Pl Bldg D, Level 1
Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory stocks hundreds of different types of bulk and packed candies including jawbreakers, gumballs, gummies, sours, licorice, fruit slices, chocolate covered nuts, jelly belly, and many more sweets. You can also buy various candies, s’mores, mud pies, and unique bottled sodas at Rocket Fizz.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at 158 Gore Creek Drive sells premium milk and dark chocolates, caramels, truffles, confections, cocoas, and chocolate gift baskets in your area.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Places we have already mentioned including Paradise Bakery, Mountain Top Cookie Shop, and Baker’s Table are good places to buy gluten free baked sweets around the region.
Smoothies can be a great tasty and healthy snack:
- JUS at 501 E Hyman Ave, Aspen
- LoLo Juice at 505 S Main St B4b, Breckenridge
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Many would agree these restaurants have great desserts:
- Slope Room at 352 E Meadow Dr
- Sweet Basil at 193 Gore Creek Dr
- Bosq at 312 S Mill St, Aspen
- Hearthstone at 130 S Ridge St, Breckenridge
Slope Room is a New American restaurant serving delicious desserts in Vail like their S’more baked Alaska, raspberry cremeux, peach crumble, sorbet, and exquisite beverages. Sweet Basil’s cheese and toffee pudding cakes are definitely some of the top desserts near you.
Bosq is known for its chocolate, cherry, and butterscotch sweets in Aspen. Some of Hearthstone’s famed sweets in Breckenridge include carrot, elvis banana, toffee pudding, sorbet, and artisan cheese cakes.
By the way we have also written about where to find:
- Our Favorite Desserts in Denver
- Our Favorite Desserts in Colorado Springs
- Our Favorite Desserts in Boulder
- Our Favorite Desserts in Albuquerque & Santa Fe
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Vail, Aspen & Breckenridge
We wish we had more to share but for now that is all we’ve got. After reading about all these local shops to buy ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, pastries, other bakery items, cupcakes, donuts, chocolate, fudge, candy, gluten free baked goods, smoothies, and even restaurants with can’t miss desserts in your area finding your next sweet indulgence shouldn’t be too hard.
Please use the comments to let us know if any shops have closed down, or if we posted anything that is incorrect. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge.