I’m not sure if you know this, readers, but I have a pretty serious sweet tooth. Like, ice cream is an acceptable meal and I have a candy dish in the living room and a chocolate stash at my desk and pretty much nothing is better than a good piece of pie or cake or brownie. I love Tiff’s Treats and Lick and many other dessert-centric places. I’m still mourning the loss of The Cookie Lounge, to be honest (a build-your-own cookie bar, and then you got it fresh from the oven and still warm and gooey. SO SAD when it closed.) So yeah, serious sweet tooth. As a result, my interest is always piqued by a new dessert-y place.
This past week the boy and I stumbled upon a new little gem, which might now be my sweet tooth mecca:
Front Porch Frozen Desserts, specializing in soft serve frozen yogurt, custard and sorbet. There was a sign stand out front that advertised it as a dessert bar, which is about all I need to know. But then we walk in and see all of this:
!!!!!!!!! Ian took one look at me and resigned himself to the fact that we would be coming here again. Repeatedly. And often. I say ‘resigned’ but he actually likes soft serve desserts, so it won’t be that big of a sacrifice for him.
Basically, you pick your container – a small or big cup, a sugar cone, a waffle cone, etc. Then you can visit the Bottoms Bar and choose a cookie or brownie for the bottom. Then you get to mix and match as many frozen yogurt flavors and toppings as you want. The cashier weighs your dessert at the end and it’s 45 cents per ounce, so it doesn’t really cost too much extra to add mega toppings, unless you’re seriously adding to the weight.
Ian and I both had brownies on the bottoms of ours, and it was still only about $8 total for both desserts. And those cups ain’t small. Ian went safe with brownie + Tahitian vanilla + peanut butter cups. I mixed it up a bit: brownie + honey vanilla greek + bananas foster + caramel + butterscotch + chocolate chips. And it was delicious. And I need to go back stat because there are about a million tasty possibilities that I want to try.
And to cap off all of the awesomeness? It’s right down the road, in the same shopping center as Five Guys, Target, and Tiff’s Treats. So, you know, I’ll be there all the time anyway…
Needless to say, Front Porch gets my hearty recommendation. If you are up in the Round Rock area, definitely stop by. If you have any sort of sweet tooth, you won’t regret it.
Though my wallet might by the end of the summer. 🙂
Do you have a monster sweet tooth, too? What local dessert places are you loving lately?
Front Porch in no way compensated me for this post, I’m just that jazzed about the place.
I’m a weird freak and don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I’m always down for ice cream. ALWAYS. There’s a great place here called Cookie Dough Creations, which is misleading because they also have ice cream and fruit smoothies. It’s my fave.
Ian is the same way. He doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth either, but ice cream is always a go.
Does that place mainly sell cookies, and also have ice cream/smoothies, or do they just have a lot of cookie-dough themed flavors of ice cream? I’m intrigued either way. 🙂
oooh, this place sounds delicious. I haven’t had custard in a long time (seems like it’s more of a North east thing?). And it’s probably a good thing I didn’t know about that cookie place because man, that sounds amazing as well.
It is delicious! And I don’t know what it is about Round Rock, but they seem fond of their custard up here. We have this place, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, and Shake’s Frozen Custard up in Georgetown.
And yes, the cookie place was amazing. I was crushed when it closed.
Oh my. I cannot believe that make your own cookie place didn’t last. How sad : (
This place does seem amazing. I bet kids would love it too.
It was very sad. 🙁 But yes, this new place is awesome. I can imagine kids thinking it’s the best place ever, because *I* think it’s one of the best places ever, haha.
Oh. My. Gosh. I would never leave that place!
Ha! I know what you mean. The times I’ve been so far, we’ve always had something else to do shortly, so lingering wasn’t an option. I think that will need to be my modus operandi in regards to this place. Plus, you know, they do have closing hours I suppose.
Oh yum! I’m feeling so hungry now!
We don’t seem to go out for dessert very often. I’m much more likely to whip up something at home, or head over to my mum’s place for her famous chocolate self-saucing pudding. But when I lived in the city, Cold Rock ice cream was my go-to treat stop.
We don’t go out strictly for dessert very often, either. We’re usually going out to dinner. But this place might be changing that pattern. 😀
That looks delicious! I love how cute it is!
It’s super cute. All of the wood is reclaimed barn wood and just feels homey. Plus, you know, uber deliciousness. 🙂