As if you need another reason to treat yo'self to some dessert, Monday is National Dessert Day.
Now, we don't want to limit your options or say you can't have dessert wherever you want. But we do want to give you some options, should you not know where to indulge yourself on cake, ice cream and cookies.
Here are the best restaurants in Utah County to have dessert, according to the Daily Herald Staff and alumni.
What to get: The cazookie
Why: "Gooey cookies, hot fresh out of the oven topped with ice cream. It's heaven." - Jordan Carroll
Location: 212 S. State St., Orem
Cold Stone Creamery
What to get: Peanut Butter Cup Perfection
Why: “Peanut butter and Chocolate, what's better than that?” – Heather Marcus
Locations: 320 N. Main St., Spanish Fork; 2302 N. University Pkwy., Provo; 575 University Mall, Orem; 456 E. State St. #300, American Fork; 1376 Redwood Rd., Saratoga Springs
Shoots Chinese Restaurant
What to get: Shoots Shaved Ice
Why: “It is big enough to share, and it has fresh fruit and sweetened condensed milk on it.” – Phillip Morgan
Location: 4801 N. University Ave #820, Provo
Kneaders Bakery and Cafe
What to get: All the chocolate desserts
Why: “Because really, I think we won't have to eat in heaven, but chocolate will be there, just because it is divine!” – Karissa Neely, reporter alumnus
Locations: 531 E. 1000 North, Spanish Fork; 295 W. 1230 North, Provo; 4833 Edgewood Dr. #200, Provo; 1960 N. State St., Orem; 1484 Redwood Rd., Saratoga Springs; 1384 S.R.-92, Lehi
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
What to get: Chocolate and Strawberry Ice Cream
Why: “It has the same taste that Peruvian ice cream has.” – David Revilla, staff alumnus
Locations: 4801 N. University Ave #740, Provo; 3700 Cabela's Blvd, Lehi
Rockwell Ice Cream
What to get: Honeycomb Ice Cream
Why: "It's heaven in a cone. The ice cream at Rockwells is smooth, sweet, and unique. Even their basil and sweet corn flavors are yummy.” – Braley Dodson
Location: 43 N. University Ave., Provo
What to get: Chocolate Cake
Why: “Rich, chocolatey, gooey deliciousness.” – Jared Lloyd
Locations: 198 S. Main St., Springville; 3362 N. University Ave., Provo; 135 S. State St., Lindon
What to get: Any cupcake there
Why: “I've yet to have a cupcake from there that I didn't like. Alisha's cupcakes are just so moist and her frosting isn't overly sweet or sugary. If I am in the mood for a cupcake, I will drive up to Pleasant Grove one. There really isn't another cupcake place I've been to that's comparable.” – Sara Bitterman, staff alumnus
Location: Suite C, 93 S. Main St, Pleasant Grove
Vanilla Bean Desserts and Bakery
What to get: The Suproome
Why: The Suproome is the perfect combination of coconut, graham, chocolate chips and a bunch of other yummy things.
Location: 1661 N. State St, Orem
What to get: Kulfi (India's signature ice cream)
Why: The rich, almost bready taste of the cream, the subtle sweetness of the caramelized sugar, that earthy quality of the pistachios.
Location: 463 N. University Avenue
What to get: Any chocolate
Why: We sampled Italian hazelnut milk chocolate, Australian milk chocolate, sourdough-based English dark chocolate, raspberry-infused Parisian dark chocolate and Parisian banana nut dark chocolate.
Where: 117 N. University Ave., Provo
What to get: Deep Fried Cheesecake
Why: Joe Vera’s served this delicacy in a fried tortilla coated in cinnamon sugar (like a churro) alongside two scoops of vanilla ice cream and three large tufts of whipped cream, all drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauces. It looks pretty, it tastes pretty.
Where: 201 W. Center St., Provo
What to get: Mangoneadas
Why: These are giant mango-flavored sherbet popsicles, which fill the plastic cups in which they’re frozen and served.
Where: 198 W. Center St., Provo
What to get: PMS (Peach, Mango Strawberry)
Why: If you’ve ever wished snowflakes were just a bit more flavorful, you simply must try the shaved snow desserts at the Vampire Penguin in American Fork.
Where: 356 N. 750 West Suite D-7, American Fork