Move over pumpkin spice, its the holiday season, and that means that its time for new flavors to take the stage -- like peppermint. There are several local places serving special peppermint menu items this month. Here are 12.
Candy Cane Cheesecake cupcakes at Alisha’s Cupcakes
Try Cravings Alisha’s Cupcakes’ festive seasonal flavors like White Chocolate Christmas, Hot Chocolate, Snickerdoodle (Christmas) and Chocolate Orange. You can even pick up a Chocolate Reindeer cupcake.
If you are looking for peppermint-flavored goodness, pick up a Candy Cane Cheesecake cupcake. It's a chocolate peppermint cupcake filled and topped with a candy cane cheesecake, whipped cream frosting and garnished with crushed candy canes.
Location: 93 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove
Chocolate Peppermint Cake Doughnuts at Provo Bakery
Each year in the month of December, Provo Bakery has a variety of Christmas treats including gingerbread man cookies -- in both full and mini size -- Christmas-shaped sugar cookies, Ho, Ho, Ho Doughnuts and Eggnog Cake Doughnuts.
This year, one of their new offerings is Chocolate Peppermint Cake Doughnuts, which are the December doughnut flavor of the month.
Location: 190 E. 100 North, Provo
Peppermint shakes at JCWs
Utah County residents can get in the holiday season with eggnog- and mint-flavored shakes at JCWs.
Locations: 580 E. State Road, American Fork; 3605 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 396 W. 2230 North, Provo
Peppermint Joe Joe Chips at Chip Cookies
Enjoy a warm box of Chip Cookies delivered at your doorstep for a late-night snack. This December’s Chip of the Month, like last year, took on a holiday theme with the Peppermint Joe Joe Chip.
Locations: 159 W. 500 North, Provo, and 356 N. 750 West D-15, American Fork
Peppermint Bark Cookies at Crumbl Cookies
The cookie flavors at Crumbl change each week, but one of this week's flavors is Peppermint Bark — a warm peppermint chocolate cookie topped with melted white chocolate and crushed candy cane.
Locations: 586 N. 900 West, American Fork; 1820 W. Traverse Parkway, Lehi; 677 N. State St., Lindon; 160 E. University Parkway, Orem; 152 W. 1230 North, Provo; 24 Pioneer Crossing, Saratoga Springs; 330 N. Main St., Spanish Fork
Peppermint Oreo ice cream at Rockwell’s Ice Cream
Rockwell has served seasonal flavors for the past few years, and brought back Peppermint Oreo this year. It's candy cane ice cream with chunks of Oreo cookies.
Location: 43 N. University Ave., Provo
Peppermint Fudge cookies at Sodalicious
Sodalicious is offering its peppermint frosting two ways this year. You can get the frosting, which comes topped with crushed candy canes, on a Peppermint Sugar cookie or a Peppermint Fudge cookie.
Locations: 30 E. 300 North, Provo; 602 E. 600 North, Provo; UVU campus; 3376 N. University Ave., Provo; 162 W. Center St., Orem; 152 S. Pleasant Grove Blvd., Pleasant Grove; 241 W. Main St., American Fork
Peppermint Dirtball Cookies at Swig
At Swig, you can pick up its peppermint frosting on their famous Sugar Cookies or on a Dirtball (which is a chocolate cookie).
Locations: 1523 N. Canyon Road, Provo; 584 W. 1600 North, Orem; 1351 E. State St., Lehi; 1881 W. Traverse Parkway, Lehi
Christmas Morning Espresso at Elevated Grounds
Elevated Grounds in Lindon has several Winter favorites, including the Christmas Morning Espresso, which has white chocolate and peppermint. They also have the Peppermint Paddy Espresso and Peppermint Cocoa.
Location: 333 S. 520 West #190, Lindon
Peppermint Ice Cream from Brooker's Founding Flavors Ice Cream
For a peppermint treat with a revolutionary twist, head to Brooker's Founding Flavors Ice Cream in Vineyard. One of their Holiday flavors is Thomas Paine’s Common Sense Peppermint Concoction, which is peppermint ice cream with bits of peppermint candy and dark chocolate flakes.
Location: 568 N. Mill Road, Vineyard
Peppermint Bark Ice Cream at Eli's Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Shop
Head south to Payson to visit Eli's Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Shop. This season they are serving Peppermint Bark Ice Cream.
Location: 7 S. Main St., Payson
Peppermint Bark Cazookie at The Chocolate
Through the month of December, you can get a Peppermint Bark Cazookie at The Chocolate in Orem. The Cazookie is a half-baked cookie and the Peppermint Bark Cazookie is a chocolate cookie and has peppermint and white chocolate.
Location: 212 S. State St., Orem