Celebrate National Blueberry Month with the sweetest of blueberry treats. This batch is cool, local and bursting with berry goodness. Here are four to try before July's end.
Blueberry Shake ($3.96, small)
It's OK — chocolate can wait. Vanilla ice cream and market-fresh blueberries meet to make your new favorite shake. And of course, the berry-stained drink is topped off with a signature Snookies cookie. Yes, please!
Find it: Snookies Malt Shop, 1810 Beaver Ave.
Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday
Blueberry Taffy ($4.95, pound)
Next time you're strolling through Valley Junction for vintage finds, stop at Nan's Nummies. The old-fashioned candy store offers 30+ salt water taffy flavors, including the one and only blueberry. Sweet and tangy, the get-stuck-in-your-teeth pieces make a fun, nostalgic treat.
Find it: Nan's Nummies, 501 Elm Street, West Des Moines
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
Blueberry Lemonade Ice Cream ($3.50, small)
The Outside Scoop does it again. Catch the tart side of blueberry with a scoop of the pink truck's zippiest ice cream. Made with equal parts blueberry and freshly squeezed lemonade, this sorbet-like refresher is perfect for hot July days.
Find it: The Outside Scoop ice cream truck, various locations
Hours: 11:30 a.m. - mid-afternoon Monday - Friday
Berry Djonut ($3, doughnut)
Hit up the Des Moines Social Club for one of Joe Formaro's famous creations. This one features a fluffy, strawberry doughnut drizzled in a bright blueberry glaze. With two times the berry, it's no wonder this doughnut results in a sugar rush.
Find it: Kapes Cafe, 900 Mulberry St.
Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday
Info: 515-205-4473, facebook.com/djonuts