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Sweet S’more Desserts

Zombie Burger’s S’more Shake

Summer is full of fun, friends and fire — oh, and bugs, humidity and heat. If you don’t like the latter of the list then Zombie Burger’s s’more shake is a great alternative to a campfire s’more. Fun and tasty, this shake will suit your needs when the weather (or your mood) isn’t feeling a bonfire. The cool concoction ($5) consists of chocolate ice cream, graham cracker and marshmallow cream. If you want “s’more” chocolate, add chocolate vodka for a spiked shake ($8).

Find it: 300 East Grand Ave.

Hours: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Friday - Saturday

Info: 515-244-9292,

Scratch Cupcakery

The S’more cupcake at Scratch Bakery is far from boring. Enjoy a fluffy, chocolate-studded cupcake piled high with white buttercream frosting and a wedge of Hershey’s milk chocolate. Best part about it? No messy marshmallow fingers or smell of smoke in your hair — just the taste of summer on your tongue and frosting on your lips. This is a treat you won’t want to miss.

Find it: 7450 Bridgewood Blvd. #215, West Des Moines

Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday

Info: 515-518-8962,

Beaverdale Confections’ Handmade Marshmallows

There are three essentials to a great s’more: graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow. Make yours gourmet with homemade marshmallows from Beaverdale Confections. You can’t go wrong with 10 different flavors. Try the chocolate mallows ($6) if you prefer an extra chocolatey s’more. Want it all? No problem. Their “Ultimate S’mores Kit” ($29.95) will provide you with all of the ingredients for an ultimate s’more. It includes their handmade marshmallows, Pizzelle cookies and 100% Belgian chocolate. They also provide little sticks and the bonfire (gel fuel) for roasting marshmallows.

Find it: 2641 Beaver Ave.

Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m Monday - Friday; Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Info: 515-279-0553,