Must-try blueberry desserts
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