36. Indulge Your Sweet Tooth!

Image Courtesy of Island Photography

Image Courtesy of Island Photography

Almost everyone knows that one of the first things your family needs at the beach is saltwater taffy.   On the Outer Banks, however, there are so many other ways to indulge you sweet tooth.  From frozen custard and shaved ice to freshly made chocolates and baked goods, you can find it all!

Every town on the Outer Banks brags about its variety of sweet indulgences.  Bakers from Corolla to Ocracoke get up in the middle of the night to start crafting their confections.  Chocolate éclairs, cannoli, fresh donuts, cakes, pies and tarts of every variety tempt each customer.  Don’t forget to take home some locally made rum cake.

Frozen custard, snowballs or shaved ice, frozen yogurt, ice cream, and gelato shops abound, each with its own specialty.  You may want to build your own yogurt sundae with all the toppings you can imagine.  Or, you could grab an ice cream cone or sundae as you stroll on the beach. You could actually tour the Outer Banks visiting each shop that touts it has the best of the ultimate beach treat – frozen custard.  Or, find refreshment after a day in the sun with a snowball.

Who doesn’t want freshly made candies and chocolates?  On the Outer Banks the choices are almost endless.  Local confectioners work tirelessly to make beautiful, tempting bites of sweet bliss for the whole family to enjoy.  Whether you crave sea foam, chocolate truffles, or something a bit more daring, there’s a great taste for everyone.

What better way to indulge your sweet tooth than to take a dessert tour! Your guide to take you to sample some of the best local sweet creations. The Outer Banks is home to some exceptionally talented dessert makers and pastry chefs.  From locally made ice cream to decadent delights spend an afternoon in sweet indulgence.

Don’t forget to pick up some boxes of saltwater taffy for yourself or the envying friends you left at home.