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Did Someone Say National Dessert Day?

Monday, October 14 is National Dessert Day! As if you need an excuse to treat yourself to a sweet treat or two, we’ve put together this helpful list of delicious desserts so you and your favorite sweets lover can celebrate the holiday at Navy Pier. Enjoy!

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: This kid and adult friendly dessert (available in both an alcoholic and non-alcoholic version) is a cool, refreshing take on the original Hot Chocolate for all of the chocolate lovers out there.
  • Pumpkin Shaved Snow, Donut Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich and Pumpkin Spice Milkshake at Snow Dragon Shavery: Get into the fall spirit with these pumpkin spiced October specials, available through October 31. Don’t miss them!
  • Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich at Snow Dragon Shavery: Another staple menu item at Snow Dragon Shavery, this dessert sandwich features signature macarons on the outside, filled with creamy ice cream on the inside.
  • Pumpkin Milkshake at America’s Dog & Burger: Another fall treat is available here, pairing smooth ice cream with sweet pumpkin flavor for the perfect seasonal milkshake.
  • Pretzel Sundae at Tiny Tavern: Navy Pier’s craft cocktail destination Tiny Tavern also whips up amazing desserts. Make sure to try their Pretzel Sundae, featuring a deep fried pretzel, caramel, chocolate, vanilla ice cream and option whipped cream. Yum!
  • Churro Milkshake at Xurro: This creative combination pairs signature churros with a milkshake for a unique and scrumptious dessert, topped with a mini churro pop and a torched s’mores pop.
  • Dark Chocolate Fondue at Offshore: Take in 360 stunning views of the skyline and Lake Michigan as you sample this treat with marshmallows and salty pretzels for a fun fondue dessert experience.
  • Other Must-Visit Spots for National Dessert Day:
    • Ozzie’s Pops & Pretzels: Try these fresh-made popsicles, featuring flavors like banana chocolate, strawberry, Oreo chocolate, dulce de leche and peanut butter & jelly.
    • Frio Gelato: Argentine gelato and sorbets are prepared in a gluten-free and nut-free kitchen for an accessible National Dessert Day stop for all!
    • Ben & Jerry’s: Everyone loves a classic ice cream cone, so be sure to visit Ben & Jerry’s during National Dessert Day at Navy Pier.
    • Brown Sugar Bakery: Pick up a cupcake for here or to-go at Brown Sugar Bakery, a James Beard nominated local bakery!

After all of this sugar, don’t miss Navy Pier’s retail, attractions and free programming, including Pier Pumpkin Lights, on National Dessert Day while you’re here.


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