Pumpkin Spice Season Has Begun
Well, the calendar flipped to September, and it began: fall flavors are back on local menus, celebrating all things pumpkin-y, apple-y and fall-y. We’re seeing it everwhere, but here are a few of our favorites that have sprung up recently:
Ozark Sno Ballz has added both soft serve and sno cone flavors with an autumnal feel, like the caramel apple and pumpkin cheesecake ice cream cones and the pumpkin pie sno cone topped with fluffy whipped cream.
The maple pecan latte at The Press may not feature pumpkin or apples, but it’s packed with nostalgic fall flavors and all the warm kinds of sweetness. It’s made with maple syrup and pecans that are caramelized in-house. There are some more classic fall drink specials too, like a pumpkin white mocha, a brown-sugar cardamom latte and more.
We are obsessed (that’s not an exaggeration) all year with the banana cake from St. Michael’s, so you can imagine how desperately we want to try the seasonal pumpkin cake, with its two moist layers and fluffy cream cheese frosting.
European Cafe always comes in clutch with the most beautifully created treats, and fall is of course no exception. They’ve announced the addition of a lineup of sweeties: warm cardamom buns, a fresh apple gallette, kolaches made with pear and cream cheese, and pretty little pumpkin tartlets. Drinks are updated too, with a cardamom-rose latte and everyone’s go-to spiced pumpkin latte.
Andy’s Frozen Custard is still slinging more summery seasonals right now, like key lime pie concretes and peach sundaes. And I don’t blame them… it’s pretty warm out there, you guys. But later this month two of our very favorite fall treats will hit the menu: the pumpkin pie concrete and the Words Can’t Describe It apple pie concrete. Both are made with frozen custard that’s blended with an entire slice of pie. We like the Words Can’t Describe It apple pie sundae even better, though, thanks to its generous swirl of warm caramel topping and perfect apples-to-custard ratio.