The Ultimate Dessert Road Trip Around Montgomery County

Chocolate Piñata | Uncle Julio’s in rio

Pack up the car with your closest dessert-craving friends and hit the road because we have the sweetest itinerary in store for you! Here in Montgomery County, Maryland, there are so many unique and delicious desserts to try including Chocolate Pizza, Puffed Waffle Cones, and even a churro-filled chocolate piñata. All of this and more, right outside of Washington, DC, in our ultimate dessert road trip guide.  

Germantown: Lancaster County Dutch Market
Stepping into Lancaster County Dutch Market is like stepping into a dessert-lovers paradise. Stop by each vendor for a variety of delicious treats like mango strawberry pie, powdered cream-filled doughnuts, gourmet chocolates, and over 35 different kinds of fudge. The Market is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

Gaithersburg: Uncle Julio’s
Experience dessert with a twist at Uncle Julio’s in rio where you’ll get to try their chocolate piñata filled with fruit, mini churros, and dessert style empanadas. The best part might be whacking the piñata and watching all of the treats fall on top of the platewe’ll cheers our churros to that! 

Silver Spring: Heyser Farms
You’ll find yourself getting lost in all of the homemade baked goods Heyser Farms has to offer. Bring home a few of their cookies, pies with fresh fillings, cakes, and of course, their award-winning apple cider. Plus, don’t forget about their Half-Price Pie Day every Monday! 

Rockville: Alpaca Desserts
Get your cameras ready because this Instagramable ice cream shop is ready for its close up. Alpaca Desserts is famous for its puffed egg waffle cones filled with all kinds of goodies like big scoops of ice cream, fresh fruit, chocolate drizzles, and all the toppings your candy-covered heart could desire. 

Olney: Ricciutis Kitchen 
Calling all chocolate lovers: do we have the spot for you! At Ricciutis Kitchen, you’ll get to pick from homemade desserts like Nutella Mousse, Chocolate Pizza, and Homemade Cannoli to satisfy any sweet craving.  

Bethesda: Georgetown Cupcakes
A local favorite, Georgetown Cupcakes is the ideal spot to get your hands on a designer cupcake. Whether you are looking for a box of 12 to surprise the family or a single to snack on by yourself, they have everything you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. Besides the classics and daily specials, make sure to get a taste of their monthly seasonal cupcakes. This September they are bringing out Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip and Caramel Apple—perfect for the start of fall! 

Silver Spring: Moorenko’s Ice Cream Café
Moorenko’s Ice Cream Café is taking this frozen treat to a whole new level. They use a rich custard base for a range of intense flavors including Cinnamon Cappuccino, Honey Lavender, Gingersnap, and Salted Caramel with Pralines.  

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Looking for more ultimate food road trips through Montgomery County, Maryland? Check out The Ultimate Taco Road Trip Around Montgomery County and The Ultimate Montgomery County Waffle Road Trip