The Best Fast Food Dessert: 11 Sweet Options, Ranked
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The 10 Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked
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The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked
Thrillist photographer Maggie Rossetti There are three approaches to fast food desserts – and, naturally, fast food in general – that you may take. You have the option of dismissing everything as garbage and turning a deaf ear. In a pretension-soaked, holier-than-thou, but still-cool, food critic fashion, you may choose your locations and savor certain choice delicacies (which is almost just as annoying). Alternatively, you may embrace all of the delights of fast food for what they are, enjoy them, and then diligently rate the things you loved for other people to read, comment on, like, share, and subscribe to, so creating a positive experience for everyone involved.
In that spirit, the following are the best fast food desserts available in our wonderful country, as graded by overall quality and ability. It’s brimming with uninhibited, shameless, and uncaring affection. Please accept it in that spirit. Thrillist photographer Maggie Rossetti
13. McDonald’s: M M McFlurry
Does it count as fast food heresy for me to not only include the much-maligned McFlurry on a “best of” list, but also to refrain from selecting the (likely) more popular Oreo version? No. The McFlurry isn’t without flaws. A quick-serve mélange of gelatinous, bland ice cream that some critics could deem more akin to caulk than dairy, it might be considered a success. When it comes to this particular case, you may even be critical of the frozen M Ms that have been robotically sprinkled throughout the mixture – they might not melt in your hand, but (for some reason?) they do melt in the McFlurry.
- Given what we know, that should be a horrible situation.
- Following the ingestion of a fast food burger, it is dependent on you forgetting what you believe you care about in a dessert and starting to rely on what tastes the greatest to you.
- To put it another way, just chill out, geeks.
- Thrillist photographer Maggie Rossetti
12. Jack in the Box: Mini Churros
Does it count as fast food heresy for me to not only include the much-maligned McFlurry on a “best of” list, but also to refrain from selecting the (likely) more popular Oreo variant of the treat? No. A few things are wrong with the McFlurry. A quick-serve mélange of gelatinous, bland ice cream that some critics could deem more akin to caulk than dairy, it might be described as The frozen M Ms that have been robotically sprinkled throughout the mixture could even be criticized in this particular circumstance – they may not melt in your hand, but (for some reason?) they do melt in the McFlurry.
- Given what we know, that should be a terrible sign.
- After downing a fast food burger, it depends on your forgetting about the things you believe are important in a dessert and starting to focus on what tastes good.
- So, geeks, take it easy for a minute or two.
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11. Long John Silver’s: Fried Twinkie
What if I a) include the much-maligned McFlurry on a “best of” list but also b) do not include the (presumably) more popular Oreo version? Am I committing fast food blasphemy? No. The McFlurry isn’t without its flaws. It may be a quick-serve mélange of gelatinous, bland ice cream that some critics could perceive more akin to caulk than dairy, depending on their point of view. The frozen M Ms that have been robotically sprinkled throughout the mixture could even be criticized in this particular circumstance – they might not melt in your fingers, but (for some reason?) they do melt in the McFlurry.
Given what we know, it should be disastrous.
Following the ingestion of a fast food burger, it is dependent on you forgetting what you believe you care about in a dessert and starting to rely on what tastes greatest.
It is the antithesis of pretense and the pinnacle of low-stakes, drive-thru entertainment. To put it another way, geeks, just chill out. As a matter of fact, this isn’t Per Se at all. Magda Rossetti for Thrillist
10. Bojangles’: Sweet Potato Pie
For the sole reason that it (!) is mostly made out of vegetables, the sweet potato pie is a notable outlier on our list. The unfortunate news is that this is the case. In addition to being delicious, the vegetable in issue is none other than everyone’s favorite tubular wonder-root: the sweet potato. Nature’s sweets, to put it another way. Its unusual flavor more than makes up for the fact that this portable pie is devoid of outward glitz. Bojangles’ unique spin on the Southern staple is more than simply an absorption of American cooking heritage; it’s also the successful transfusion of “something a granny would prepare” into a real fast food icon, which has become synonymous with the brand.
In no way, shape, or form.
That’s something I’d stake my own sweet potato on.
9. White Castle: Fudge Dipped Cheesecake on a Stick
It is preferable to eat White Castle when you are experiencing a severe case of the munchies (drunchies). It’s the sort of establishment where you “act now, consider later.” It’s the fast food version of a one-night stand, but one that occurs on a far more frequent basis than once. It’s unlikely that the cheesecake on a stick will be something you want to boast about to your friends. On the other hand, around midnight on a Tuesday, just out of a cocktail bar, a perfectly competent, superbly snack-sized slice of ultra-savory cheesecake (on a stick) is exactly what the after-dinner mint White Castle sliders require.
8. Popeyes: Cinnamon Apple Pie
A casual reader may quickly conclude two things based on a cursory examination of this list: “What a fantastic experience! I’m thinking this person must be really unhealthy!” and “Where the heck is McDonald’s apple pie?!” First and foremost, I eat in moderation. Second, it’s located at Popeyes. and it’s much better now than it was before. While the Golden Arches unquestionably have the more popular fast food self-contained slice of Americana, Popeyes just has a better track record of landing on its feet when it comes to customer service.
The apples have a stronger flavor.
When combined with the cinnamon dusting, it provides the perfect amount of flavor to make the whole affair a bit more intriguing.
I dare any would-be fast food dessert aficionados to toss nostalgia and tradition out the window and give this improved rendition of the reliable classic a shot instead.
7. Sonic Drive-In: Fresh Banana Classic Shake
As the lone actual “shake” establishment on our list, you can expect Sonic to be packing a serious banger in their Styrofoam cups when you visit. Outside of Mr. BenJerry’s, it appears to be rather difficult to get banana ice cream that is both tasty and affordable. When it comes to banana snacks, many manufacturers go beyond in their efforts to infuse their products with as much banana-like flavor as possible, resulting in a product that tastes more like liquified Runts than genuine bananas. Contrary to expectations, this drink contains no trace of the artificial, saccharine flavor associated with pseudo-fruit.
And this is due to the fact that they truly did. Who knew that the key to making a delicious fruit-based dessert was to use real fruit in the first place? Thrillist photographer Maggie Rossetti
6. Chick-fil-A: Frosted Sunrise
Chick-fil-Frosted A’s Sunrise is not Jimmy Buffett’s next chart-topping tropical-tinged smash; rather, it is Chick-fil-ridiculously A’s delicious take on the classic Orange Julius. The frozen beverage, which contains the eating power duo of soft serve ice cream and orange juice, is a chilly, creamsicle-like dosage of refreshment that may or may not freeze your brain, but will surely fill you with delight. Additionally, it receives bonus points for being one of the only products on our list that is entirely appropriate to consume before midday.
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5. Jollibee: Peach Mango Pie
Apple pie is available at almost every long-standing fast-food establishment. Look, we get what you’re saying. It’s hard to imagine anything more warm and American than the fragrance of spiced cinnamon and baked apples. Apple pie, on the other hand, might get monotonous if every other restaurant chain serves a Hot Pocket-style version of the dish. This, however, is precisely how Jollibee is able to achieve success. Fruity and colorful, the Peach Mango pie is aromatic and tropical, with delicious peaches and mangoes.
This produces a heated pie that sticks out against a background of bland cinnamon apple pie ingredients.
This is because to the hot oil bath that the pie had (yep, Jollibee’s pies are fried rather than baked, which makes all the difference) and the cinnamon sugar that was sprinkled on the outside.
4. Culver’s: Vanilla Custard
Custardoc enjoys a unique position in the pantheon of American eating traditions. To be sure, it isn’t as well-known or appreciated as ice cream, which is its more attention-seeking older brother. Nevertheless, for many individuals who know the secret, custard is the only frozen treat that is worth the calories consumed. It’s a savory, richer, almost-buttery version of your basic scoop of ice cream. There’s likely no one who does mass-produced custard better than Culver’s, a regional burger business that has garnered an enthusiastic fanbase while also earning a reputation for providing high-quality service in a fast-food atmosphere.
- And if you’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing that (very unique) slice of American heaven, you’ll understand that this is the greatest possible praise.
- It’s not really ice cream, is it?
- As much a part of Wendy’s legend as Dave Thomas, baked potatoes, and square burgers are, this is a must-see.
- However, one reviewer believes that by adding another concentrated blast of creamy vanilla to the chocolate Frosty, it may be even better.
- They’re like the John Lennon and Paul McCartney of frozen desserts from big burger chains.
It should be spooned. Keep an eye on it while it melts. It’s okay to drink it. It’s fantastic. Essentially, it is the frozen fast food dessert of our generation. MaggieRossetti/Thrillist
2. Taco Bell: Cinnamon Sticks
Taco Bell’s signature dessert, which is perhaps the most “simple” inclusion on this whole list, does more with a few basic ingredients than other fast food establishments accomplish with an entire refrigerator full of corn syrup, food coloring, and crossover gimmicks. The simple twists are topped with a thin sprinkling of cinnamon, have an instantly recognizable crunch, and are as light as a ping-pong ball in terms of weight, which makes devouring them astonishingly simple and eternally pleasant.
- As a pleasant reference to what you could loosely recognize as “Mexican” food, it is also quite different from that.
- It’s among the top-five selections on their whole menu.
- 2 contender in the tangle of fast food desserts that is dense, perplexing, and more often than not wonderful.
- They are rarely as memorable as our all-time favorite fast-food dessert, the simple Yoshinoya Cheesecake, which is available at most locations.
- It has a delicate sweetness that is not overbearing.
- It does not break into cooked pieces, douse your mouth with sugar sprinkles with each mouthful, or cause your teeth to become numb.
- Despite its simplicity, this dish is a mouthful of delight in terms of texture and flavor, despite its simplicity.
- It’s true that sometimes, after a hearty dish of rice, stewed onions, and harsh ginger, all you want is a piece of cheesecake that isn’t cloying, won’t numb your taste receptors with sugar, and won’t burn your tongue with scalding hot filling.
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We Tasted Popular Fast-Food Desserts — Eat This Not That
Some fast-food products, such as chicken McNuggets and the chocolate Frosty, bring back fond childhood memories. Many of these items are fresh and welcome additions to the fast-food canon, such as theImpossible Whopper andthePopeyes Strawberry Cheesecake Pie, respectively. But, if you were to rank all of your favorite fast-food desserts against one another, which one would you choose as the best? Our research team examined a variety of popular fast-food desserts across three categories: cookies, pies, and frozen delights, in order to determine the best of the best.
At the conclusion of this taste test, we also asked our tasters to select their absolute top three favorite fast-food desserts, from any category, from any fast-food restaurant.
However, you might be shocked to learn about the other delectable delicacies that made the cut.
And if you want to take another journey down memory lane, check out these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Resurrection for inspiration.
Burger King provided this image. The rough crust and overpowering flavor of this pie slice didn’t go down well with our group. One editor described it as tasting like “unmixed hot chocolate,” which isn’t exactly what you’d expect from a dessert like a pie. It was also noted that another person compared the too sweet slice to diet chocolate, which wasn’t a good omen. There was one thing, though, that worked in favor of this pie, and that was the nostalgia factor. The pie was compared to childhood cups of chocolate milk produced from Hershey’s syrup by several of our tasters, and they couldn’t help but recall their own childhood memories of eating chocolate milk in their childhood.
- Meghan De Maria is the author of Eat This, Not That!
- The crust is just thick enough, and despite the fact that this was the first location we visited on our fast-food excursion, the pie still tasted fresh.
- That was something I had not anticipated.
- / Meghan De Maria / Eat This, Not That!
- The cinnamon coating on the outside of the shell.
- There are a plethora of reasons why the Popeyes pie reigned supreme—and why it was named to several editors’ top-three fast-food desserts lists, as well.
- She characterized it as “extremely soft,” and she went on to say that it “melts” in her mouth.
- One editor commented about this pie, saying, “My life has been permanently transformed.” “This was a long-shot bet for me, but it ended up being the love of my life in the end.
Just the right amount of cinnamon sugar is sprinkled on top of a delightfully crunchy crust. With each taste, the flavor improves!”
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Burger King provided this image. The Burger King cookies were noticeably darker in color than the rest of the selection, and they also had a burned flavor to them. When asked about the Burger King cookie, one editor replied, “I couldn’t even break off a piece of it because it was so rock-solid.” “If you’re a lover of fast-food cookies, I’d advise you to stay away from this!” These cookies were almost as good as store-bought cookies as they were as good as freshly made cookies. They were crunchy, and the chocolate had an unnatural taste to it; we would avoid them on our future visit to Burger King.
- It had a light golden tint and appeared to be soft and chewy on the outside.
- The chocolate flavor in this, according to one taster, was “not very strong.” “I had the impression that I was maybe eating a slightly burned sugar cookie.” One of the Subway cookies’ critics said that the number of chocolate chips was variable throughout the batch.
- A classic vanilla soft serve from McDonald’s is a classic combination that everyone has experienced at some point in their lives.
- According to one editor, the McDonald’s cookies had “a rather strange flavor.” Another taster commented that the cookies had a salty flavor, and not in a pleasant way.
- I’d dine there again “She sent a letter.
- Chick-fil-cookies A’s were a hit with our tasters because of their deep chocolate flavor.
- “Perfect dough, with a rich chocolate flavor.
- According to another editor, this cookie “tastes like it was made with brown sugar,” which is a plus.
The typical chocolate Frosty was a hit with our tasters, but the vanilla Frosty was a different story. Several tasters commented that the vanilla flavor was overpowering and fake in nature. “I can’t describe how awful the flavor is. I have no idea why they bother to make this “according to one editor (who happened to rank the chocolate Frosty as1). “This is a slap in the face of the Frosty heritage.” The two McFlurry tastes, like the two Frosty varieties, were at polar different ends of the spectrum in our taste test.
- This pleasure, according to several editors, was similar to swallowing a mouthful of chilly M Ms, which is hardly anyone’s notion of a good time.
- I’m not a fan of it at all “”This is a real pleasure,” one editor stated of this delight.
- “It’s so thick and creamy, the foundation is wonderful, and the flavor is excellent,” one editor remarked.
- “It tastes just like actual custard,” one editor said about this delicacy.
- While three of our editors like the decadent chocolate flavor of this custard alternative, others felt that the richness was excessive for a single dessert.
- “This is next-level chocolate,” one editor gushed over the Shake Shack custard, noting that it “tastes like it’s high-quality rather than fast-food.” Several tasters stated that they would be unable to eat a whole dish of this custard due to the intensity of the chocolate flavoring.
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When you order a chocolate Frosty, you know exactly what you’re getting, and that’s not a bad thing.
According to one editor, the chocolate Frosty is “a timeless classic that can’t go wrong.” “It reminds me of a chocolate malt beverage.
This iconic delight was available to everyone at our local McDonald’s, thanks to the fact that the McFlurry machine was not malfunctioning.
This dessert was dubbed “ice cream nirvana” by one editor, and a large number of tasters concurred.
In his review of the Oreo McFlurry, he commented, “When it’s frozen, it’s an ice joy.” “If you melt it down, it makes a delicious Oreo milkshake.
Win/win.” The most significant review for this McFlurry came from a former Dairy Queen employee who was a contributor to the publication. Because McDonald’s was considerably more liberal with the toppings than DQ, she stated that the experience was absolutely Oreo-heavy at McDonald’s.
15 Best Fast Food Desserts
However, our tasters were divided on the vanilla Frosty, which was a big disappointment. The vanilla flavor was described as overbearing and unnatural by several tasters. “Taste-wise, it’s really awful. Why they bother doing this is beyond me “a single editor expressed himself (who happened to rank the chocolate Frosty as1). ‘A shame to the Frosty tradition,’ says one observer. The two McFlurry varieties, like the two Frosty variants, were on opposing ends of the spectrum when it came to our taste testing results.
- This pleasure, according to several editors, was similar to swallowing a mouthful of chilly M Ms, which is not anyone’s notion of a good time at all.
- Absolutely not a fan, “When it comes to this treat, one editor had this to say about it: Website: Shake Shack/Facebook: Despite the fact that this custard came in the center of our taste test, several editors gave it a good review.
- According to one editor, this dessert “tastes just like actual custard.” “Your work has pleased me,” says the speaker.
- While three of our editors like the decadent chocolate flavor of this custard alternative, others felt that the richness was excessive for a single dish.
- According to one editor, the Shake Shack custard “tastes like it’s high-quality and not fast-food.” “This is next-level chocolate,” she said.
- When choosing between this and another option, it may be worthwhile to consider sharing it with a companion.
- Wendy’s is providing this service for free.
To make this classic dish even more delicious, it doesn’t require any additional toppings or mix-ins.
In the words of one editor, “the chocolate Frosty is a classic that can’t go wrong.” “I’m reminded of chocolate malt when I smell this.
This iconic delicacy was available to everyone at our local McDonald’s since the McFlurry machine wasn’t malfunctioning.
This dessert was dubbed “ice cream nirvana” by one of the editors who tried it, and many others concurred.
His description of the Oreo McFlurry was, “When it’s frozen, it’s an ice joy.” “If you melt it down, it makes a delicious Oreo milkshake!
Win/win.” It was one of the editors who used to work at Dairy Queen that gave this McFlurry the highest positive review possible. She confessed that McDonald’s was far more liberal with the toppings than DQ was, which resulted in an Oreo-filled experience overall.
McDonald’s– Ice Cream Sundae
We enjoy McDonald’s Ice Cream Sundae because it is simple and straightforward – and that is exactly what we like about it. Vanilla soft serve and hot fudge are the only components in this dessert, and they work together well. There’s no bother, no frills — simply the best of the best. This refreshing beverage’s simplicity makes it the ideal complement to any meal, but it’s also delicious on its own. Order a tiny fry and dip it into the sundae for an extra kick — there’s nothing better, we promise you.
McDonald’s– Baked Apple Pie
McDonald’s isn’t the first place that comes to me when I’m searching for a delectable baked product, but their Baked Apple Pie is deserving of all of the praise it has received. For what feels like an eternity, it’s been on the menu at our house, and I genuinely hope it doesn’t change anytime soon. Because it’s such a comforting dish, and because it contains apples, I feel a little less terrible about ordering three pies at a time.
Starbucks– Twix Frappuccino
Even though McDonald’s isn’t the first place that comes to me when I’m in the market for a delectable baked product, their Baked Apple Pie is deserving of all the praise. It’s been on the menu for what feels like an eternity now, and I genuinely hope it doesn’t change any time in the future. Because it’s such a comforting dish, and because it contains apples, I feel a little less terrible about ordering three pies at the same time.
Taco Bell– Cinnamon Twists
You haven’t lived if you haven’t ordered 12 tacos, a cheese quesadilla, a Baja Blast, and cinnamon twists after midnight. It’s a crime against humanity. After filling your face with your favorite Taco Bell food, treating yourself to an order or two of Cinnamon Twists is the ideal way to cleanse your taste. They’re light and crispy, and no one can explain why they taste so fantastic — it’s just that they do.
Burger King– French Toast Sticks
If you ask us, BK’s French Toast Sticks are the star of the breakfast menu, but they’re more of a dessert than a meal in and of itself. What could be better than greasy, decadent, and dunkable French Toast Sticks that are saturated in sugar?
Popeyes– Mardi Gras Cheesecake
Popeyes sweets aren’t around for very long at all. Every now and again, the fast food business will debut a new dessert that will only be available for a limited time before being replaced by another new dessert. Among the desserts we’ve seen are little red velvet cake cups, cheesecake, and pies, but our all-time favorite is the Mardi Gras Cheesecake, which you can get here. Cheesecake, to be sure, but this one is covered with sweet confetti, which makes you want to have a party right away!
Dunkin– Sprinkle Donut
Isn’t it almost like you can taste it? There’s nothing quite like biting into a fresh, fluffy doughnut topped with frosting and rainbow sprinkles to satiate your sweet tooth. No matter how old you are, it never fails to rekindle sentiments of youth in those who experience it. Ah, those were the days.
Chick-Fil-A– Frosted Coffee
Chick-Fil-dessert A’s selection is significantly underappreciated. The variety of flavors, from shakes to Frosted Lemonades and Coffees to the Chocolate Chunk Cookie and Icedream Cone, makes it difficult for me to select a favorite. But, being a self-proclaimed coffee addict, I’m forced to go for their Frosted Coffee instead.
However, it is not as sweet as it appears to be because it is made with coffee and Icedream soft serve. Coffee taste is quite prominent, so if you’re not a strong coffee drinker, you should avoid ordering this one altogether.
Subway cookies are a well-kept secret. They have the perfect texture – just gooey enough – and they always taste like they just came out of the oven. It is customary for them to rotate among the varieties that they provide. Some of the flavors that they offer are Double Chocolate, Rainbow Candy Chip, Chocolate Chunk, and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut. In the mood for a classic fast-food dessert? Subway’s cookies are a sure-fire winner every time.
Sonic– Double Stuf’ Oreo Waffle Cone
Sonic’s Oreo Cone is a limited-edition dessert that is only available on certain days of the week. I’ll be in the drive-through line more frequently than not when that happens because this is a very fantastic ice cream cone to begin with. More than that, it is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. Using Oreo cookies for the cone and vanilla ice cream to replicate the creamy, vanilla flavor of an Oreo’s filling, this dessert is sure to please. It doesn’t get much better than that, especially since there are Oreo chunks in the ice cream.
Burger King–Hershey’s Sundae Pie
Burger King’s Hershey’s Sundae Pie is a chocolate lover’s dream come true since it is ice-cold and silky. Starting with a chocolate cookie crust that is stacked high with cream cheese and chocolate crème filling, this dessert is sure to please. Sweet whipped topping and Hershey’s chocolate chips are generously sprinkled on top of the finished product, which is quite spectacular. And you’ll devour it as well, most likely in record time, since it’s simply that wonderful.
Dairy Queen– Blizzard
When it comes to dessert, a DQ Blizzard is impossible to go wrong with. With 15 distinct flavors to choose from, you could come in once a week all summer long and have a different and delicious treat each time. Everything you could possibly want is here: Oreos with Cookie Dough, Banana Splits, and Strawberry Cheesecake. Candy bars such as the Butterfinger, Heath Bar, Snickers, and M Ms Blizzard are excellent choices for those who want good old-fashioned confections. Salted Caramel Truffle is both sweet and salty, while the Turtle Pecan Cluster is a combination of both sweet and nutty.
A W– Root Beer Float
DQ Blizzards are one of the most delicious dessert options available. With 15 distinct flavors to choose from, you could come in once a week all summer long and have a different and delicious treat each time you visited. Have your Oreo and your Cookie Dough, your Banana Split and your Strawberry Cheesecake all ready for you! Candy bars such as the Butterfinger, Heath Bar, Snickers, and M Ms Blizzard are excellent choices for those who want good old-fashioned sweets. Salted Caramel Truffle is both sweet and salty, while the Turtle Pecan Cluster is a mix of both sweet and nutty.
Sonic– Hand-Mixed Classic Shake
Photo by Hayley Mechelle used under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0 license. When you haven’t had your first Sonic shake of the season, summer isn’t really summer. Sonic’s Classic Shakes are crafted with real ice cream and are hand-mixed with one of eight different flavors to create a delicious treat.
The end product is a thick, creamy, ice-cold combination that pairs perfectly with a little (or large!) snack of french fries (or both). Additionally, Sonic offers a half-price happy hour when you may save money on snacks and other menu items.
Jack in the Box– Mini Churros
The churro dessert from Jack in the Box will bring back childhood memories if you’ve ever tasted one at a carnival. This small snack’s crispy, crunchy, and cinnamon-filled sweetness is the perfect way to finish off a meal or satisfy a sugar need after a long day. Mini Churros are offered in two sizes: a five-piece box and a ten-piece container. It is necessary to fulfill salty and savory appetites as well after you have satisfied your sweet needs. Here are the top ten best fast food restaurants in the country for any craving.
The Best Fast Food Desserts
The velvety ice cream sundaes, the warm and fluffy cookies, and the other sweet delights supplied by our favorite fast food restaurants are among the greatest fast food desserts. While few people genuinely require an additional several hundred calories after consuming a fast food meal, this reality does not detract from the fact that these fast food restaurant desserts are very delectable. The majority of delicious fast food desserts may be divided into two categories: those that are based on ice cream, such as sundaes, and those that are baked or fried, such as cookies or pies.
- In addition to traditional sundaes, several places serve unusual concoctions such as the Steak N Shake Turtle Sundae, the Culver’s Banana Split, and the Coldstone Creamery Founder’s Favorite.
- Cookies and pies are the most popular baked or fried desserts in the world.
- It’s possible that the finest fast food deserts are created by merging ice cream and baked goods into one dessert, such as the Coldstone Creamery Brownie a La Cold Stone, the Sonic Molten Cake, and the Chick-fil-A Cookie Sundae.
- Fill up the blanks with your favorite desserts, add any that aren’t already on the list, or re-rank this list of the finest fast food desserts!
These Are the Best Desserts You Can Get at Fast Food Chains Across America
A burger and a milkshake are two of the most traditional of American foods. However, the sweets offered by America’s favorite fast food restaurants go far beyond the traditional milkshake. In fact, the fast food restaurants in your area are likely to provide a bewildering assortment of sugary foods to satisfy your sweet cravings. However, as you might guess, some are more effective than others. Continue reading to learn about the top desserts available at fast food restaurants around the United States.
15. McDonald’s Oreo McFlurry
It’s serviceable but not spectacular. | Image courtesy of Popartic/iStock/Getty Images When it comes to fast food desserts, we couldn’t include the Oreo McFlurry from McDonald’s in our list without including it as a must-have. The McFlurry, on the other hand, does not appear higher on the list because — as much as we hate to break it to you, McFlurry enthusiasts – there are better fast food sweets available. “The Oreo McFlurry,” as Eater describes it, is a “frozen dairy imitation of an Oreo filling,” which means it tastes a little sweet without actually tasting like true dairy.
McDonald’s describes this dessert as “one of the least awful things somebody can order at McDonald’s,” according to the newspaper. Order this dessert to go with your taco or burrito as a further step.
14. Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists
Eater describes Taco Bell’s Cinnamon Twists as “one of America’s best and most iconic fast-food desserts,” calling them “one of America’s finest and most famous fast-food desserts.” Eater praises these “rotini-shaped puffs of rice, corn, and flour dusted with cinnamon and sugar,” which are “rotini-shaped puffs of rice, corn, and flour dusted with cinnamon and sugar,” for their balance of sweetness and cinnamon taste.
According to The Daily Meal, they make a wonderful dessert, but they are also delicious with a cup of coffee.
13. Domino’s Marbled Blondie Cookie and Brownie
Taco Bell’s Cinnamon Twists are described as “one of America’s best and most iconic fast-food desserts” by Eater, who calls it “one of the country’s finest and most iconic fast-food desserts”. Even though they have more in common with morning cereal than they do with churros, Eater praises these “rotini-shaped puffs of rice, maize, and flour coated with cinnamon and sugar” for their balance of sweetness and cinnamon taste. According to The Daily Meal, they make a wonderful dessert, but you can also have them with a cup of coffee as well.
12. Burger King Hershey Sundae Pie
Taco Bell’s Cinnamon Twists, according to Eater, are “one of America’s greatest and most famous fast-food sweets.” Despite the fact that they have less in common with churros than they do with morning cereal, Eater praises these “rotini-shaped puffs of rice, maize, and flour sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar” for their balance of sweetness and cinnamon taste. You may serve them as a dessert or with a cup of coffee, as described by The Daily Meal. Next, try this the next time you order your favorite pizza.
11. Jack in the Box Chocolate Overload Cake
The cake has a moist and delectable texture. | Jack in the Box (also known as Jack in the Boxes) According to The Daily Meal, chocolate cake is available on the dessert menus of numerous fast food restaurants. Nevertheless, the newspaper notes that “the quality of those cakes might vary considerably.” The Daily Meal, on the other hand, ranks Jack in the Box’s Chocolate Overload Cake as the best of the best. As described by the journal, “It’s super-moist, created with natural ingredients like buttermilk and semisweet chocolate chips, and has a lot of rich chocolate taste.” Next, order one of these the next time you’re in the mood for something refreshing.
10. Dairy Queen’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard
According to Thrillist, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard from Dairy Queen is among the top fast food desserts in the world. Mandatory says that you may have a Blizzard at your local Dairy Queen and pick from a virtually limitless range of flavors. Some of the most popular cookies are the Oreo, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, the Salted Caramel Blondie, the Pecan Cluster, and the Banana Split – not to mention the classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Then there’s this, which will go wonderfully with your roast meat.
9. Arby’s Cherry Turnover
It’s the most beautiful type of sloppy desert. | Arby’s TheArby’s Cherry Turnoverhas been nominated by Thrillist as one of the greatest desserts you can get at a fast food restaurant. Some folks have expressed dissatisfaction with the flaky pastry. However, we would say that this is a far superior product to the breadier pie crust seen in rival chain’s hand pies. According to Thrillist, “the pastry, cherry filling, and frosting come together to produce a delectable delicacy that you can take anyplace, but perhaps not into a bakery that specializes in cherry turnovers.” Continue reading to find out about a secret menu item at one of America’s most popular regional businesses
8. In-N-Out Root Beer Float
It’s on the hidden menu, according to Johntex/Wikimedia. One of the best-kept secrets on the In-N-Out menu is. The Root Beer Float is a refreshing treat. A popular reason for this regional chain’s popularity, according to Thrillist, is the “almost limitless number of alternatives, both on and off the menu.” And, because the root beer float will remain a hidden menu item, you will be able to personalize the texture to your liking. For more information, visit Spoon University. “The fiery root beer melts with the sweet and creamy vanilla milkshake to produce something that is really addicting.” This is something you should try the next time you visit In-N-Out.” Want a dessert that truly tastes like fruit?
It’s impossible to go wrong with this one.
7. Sonic Fresh Banana Shake
Sonic offers a refreshing and delicious dessert choice. With all of the chocolate, peanut butter, and cookie dough that goes into fast food desserts, fruit may sometimes be shoved to the back of the line. Sonic, on the other hand, is different. In an article published by Eater, the fresh banana shake at Sonic is described as “one of the clearest representations of any fruit available in a non-restaurant environment, a seamless combination of chilly ice cream and tropical fragrance.” Each shake is made out of a fresh banana, ice cream, and a dash of 2 percent milk, among other ingredients.
Order one of these to go with your chicken sandwich as a next step.
6. Chick-fil-A Icedream Cone
Several publications have proclaimed Chick-Fil-Icedream A’s to be “the greatest fast-food soft serve,” describing it as “a softly cold and incredibly light product that’s the pinnacle of frozen dairy: clean, cooling, and milky, with an ethereal texture.” | As is true of its McDonald’s competitor, Chick-fil-soft A’s serve has the same amount of stabilizing and emulsifying agents as the latter. Eater, on the other hand, claims that the Chick-fil-A version is far superior. Following that, this dessert is far superior to the McDonald’s equivalent in terms of flavor.
5. Popeyes Hand Pies
Popeye’s hand pies, according to Eater, are “what you hope a McDonald’s hand pie tasted like: crackly, with the burnished golden surface of a delicate fry (and no freezer burn).” Apple pie is a popular dessert, and many people enjoy the McDonald’s version, which is baked rather than fried, according to Eater. However, the Popeyes version is superior in every way. The Cinnamon Apple Pie served at Popeyes features delectable slices of apple and may be enjoyed as a dessert or as a breakfast option in the restaurant.
4. Subway cookies
Amazing fast food desserts don’t have to be complicated to be delicious. As an illustration, consider the following: Subway’s excellent cookies are a must-try. The Guardian states, “While other fast food restaurants tempt its customers with ice cream or candy bar pieces, or steamy pies and oozy cakes, Subway just fills their bellies with cookies.” Subway’s cookies may appear to be standard fare.
However, each taste — which ranges from raspberry cheesecake to white chocolate chip macadamia to chocolate chip — is shockingly wonderful, regardless of the flavor. Following that, you won’t want to miss out on this delectable dessert.
3. Sonic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Master Blast
This frozen dessert does appear to be rather impressive. | SonicWide Open Eats nominates Sonic’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Master Blast as one of the very finest frozen desserts available at fast food restaurants in the United States. According to the journal, Sonic’s Master Blasts are a popular treat among many people, and the chocolate chip cookie dough flavor is “by far the best of the lot.” Featuring vanilla ice cream and chewy pieces of cookie dough, this dessert tastes precisely like the cookies you undoubtedly ate in your mother’s kitchen when you were a youngster.
2. Dairy Queen Orange Julius Original
It was one of the country’s first smoothies, according to Dairy QueenEater, who describes the original Orange Julius as “one of the country’s earliest smoothies, allegedly first served in 1926.” Via Dairy QueenEater This frothy treat is made from a combination of orange juice concentrate, egg white powder, whey, sugar, vanilla, and ice, and it has been dubbed “a pioneering work of beverage engineering,” according to Eater.
Aside from having a great flavor, the fragrant beverage also has a palatable texture that makes it more simpler to consume with your food than many other fast food shakes.
1. Wendy’s Frosty
In the country, it is one of the most popular things on the market. Photograph by John Shearer/Getty Images According to Eater, one of the characteristics that distinguishes a Wendy’s Frosty as “really fantastic” is the fact that it serves many purposes. The fact that it ranks high on the list of the most popular fast food products in the United States may explain its popularity. You may use your Frosty to dunk your fries in, eat it with a spoon after you’ve done your meal, and then drink the remainder of it as it continues to warm.
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Quick Sweets: Top 10 Delicious Fast Food Desserts (And 10 That Should Be Skipped)
When individuals go out to eat at their favorite fast food restaurant, they may like to get a side dish or two to accompany their meal. The terms “big order of fries” and “additional dipping sauces” don’t necessarily refer to the same thing. Specifically, we’re talking about sweets! Not all fast food must be tasty in order to be considered to be such. How many times have you stopped at a fast food restaurant only to buy something sweet? No matter if you’re looking for an ice cream cone or a cookie, there are plenty of fast food desserts that anyone would go out of their way to get their hands on!
Take, for example, Shake Shack, which advertises its dessert-style beverages right in the name!
Of course, among all of the fantastic fast food desserts there are others that should not be be on the menu at all.
These are the types of fast-food desserts that should be avoided at all costs, according to experts.
The amount of disappointment that may accompany a terrible fast food dessert is almost incomprehensible, so it’s crucial to know what you’re getting yourself into before you order one. These are 10 fast food desserts that are simply delectable, and ten that you should avoid at all costs.
20DELICIOUS: DQ PEANUT BUSTER PARFAIT
courtesy of twitter.com Dairy Queen has a wide variety of delicious sundaes to choose from, not to mention their world-famous Blizzard. For your money, though, there isn’t a better option than the famed peanut buster parfait at the famous Peanut Buster Cafe. Using vanilla soft serve, chocolate sauce, and a generous amount of toasted peanuts, you can create this easy sundae. It’s straightforward, but that’s part of its appeal for me. When it comes to sundaes, the peanut buster parfait is the sort that doesn’t require a slew of other ingredients to convince you that it is wonderful.
19SKIP IT: PIZZA HUT CINNAMON STICKS
Photograph courtesy of flickr.com It’s a shame that Pizza Hut discontinued their iconic dessert pizza in favor of items such as cinnamon sticks, because the dessert pizza became the company’s flagship dessert offering. These extremely sweet breadsticks in disguise don’t have a particularly appealing texture, frequently becoming soggy and overly mushy as a result of the excessive quantity of sugar used, as well as the steam that accumulates within the box, resulting in a mess that is not particularly appealing.
They have never actually been that good, and they don’t really make a good dessert for pizza because both things are so high in carbohydrates.
18DELICIOUS: PIZZA HUT DESSERT PIZZA
This image was obtained from flickr. It’s a shame that Pizza Hut discontinued their popular dessert pizza in favor of items such as cinnamon sticks, because the dessert pizza became the company’s iconic dessert product as a result. They are disguised as sugary sweet breadsticks, but their texture is not very appealing; they frequently become soggy and too soft due to the large quantity of sugar used and the steam that builds up within the box, making them unsightly and unappealing. Try to eat these things was an experiment to discover how sticky your hands could withstand being at a certain moment in time.
17SKIP IT: TACO BELL CARAMEL APPLE EMPANADA
According to yelp.com The fact that Taco Bell has had a lot of success in recent years is due to the fact that they do precisely what they urge their consumers to do (that is, “think outside the bun”). Their Doritos Locos tacos brought in billions of dollars for the firm and inspired a whole new level of interest in the restaurant. That their effort at a more conventional dessert failed so miserably is sort of amusing, given the circumstances. Although the caramel apple empanada is bursting at the seams with false taste, its lack of detectable texture would lead one to assume that a genuine apple never came close to matching the texture of this creation.
The crust, on the other hand, was less than stellar. Overall, this was one of Taco Bell’s more dismal forays into the restaurant business.
16DELICIOUS: MCDONALD’S MCFLURRY
According to nydailynews.com When McDonald’s came out with the McFlurry, they truly hit the ball out of the park. Despite the fact that it is not nearly as flawless as a DQ Blizzard, it has its own unique appeal. The type of dessert you’d grab when you’re passing by a McDonald’s and you simply want something sweet to tide you over. They are distinguished by their cold, refreshing flavor and mix-ins, as well as by the dome caps and hollow spoons that top each container. The McFlurry is often regarded as the greatest dessert available at McDonald’s.
Nothing, however, can truly compare to the basic Oreo flavor, which continues to be the greatest available.
15SKIP IT: BURGER KING HERSHEY CHOCOLATE PIE
According to looloo.com The fact that Burger King is unable to put together a successful dessert menu may indicate that the company should give up on the idea altogether. They also make their own Hershey chocolate pie, which they offer with their corn syrup-laced caramel sundae. It’s unlikely that anyone will be won over by this textureless and excessively sugary dessert anytime soon. Despite the fact that the pie appears to have numerous layers, they all melt together to the point that there is virtually no obvious distinction between the filling, the crust, and the whipped topping.
14DELICIOUS: WHITE CASTLE CHEESECAKE ON A STICK
According to yelp.com Cheesecake, chocolate, and stuff on sticks are all on the menu. All of these are things that the majority of people enjoy, so why would anyone doubt how amazing these little little triangles of bliss from White Castle are in their own right? A thin and sweet (but not overly sweet) chocolate covering wonderfully complements the flavors of the cheesecake in these bite-sized treats. It’s crucial to stock up on a few extra slices of cheesecake when you’re in desperate need of a good old-fashioned cheesecake fix.
There are other sweets from White Castle that use the same basic formula, but none of them can compare to the absolute delight of this creamy, sweet, and chocolatey confection from the company’s bakery.
13SKIP IT: A W ROOT BEER FLOAT
Using the website www.aw.ca W is famed for its root beer, and most customers wouldn’t even consider eating at the restaurant unless they had a tall, icy mug of the fizzy beverage to accompany their meal. A W is particularly well-known for its root beer floats, which are a mainstay of old-fashioned malt shops and consist of root beer poured over a scoop of ice cream. However, the root beer at A W is topped with soft serve, which does not quite meet the standards of a true root beer float.
This is the one drawback to this dessert (which may also be served as a drink to accompany your meal). A firm scoop of vanilla ice cream melting into your drink just doesn’t quite make it the same as it used to be.
12DELICIOUS: TACO BELL CINNAMON TWISTS
Using the social networking site Facebook.com Once again, Taco Bell has solved the formula on how to turn an unusual cuisine into a huge hit. What exactly are the cinnamon twists, you may wonder? As some astute observers have pointed out, they are basically nothing more than deep-fried rotini that has been dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Though most people might be put off by the thought of deep-fried pasta, these cinnamon twists are the perfect sweet treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are neither too heavy nor overly sweet, which is a good thing.
After a hearty Doritos Locos taco, these are the ideal dessert to finish the meal.
11SKIP IT: BURGER KING CARAMEL SUNDAE
According to wongnai.com How did a fast food establishment get something as basic as a sundae so horribly wrong? Burger King, on the other hand, managed to pull it off with their caramel sundae. We already discussed the fact that the majority of fast food soft-serve has a waxy and fake taste to it. In the same way, the ice cream from Burger King, which was never particularly tasty to begin with, has suffered as a result. Atop that, the caramel sauce was primarily composed of high fructose corn syrup, rendering it unpleasant and removing any trace of true caramel flavor in return for a sickening sweetness with no discernible flavor character.
10DELICIOUS: SUBWAY COOKIES
According to mengger.com What is the most delicious item available at Subway? If you choose any of the sandwiches as your solution, you have already made a grave error. The excellent cookies that are served in addition to the basically just-okay sandwiches are the correct answer. Because these cookies are so much superior than anything most people can prepare at home, it is well worth the journey to Subway only to get your hands on a batch of them. They are a wonderful snack, and each kind is unique in its own way, making them a versatile choice.
A few of my favorite treats are the white chocolate macadamia cookie, which is gently sweet and has a great crunch from the nuts, the M M cookie, which is bright, fun, and delicious, and lastly the double chocolate, which is a fantastic cure for any chocolate lover.
9SKIP IT: MCDONALD’S CINNAMON MELTS
Photograph courtesy of flickr.com McDonald’s has a large number of dessert products on this list that may be skipped, although this is not due to any bias on the part of the company. For the most part, they’re just not very good at anything. In the same vein, there is McDonald’s cinnamon melts, which are a gooey, sticky mess of a dessert that looks like an ill-formed cinnamon bun and tastes like it was put in the microwave for an excessive amount of time.
Due to the limited availability of fresh cinnamon buns, the majority of the time you’ll be eating stale cinnamon buns instead. Why would anyone want to come back to this place when there are so many other, better dessert alternatives available?
8DELICIOUS: SHAKE SHACK MALTED SHAKE
According to eater.com Shake Shack is well-known for its shakes as much as it is for its burgers and fries, and for good reason. After all, it’s right there in the name of the game. Even though many of the shakes at Shake Shack are quite delectable, the chocolate malted shake is something genuinely exceptional. While most shakes are thick and sugary, the malted chocolate shake takes a different approach, delivering a more airy and light texture while also reducing the amount of sweetness by adding a bit more complexity to the taste profile through the use of malted milk and other ingredients.
7SKIP IT: ARBY’S OREO BITES
According to eater.com Arby’s Oreo bits may be the most underwhelming dessert on our list, but they are certainly not the worst. After all, what would you expect from a restaurant that can’t manage to get the roast beef sandwich right the first time around? These tiny, cream-filled chocolate doughnut holes are on the verge of being entirely flavorless, and the cream filling is an affront to the palates of dessert enthusiasts everywhere. If you want to learn how not to manufacture anything delicious for mass consumption, these are the types of things you should experiment with only in extreme cases.
6DELICIOUS: POPEYES HAND PIES
According to yelp.com Popeyes is already well-known for their delectable fried chicken, which some may argue is the greatest fast food chicken available right now in the United States. They are also well-known for their more varied offerings, such as their red beans and rice and, of course, their delectable cookies and pastries. The Popeyes franchise, on the other hand, offers its own dessert in the shape of hand pies. After a dinner of Cajun-style fried chicken, these crunchy, sweet pastries are the ideal way to finish it off.
The type of fast food pies that you want to enjoy as an after-meal pleasure are exactly what you’ll find at this establishment.
5SKIP IT: SHAKE SHACK PURPLE COW
courtesy of twitter.com The Purple Cow is a Shake Shack secret cocktail that has gained widespread popularity despite its secrecy. The drink is a twist on a float, in which grape soda and custard are combined to create something that is more closely related to a shake than anything else. Nonetheless, this is the type of delicious delight that requires some practice to appreciate. Even while grape soda can be a touch too sweet on its own, combining it with custard to create something even heavier and sweeter sounds like it would take the whole thing to an all new level of excess sweetness.
4DELICIOUS: WENDY’S FROSTY
According to yelp.com Is there a frozen dessert in a fast food restaurant that is more wanted than the legendary Wendy’s frosty? This adaptable dessert may be enjoyed on its own or used as an unusual dip for fries, depending on your preference. The Wendy’s frosty distinguishes itself from other frozen snacks by delivering a depth of taste that is difficult to discern from other frozen delights. This drink has a delicious chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla and coffee, and the texture is really amazing.
Something like this would be excellent to wear on a hot summer day. Wendy’s has experimented with other tastes, but the classic frosty remains the most popular. This is, without a doubt, the greatest fast food dessert available.
3SKIP IT: MCDONALD’S PIES
According to foodbusinessnews.net Even while McDonald’s apple pies were formerly considered to be a hallmark feature of the company’s menu, it appears that they have fallen out of favor in recent years. The reason for this might be because when the restaurant converted from frying to baking, there was a significant shift in flavor, and it was not for the better. Instead of being a popular item on the menu, these pies now languish in cardboard boxes in a metal container, ready to be thrown out at the end of the day because no one has purchased them.
2DELICIOUS: CHICK-FIL-A ICEDREAM CONE
According to hackthemenu.com There are a plethora of fast food establishments that provide simple vanilla soft-serve cones, but the Icedream cone from Chick-fil-A is unquestionably the best of them all. This delectably refreshing soft-serve cone is neither too sweet nor understated in its presentation. In comparison to most other fast food soft-serve, it has a more creamier texture and goes perfectly with one of their legendary chicken sandwiches. In comparison to other restaurants’ ice milk delights, which may sometimes be a bit too thick or have an artificial flavor or texture that can be off-putting, this one is a step above the rest of the pack.
1SKIP IT: MCDONALD’S SOFT SERVE CONE
According to McDonalds.com A McDonald’s with an operational ice cream machine is one of the world’s most unusual sights, and it is one of the most unusual things you may see in this planet. If you are ever able to locate one of these establishments, you will almost certainly treat yourself to a McDonald’s soft-serve cone, which is a popular fast-food dessert. But is it really that good? When it comes down to it, there may not truly be a more dissatisfying ice cream cone available on the market.
The texture is thick and viscous, nearly to the point of being too thick to be creamy.
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