Scottsdale Holiday Treats

By local contributor
Halie Sutton

Goodbye, yellow polka-dot bikinis. Hello, sweater weather! Holiday season is finally here, which means you’re given full permission to eat anything – and everything – you want. And what better way to celebrate the season than by treating yourself to some Holiday sweets. Add some red and green sprinkles to this winter season with these holiday treats in Scottsdale!

 


APPLE PIE ICE CREAM: SWEET REPUBLIC


If you love pie and ice cream, this sweet treat is for you. Sweet Republic’s handcrafted ice cream, which uses fresh local ingredients, is to die for any time of year. And with seasonal flavors like Apple Pie, Pumpkin Graveyard, Sweet Potato Marshmallow, you can mix your scoops for the perfect ice cream combo.

 


SANTA CACTUS COOKIES: RUZE CAKE HOUSE


Get into the spirit and spread the holiday cheer with these adorable Santa Cactus cookies. If you didn’t already know, Ruze Cake House specializes in Instagrammable eats, so having holiday-themed treats comes as no surprise. From gingerbread snowflakes to fa-la-la-la llama cookies, there’s a special treat for everyone. 

 


DECEMBER'S SHOW STOPPER SHAKE: ZUZU


In case you didn't already know, ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is home to the most photogenic shake in Scottsdale. Every month there is a different theme to the "Show Stopper" shake, and this month it's topped with extra holiday spirit! The December edition features a gingerbread vanilla bean milkshake topped with a mini gingerbread house, white chocolate drizzle, a ginger spice donut, white chocolate cinnamon pirouettes, a gingerbread man, white chocolate shavings, ginger spice cake, and red and green meringue kisses. Phew!

 


WARM APPLE CRUMBLE: BOURBON & BONES


If your mouth isn’t watering yet, just wait until this sweet-smelling dessert hits your taste buds! Made with slow-cooked Granny Smith apples nestled in a soft brown sugar crust and topped with creamy cinnamon ice cream, Bourbon & Bones’ Warm Apple Crumble smells and tastes like the holidays.

 


PASIEGA CHEESECAKE: PRADO AT OMNI SCOTTSDALE


Don’t have an overly sweet sweet-tooth? A hearty slice of this creamy homemade cheesecake, topped sweet seasonal berries and raspberry coulis, is the perfect holiday treat for you. This divine dessert melts in your mouth and creates the perfect end note to any meal, particularly during the holidays.