Sweet Treats: Artisan ice cream in the foothills
￼Treats features artisan ice creams, seasonal sorbets, gelato, sundaes, and vegan and sugar-free selections. Other tasty treats made from scratch include decadent fresh-baked cookies, cupcakes, zesty lemon squares and some gluten-free choices.
Treats uses local, organic and seasonal ingredients and also offers gluten-free cones.
Stop by to see which seasonal flavors are offered, such as Chaffin Family Orchard Peach, Pear Ginger sorbet, Chai Coconut (vegan) and Riverhill Red sorbet (sweet red peppers and strawberries from Riverhill Farm).
110 York St., NC, 530-913-5819
across from Ike’s Cafe
Wild Plum Sweetery & Expresso Bar Offering premium gelato, hand- dipped chocolates and other assorted confections made on-site. Features premium Vaneli’s espresso.
The Wild Plum also has a gift store featuring works from local artists, including silk floral designs by owner Laura Minto and a gift basket center, where customers can combine chocolates, silk florals and other items.
111 Mill St., GV, 530-273-5007
In Grass Valley, Bear River Pasta Co. also offers authentic Italian gelato including favorites such as spumoni and pistachio, as well as chocolate and cookies & cream. Gold Rush Burgers & BBQ has an ice cream parlor that serves cones, sundaes, shakes, floats and more.
(Photo credit: Sydney Moberg)