Whether basking in the sizzling sunshine at the Botanics on the rare occasions the sun makes an appearance, or grabbing a mid-afternoon snack to cool you down when it’s overcast and muggy, we hardly need an excuse to indulge in sugary offerings and appease our sweet tooth. So to let you have your cake and eat it, we’ve sampled the most mouth-watering finds from all corners of the city, to gift you with where to find the sweetest summer treats in Glasgow.
Slushy Cocktails at Vodka Wodka
Fan of the classic Slush Puppy? Vodka Wodka’s slushy cocktails induce nostalgic 90s memories of trips to shopping arcades, when you’d beg your mum for a plastic cup of the liquid candy, resulting in unexpected brain freeze and a blue tongue as evidence of your efforts. Well this concoction has an adult-twist, with lashings of alcohol but with the same sweet taste, best enjoyed on sunny days in their popular beer garden.
31-35 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ
Doughnuts at Tantrum Doughnuts
Pillowy, soft and shiny glazed hand crafted doughnuts. What’s not to love? Though not considered to be attributed to any particular season, doughnuts are the perfect vehicles for transporting chocolate and other goodies into our tummies. Eclectic flavours include pistachio and hibiscus and double blueberry and white chocolate.
27 Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G3 8RD
Bubble Tea at Waffle Monster
In case you’re not familiar with bubble tea, it derives from the Taiwanese tea-based drink from Taichung and often contains tea mixed with fruit or milk to which chewy tapioca balls are added, creating the ‘bubble’ texture and appearance. A refreshing alternative to an iced coffee on a warm day, bubble tea is a sweet elixir best found on Sauchiehall Street’s Waffle Monster. Accompany this unique bevvy with one of their chewy waffles and you’re onto a winner.
381 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3HU
Freakshakes at Black Vanilla
Glasgow’s first ever ‘cereal bar’, Black Vanilla prides itself on hand crafted confectionaries, candies and cereals with their massive milkshakes being one of the highlights. Looking like they’ve escaped from the set of Willy Wonka, these milkshakes include pick n’ mix, marshmallows and cake.
553 Duke St, Glasgow G31 1DL
Ice Cream at Valentini’s
A south side favourite, Valentini’s brings you traditional ice cream in an array of wacky flavours, including Irn Bru, Jaffa Cake and Scottish Tablet. Sunny or not, it’s always worth a visit for these mind-boggling taste sensations and creamy delights.
190 Fenwick Rd, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6UE
Where’s your fave place to indulge in sweet treats? Give us a shout with your suggestions on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure to get your tummies along to Freshers’ Fest this year for a diverse selection of culinary delicacies.