You'll find lots of reasons to fall in love with Hendricks County, Indiana, but one of my absolute favorites is the food. Local eateries serve up some delicious specialties that you can only get during the autumn season.
What are the can't-miss fall treats in Hendricks County? Here are five items I highly recommend:
Pumpkin Spice Milkshake
If you are looking for a cool treat with the taste of fall, you have to try the handmade pumpkin spice milkshake at the Mayberry Cafe in Danville. Keep watching their Facebook page for its return as it isn't expected back until sometime in October.
It's a sweet, delicious treat that is full of creamy goodness. If you prefer a warmer fall treat, try the apple pie supreme, which is warmed before being topped with ice cream.
Caramel Apple Ice Cream
Danny's Mexican Ice Cream
Another option for a chilly snack is the caramel apple ice cream that is only available for a limited time at Danny's Mexican Ice Cream in Avon. Mexican ice cream provides a unique blend of quality ingredients and rich flavor. If you love caramel apples, you will love this homemade ice cream. Try it in a waffle cone!
Pumpkin Torte & Fall Pies
Bread Basket Cafe and Bakery
Locals can't wait until after Labor Day when Bread Basket Cafe and Bakery rolls out their fall creations. And their pumpkin torte has to be at the top of that list although this year it isn't expected to make its debut until the middle of October.
This amazing dessert includes four layers of pumpkin cake separated by layers of a fluffy cream cheese, pumpkin and whipped cream concoction that they drizzle with caramel sauce and top with roasted pecans.
Another favorite -- their Harvest Moon Pie -- always makes me think of fall and Thanksgiving. Filled with a blend of apples, apricots and cranberries, this pie delivers the perfect blend of sweet and tangy and is available now.
All Bread Basket's pies, including thier yummy pumpkin pie, are handmade in-house. Order any of their desserts for your Thanksgiving meal and you'll be everyone's favorite guest!
Hot & Cold Fall Drinks & Pumpkin Desserts
The Beehive has become one of my go-to places to get a latte and dessert, and their fall lineup makes an already great selection even better.
They offer a pumpkin spice latte, caramel apple cider and a new pumpkin sweet cream cold brew to wash down their pumpkin pie bars, pumpkin cheesecake or pumpkin scones.
Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts
Donuts are by far my favorite sweet treat, and Reds Donuts in Danville is one of the best spots in Hendricks County to find them. Their pumpkin spice donut, which returns in October, is great on its own, but I love it with a nice hot cup of coffee on a cool, fall morning.
What did I miss? What are your favorite fall treats in Hendricks County? Let me know in the comments!