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Foodie February: Sweets & Treats

Enjoy the sweetness of life by indulging in these sugary dessert options in Council Bluffs! We've got everything from homemade ice cream to candies, fudge, donuts, and more. You're in the right place if you've got a sweet tooth!

Sugar Makery BitterSweet Dessert Bar


The Sugar Makery BitterSweet Dessert Bar is your one-stop shop for all things sweet and salty here in Council Bluffs! They offer a wide variety of treats, including ice cream, bulk candy, homemade fudge, unique popcorn options, soda, and more. The shop also features a coffee bar and delicious edible cookie dough that the locals love!


  • Monday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon – 8:00 p.m.

Christy Creme 


Christy Crème has been locally owned since 1954. This third-generation family-owned business serves all your soft-serve favorites, including cones, sundaes, milkshakes, malts, and floats. They're best known for their daily rotating sherbet flavors!


  • Closed during the winter season. Reopening on Friday, February 10, 2023
  • Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Tastee Treet 


Tastee Treet, located on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, is a great place to stop for a sweet treat! They have soft-serve ice cream, dairy-free Dole Whip, candy malts of the month, frozen bananas, and more!


  • Closed during the winter season
  • Monday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon – 8:00 p.m.

Zaltes Ice Cream


Zaltes is an all-American neighborhood scoop shop serving made-from-scratch hard-packed ice cream using only the freshest ingredients. They also offer decadent safe-to-eat raw cookie dough!


  • Wednesday – Sunday: Noon – 8:00 p.m.

J's Coffee & Donuts 


A new edition to the Historic 100 Block of West Broadway, J's Coffee & Donuts is the local coffee shop in Council Bluffs. They serve quality coffees, teas, Lotus refreshers, flavored lemonade, mini donuts, and other snack items. Whether you like your coffee dark or full of flavor, J's has a drink for you.


  • Monday – Friday: 6:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Stella & Irene's Cafe & Boutique 


Located near Bayliss Park, Stella & Irene's Café & Boutique is inspired to offer flavorful food full of color and nutrition! Their café feels like you've stepped into a tea party fantasy, serving you dishes adorned in florals, with desserts as sweet as they look. Wenday's Bakery is housed in the café, offering freshly baked pastries, desserts, cakes, cinnamon rolls, and more!


  • Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Doozies offers up to 10 different homemade ice cream flavors that are rotated daily. Locals love the sinful chocolate, butter brickle, toasted coconut, and raspberry chip flavors. Get them in a cone, dish, or a pint to-go! Located on Lake Manawa, this is a perfect spot to stop after a day of enjoying the great outdoors.


  • Closed during the winter season. Opens March 2023 
  • Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Go check out these fantastic sweet and treat options in Council Bluffs! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, meeting an old friend for a snack, or taking the whole family out, there are delicious options here in CB!

While dining at one of our unforgettable restaurants, take a photo of your meal, post it on social media, and tag @UNleashCB on Facebook or Instagram to be entered to win a gift card to a local restaurant.

For a complete list of restaurants in Council Bluffs, click here!

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