Let's face it, the best part about making cookies is eating the dough — even though we're told we shouldn't. If you want to take your dough addition to the next level (safely), you can get a cup or cone of cookie dough at Dough Nation in Tampa.
This adorable little ice cream and sweets shop knows how hard it is to resist eating the dough, so they brought their edible cookie dough to the Bay area, starting as a small booth at Gasparilla — now they serve up their divine doughs at a little spot on Tampa St.
You'll find your standard flavors like Chocolate Chip and Sugar Cookie, but you have more decadent deliciousness to choose from. Grab a Double Chocolate Oreo, Toasty S'mores, or Reese's Peanut Butter Fluff, or try one of their ever-changing flavors of the month — according to their website this month's is White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, my personal favorite cookie.
Vegans even have a dough choice in the Vegan Coconut Macaron that sounds seriously heavenly.
No cookie is complete without the fixin's, right? Dough Nation has 12 different toppings including hot caramel or fudge, pink drizzle, Fruity Pebbles, Captain Crunch, Nutella, Heath Bar, Mint Chocolate Chips, Whipped Cream, sprinkles, almonds, and even Brownie Bites — heck to the yes, we're going!
If havin' a cup o' dough doesn't quite cut it, you also have the option to make a dough and ice cream sundae or milkshake, with your choice of dough and cream, or get those cookies baked and enjoy a cookie ice cream sandwich. Skipping the dough altogether for ice cream alone is also an option, but why do that when we can have the best of both worlds!
Whether you want to enjoy your dough in a cup, cone, or cookie sandwich at their adorable spot in Tampa or simply grab a pint to take home (you can bake some cookies if you want a switch from eating it raw) Dough Nation's delicious doughs will satisfy any sweet foodies sweet tooth.
Those with a super sweet tooth will want to mark their calendar for the massive free chocolate festival coming to Tampa next year. If you can't wait for the festival, you can get a boozy gelato float at this sweet spot near Tampa.
Cuisine: Cookie dough, ice cream, cookie sandwiches, and dough-ice cream milkshake blends. Everything sweet!
Address: 505 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602
Why You Need To Go: The best part about eating cookies is the dough — indulge in a cup of cookie dough, ice cream, or both in a delicious dough sundae. You can even get cookie dough milkshakes or cookie ice cream sandwiches. Scrumptious sweets, we need to eat. Proceeds from your purchases go directly to feed the hungry in Tampa Bay through the Metropolitan Ministries’ hunger relief programs.