Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on November 11, 2020
Do you have a sweet tooth? If indulging in a sugary treat from time to time is one of your favorite things, then keep reading. This week, we are going to be looking at some of the Smoky Mountain area's favorite and most unusual sweet spots. From ice cream shops to candy makers, there are lots of places where vacationers in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville can get sugared up. If you're also thinking of spending some time with us at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, you can plan on treating yourself to a sweet reward when you're done ziplining Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Let's start with some of the newer places in town. Knox Dough, located on the Parkway in Sevierville, is a specialty dessert shop offering gourmet, edible cookie dough and rolled ice cream. They use a specialized heat-treated flour in their cookie dough that makes it edible. You can opt for the dough or the ice cream or go nuts and mix both together. Dough flavors include chocolate chip, TN Trash, confetti, mocha, Oreo and S'mores.
East-Tennessee-based Cruze Farm Dairy has opened its third location, this one in Sevierville at the Five Oaks development. Like the other locations, this one offers a wide variety of cups, cones, shakes, churns, floats and sundaes. All ice creams are house-made with a rotating menu of flavors like chocolate, sweet cream, espresso, peanut butter, pumpkin, strawberry and lavender honey.
At the Buzzed Bull Creamery, they use liquid nitrogen to create extra-smooth ice creams and milk shakes. The one-of-a-kind, handcrafted treats are fully customizable, with more than 30 flavors to choose from. Options are available for all ages. The Buzzed Bull is located in Pigeon Forge, just north of the Old Mill neighborhood.
Another place to find nitrogen-infused ice cream is at Dulce Nitrogen Ice Cream & Bubble Tea in Pigeon Forge, near the intersection of Parkway and Wears Valley Road. They were the first shop in Pigeon Forge to serve nitrogen ice cream, bubble tea and bubble waffles. Their ice cream features fresh cream and the mix-ins of your choice, stirred together with liquid nitrogen to create a creamy treat. Bubble tea can be milk-based or non-milk-based and comes with boba (black pearls made from tapioca). Bubble waffles are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and make great cones for the nitrogen ice cream.
You frozen yogurt fans might want to try Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, which is located on Collier Drive in Sevierville, at the Governor's Crossing development. Their frozen yogurt is served in cups, smoothies and shakes and are a somewhat healthier option compared to traditional ice cream.
These are just some of the newer and more unique treateries you'll find in the Great Smoky Mountains. There are tons of other places to sample as well, including the Old Mill Creamery in Pigeon Forge, where the homemade ice creams taste great in cones, bowls, sundaes and shakes. They also have a signature line of ice creams made from ingredients from other Old Mill shops. At the Apple Valley Creamery in Sevierville, they've been doing sweet stuff for decades, with farm-fresh ice creams that come in a rotating variety of seasonal flavors. The Village Café and Creamery is another legacy parlor, found in the The Village shops in downtown Gatlinburg. Their selection of shakes, malts, floats, sundaes and old-fashioned sodas is phenomenal.
Other ice cream shops you may want to put on your list include Curl de la Crème, Mad Dog's Creamery and Donuts, Glades Soda Fountain, Maypops and Kilwin's.
And don't forget about all the candy shops in the Smokies, many of which have been around for decades. Not only can you purchase a tantalizing array of candies and confections, you can often watch them make their products on site. Places to consider include Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, Aunt Mahalia's Candies and Fudge Shoppe of the Smokies. Dollywood also has its own homemade candy and ice cream shops in the theme park, so visitors there are never far away from the sweet stuff.