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Your Guide to Indy’s Best Summer Treats

These delicious desserts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Summer Treats

One of the best parts about summer is the refreshing desserts that cool you down on a hot day. From ice cream to fresh baked goods, we’ve got you covered for all the best local spots to get the summer sweets you crave.

What’s summer without ice cream? Luckily, you’ll never have to find out. Check out this story to learn where to get your favorite flavors and try a few new ones. This story was written by Lenie Tsakonas on July 18, 2020. 


Cake is good all year round, but it’s even better with refreshing flavors that will make you feel like you’re on vacation. This story by Stephanie Groves has everything you need to know about where to get the coolest cakes in Indy that are as delicious as they are beautiful. This story was originally published on September 9, 2020. 

If those beautiful cakes inspired you, get to know some of the best women bakers in Indy who are sure to be whipping up tons of tasty summer treats. This story written by Stephanie Groves on July 15, 2020 has a round up of all the local women bakers you should know.


There’s also plenty of great vegan desserts in Indy if that’s your style. Learn about a few places where you can get your favorite vegan treats in this excerpt from a story about women in the industry. This story was written by Stephanie Groves on July 22, 2020.


“Trailhead Naturals is a local Indiana company making 100 percent vegan, gluten free, naturally sweetened and soy free products. Most of our products are grain-free and most ingredients that we source are organic and non-GMO. We handcraft all of our items—like our muffins, chia crackers, granola and even ice cream—in micro-batches and blend in superfoods and herbs, making every bite indulgent and nourishing.”

“Trailhead Naturals came into conception to create foods that are not only nourishing and tasty, but also integrating science that focuses on bringing balance and simplicity in lifestyle. Our products are infused with superfoods and ayurvedic herbs, which lends to the unique flavor profile and melt-in-the-mouth texture. We take no shortcuts in providing the best quality food, and our products are available at most local retail food stores and major farmers’ markets.”


“Sea Salt & Cinnamon is a vegan food business based in Muncie. We have partners all over the state of Indiana and work hard to offer delicious, cruelty-free options in a way that is accessible to everyone. Our mission is to invite others into compassion through their food choices. We figure the best way to do that is to hand them a cupcake!”

You can read more about the women behind these products and more here. 

Ellie Allen is Indy Maven’s Editorial Intern.

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