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Irresistible Desserts in French Lick, Indiana


Posted on 8/14/2018 by Visit French Lick West Baden



Dish on famous bananas foster, artisanal ice cream or attend the annual chocolate tasting event to satisfy your sweetest tooth on your next visit to French Lick West Baden, Indiana.


Nanna’s Bakery


When it comes to finding the best baked goods in French Lick West Baden, Nanna’s Bakery is the place to be! They offer cinnamon rolls, cookies, cupcakes and muffins – all freshly baked each day. If you are looking for an extra-special dessert, they can even create a custom cake for you. This is the place to satisfy your sweet tooth in a quick and easy manner on your next visit to French Lick.  


French Lick’s Ice Cream & Coffee Bar



Are you more of an ice cream person? If you are, then be sure to stop by the famous French Lick’s Ice Cream & Coffee bar to delight in some handcrafted, gourmet ice cream. French Lick’s has traditional flavors such as vanilla and chocolate, but they also house several of their own unique flavors like Cinnamon Roll or Cookie Monster. Sip on an ice cream float, frappe, milkshake or malt while you sit on the patio and soak in the scenes of downtown French Lick West Baden.


Vintage Café at French Lick Winery


Enjoy a sweet treat paired with a glass of local wine from French Lick Winery at the Vintage Café. The unique desserts offered at the Vintage Café include a Bourbon Cake, a mini pecan Bundt cake covered in bourbon sauce, a Signature Wine Bundt cake, created with French Lick red wine, and a gluten-free Lava Cake served with mixed berry or cherry wine sauce.  You are sure to find a dessert with a unique French Lick twist when you stop in the Vintage Café. Check out more of their unique offerings here.


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Sinclair’s Restaurant

Sinclair’s Restaurant, located inside the French Lick Resort, is sure to be a stop if you seek a high-end dessert experience. From Bananas Foster to Madagascar Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, you are sure to find a tasty treat when you walk through these doors. Enjoy an elegant serving of Strawberry Au Poivre - strawberries and caramelized white sugar flambeed with cognac.  And, if you are a chocolate-lover, be sure to try the West Baden Signature Chocolate Dome. (A dreamy, chocolate mousse layered with chocolate cake and a ganache shell.)  Each of these tasty treats can be paired with several selections of dessert wines, coffee, and tea to your liking.






El Compadre


If you gravitate more towards international flavor when it comes to your sweet cravings, be sure to check out what El Compadre has to offer. Their dessert menu is filled with traditional Mexican sweets like fried ice cream, churros and Flan to a magnificent Cheesecake Chimichanga, a deep fried burrito stuffed with cheesecake filling and served with ice cream. You will undoubtedly find something sweet here.


Not only does French Lick West Baden have a wide variety of options when it comes to finding the perfect sweet treat, they also are home to several dessert-centric events.



Chocolate Festival at the French Lick Resort – February


Save the Date for one of French Lick West Baden’s most popular annual events: The Annual Chocolate Festival! The 11th annual festival will take place on February 9 and will be a “fab 50s-style” celebration of all things chocolate. You will be able to sample from more than 50 unique chocolate creations made from more than a dozen different types of chocolate. The best part? All of the chocolate is made in-house! Tickets will be available for this sweet festival beginning on September 1st, so be sure to mark your calendars for French Lick’s sweetest festival of the year! 


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Chocolate Tasting Train – March


Chocolate-lovers will unite at this unique chocolate tasting event. The Chocolate Tasting Train takes place in March on French Lick West Baden’s own Scenic Railway and includes a train ride through the hills of southern Indiana while enjoying a wide variety chocolate treats. While you are enjoying these decadent treats, you will engage your sense by pairing several of these confections with signature cocktails, including three specialty chocolate cocktails. You will undoubtedly get your chocolate fix when you step foot on the Chocolate Tasting Train. Tickets are required for this event and you must be over 21 to enjoy the experience. Click here for tickets and more information.


Monthly Wine and Dessert Soiree


The Wine and Dessert Soiree is sure to be a tasting event to satisfy all of your senses. Inspired by European roots, you will enjoy specialty decadent desserts served with expertly paired wines by wine experts at the West Baden Springs Hotel. You do not want to miss this sweet-lovers paradise, so make sure you make reservations for the next soiree on August 17!


Whether it’s enjoying a chocolate cocktail aboard the French Lick Scenic Railway or enjoying an ice cream cone on French Lick’s patio on a summer evening, you are sure to find a way to satisfy your sweet tooth in French Lick West Baden, Indiana. Don’t forget to request your FREE Visitors Guide today to start planning your next visit.