Charles Village now has two great dessert options—cupcakes and ice cream—in the same building. Summer intern Elizabeth Laseter discovered this delicious duo and shares her findings:
Dominion prides itself as “eat your vegetables ice cream,” listing the nutritional qualities of its unique flavors on its website. For instance, “Sweetie Pie Oh My” (sweet-potato ice cream) is high in vitamin E, and “Boney Coney” (tomato ice cream) contains antioxidants.
My favorite is the green-tinted “Muscle-Up,” or spinach-flavored ice cream. I love its surprisingly clean, refreshing flavor, with hints of vanilla. Not to mention, it also packs a healthy dose of iron. For those who want something less adventurous, Dominion has more traditional ice-cream flavors as well.
Charm City Cupcakes offers over 65 flavors of gourmet cupcakes, including Baltimore black bottom (brownie and cream-cheese cake topped with chocolate butter cream and chocolate chips), Key lime, red velvet (my roommate’s favorite), black-eyed Susan (my favorite), and golden vanilla cake filled with chocolate mousse and topped with butter-cream icing and a decorative flower, too.
The cupcakes cost $2.50 each, but, believe me, one is plenty big enough to satisfy or share. For a sweet-tooth fix, check out the winning combination of Dominion and Charm City Cupcakes.