When you're craving something sweet it's always a struggle to decide which sugary indulgence will hit the spot. Artisanal doughnuts come in so many different varieties with drizzled frosting, fruity fillings and crunchy topings. But, then again, ice cream is a cool, refreshing classic.
If you can't choose between the two - don't! Head to Blackbird Doughnuts in Boston's south end for a delightful mix of both worlds.
Blackbird Doughnuts is Boston's only artisanal doughnut shop that bakes their treats on site. They specialize in airy, fluffy pastries made from brioche dough, but also offer doughnuts of the cake variety.
Flavors range from traditional like vanilla glaze and chocolate sprinkle to wild varieties like cookie milk, blood orange cotton candy, strawberry jam, winter citrus, and mocha fritter. Options rotate regularly so hop online to see what's currently available.
Any Blackbird doughnut can be sliced down the middle and turned into an ice cream sandwich on request. Choose from chocolate, vanilla, or swirl ice cream.
The shop also offers ice cream sandwich specials such as Apple Pie a la Mode, served on an apple cider doughnut with cinnamon sugar around the edge and the current selection, Mint Chocolate Chip with vanilla ice cream, cool mint swirl and chocolate chips.
Blackbird Doughnuts also sells mini doughnuts and doughnut cakes, perfect for a romantic evening for two.
It doesn't have to be summer to indulge yourself in a decadent ice cream treat!
Blackbird Doughnuts has three Boston area locations at Fenway, Harvard Square and the South End.