The Yummiest (and Cutest) Wedding Dessert Trends from Carts to Trucks Across the US!

bride with cotton candy
photo by Mary Costa Photography from this Quirky Wedding at Big Daddy’s Antiques

Care for a treat? This one’s for the sweet tooths: fun dessert trends that are as cute as they are yummy! While we love a good cake, an extra little treat can’t hurt. With the late-night snack trend taking off, plus pushcarts, food trucks, and unique dessert offerings, we did a little digging to find some fun dessert options across the US! PS: See something that sounds good but not in your area? Many of these folks travel, so it never hurts to ask!

From waffles to soft serve to boozy ice cream, there’s something here for everyone!

The Wild Posy – Serving California

paletas for weddings
photos: Sanaz Photography | Anna Delores Photography

For desserts that make you go “OMG how cute,” The Wild Posy will bring a pushcart or cute mobile trailer to your wedding! Offerings range from petal-dipped paletas + ice cream sandwiches to ice pops plunged in champagne, rosé, cold brew or your favorite soda! And let’s not forget the petal-topped donuts. It’s ALL cute, folks.

Waffle Love – Arizona, Austin TX, and Northern Utah

waffle truck for weddings

We found the waffle truck to your Leslie Knope. Warm waffles topped with an array of goodies, these babies are THE answer to late-night cravings after a minute on the dancefloor. If the truck isn’t in you’re area, Waffle Love can set up a chef station in Southern California, Southern + Northern Utah, and Arizona!

Prohibition Creamery – Austin

boozy ice cream for weddings
right photo: Nicolai McCrary Photography

Cocktails with booze or ice cream with booze — Prohibition Creamery does both. Set up an ice cream bar with handcrafted boozy and non-boozy ice creams plus signature toppings. They’ll even create a custom flavor for the big day! (And those fancy cocktails? You can get a full-service bar catering, too.)

Bon Puf – Southern California

cotton candy cart
photo via @eventsbydish

The ultimate whimsical treat gets an upgrade. Bon Puf spins modern + organic flavors such as Lychee Green Tea and Honey Rose, as well as your favorite classics. Top them with fresh flowers, edible glitter, pop rocks, sprinkles…the options are plenty! Plus, how cute is that cart?!

Boba Guys – San Francisco / Bay Area

boba tea for weddings
left photo: Sebastien Bicard

Boba Guys brings the freshly made boba to you! The “bobaristas” mass assemble drinks in advance, delivering a beautiful grab and go station for a premium guest experience.

Taiyaki Ice Cream – NYC

Korean softserve wedding dessert idea

When the topping options are “unicorn horns and ears,” you know you’ve found something special. Taiyaki NYC, home to legendary fish-shaped cones + Asian-inspired ice cream treats, is rapidly growing in popularity. There are several custom options for your big day but please, whatever you do, don’t skip the unicorn horns.

Great Shakes – Palm Springs

extreme shakes for weddings
photo: Plum & Oak Photo

It’s called Extreme Shakes, look it up. No, seriously—milkshakes topped with donuts, whipped cream, and more tasty delights are a magical wonder to behold! Just imagine the look on guests faces when they think the party is almost over and someone walks in with a tray of these babies.

Churros Locos — Portland + Seattle

churros food truck
photo via @pdxeventdesign by Courtney Hellen Photography

Churros + Ice Cream = Happiness! It’s right there on the truck, and we’re inclined to agree.

Black Dog Gelato — Chicago

gelato wedding catering

Black Dog Gelato‘s truck is a mini schoolbus painted bright pink. We are IN. Oh, and let’s not forget their unique gelato offerings, like sundaes and donut sandwiches. Signature flavors include Goat Cheese Cashew Caramel, Blueberry French Toast, and Malted Vanilla. YUM.

Bijou’s Sweet Treats – VA + DC Areas

dessert grazing table
photo by Alexa Ann Photography (see more photos of this 16-foot table!)

Bijou’s Sweet Treats is where to go when you want to WOW your guests. And also eat a lot of handmade treats. In additions to cakes and other creations, the new dessert grazing table offering is almost too pretty to eat. But we have a feeling that won’t stop anyone :)

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