Amazing Scottish Desserts and Where to Find Them

traditional scottish desserts, cranachan with raspberry, whipped cream and roasted oatmeal in a glass

While Scotland may be home to haggis, porridge, tatties, and neeps, it’s also home to some outrageously delicious Scottish desserts.

Some of the best aren’t always in the most obvious places. Sometimes, you have to seek out the hidden gems in order to taste something truly spectacular. Lucky for you, we’ve done that research for you, (tough job, right?) and come up with this list of indulgent treats to try in Scotland.

Add them to your foods-to-eat-before-you-die bucket list and make note of where to find them! Three Fantastic Scottish Desserts 

Ice Cream & Churros

Loop & Scoop, Glasgow

If you love ice cream you need to head to Loop & Scoop in Glasgow. This specialist ice cream bar was actually the first in the UK and boasts a huge menu. If you want to stuff your face with ice cream, this is the place to be.

We recommend ordering a cup full to the brim topped with a humongous churro. Choose your churro toppings then dig in!

Find them at 665 Great Western Road in Glasgow.


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Donut/Waffle/Ice Cream Bites

What the Fudge, Glasgow

What the Fudge is the perfect place to visit if you crave something that’s out of this world. Order the platter filled with donuts, bites of ice cream, and waffles all coated in chocolate or fudge sauce. Absolutely divine!

This eatery is open until 11 pm every night so you can dig into something decadent even when everything else is closed.

Find them at 506 Victoria Road in Glasgow.


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Chocolate, Berry & Fig Cake

Kitschnbake, Fife

This beautifully decorated cake, adorned with blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and figs, is a real showstopper.

Believe us when we say all of the cakes at Kitschnbake taste as good as they look. Pick whichever one strikes your fancy. And if you can’t make up your mind, order two.

You can find Kitschnbake at 16 – 18 Boat Road in Fife.


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The three secret spots we’ve revealed in this post are must-visit destinations, especially if you’re the kind of person who dreams of tasting delicious Scottish desserts in the U.K.’s northernmost country. 

Now say it with us:  Life is short. Take the trip. Buy the shoes. Eat the cake.

Bonus:  Check out my all-time favorite Scottish dessert here.


  • I am a mom of 2 who travels a lot for work (I work in the event/conference/tradeshow industry). I grew up  and currently live in Northern California.