Nine nontraditional King Cake treats to try this Mardi Gras season

Carnival Season is here and although a majority of the events are canceled, you can still enjoy the King Cake. 

As if there aren’t enough King Cake recipes on the market, many places around the area are putting their own twist on it. From King Cake Pop-tarts to King Cake Lattes, you’re bound to find King Cake in a new, nontraditional way.

Also, check out Louisiana Weekend’s 2021 King Cake Guide: Popular Picks and Unique Twists.

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King Cake Cake Pops 

Mid-city’s Brew HaHa is serving up King Cake Cake Pops this Mardi Gras season. These cake pops will give the traditional King Cake a run for its money. Try out their King Cake Latte while your at it!  


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King Cake Milkshake 

If you’ve never had a Fat Cow King Cake Milkshake, then this is your sign to get one! This limited-time Mardi Gras-themed shake has hints of cinnamon and is topped off with purple, green and yellow sprinkles.   


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King Cake Macaroons 

Les Amis Bake Shoppe is twisting things up with King Cake Macaroons. These French-inspired treats are served with a yellow and green base along with a purple filling. 


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King Cake Donuts 

If there’s one thing District Donuts knows how to make, it’s donuts. Not only can you try out these perfectly crafted King Cake Donuts, but grab a made in-house King Cake. 


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King Cake Ice Cream

In 2019, Blue Bell King Cake Ice Cream created quite the buzz and now it’s back! According to Blue Bell, the King Cake Ice Cream has “cinnamon cake flavored ice cream with tasty pastry pieces, a colorful cream cheese swirl and festive candy sprinkles.” Hurry and grab a half-gallon size because it’s only here for a limited time. 


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King Cake Latte or King Cake Mochasippi 

CC’s Coffee House is a staple in Louisiana. This year, they’ve launched a Mardi Gras King Cake Latte and King Cake Mochasippi. According to CC’s website, each drink incorporates a “unique blend of rich espresso, caramel and sweet brown sugar cinnamon.” Customers can pair these specialty drinks with a CC’s King Cake Cake Ball. 


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King Cake Rum Cream

Gambino’s knows King Cake, so now they are introducing King Cake Rum Cream. According to Gambino’s Instagram, this rum cream includes “a beautiful blend of aged Caribbean rum, fresh Wisconsin cream, and New Orleans own @Cocktailandsons King Cake syrup.” Gambino’s describes this new item as “King Cake in a bottle.” 


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King Cake Pop-tarts 

This isn’t just any Pop-tart, it’s a King Cake Pop-tart you can only find at CounterspaceBR. According to CounterspaceBR’s Instagram, these poptarts consist of “cinnamon cream cheese wrapped in a flaky crust and topped with our simple glaze and colored sugar.” Grab one of these limited-time Pop-tarts before they’re gone! 


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Mardi Gras Beer 

Mardi Gras is never complete without an ice cold beer. Good thing Abita is back with is seasonal Mardi Gras Bock. According to the Abita website, Mardi Gras Bock is “brewed with pale, pilsner and caramel melts and German Perle hops.” Although Mardi Gras will look very different this year, its still the perfect drink to enjoy throughout Carnival Season. 


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 Do you know where king cakes originally came from? Find out below! 

Somebody said you’re not supposed to eat king cake until Jan. 6