Sweet Haven is a Sweet Addition to Westhaven, Franklin
If you know me, you know ice cream is my favorite food on earth. I’m instantly drawn to the ice cream aisle as soon as I walk in the grocery store. I dream about ice cream. I know all the ice cream shops in town.
Or so I thought.
Sweet Haven Sweets and Treats is the newest ice cream shop in town, and it just happens to be down the street from my home. Located in Westhaven neighborhood in Franklin, Tennessee, off New Highway 96 , Sweet Haven opened on July 2– without even telling me! The secrecy lasted only a few weeks before I found them, and oh, my. I have told everyone I know about this delightful place.
I love using treats as incentives, so I told my girls if they helped me around the house with some projects, we’d try out the new ice cream shop.
The store is located at 1015 Westhaven Boulevard in Franklin. Look for the bicycle out front, and you can find street parking or park in the lot behind the shop.
The Real Deal Dole Whip
The first thing that caught my attention was Sweet Haven’s soft serve because they claimed to serve Dole Whip. That word is sacred in our family because we love Disney World and my favorite treat in the Magic Kingdom is a Dole Whip float, which I order just moments before entering The Enchanted Tiki Room. I’ve had many a Dole Whip in my life, and I’ve tried lots of imitations over the years that don’t come close to the original recipe. I’m happy to say that Sweethaven’s Dole Whip tastes exactly like Aloha Isle in Adventureland. They even do the Dole Whip Float!
They also have other yummy flavors like Valencia Orange Sorbet which can be twisted with Home Churn Vanilla to make a Creamsicle, and Strawberry Sensation and Dreamy Dark Chocolate make a rich Chocolate Dipped Strawberry.
Sweethaven also has hand-scooped, hard ice cream with delectable flavors like Peanut Butter Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew and my personal favorite, Tennessee Sunset (cherry, blue moon and vanilla ice cream).
As if that wasn’t enough, the darling staff then asks you if you want SPRINKLES! And these aren’t just your nonpareil sprinkles from Kroger. These are color-popping, fun-shaped, huge sprinkles with THEMES.
For a Disney lover, I was in heaven. How cute are these sprinkles?
If ice cream isn’t your thing, you can also get popsicles and cookies.
But really, how is ice cream not your thing?
Visit Sweet Haven–My Treat!
So make your way over to Sweet Haven for a cup (or cone) of pure joy. Better yet, let’s do a giveaway. You need to do 3 things:
- “Like” The Passport and Pen on Facebook.
- “Follow” The Passport and Pen on Instagram (@thepassportandpen).
- Comment below with what Sweet Haven treat you’d like to try. On Monday evening, August 24, I’ll choose a name at random and if you’re local, I’ll buy you your first treat at Sweethaven. If you’re not, I’ll figure out another sweet treat to send you!