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- Milk Bar has an online store where you can buy their treats, cookbooks, and cooking classes. Plus, it ships nationwide in the US. Now through February 13, 2020, orders over $50 are shipped free.
- It’s home to innovative cakes, cookies, and pies that are as delicious as they are fun- and they make great Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone with a sweet tooth.
- Check out all of our Valentine’s Day 2020 gift guides for even more gifting inspiration.
Imagine the crazy, sugary confections you dreamed of eating as a child. Those odd, but delicious concoctions – like cookies filled with marshmallows and corn flakes – that your parents wouldn’t let you create for fear that you’d stay up all night riding a sugar high.
Now, you can actually find these funky creations at Milk Bar – and they’re even better than you could have ever imagined.
Inventive, sweet treats are what makes Milk Bar one of the buzziest bakeries around. Christina Tosi – Milk Bar’s founder, chef, and creative mastermind – has always put dessert first. Growing up, she had a passion for baking cookies. She later fine-tuned her baking skills in culinary school and went on to work for David Chang, helping him create a dessert menu for his empire of Momofuku restaurants. That was the launchpad for what eventually became Milk Bar, now an empire of its own.
If you’ve ever walked by a Milk Bar store, you’ve probably seen a line spilling out the door. People go crazy for Tosi’s unique twists on American classics like chocolate chip cookies and soft-serve ice cream. Luckily, you don’t have to wait in a long line or even live by a Milk Bar to try some of the shop’s delicacies.
The Milk Bar online store has a huge selection of sweets that can be delivered right to your door – and it’s a great place to find gifts for the sweet tooth in your life or even just to treat yourself. Sending a friend a regular tin of cookies to say congratulations is a sweet gesture, but Milk Bar takes it up a notch with unique flavor combinations and colorful presentations that are perfect for every occasion.
Here are all the fun ways you can give the gift of Milk Bar to your friends and family.
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Send some sweets treats
There may be no better way to say “I love you” or “I miss you” than a box filled with something sweet and delicious. You can buy almost all of Milk Bar’s most popular desserts online, barring the milkshakes and infamous Cereal Milk soft serve. Choose from à-la-carte options, or go for one of Milk Bar’s bundles curated for all sorts of occasions.
The You Got This box ($82), filled with Milk Bar Pie and a selection of cookies, is a perfect way to celebrate big milestones or provide sweet relief for a friend that’s feeling a little down. The Classic birthday bundle ($72) includes enough cake and truffles for a small party. The Birthday Cake ($50) is dotted with rainbow sprinkles and filled with layers of creamy frosting, just like the stuff you could get from a box growing up, but much better. Even if there’s no birthday coming up soon, I’d find an excuse to order this. The B’day Truffles ($24) have all of the flavors of a slice of cake in one little bite, with a crunchy-ish outer shell and a chewy, half-baked center.
Visit the Valentine’s Day Gift Shop
If they have a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with sending them anything from Milk Bar. But, if you want to keep it festive, the Valentine’s Day gift shop is filled with seasonal sweets. The Love Fest ($160) is among the bigger sets that include a classic Milk Bar Pie, tin of assorted cookies, a B’day Truffle Dozen Box, a Chocolate B’Day Truffle Dozen Box, and a 6-inch Birthday Cake.
If you want to send something a little smaller, there’s a 4-inch version of the Birthday Cake ($32), a Party of Two set ($54) that combines a mini B’Day Cake with 12 B’Day Cake truffles, or a combo of assorted cookies and B’Day Cake truffles in The Sweetie ($62).
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Take a baking class
If they love Milk Bar, or just baking in general, surprise them with a baking class. These are offered in NYC, DC, and LA. Each class is centered around learning how to create one of Milk Bar’s popular desserts, like the Birthday Cake.
A class costs $95 a person, but it’s definitely a fun activity they’ll always remember. If you can join them, even better. You’ll also get an apron and a headband, which Tosi is known to don in the kitchen, so you’ll feel like a natural. For kids, there’s Camp Milk Bar. The fun, interactive classes will teach little ones easy baking skills, and it costs just $35. The best part? They’ll get to keep and eat the creations when the class is done.
Gift some merch
For true Milk Bar fans who want more than cookies, there’s merchandise, like totes, cookbooks, and mugs. Even if they don’t know Milk Bar, a Christina Tosi cookbook makes a great gift for any baker. Her creativity in the kitchen is sure to inspire, plus the colorful cookbooks will look great on any coffee table or bookshelf.
The bottom line
No matter the occasion, Milk Bar treats will definitely put a smile on someone’s face. The desserts may be pricier than most, but that’s what makes them prime for special occasions. Milk Bar ships nationwide in the US, and now through February 13, 2020, orders over $50 are shipped free.
Whether it’s a treat-yourself tin of cookies or a surprise birthday cake, Milk Bar is definitely worth the splurge.
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