10 best weed dessert strains to sneak before dinner

weed dessert strains

The world of weed strains is vast, and the depth of flavors is even wider. In a world of meat strains, exotic weed, and gassy terps, a sweeter sister has risen to the top. In the last few years, cannabis culture has gathered around dessert strains. The move isn’t a surprise; the last decade has seen the rise of Cookies family genetics and Seed Junky cake genetics.

These sweet treats grow off each other in exciting crosses that are named after beloved baked goods. Dessert strains now come from many breeders, the list also includes those that have been around all along.

Girl Scout Cookies

No list of dessert strains is complete without mother aka Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) was created by Lesjai Peronnet Chang (aka Jigga), a founding member of the Cookies crew. Chang crossed an OG Kush phenotype with F1 Durban Poison and created a plant that stood to change the trajectory of weed culture.

GSC got its name because the pack smells like cookies fresh out of the oven, and the smell only intensifies after lighting up. Most dessert strains on this list have GSC in their lineage, which only proves its power.


Sherbinkis have a seat at the table dessert weed game leaders as the “Home of Gelato.” When Gelato dropped it took the weed world by storm, which is no surprise as Mr. Sherbinski is a member of the Cookies family.

Gelato crosses Thin Mint GSC and Sunset Sherbet in a mind-numbing and relaxing combination. Zamnesia Seeds crossed the same genetics, resulting in Larry Bird. Though genetics are similar, effects, looks, or smells may differ based on breeding, environment, and other factors.

Since its inception, Sherbinkskis has leaned into Gelato, dropping crosses like Apricot Gelato, Gelato Crema, and more.

Apple Fritter

This pastry delight was created in 2013 by Lumpys Flowers, a California cannabis brand from Napa Valley. The Apple Fritter strain is a cross of Animal Cookies and Sour Apple, their parents are GSC, Fire OG, Cinderella 99, and Sour Diesel. The combination is a puckering apple flavor with sweetly spiced undertones.

Apple Fritter is a dessert strain worth remembering, as few harness the powers of baked apples quite as well. But honestly, combining biting citrus from Sour Apple with earthy Animal Cookies was bound to be a hit.

Wedding Cake

This is a strain of many names. Wedding Cake is also called Triangle Mints #23, and in Canada, they refer to it as Pink Cookies. Whatever people are calling it, this cannabis cross was the talk of the town in the late 2010s. The hype was due to high THC and promises of a sweet vanilla frosting aroma and flavor.

Wedding Cake was created by Seed Junky Genetics, a Southern California Breeder that has since leaned into its Kush Mints collection. The indica-dominant cross is the result of Animal Mints and Triangle Kush and could be the flashpoint for the bounty of cake strains to come.


Orange drizzle fans look no further than Mimosa, also called Purple Mimosa, a relevant member of the Tangie family. The hybrid is a cross of Clementine and Purple Punch from Symbiotic Genetics, creators of Wedding Crasher and Banana Punch.

Much like the beverage, this can be an energizing variety, but enjoyed in large quantities it might be more sleepy or relaxing. Use this strain wisely.

Cereal Milk

What are cookies without milk? That’s probably what the Cookies team asked themselves before cooking up the Cereal Milk strain, a cross of Y Life and Snowman. The parents of Y Life are Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie; Snowman is a GSC phenotype.

Cereal Milk fans enjoy the high THC quantities and one-of-a-kind scent, which marries cherries, lemon, and rich cream. The nose is unmistakable, and the effects are memorable, too. This strain has earned its place among the dessert greats.

Cookies and Cream

Exotic Genetix is to thank for the Cookies and Cream strain, a chill indica cross of Girl Scout Cookies and Starfighter. Cookies and Cream is true to its parentage with flavor, it tastes just like freshly baked cookies. As for effects, buckle in for an initial mental flurry followed by mellowed-out vibes for a few hours.

Cookies and Cream is a relative of GSC that stands out in its own right among the top weed dessert strains.

Sunset Sherbet

Nobody turns down a bowl of sherbet, that’s especially true when it comes to the Sunset Sherbet strain. This heavy indica flower is stunning, growing in dark purples, and is another child of Mr. Sherbinski. Sunset Sherbet is a cross of Pink Panties and Girl Scout Cookies, resulting in a coveted tingling body affect not offered by all indica strains.


Potent indica dominant Biscotti is a cross that is somewhat debated. Some believe that the parents of this dessert strain are a rare full indica variety of Gelato (Gelato #25) and Sour Florida OG. Others claim the true cross is Motorbreath and Gelato #41. The flavor screams of the latter, with sweet cookies on the front and a diesel finish.

Despite where people stand on the lineage, Biscotti delivers a brain-buzzed effect that stays comfortably in a creative sativa-dominant realm.

Cherry Pie

This variety sits among the classic dessert strains. Cherry Pie crosses Granddaddy Purple, a beloved indica, and Girl Scout Cookies. The result is a fruity, decade concoction that delivers a breezy, carefree attitude.

The Cherry Pie strain was created by Pie Guy and popularized by Cookies’ Chang in the early 00’s. Those who can find it in its original form should always scoop up Cherry Pie when they see it, as this oldtimer isn’t a common dispensary offering.

Dessert strains include all sweet strains, whether they’re from the Cookies Fam or not. It just so happens that Girl Scout Cookies are in the lineage of many of these beloved varieties. Whether you’re a fan or not, nobody can deny the hype of this class of cannabis.

Cara Wietstock is senior content producer of GreenState.com and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.