The 18 Best Desserts in Miami
Below is a list of the best desserts served around Miami. From upscale restaurants to local ice cream shops, Miami has something for everyone. Consider your sweet tooth satisfied.
Key Lime Pie from Joes Stone Crab
If you ever visit Miami, the first restaurant recommendation you will get is Joes Stone Crab. Theres no doubt that you will have an incredible meal filled with fresh crab claws and fried chicken. But to top it all off, Joes serves up the best key lime pie in the city. If you’re like me and have a separate stomach just for dessert, make sure to get a slice of their delicious pie.
Coconut Cake from KYU
KYU has become one of the best Asian-style restaurants in the city. Between their Korean fried chicken and the Roasted Cauliflower, you will leave the meal overly satisfied…but not without dessert, of course! Before taking off, you must try their coconut cake. Ask what the recommended drink pairing is and enjoy!
Snickerdoodle Cookie from Stubborn Seed
Stubborn Seed has quickly become one of the best restaurants on Miami Beach. The menu changes frequently and each dish brings new and different flavor profiles. While Chef Jeremy Ford kills it in the kitchen, Dallas Wayne does an incredible job with the dessert menu. While you cant really go wrong with anything, order the Snickerdoodle Cookies. Made with valrhona gianduja chocolate, these beautiful babies will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Lava Cake from Zuma
Zuma might have locations in other cities, but I couldn’t leave out their Chocolate Lava Cake. It’s too good! Nothing is more satisfying than watching delicious chocolate ooze out of a chocolate cake, am I right?
Milkshakes from Bocas House
If you want an over-the-top milkshake, this is the place for you. From Nutella domes to giant cake slices, these milkshakes have it all. It’s a meal in itself! It is also the perfect photo op 😉
Maple Bacon Donut from Salty Donut
There’s no denying that when you want a sweet treat, you head to Salty Donut in Wynwood. And when you get there you’ll see a line of people with the same idea. The donuts are worth the wait. My favorite? The Maple Bacon. An oldie but goodie. Definitely a must-try. Other personal faves include the Traditional Glazed Buttermilk and the White Chocolate Tres Leches. So while you’re there, grab a whole box because why not?!
King Kong Sundae from Sugar Factory
If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, head to Sugar Factory for their King Kong Sundae. Oh..and bring friends. This sundae has 28 scoops of ice cream, cookies, candy, sprinkles, and sparklers to top it all off. If you’re somehow not satisfied, they have giant alcoholic goblets oozing dry ice. Yup…picture worthy.
Dolla Dolla Bills, Yo from Barton G
Bring your cameras peeps, this dessert is something you will only see once in your life. It’s like if Willy Wonka and Alice in Wonderland had a golden (edible) baby. The dessert comes dressed with a giant $100 bill and layers of gold coins, dollar bills, and gold bars. The giant gold bar in the middle is then torched only to find that its actually a tart with a graham cracker crust, chocolate ganache, dulce de leche, and marshmallow meringue. Happy freakin’ birthday.
Soft Serve from Taiyaki
Nothing cools you off on a hot Miami day like a cold ice cream cone. Taiyaki serves up a delicious twist to the ice cream game. Set up in the popular Asia food hall, 1800-lucky, Taiyaki is knows for its warm fish-shaped cones with red bean filling and their unique soft serve flavors. Try their black sesame or matcha!
Corn Cake at Lolo’s Surf Cantina
Simple and perfect. The Corn Cake at Lolo’s is a must-try if you visit this quaint Mexican spot south of fifth. I cant really describe it in words, because it is just THAT good. Topped with creme fraiche ice cream, its like a dream come true.
Rainbow Baked Alaska at Komodo
The “@FoodGod” dessert at Komodo has quickly become one of the more popular desserts in Miami. This colorful creation is the perfect ending to any meal. It’s made with funfetti cake, strawberry ice cream, meringue, cotton candy and then topped with fruity pebbles and white chocolate rice Krispies. If that isn’t enough, its then set on fire table side.
S’mores Souffle from The Forge
The Forge is known for its classy upscale dining experience. From their extravagant decor and their extensive wine selection right down to their delicious dessert menu. My personal favorite is their S’mores Souffle. The waiter will open it table side and pour the warm chocolate and marshmallow cream inside. Did your mouth just water?
Birthday Sundae Pie from Fireman Dereks
This pie will change your life. Well, so would most of the pies they sell so you really cant go wrong with any. Head to this little wynwood shop and try their Birthday Sundae Pie: Birthday Cake Oreo Vanilla Mousse, Bananas, Chocolate Ganache, Whipped Cream, Chocolate & Carmel Drizzle, Sprinkles and a Cherry on top. Its a sundae in a pie!
Abuela Maria Ice Cream from Azucar
If you’re checking out Little Havana and want to grab some dessert, look no further than Azucar Ice Cream Shop. While all of their flavors are delicious, their most popular is the Abuela Maria: vanilla ice cream mixed with guava, cream cheese, and chunks of Maria cookies. It’s basically Miami rolled up into one ball of ice cream, so you have to try it! Everything is made with all natural ingredients so you know its going to be good.
Macaron Sandwich from DBakers
If you haven’t followed them on instagram, you haven’t found the perfect cake account yet. DBakers not only serves up awesome cakes for special occasions, they also have delicious macarons and giant macaron sandwiches! Yes, giant macaron sandwiches. With everything from Nutella cream and Ferrero Rocher to Cookie Monster! A must-try if you’re in the wynwood/midtown area!
Fruity Pebble Cookie from Night Owl Cookies
You’ve probably already spent a night in with your phone off, Netflix on, and a box of Night Owl cookies in front of you, but I’m going to mention them anyways. While they have a bunch of delicious cookie flavors (and cookie milks!) my favorite, hands-down, is their Fruity Pebble Cookie. Something about the warmth and the crunch is sooo perfect. Order a box for yourself asap!
Unicorn Cruffin from B Bistro
Do you want dessert for breakfast? Head to B Bistro and grab one of their Unicorn Cruffins. Any excuse to have dessert before 12pm, right? It’s all in the details with this delicious pastry: gold painted horn, purple icing, multi-color sprinkles, edible pearls, and you cant forget the rainbow vanilla cream filling. It’s ever child’s (and adults, let be real) dream.
Pavlova Cake from Piononos
Cake Cake Cake Cake… yes, the most perfect cake that ever lived. The Pavlova cake from Piononos is a must-try in Miami. Made with either Nutella or dulce de leche (both are incredibly good), its the perfect way to celebrate just about anything (even just, you know, life). Do yourself a favor and try it.