With the continuous expansion of its culinary scene, it is no surprise that Miami reigns in every food category, including dessert. Rarely does anyone say no to dessert, and it is because, in just a tiny bite, there is an abundance of sweetest and happiness to delight our days. If you are into creative gastronomy and always in for an outrageous experience, below find eight over-the-top desserts in Miami to make your life a little extra sweet.
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151 NE 41st St. / Website
LA FORET NOIRE is a dessert made of black forest chocolate crémeux, cherries, and Kirsh Chantilly. The black forest cake is unquestionably the cherry on top of your Michelin-starred dining experience.
252 NW 25th St. / Website
This dessert made the list of "most outrageous desserts" because of its unique concept and flawless presentation. The Fried Milk is a vanilla custard topped with salted fudge and toasted blondies. The Jasmine Cream is presented delicately as an elevated parfait, with the jasmine cream sitting beneath a layer of cilantro granita and topped with pineapple and honey tuile.
3540 Main Highway / Website
Chef Michael Beltran's Candy Cap Flan wowed Miami diners when it debuted at Ariete in Coconut Grove. These earthy mushrooms lend a sweet maple aroma to the dessert, made with lightly toasted candy cap mushrooms added to the custard base. The flan is topped with a coffee crumble and served with a
100 Chopin Plaza / Website
Toro Toro, chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval's Pan-Latin steakhouse, is famous for its iconic and interactive La Bomba dessert. The La Bomba is served in a chocolate half sphere and is perfectly filled with cream cheese mousse, dulce de leche, strawberry ice cream, fresh berries, cookie crumbles, and vanilla and berry sauce. Once the decadent treat is served, guests are encouraged to drop it onto the table, where the dessert literally and figuratively explodes with flavor, providing the finishing sweet touch to a decadent meal.
736 1st St. / Website
The Louis XIII Baked Alaska at Papi Steak is a once-in-a-lifetime treat that is nothing short of exceptional. This $1000 dessert is served tableside and will turn heads as three shots of Louis XIII cognac are lit aflame and poured on the bombe upon its arrival. Guests can enjoy two complimentary shots of Louis XIII in custom Baccarat glasses.
Multiple Locations / Website
The King Kong Sundae, Sugar Factory's ultimate dessert, is the definition of an outrageous dessert, with 20 scoops of ice cream covered in hot fudge, caramel and strawberry sauces, caramelized banana, marshmallows, chocolate chip cookie chunks, a glazed donut, a vanilla cupcake, white chocolate strawberry, gummy bears, M&M's, Skittles, Oreo, cookie crumbles, rainbow and chocolate sprinkles, graham cracker crumbs, waffle cones, unicorn pops, candy necklaces, and topped off with whip cream, gummy cherries, and sparkles.
701 S Miami Ave / Website
Like the rest of its menu, Est. 33’s dessert selection is far from ordinary; it features Mango Coconut Sticky Rice ($9) with lime coconut milk; Bananas and Chocolate Spring Rolls ($7) with a coconut/ condensed milk dip; and Thai Black Rice Pudding ($9), with exotic fruits.
1666 Lenox Ave / Website
It wouldn't be an authentic Chotto Matte dining experience unless you finished with the signature Magical Chocolate Ball ($15), which is a spherically-shaped dulce de leche treacle cake with coconut ice cream topped with red berry dusk and white sesame sauce; if you can't decide, order the Chotto Matte Dessert Platter ($38), which is specially designed for your table and indulgence.
Photography by: Courtesy Katie June Burton, Ruben Cabrera, Chotto Matte, EST. 33, Battery Operated Productions, @rmstudiocorp, GROOT Hospitality, Sugar Factory