Once upon a time there was a version of me that was not a fan of dessert. Then I became an adult and learned how magical wine is, specifically Riesling, and well I started liking sweets shortly after that. In this post I will be sharing my Top 5 Favorite Desserts in Miami. They are in no particular order and they depict almost all parts of Miami.
Lord Jesus. My favorite way to drink coffee…in a dessert. The cake tastes like Cuban coffee without the jolt. You get two scoops of cookies and cream ice cream over a bed of crushed Oreos. Topped off with powdered sugar and a scroll of white chocolate. So warm and decadent. I don’t even have words for this. Everyone likes a warm cake with cold ice cream, except this includes a Miami classic. The Rusty Pelican hit it out of the park with this one.
Guy Fieri from Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives paid this place a visit and I went the very next day. We only went for the dessert because we couldn’t believe that there was such a thing. Again, combining hot and cold but this is on another level. This is a triple chocolate brownie covered in funnel cake batter and fried to perfection. It sounds overwhelming but it tastes like you got everything done on your to-do list.
I honestly admire whomever could drink this in its entirety. This has ice cream, Nutella, brownies and powdered sugar. It is the thickest milkshake I have ever had and it requires a straw so big you might confuse it with a PVC Pipe. So delicious and so worth the trip from Kendall to Doral — if you live in Miami, you know the traffic situation. They have two other shakes on the menu and they are just as amazing.
Red Velvet Cake — Riviera Country Club
We met by chance and I have been dreaming of this cake ever since. I am not a fan of cakes covered in glaze, but this is beyond anything I’ve ever enjoyed. The cake melts in your mouth and the buttercream in between layers is a confectionary delicacy. There is nothing wrong with this beauty. Nothing.
Technically this is not in Miami, but this has to be on here because this is my favorite Key Lime Pie. The crust is made of cashews and peanuts. The actual pie is sweet and sour but not something that dries out your teeth. It is so creamy and wonderful. Worth the drive from Miami to Islamorada even if you hate the beach. Every time I go down there, I make sure I stop and get myself a slice of this perfect pie. Not even Harry Hamlin’s pie could beat this.