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6 Must-Try Desserts

BY Riki Altman-Yee, Jen Karetnick & Luis R. Rigual with contributions by Lisa Petrillo | June 18, 2018 | Feature Features

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The dessert platter at Etaru leaves no sweet craving unsatisfied.

Dessert Platter, Etaru
Diners tend to gasp in delight when Etaru’s dessert platter hits the table. After all, what else can one do when confronted with caloric decadence that includes guava mousse with grilled papaya; smoked coconut with passion fruit parfait; a peanut-vanilla-chocolate sundae with sesame poki sticks; and an assortment of fruits, mochi, sorbets and ice creams? 111 S. Surf Road, Hallandale Beach, 954.271.3222

Checkmate, Leynia
Chef José Icardi’s confection is a layer-heavy creation of espresso and chocolate ice cream, hazelnut almond crunch and dulce de leche cream infused with Baileys. We’re not Bobby Fischer, but we think the only logical move here must involve a fork. Delano hotel, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.5752

Drunken Roasted Marshmallow Cake, Katsuya
Katsuya’s chocolate mousse cake features layers of chocolate ice cream and cookie crumble crust. As for those marshmallows? They are doused in Bacardi and then flame-roasted to gooey perfection. SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.455.2995

Honey Hazelnut Semifreddo, Essensia
Although free of gluten, soy and corn syrup, Essensia’s ice cream-mousse hybrid is big on taste. Organic raspberry sauce completes the experience. Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.908.5458

Chocolate Dome, Pisco y Nazca
This dessert favorite starts out as a flawless dark sphere that collapses when warm ganache is poured on top, revealing a mix of ice cream, fudge and sweet potato custard. 8405 Mills Drive, Miami, 305.630.3844

Foodgod Baked Alaska Surprise, Komodo
Sometimes more is more. Komodo’s new(ish) treat is a mix of cake batter and strawberry ice cream covered in meringue atop funfetti cake and a bed of cotton candy. Roll your eyes all you want, but this monster is irresistible. 801 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305.534.2211

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