Charity De Souza is a Florida native and travel enthusiast. Traveling to over 50 countries abroad and residing in 6, she has a passion for exploring new cultures. While Central Florida is where she calls home, her favorite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland and watching the sunset in Morocco.
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A delicious dessert adds a cherry-on-top ending to any meal. Whether it’s a decadent donut in the morning, a bowl of old-fashioned ice cream after dinner, or a luxurious piece of pie at any time of day, everyone has their go-to sugar-coated craving they desire. Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of these mouthwatering dessert places you can only find in Florida.
Floridians claim Jaxson’s old-fashioned ice cream shop is one of the best ice cream shops in the state, as it’s a childhood dream come true with its crazy delicious ice cream concoctions. Known for its huge portions, this 1950’s style restaurant is a hit with all ages. Grab your dessert-loving friends and dig into one of their spectacular treats, from ice cream goblets to sweet sundaes, ice cream soda floats and creamy shakes.
Fireman Derek’s Key Lime Pies are all the rage in Miami, for good reason. One of the best spots in Florida for a slice of pie, it serves an array of ridiculously over-the-top slices of dessert. Try the oreo cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter pie, flan, or their popular crafted crack pie.
Yoder’s is an institution in Sarasota, serving fresh homemade pies for over 40 years. Dig into a bite of one of their most popular flavors like peanut butter, praline, or strawberry in this quaint home-cooking style restaurant.
A top-rated donut shop in Florida, Mojo Donuts is where donuts go to have fun. Boasting an unbelievable variety of tasty flavors, you’ll have plenty to choose from with perfect combinations like chocolate and banana, maple and bacon, and peanut butter and jelly.
The owner of Sweet! is a three-time winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” and she certainly knows what she’s doing. These small bites of heaven come in over 30 flavors and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Known for their freshly warm and crunchy Cuban pastries, Vicky Bakery is where you go if you’re looking for authentic pastelitos. Pair one of their guava and cheese pastries with a Cuban coffee for a winning combination.
Only open from November to April, Knaus Berry Farm is a small, unassuming roadside stand that has people flocking all over the world to try their seasonal goodies. Pair a creamy strawberry smoothie paired with one of their unbelievably warm, fluffy, and gooey cinnamon buns.
Popular in Orlando for its brunches, Se7enbites is a tiny, unassuming restaurant that has got some of the best desserts for summertime indulging. You’ll be overwhelmed with their smorgasbord of quality homemade choices, such as the blueberry lavender moon pies, Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies, and homemade swiss cake rolls.
You don’t typically find BBQ and desserts paired together, but 4 Rivers has mastered their craft. Indulge in one of their massively filling treats such as the Texas Bourbon Pecan bar, Kryptonite brownie, or a Lemon Meringue Mason Jar dessert.
HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars have reinvented what it means to get ice cream from a truck. Dip one of their deliciously creamy gelato popsicles into chocolate and then roll it into tasty toppings like coconut, Oreos, or sprinkles.