Ice cream, cake, donuts, pastries, pie: we want it all. If you have a sweet tooth, you know there’s nothing more satisfying than biting into a tasty dessert. There are plenty of awesome desserts in Brevard to help satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are some of the best confections being served on the Space Coast.
The Fat Donkey Ice Cream and Fine Desserts
Located in downtown Cocoa Beach, The Fat Donkey Ice Cream and Fine Desserts takes no shortcuts when it comes to their outrageously delicious ice cream flavors. The Fat Donkey has a wide-variety of rich and creamy flavors, such as Butterscotch Bomb or Calypso Crunch. The Butterscotch Bomb is a sweet mix of butterscotch ice cream, exploding with brownies, heath bars, cookies and peanut butter cups. A thick ribbon of gooey butterscotch is folded into the ice cream for an extra kick of flavor. Get a scoop of this in pretzel cone or chocolate chip cookie cone and your sweet tooth will be thanking you. Or how about S’mores filled dessert jar? Crushed up graham cracker, layered with chocolate and giant toasted marshmallows. The Fat Donkey also has non dairy and vegan desserts. The tasty desserts don’t just stop at ice cream; baked dessert jars, ice cream sandwiches, freshly-baked cookies and brownies.
The Fat Snook
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; the desserts at The Fat Snook are a must try! The Fat Snook, in Cocoa Beach, is always pushing the boundaries when it comes to decadent desserts. Not only are the desserts at The Fat Snook delicious, but they’re so stunning you can’t help but stare. After you get past the initial staring phase and take a bite, you’ll be wanting more. The cakes are so soft and fluffy it’s like biting into a sugary cloud, topped with meringue and homemade whipped cream. The Fat Snook is creating new desserts regularly to match the seasons. Try the Grasshopper Ice Cream Sandwich with French Meringue or the picture-perfect cheesecake with marcona almond and amaretti cookie crusts. The chefs at The Fat Snook go the extra mile to ensure each layer of every dessert is prepared with fresh, homemade and luscious ingredients.
Key Lime Pie Company
Sweet, tart, creamy; Key Lime Pie definitely has no shortage of tasty flavors. The Florida Key Lime Pie Company, in the heart of Cocoa Beach, has been serving up traditional Florida Key Lime Pies for years. Each slice of Key Lime Pie is a refreshing mix of tropical and creamy flavors, making it the perfect Florida dessert. The Florida Key Lime Pie Company doesn’t just stop at key lime pie. They also are serving up gourmet tropical cheesecakes with unique flavors, such as Island Mango and Tropical Guava. Can’t get enough key lime flavor? Try the Key Largo Chocolates, Key Lime Candies or Key Lime Yogurt Pretzels. The Florida Key Lime Pie Company is everything a Florida pie company should be and more.
Love Bugs Bakery
Hand crafted pastries, donuts and muffins are displayed like diamonds at this quaint café in Melbourne. Love Bugs Bakery is taking donuts to a whole new level, combining flavors and ingredients to make specialty donuts. Hand-made fresh daily, the donuts are tasty and utterly seductive. Stick with the classics such as glazed or jelly filled, or take it up a notch with a PB & J donut, coconut cream pie donut, banana Nutella donut or French toast donut. Specialty donuts are available on a rotating basis or by special order. Each donut has a slight crisp on the outside, and rich, pillowy dough on the inside, drizzled with sugar glaze and flavorsome toppings.
Yellow Dog Café
Yellow Dog Café, in Malabar, offers sleek and riverfront dining where you can find an array of gourmet desserts that melt in your mouth. One of the most popular desserts at Yellow Dog Café is the Bread Pudding. Their spin on this traditional, southern dessert is soaked bread baked with chocolate chips and dried cherries and drizzled with a warm bourbon whiskey sauce. And what happens when you combine bread, sugar, chocolate and bourbon? Pure deliciousness. If bread pudding isn’t your thing (how could it not be?!?!) then try the chocolate cream pie, walnut brownie, cranberry almond cheesecake, raspberries and cream cheesecake or the berry peach cobbler. Yellow Dog Café’s decadent offerings have long been the local’s favorite.
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By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer