Dining July 30, 2016
You’ve Never Tasted Anything Like These 10 Unique Desserts In Connecticut
Desserts are the literal cherry on top! So if you’re searching for something sweet and savory, look no further. These sweet treats will leave you feeling satisfied, or maybe wanting more! You won’t know until you try one of these sugary delights for yourself!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Cotton Candy (WUJI, Greenwich)
Turns out the carnival isn't the only place for cotton candy! At WUJI, the fabulous Chinese restaurant that made a big splash in New York and is now making an even bigger one in Connecticut, cotton candy comes complimentary with the check. It also comes spun to perfection with enough to share. That is, if you want to share!
2. Sweet Peaches & Nectarines (ON20, Hartford)
This spot is always doing something unique when it comes to dessert. From graham cracker cake to chocolate pretzel tart, you'll have to visit regularly to taste all the fun flavors that come and go. Right now it's the Sweet Peaches & Nectarines, which comes with white chocolate mousse and buckwheat beignets. Yum!
3. Creme Brulee (David Burke Prime Steakhouse, Mashantucket)
Topped with blueberries and blackberries, you will fall in love with creme brulees after trying this delectable treat. If you're looking for even more adventure you can dare to order the cheesecake lollipop tree and try all the flavors!
4. Cherry Overload Shake (Johnny Utah's, South Norwalk)
This over the top milkshake is just the beginning at Johnny Utah's. Their extensive milkshake menu includes big flavors and daring combinations, so step aside plain old vanilla and oreo. I promise you: nothing will quiet your sweet tooth like these incredible creations!
5. Sandy Annie (Walnut Beach Creamery, Milford)
This homemade vanilla ice cream is a beautiful shade of blue! With chocolate covered pretzel goldfish mixed in, there really is no flavor more fun than this. What's even cooler about this place is that you can book them for events and they'll make unique flavors just for your guests!
6. Almond Butter Crunch (Tony's Square Donuts, New Haven)
Serving up square donuts already makes it pretty cool, but Tony didn't stop there! His award winning almond butter crunch donut is just the teaser. This place is loaded with unique flavors, each of them delicious. Plus these donuts are bigger than most of the competitors.
7. Tahitian Vanilla Cake (Good News Cafe, Woodbury)
With vanilla cream and blueberry rhubarb compote, it's hard to believe you can eat this gluten free option guilt free! It's so light and fluffy that you almost want to order two!
8. Martinis (Hank's Restaurant, Brooklyn)
The best desert comes with alcohol! At Hank's, the martinis steal the show with their unique seasonal creations and all around fun flavors. From autumn's Pumpkin and Salted Caramel Chocolate, to the Peeps Martini for Easter and the snowtinis of winter, you know you're in for a good time at this joint!
9. Just Baked (Match, Norwalk)
Who knew warm chocolate chip cookies could taste so good? Paired with peanut butter gelato, caramelized bananas, pistachios, and whipped cream, your mouth won't know what hit it!
10. Red Velvet (Buttonwood Farm, Griswold)
Who said red velvet only comes in a cupcake? Not this place! They're loaded with unique flavors like lemon blueberry and kettle corn, but real ice cream lovers will opt for the daily made waffle cones. Load one up with your flavor of choice and you'll be transported to a sugar nirvana!
Did these desserts look absolutely scrumptious? Then you’ll love a
trip to Avery’s for a carbonated sweet treat and a tour to remember!