Sugar Shock: The Haute 5 Desserts in Miami

Joe’s Famous Key Lime Pie at Joe’s Stone Crab

For 98 years, no visit to Miami has been complete without stopping in at Joe’s Stone Crab. From the beginning, it has always been the love of food, family, and key lime pie that has brought in customers and kept them coming. Also known as the official “Florida State Pie,” Joe’s Famous Key Lime Pie is a signature standout. Made with fresh limes, its ingredients are as simple as they are delish. Need your key lime fix at home? Joe’s generously shares their signature key lime pie recipe here.

11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305.673.0365;

Carnival Fun Cakes at Barton G.

Come one, come all! Barton G.’s Carnival Fun Cakes are a desert of circus-sized proportions.When it comes to style and spectacle, event impressionado Barton G. Weiss – Barton G.- has mastered the art of environmental transformations. The desert is comprised of golden delicious funnel cakes with fun dipping sauces of chocolate, strawberry, caramel spiced powdered sugar and fresh whipped cream.

1427 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305.672.8881;

Grand Marnier Souffle at Palme d’Or

Served with Blue Mountain coffee, few deserts in Miami measure up to Palm d’Or’s Grand Marnier Souffle. As the Biltmore’s signature restaurant, Palme d’Or brings a taste of France to Coral Gables and Chef Philippe Ruiz has won accolades for his ingenious interpretation of French Nouvelle Cuisine. Made with fresh orange segment, creme anglaise, orange marmalade ice cream, this souffle is as decedent as it is delicious.

1200 Anastasia Ave. in Coral Gables; 305.913.3201;

Chocolate Zucchini Cake at Canyon Ranch Grill

For the healthy foodie, desert is often a skipped element in the dining experience. But at Canyon Ranch Grill, the most health conscious of health conscious can indulge in a creative yet utterly delicious Chocolate Zucchini Cake. Healthy and beautiful, this desert consists of of chocolate zucchini cake and candied zucchini strings. And because this sweet little number weighs in at only 160 calories, you can have your (zucchini cake) and eat it too.

6801 Collins Ave.; 888.987.9876;

Chocolate Cremoso at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

At Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith serves up a chocolate cremoso to die for. Made of sea salt, olive oil, sourdough costini and espresso parfait, this desert is perfect with a cup of tea. A laid-back bistro with seriously good food and deserts, Michael’s Genuine has won the hearts of Miami diners, especially desert enthusiasts.

130 NE 40th Street in Miami’s Design District; 305.573.5550;;