The only thing that could sweeten a date with your honey more is to end it with a delectable dessert. These final course options are so spectacular they can make even the most simple date seem special and extraordinary. Splurge on one of these over-the-top desserts in Orlando and end your date on a sweet note.
Updated April 2022 by Dani Meyering
Ice Cream Desserts in Orlando
This Winter Park tea bar highlights deconstructed Thai dishes to enjoy with a lengthy list of teas that are pleasing to the eye and belly. While the name may not suggest decadent desserts, digging into one of the Brick Toast or High Hat delicacies will prove otherwise. Dive into the Sleeping Beauty Brick Toast consisting of organic honey, Nutella, banana, and vanilla ice cream. Or maybe the Strawberry Cheesecake High Hat with its premium vanilla bean ice cream, cheesecake, strawberry, crushed peanuts, raspberry syrup, Ghirardelli white chocolate syrup and a waffle cone are more your speed. Either way, your sugar craving will be satisfied.
Thrust yourself into the Toothsome Family heritage at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium in Universal Orlando CityWalk. This bazaar of sugary confections offers anything your heart could desire. Their grandiose milkshakes are served in large mason jar-like containers and topped with whipped cream, crushed candies, brownies, and even whole cupcakes. Red Velvet, Marshmallow Crisp, Key Lime Pie, and Chocolate x 5 are just a few of the different flavors to choose from.
Tip – Keep an eye out for seasonal flavors and a few dairy-free options too.
Located in Ivanhoe Village, this sweet spot is a sure way to heat up the evening with sex appeal. With the sultry photos displayed on the walls, chic chandeliers, and mostly private dining tables, you can nestle close to your heartthrob and nibble your way through dessert clandestinely. Arouse your taste buds with menu items such as The Fever, Fork-You Fondue, Peanut Butter Perversion, Tongue Bath Truffle, or Cookie Nookie Pie. And you can’t forget your glass of wine rimmed in chocolate. Any one of these desserts is sure to be a happy ending to your tryst. Since the venue is cozy, reservations are recommended, especially on weekends.
Planet Hollywood Observatory is a fun spot at Disney Springs. The atmosphere is reason enough to visit (who doesn’t love it when the entire restaurant spontaneously and simultaneously breaks into song?!) but the desserts are the icing on the cake. The Cosmic Cotton Candy milkshake is an out-of-this-world concoction adorned with candy, cotton candy, and a lollipop. For more dessert fun, test your foodie knowledge and guess 12 unique mystery ice cream and gelato flavors correctly to win a prize. Try one of the out-of-this-world Star Jars or marvel at the Planet Meltdown as a chocolate sphere is melted tableside by hot chocolate sauce to expose a double chocolate fudge cake.
A stop at this All-American store’s rooftop beverage bar at Disney Springs is a fun way to cool down on a hot day. You and your honey will enjoy sharing sixteen Coca-Cola beverages from around the world, each with one scoop of vanilla ice cream. At around $10 per tray, this is an affordable option to spend time out while curbing those sweet cravings.
Step out of the hot Florida sun and into a Korean oasis to quench your sugary appetite. With fresh ingredients purchased from local markets and recipes created on-site, Ice & Bites Café offers a truly unique experience. The Taiyaki is just as mouth-watering as it is eye-pleasing. Choose your ice cream flavor, add 2 toppings, and 1 sauce, and savor your creation served in a fish-shaped waffle cone. Yum-O!
NEW Dessert at Disney Springs
If you like an extra pick-me-up with your dessert then head to Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs. In June, they are debuting The Gobsmacked, a triple Irish coffee dessert with three decadent layers of Irish coffee-flavored goodness. It's fantastic!
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Chocolate Desserts in Orlando
We love the variety of restaurants at Universal Orlando that are perfect for date night. And one of our top picks is Bigfire at CityWalk. Even if you just head here for drinks and dessert, the tableside s'mores are sure to be a memorable date night. The variety of fixings to make your s'mores unique will make it fun for you to get creative and try each other's creations. And with the unmistakable energy of CityWalk, this experience is one of the best desserts in Orlando.
Southern hospitality meets contemporary cuisine at SOCO in the Thornton Park District. Bourbon Banana Pudding, S’more Bread Pudding, and Chef’s Selection of Artisanal Cheeses are just a few of the options you will find highlighted on the dessert menu. Awaken your senses with the Potato Chip Crusted Chocolate Cake – chocolate cake with potato chips sprinkled on top plus peanut brittle and salted caramel scattered around.
Take your everyday comfort food and add a side of unusual to understand Hash House’s “twisted farm food” motto. The fun menu keeps the conversation interesting and your tongue impressed. Practically every dish is over the top, but plunge your fork into one of their unique sweets like Andy’s Famous Bread Pudding and leave your mouth wowed.
An epicurean favorite on I-Drive, Uncle Julio's adds a scratch kitchen slant to Mexican fare. We loved the fajitas and the guacamole (which is prepared tableside) but the Chocolate Piñata is one of the wildest desserts in Orlando. Servers deliver a giant, suspended chocolate ball on a huge wooden tray and then the fun begins. Diners pick up sticks and whack away at their sweet orb until BOOM… the treasures inside drop. What's left is a beautiful mess of broken chocolate, churros, strawberries, and pineapple ready to dip in house-made whip cream, caramel and strawberries sauce. Pretty ridiculously awesome!
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