You’ve stocked up on sunscreen, curated an epic summertime jams playlist on Spotify, and bought yourself a new pair of flip-flops. You are totally ready for summer 2017. Here are nine top tropical desserts with a Caribbean vibe to help you celebrate its arrival.
Piña Colada Tres Leches, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Las Vegas, Nevada
Rounds of tres leches cake divide layers of sweet cream, while brown sugared pineapple and toasted coconut lounge alongside. It all rests on an edible palm frond silhouette. Definitely worthy of an Instagram. Make a reservation for Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill.
Piña Colada Carrot Cake, Puesto, San Diego, California
Taste a tropical twist on carrot cake. Pineapples add sweetness and succulence to the triple tiered dessert. Coconut cream cheese frosting, pistachio sauce, and candied carrots complete the treat. Make a reservation at Puesto.
Arroz con Leche Cheesecake, Pisco y Nazca, Miami, Florida
Peru meets Puerto Rico. Cheesecake gets dressed up with arroz con leche custard, dulce de leche sauce, and a sweet ‘n’ crunchy quinoa cracker. Eso es genial (That’s awesome)! Make a reservation at Pisco y Nazca.
Flan de Coco, Bulla Gastrobar, Coral Gables, Florida
The star here is a disc of custardy coconut flan. It arrives with passion fruit sorbet and a handful of fresh berries. One bite and you’ll swear you’re in Havana. Make a reservation at Bulla Gastrobar.
Mango Lime Tiramisu, Lucia’s, Berkeley, California
Tiramisu is not exactly a Caribbean classic. However, this version definitely has an equatorial bent, thanks to the inclusion of mango and lime. We’re sure the Italians would approve. Make a reservation at Lucia’s.