Food Adventures – Sweets

Our dining critic journeys into the bizarre, healthy, spirited, "who knew?" and just plain cool and delicious. Lobster ice cream anyone?




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Greatest Hits

Uncle Julio's. Fondue and s’mores are the history of participatory desserts. The future is the Chocolate Piñata at Uncle Julio’s! Served with various sweet sauces, it is a veritable giant Christmas tree ornament of chocolate, filled with mini churros, berries and fruit that you whack tableside with a wooden stick for an explosion of crowd-pleasing goodness. All food should be served this way. International Drive. unclejulios.com


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Odd Sweets 

Korean shaved ice patbingsu with a plethora of toppings at SnowBean. East Colonial Drive. facebook.com/snowbeancafe

Chunks of St. Louis’ favorite treat, gooey butter cake, folded into vanilla ice cream at Brooklyn's Ample Hills Creamery. Disney’s Boardwalk. amplehills.com

Goat cheese, Mission fig, port swirl ice cream sandwiched between fresh-baked maple walnut shortbread cookies at Levi and Jocelyn Stewart’s Midnight Sun truck. midnightsunicecream.com

Nationwide food truck franchise Cousins Maine Lobster whips up a lobster ice cream. cousinsmainelobster.com


Spotlight Doughnuts!

The family-owned DG (Damned Good) Doughnuts in Oakland with flavors such as raspberry chocolate chip and chocolate brownie. Oakland. facebook.com/dgdoughnuts

Crazy-popular vegan delights from Valkyrie like Coffee Biscoff and Chocolate Sprankle. Near UCF. facebook.com/valkyriedoughnuts

Cake donuts in a plethora of made-to-order flavors like cinnamon sugar and maple icing with bacon at Duck Donuts. Kissimmee. duckdonuts.com

Vegan, gluten-free, kosher and not-fried doughs like coffee crunch and salted caramel at Erin McKenna’s. Disney Springs. erinmckennasbakery.com/orlando

Snickers donuts and sriracha peanut among the mobile delights of the LITTLE Blue Donut co. food truck. facebook.com/littlebluedonuttruck

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