The invitation was very well received and bloggers responded almost immediately with their best desserts in Dubai! With each email followed a mini drool-fest, and I thank all the contributors for helping us discover these priceless gems hailing from some of the best restaurants in Dubai! So without further ado, scroll down to begin exploring and keep a pen and paper handy to update your bucket list of things to do in Dubai!
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Noreen Wasti: Culinary and Lifestyle Blogger
Website: Noni’s Place
What: Lemon Curd Ice Cream and Salted Caramel
When I am in the mood for something sweet I head straight for the ice cream parlour at Fortnum & Mason. The Parlour is located at the top floor of the famed British afternoon tea establishment in downtown.
Ice cream afficionados will not be disappointed with the wide variety of ice creams available and glorious toppings to accompany. All the ice creams are made with only natural ingredients, no additives or preservatives. You can create a sundae to your liking, I often opt for the lemon curd ice cream, it’s smooth, sweet with just a bit of tang. The salted caramel is also wonderful with homemade crushed shortbread cookies on top.
Denver Britto & Kimberley D’souza: Dubai Food Bloggers
Website: Where My Food At
What: Assorted Desserts
Where: Molten Me, Al Wasl [map]
When posed the question, which dessert would be your go-to place for the best? There is only one place that comes to mind, Molten-Me! A small shop located on Al Wasl Rd. that serves up some of the most delicious moltens in Dubai! These super gooey rich sumptuous creations are served in jars and can even be ordered to go! Absolutely sensational and a definite must-try!
Udit Sathaye – #9 ranked foodie on Zomato.com
Zomato Profile: IFoodie
Eman Qadeer: Dubai based food blogger and food connoisseur on Zomato
Website: P E Bubbles
Maha Mohammed – Emirati writer, taster and food reviewer
This dessert is a delicious combination of berries. The most attractive thing in this dessert that it’s so healthy, hygienic and at the same time is very tasty – beautifully combining the sweet and sour. The best thing about it is that they make it fresh, based on your request. The Meringue at Eric Kayser is a mouthwatering dessert served in a jar with low-fat cream if requested. So I make it a point to treat myself once a month, because I deserve it!
Sarah Sarvath: Food and Lifestyle Blogger
Website: Hungry Young Woman
What: Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Where: All Chili’s outlets across Dubai
Most of you must have heard of the popular Chocolate Molten Lava Cake from Chili’s. This one beats all the desserts I’ve tried so far! It HAS to be something I swear by. First, Chili’s is located at almost any mall, so this is easily accessible. Second, priced at just AED 40, Molten Lava cake is quite affordable considering its portion, which is comfortable for two. Third, the cake filled with chocolate sauce, and a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, topped with a hardened chocolate cover, all over a bed of caramel sauce! This dessert satisfies all kinds of cravings one might have by combining chocolate, ice cream and caramel on one plate!
Vinisha Dayalani: Quality Analyst at Zomato, Top 20 on Zomato Foodie Dubai’s Leaderboard
What: The Triple Chocolate Brownie Crepe
Dip n Dip in Arabian Centre can be defined as Chocolate Heaven in simple words. This sinful chocolate dessert is so beautifully presented that you don’t want to ruin its design. It is called The Triple Chocolate Brownie Crepe which is a thin brownie layer between two warm crepes topped with three kinds of melted chocolates. It might be a chocolate overload hence good enough for two. However, it is quite depressing when the plate gets all empty.
The Triple Chocolate Brownie Crepe is priced at AED 40.
DeLaine D: Travel & Lifestyle Blogger
Blog: Of Travels and Tales
What: The Chocolate Truffle Cake
My favorite dessert in Dubai is undoubtedly the Chocolate Truffle Cake at Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar. Being an ardent chocolate lover, I’m always on the lookout for the best things COCOA – be it shakes, ice cream, hot drinks, cakes, just about anything!
I finally found love in this wickedly delicious chocolate dessert! It comprises of a warm chocolate cake, with a firm outer layer that holds in a dense gooey chocolate truffle filling of your choice in dark, milk or white. And as if that wasn’t enough, the kind folks at Alison Nelson’s will smother your already richly dense, chocolate-filled cake with more chocolate truffle thereby transporting you directly to chocolate heaven! This decadent dessert is normally served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. However, you can customize it and add more scoops of ice cream and strawberries as well.
Maria Abi Hanna & Nadine Tayara : Dietitians & Foodies – taking you beyond nuts & berries across Dubai’s healthy food scene!
Instagram profile: @keepeatreal
What: Baked Cheesecake with Caramelized Peanuts
Being big fans of dessert, the baked cheesecake topped with warm caramelized peanuts at Nathalie’s Coffee & Kitchen is by far one of our favorite sweets in town! We absolutely love how light it is, and the caramelized crunchy peanuts make the perfect topping, this dessert definitely hits the spot when we feel like indulging a little!
Sarah Nossy: #2 foodie in Dubai as per Zomato ratings
Zomato profile: What Nossy Ate
What: The Nutella Cheesecake
Sumati Menda: Founder of Veggie Buzz
What: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
Where: Gaucho Dubai [map]
This Dulce de Leche cheesecake at Gaucho Dubai is rich, silky and just divine! It’s served with a coconut Italian meringue that adds a nice touch of freshness to your palate. A few bites of the cheesecake with a nice cup of black coffee makes for a perfect ending to the meal.
Naomi D’souza – Dubai Food Promoter
What: Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake
Where: The Cheesecake Factory [map]
There have been several desserts I’ve indulged in but till date no dessert has come at par with the OREO DREAM EXTREME CHEESECAKE from Cheesecake Factory and the Molten Chocolate Cake from Chilis.
Being a huge fan of thick creamy cheesecakes and the fudgiest of chocolate cakes, the Oreo Cheesecake is definitely the Hybrid I love. It is constructed with layers of fudge cake and pure Oreo cookie mousse that is further topped with a semi-hard milk chocolate icing.
This cheesecake especially from cheesecake factory strives to tease your taste buds with every bite. The best part is – it isn’t too sweet, but definitely is heavy! The recipe is formulated such that the cheesecake layer at the center somehow subsides the sweetness that originates from the chocolate mousse. With every bite of the soft supple cheesecake I love gorging on the crushed Oreo bits and a bit of whipped cream that is placed at the edge of my plate to get a quick sugar kick. I think you should do so too!
Not only does the OREO DREAM EXTREME CHEESECAKE taste good, it even looks magnificent! The remarkable and experienced chefs definitely made mouths drool and eyes dilated by making this flawless beauty!
Maysaa Fahour: Gem Hunter – HalalGems.com
What: Ferrero Rocher ice cream
Where: Home Bakery, Al Wasl [map]
Despite my visit occurring on a weeknight, Home Bakery was very busy. So busy in fact that we had to place our name on a waiting list! Despite this small setback, everything else at Home Bakery ran smoothly.
We ordered the Ferrero Rocher ice cream and the wait was definitely worth it. You are served with a massive ball of Ferrero Rocher ice cream (made on premises, daily) and a pot of hot melted milk chocolate.
The waiter poured the chocolate over the ball of goodness and it’s science right before your eyes. Within seconds the plate resembles a melted chocolate volcano and it didn’t take me long to indulge. The perfect mixture of hazelnut ice cream, warm chocolate, nuts and cake dissolve into a dreamy mess in your mouth.
It is a plate to share (unless your sweet tooth needs a huge amount of sugar!) and we spent the entire time working out which is the best way to eat the Ferrero. My personal favourite – a huge amount of every element and soaked in melted chocolate.
Arwa HD: Lifestyle Blogger, Community Manager
Website: Slice of Dubai
What: The Jewel Box
The Jewel Box at Vintage Chocolate Lounge is like a sweetness overload. The outer box melts once hot chocolate sauce is generously poured over it with the little treats inside that keep infusing different flavors to your palate. It’s difficult to stop yourself from going in for another bite.
What to expect inside? Chewy milk chocolate brownies covered in edible gold powder, chocolate pearls made of milk chocolate wafer biscuits, sweet silver balls and delectable vanilla ice-cream – a dessert you will not forget for a long, long time!
Hasn’t this list given you an entire month’s worth of inspiration? Here’s summarizing all the desserts for you, in case you need to prepare a final checklist!
Which one of these inspires you to take the next cab out, drooling along the way? Which is that one dessert that you cannot wait until the next weekend to try? Tell me in the comments below and don’t forget to leave your ideas for next month’s collab post!
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