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75 Gourmet Dessert Innovations

From Ornate Floral Ice Creams to Gourmet Emoji Desserts

— August 16, 2017 — Lifestyle
From pastry-wine pairing menus to artisanal funnel cake menus, these gourmet dessert innovations showcase the embracing of halfway healthy dessert options that combine fresh, organic ingredients with natural flavors to create upscaled takes on classic dishes.

A great example of this shift includes the new macaron ice cream sandwiches available from cult Parisian patisserie Ladurée. The macaron-inspired ice cream sandwiches is just one of the gourmet takes on ice cream sandwiches that is making a splash online.

With a new location just having opened in Toronto, the Dazzling Cafe is a Taipei-based dessert cafe brand known for its menu of wonderfully over-the-top dessert dishes, such as the 'Honey Toast,' which sees thick slices of bread topped with decadent sweets like fresh fruit, macarons, ice cream and icing.
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Nutty Ice Cream Toppings
Nutty Ice Cream Toppings
This Shop Adds Some Texture to Its Ice Cream with Candied Hazelnuts
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Fruit-Infused Culinary Sugars
Fruit-Infused Culinary Sugars
This Organic Baking Sugar Set Includes Strawberry & Blackberry
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73
Multicolored White Chocolate Hearts
Multicolored White Chocolate Hearts
This Chocolate Set Makes an Excellent Gift for Valentine's Day
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72
Farm-to-Table Berry Desserts
Farm-to-Table Berry Desserts
Royal Dinette's Red and White Dessert Celebrates Canadian Colors
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71
Artisanal Dessert Collections
Artisanal Dessert Collections
These Citrus Mediterranean Desserts Come in Vintage Branding
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70
Nutty Rosewater Popcorn
Nutty Rosewater Popcorn
This Homemade Popcorn Bark Features Pistachio Nuts and Floral Flavor
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69
Basil Mascarpone Cakes
Basil Mascarpone Cakes
This Homemade Chocolate Cake is Infused with Herbs and Rich Cheese
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68
Bauble-Themed Chocolate Collections
Bauble-Themed Chocolate Collections
These Magatama Chocolates Resemble Ancient and Ornate Beads
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67
Boozy Artisanal Caramels
Boozy Artisanal Caramels
The Jonboy Caramel Treats are Made with Various Liquors
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66
Lavender-Lemon Ice Creams
Lavender-Lemon Ice Creams
This Plant-Based Ice Cream Takes Inspiration from Essential Oil Aromas
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65
Cocktail-Themed Cheesecakes
Cocktail-Themed Cheesecakes
GourmetGiftBaskets is Offering Flavored Cakes Themed After Margaritas
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64
Spicy Ice Cream Treats
Spicy Ice Cream Treats
Junked Food Co. Soft Serve Topped with a Swedish Berry Jalapeno Sauce
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63
Salted Dark Chocolate Popcorn
Salted Dark Chocolate Popcorn
This Recipe Makes a Batch of Dark Chocolate Popcorn with Sea Salt
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62
Salad-Inspired Gelato Desserts
Salad-Inspired Gelato Desserts
Eataly Chicago's Gelato Flavor Boasts the Savory Taste of Caprese
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61
Scratch-Made Pie Shops
Scratch-Made Pie Shops
Orlando's 'P is for Pie Bake Shop' Sells Artisanal Pies and Other Desserts
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60
Artisan Valentine's Day Sweets
Artisan Valentine's Day Sweets
Whimsical Cake Company's Chocolates Fuse Style and Great Taste
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59
Gourmet Cookie Dough Gifts
Gourmet Cookie Dough Gifts
This DIY Cookie Dough is the Perfect Gift for Those with a Sweet Tooth
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58
Pastry Wine Pairings
Pastry Wine Pairings
The Leopard’s Leap Tasting Room Offers Donut and Wine Pairings
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57
Avocado Cheesecake Recipes
Avocado Cheesecake Recipes
PC Insiders' No Bake Cheesecake Boasts Avocado and Lime Ingredients
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56
Goat's Milk Caramels
Goat's Milk Caramels
Big Picture Farm Uses an Alternative to Cow's Milk in Its Sweets
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55
Toasted Marshmallow Ice Creams
Toasted Marshmallow Ice Creams
Fugo Desserts is Putting a Twist on a Campfire Classic
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54
Experimental Artisan Ice Cream
Experimental Artisan Ice Cream
Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in Nashville Serves Up Creative Flavors
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53
Artisanal Funnel Cake Menus
Artisanal Funnel Cake Menus
FunnelDelicious Offers Indulgent and Healthy Dessert Options
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52
24-Karat Hybrid Donuts
24-Karat Hybrid Donuts
Goldeluck's Bakeshop Offers a Gilded Version of its Famed Croissant Donuts
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51
Experimental Gelato Shops
Experimental Gelato Shops
The Death in Venice Gelato Company Serves Up Unusual Flavor Combinations
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50
Vegan-Friendly Dessert Bars
Vegan-Friendly Dessert Bars
Australia's Zeitgeist Mylk Bar Offers Vegan Coffees and Desserts
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49
Chef-Hosted Dessert Pop-Ups
Chef-Hosted Dessert Pop-Ups
This Cake Pop-Up is Inspired by BBC's Bake Off Creme de la Creme
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48
Urban Kefir Cafes
Urban Kefir Cafes
Toronto's deKEFIR Offers an Artisanal and Healthy Dessert Menu
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47
Organic Shortcrust Cookies
Organic Shortcrust Cookies
Little Belgians Offers Guilt-Free Snacks for Health-Conscious Consumers
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46
Pastry-Filled Churro Ice Cream
Pastry-Filled Churro Ice Cream
Jeni's Ice Creams Has a Cinnamon-Tinged Churro Flavor on Deck
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45
Floral Ice Cream Shops
Floral Ice Cream Shops
Artisan Gelato Maker Amorino Created a "Lickable Flower" Stall in London
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44
Gourmet Superfood Chocolates
Gourmet Superfood Chocolates
These Herbed Healthy Chocolates Enhance Beauty, Energy & Tranquility
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43
Goat's Milk Caramel Sauces
Goat's Milk Caramel Sauces
This Gift Set Includes Two Varieties of Goat's Milk Caramel Sauce
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42
Tableside S'more Eateries
Tableside S'more Eateries
Snowopolis Brings the Campfire Dessert Tradition Indoors
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41
Artisanal Licorice Pies
Artisanal Licorice Pies
Chocolat's Chic Dessert is Garnished with White Chocolate and Whitecurrant
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40
Crunchy Dessert Popups
Crunchy Dessert Popups
Sydney's Golden Gaytime Popup Offers Artisanal Frozen Treats
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39
Ice Cream-Filled Watermelons
Ice Cream-Filled Watermelons
Tokyo's Dominique Ansel Bakery is Selling 'What-a-Melon Soft Serve'
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38
Insect-Infused Desserts
Insect-Infused Desserts
Gourmet Grocer Summerhill Market is Now Selling Edible Insect Treats
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37
Artisanal Yogurt Bars
Artisanal Yogurt Bars
Astarté Yogurt Bar Boasts Hand-Crafted and Locally Sourced Treats
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36
Festive Champagne Flute Cakes
Festive Champagne Flute Cakes
Minted's DIY Dessert is a Cost-Effective Take on Store-Bought Treats
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35
Sculptural Handmade Chocolates
Sculptural Handmade Chocolates
Craig Alibone's Chocolates Boast Modern Shapes and Colors
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34
Parisian Ice Cream Sandwiches
Parisian Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ladurée's New Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches are a Fancy Summer Treat
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33
Macaron-Topped Dessert Cups
Macaron-Topped Dessert Cups
Ladurée Vancouver is Now Serving To-Go Ice Cream and Sorbet
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32
Ice Cream Cone Thrones
Ice Cream Cone Thrones
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Created an 'Iron Throne' Out of Dessert Cones
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31
Gelatinous Rosé Cheesecakes
Gelatinous Rosé Cheesecakes
This Pink Wine-Infused, No Bake Dessert Has an Alcoholic Jello Layer
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30
Single-Origin Ice Creams
Single-Origin Ice Creams
Choctál Puts a Global Spin on Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream
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Drinkable Dessert Bars
Drinkable Dessert Bars
Truffle Shots' Popup Bar Serves Up an Artisanal and Indulgent Menu
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28
Gourmet Pistachio Spreads
Gourmet Pistachio Spreads
The PC Black Label Pistachio Spread Boasts 30% Iranian Nut Ingredients
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27
Special Gelato Donut Sandwiches
Special Gelato Donut Sandwiches
The 'Death & Glory' is Only Available Through foodora Toronto
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26
Unicorn-Themed Pastries
Unicorn-Themed Pastries
This Unicorn Cannoli From Gelso & Grand is Topped With Macarons
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25
Artisanal Cannabis-Infused Chocolates
Artisanal Cannabis-Infused Chocolates
The Brand 'Coda Signature' Offers Decadent Chocolate Flavors
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24
Gourmet Jelly-Making Kits
Gourmet Jelly-Making Kits
Dow Design Ltd Offered a Creative End-of-Year Gift to Its Clients
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Decieving Dessert Plants
Decieving Dessert Plants
These Desserts Resemble Lifelike Plant Terrariums
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Gourmet Waffle Cones
Gourmet Waffle Cones
'The Konery' Puts Special Care into Creating Gourmet Ice Cream Cones
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21
Artisanal Frozen Desserts
Artisanal Frozen Desserts
Dominique Ansel Revolutionizes Ice Cream With Sweet and Savory Flavors
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Gold Leaf Gelato Cones
Gold Leaf Gelato Cones
Oyaizu Seicha Serves Green Tea Ice Cream Cones with Edible Gold Leaf
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Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches
Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches
Mister is Serving Smoked Salmon Ice Cream Sandwiches for Canada 150
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Gourmet Jar Meals
Gourmet Jar Meals
Anocolie Offers Sustainably Seasonal Foods Packaged in Reusable Glass Jars
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Gourmet Dessert Yogurts
Gourmet Dessert Yogurts
The Collective's Luxury Dairy Snacks Offer a Healthy Sweet Indulgence
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Ornate Floral Ice Creams
Ornate Floral Ice Creams
i-Creamery in Sydney is Serving Up Gelato Flowers in Every Color
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Decorative Dessert Cafes
Decorative Dessert Cafes
'The Dazzling Cafe' Opened a New Location in Toronto
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Matcha-Themed Dessert Buffets
Matcha-Themed Dessert Buffets
The MATCHA Sweets Garden Buffet Will Offer Dozens of Matcha Treats
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Upscale Dessert Tastings
Upscale Dessert Tastings
Langham Hotel's Modern Afternoon Tea Celebrates 150 Years of the Hotel
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Whimsical Dessert Boutiques
Whimsical Dessert Boutiques
Sydney's MADE Dessert Bar Specializes in Artisanal Snacks and Cakes
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Nostalgic Puzzle Desserts
Nostalgic Puzzle Desserts
Chef Cedric Grolet Creates Gorgeous Edible Rubik's Cube Treats
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Liquid Nitrogen Ice Creameries
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Creameries
'Lab Sense' is Toronto's Newest Spot for Nitrogen-Infused Treats
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Gourmet Ice Cream Tacos
Gourmet Ice Cream Tacos
Dominique Ansel's Latest Creation is a Sweet Ice Cream Taco
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Artisanal Celeb Sweets
Artisanal Celeb Sweets
The Miranda Kerr Magnum Endorsement Features Custom Dessert Flavors
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7
Whimsical Dessert Bars
Whimsical Dessert Bars
The SHUGAA Dessert Bar Boasts a Playful and Vibrant Aesthetic
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Gourmet Popsicle Shops
Gourmet Popsicle Shops
'The Pop Parlour' Serve Up Artisan Ice Pops in Orlando
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5
Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches
Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches
The Ube-Ice-Cream Sandwich Features High-End Ingredients
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4
Photogenic Decorated Desserts
Photogenic Decorated Desserts
Coisof Created a Soft Serve Treat with Instagram Users in Mind
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3
Immersive Ice Cream Pop-Ups
Immersive Ice Cream Pop-Ups
Häagen-Dazs' Bär Häagen-Dazs Activation Features Craft Cocktails
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2
Gourmet Emoji Desserts
Gourmet Emoji Desserts
The Doughnut Parlor's Poop Emoji Treat Targets Social Media Fans
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Brushstroke-Themed Cake Designs
Brushstroke-Themed Cake Designs
Kalabasa Bakery is Going Viral for Its Unique Cake Designs
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