Top 5 Desserts for Summer

There are certain qualities you look for in a summer dessert. Not too sweet, not too warm and of course- totally delicious.  We've rounded up our favorite summer worthy desserts for your consideration now and all year long!

Cinnamon Vanilla Ice Cream Cake with Honey Amaretto Sauce

Downtown Grill

Here is an excerpt from our food editor's review of this dessert from the Downtown Grill.

I never thought you could pack so much oral satisfaction into a slice of ice cream cake... The cinnamon, vanilla ice cream cake with graham cracker crust  lovingly drenched with a honey Amaretto sauce was simply sublime. Add in the toasted almond chips and the experience was the most awesome thing to happen inside my mouth this year. My date even broke her resolve to try a spoonful and then went back for at least 3 or 4 more bites.

Go here to read the entire review of Downtown Grill. 

Banana Pudding

Market City Cafe 

The Banana Pudding at Market City Cafe is seriously to die for. You better order one just for yourself and not have anyone around because you might just smack them it's that good! This isn't your grandma's banana pudding, this is what it should be. It's thick, yet light and not too rich. It's unbelievably perfect. Even the shell it comes in. You better get there early, because these suckers don't last long!

Strawberry Chambord Cake

Back Burner

The Back Burner has a bunch of amazing desserts all homemade by Chef Julio. This is probably one of my all time favorite desserts. The strawberry cake is light with a chambord filling. It's the best balance of  sweet and tart. Personally, strawberry cake is usually a little dry, but this is moist and delicious. Great cake for spring or summer time, but I could eat this cake all year long!

See our restaurant review

Baklava Cheesecake

Greek Corner Deli

Do you love cheesecake?  Do you love baklava? 

Baklava is a favorite Greek dessert. Cross it with cheesecake and you have a sublime finale to any Greek meal.  Layers of defrosted filo dough, butter and walnuts tossed with sugar and cinnamon encase a cream cheese filling that’s sweetened with honey and flavored with a hint of lemon.

Visit Greek Corner Deli at any one of their 2 locations
587 Cherry Street
3267 Vineville Avenue


Marco Ristorante Italiano

If you're looking for an excellent execution of this classic dessert then look no further.  Marcos delivers a creamy, decadent iteration of this dessert classic. With just enough coffee taste to cut the sweetness , and Mascarpone cheese to give it that lovely bouncy quality- we highly recommend this dessert!