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The Best Desserts in Trinidad

If you are what you eat, then I’m really sweet! I’m a dessert junkie; one of those people who would prefer to have dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This led me to write about some of the best dessert spots at home in Trinidad where I indulge my sweet tooth.

Dreamy Creamy Ice cream

Dreamy Creamy Ice Cream

Located in south Trinidad, Dreamy Creamy has a very wide variety of flavours made using a range of local ingredients. I haven’t tried them all, yet, but my choices so far are Butter Toffee, Guinness, Barfi (the ice cream version of a traditional Indian sweet) and Brownie Towne. The more exotic flavours are made with local fruits like coconut, passion fruit, soursop and guava. Dreamy Creamy also has a quirky side to it with its décor surrounded by cows with some pretty cute ceramic cows sitting on the counters smiling while you order your dreamy creaminess.

Dreamy creamy ice cream
Butter Toffee & Chocolate Ice cream

Häagen-Dazs

Haagen Dazs Caramel Biscuit Cream

These guys aren’t locally made, but who doesn’t love them? There are 9 cafes on the island (located at entertainment hot spots around the country). This makes it oh so easy to get my ice cream fix. On the days when a scoop or two will do, my favourite flavours include Caramel Biscuit Cream, Belgian Chocolate and Dulce De Leche. I can’t stress enough how hard it is to choose from all the flavours. On the days when I go big, there’s the chocolate fondue pot. I’m always sure to walk with at least one friend as it is a sizeable assortment of mini ice cream scoops, fresh fruit, cookies, brownies and of course warm chocolate fondue.

Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Fondue Pot
Chocolate Fondue Pot

BUZO Osteria Italiana

A chic Italian restaurant located in the central liming district of Port of Spain. It serves really great food and an assortment of wines. However we’re not here to talk about the pastas and pizzas;we’re here to talk about desserts! Specifically their decadent Soufflé caldo al cioccolato which is a flourless chocolate soufflé, vanilla bean gelato and raspberry reduction. The combination, simply put, is on point. It’s an absolute must for every chocolate lover.

BUZO Osteria Italiana
Soufflé caldo al cioccolato

Cocobel

When chocolate calls, I always answer. A Trini gem, situated in Woodbrook, Trinidad, is handmade by chocolatier Isabel from the finest locally grown cocoa beans. A lesser known fact about the cocoa, Trinidad and Tobago produces some of the finest and award-winning beans in the world. At Cocobel you will find very yummy chocolate bark and some pretty exotic bon bons with flavour combinations using sorrel, guava, pepper, honey, mango and rum that I am certain you won’t uncover anywhere else in the world. Cocobel also hosts a bake sale event called Fresh Baked Friday, which occurs every other Friday. The decadent chocolate cakes, brownies, blondies, eclairs, tarts and urchins just to name a few, go really fast, so be sure to get there early. There’s one more perk of this place, if you are inclined to poking around the kitchen, you can pick up a bag of Cocobel’s signature cocoa powder. I use it to make delicious brownies. Sometimes I even add it to my boring plain oatmeal that contains no sweetener! Trust me when I say that it makes the world of difference.

Sasha’s Cake

I can’t talk about desserts in Trinidad without mentioning my friend Sasha’s custom cakes. She operates out of her home and on an order basis. She makes great tasting cakes and will experiment with different flavour combos based on your request. My personal favourite was an orange and chocolate flavoured cake she did for one of my birthdays. She’s usually the go to person for cake orders by my friends and family and we’ve never been disappointed. As a side note, a friend of mine, let’s call her Beaker (yes, like the Muppet) likes to have Sasha’s cakes handy. Beaker also loves to pair the cake with a scoop of Dreamy Creamy ice cream, the combination doesn’t just go to your stomach, it goes to your heart.

Beauty and the Beast Birthday Cake

 

So there you have it, a few of my favourite spots for sweet treatz. I could go on, but I’ll share that in another post. I’d love to hear your thoughts, please leave your comments below.

Savita.

 

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14 thoughts on “The Best Desserts in Trinidad

  1. Mmm, I’m a dessert lover and these look so good! We have Haagen Daaz in Singapore too and I love the flavors. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Well, Trinidad produces one of the best cocoa beans in the world..BUT there are many other things for the non chocolate lover. For example we have a lot of traditional Indian sweets such as Jaliebi Jalebi and Kurma. There’s also a wide range of items made from local fruits like Guava, Mangoes Sour Sop such as ice creams, panna cottas, tarts, pies. The best way to find out, is to come on down!

  2. I love this! When I first saw the picture of the delicious food, it made me think back to when I visited Europe and had their deserts. I hope to travel there some day! Thank you for keeping us posted and letting us know how it is going!

  3. Hey Savita!
    Great post. My stomach is rumbling now though 🙂

    My dad’s side of the family are from Trinidad. We’re currently planning a trip over maybe next year to see the extended family.

    I certainly know where i’m going for dessert now! thanks!

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