Best Dessert and Ice Cream Spots in Miami and Coral Gables | THesis Hotel

by | Apr 21, 2022 | Lifestyle, City Adventure | 0 comments

Your Miami and Coral Gables getaway is a time to treat yourself. You can spend your days soaking up the sun at the best Miami beaches, dining at incredible restaurants, or doing some outdoor shopping. But one of the best ways to treat yourself is by visiting some of the best dessert and ice cream spots in Miami.


THesis Hotel’s Mamey is known for having some of the best desserts in Miami. First, there’s the decadent chocolate mousse bar. This combination of a brownie, dulce de leche, and hazelnut praline will make your mouth start watering the second you see it.

Then, there’s the key lime cheesecake flan, which is a fun combination of Floridian and Latin American cuisines. The gingersnap crumble and coconut whipped cream tie all of the incredible flavors together.

That said, the most popular dessert at Mamey is the Jamaican rum cake. Topped with toffee sauce and vanilla bean ice cream, this dessert is the perfect way to end a meal.


If you’re looking for a sweet but sophisticated treat – perhaps for your Miami romantic couples retreatOrno can certainly deliver.

One option is to go for an elevated version of a childhood classic: cookies and milk. At first, the cookies and scoops of triple chocolate cereal milk ice cream won’t look like what you anticipated. But as soon as you take a bite, the flavors will transport you back to warm childhood memories.

The crème fraiche panna cotta is another popular dessert at Orno. This light, yet creamy treat is topped with a strawberry citrus granita for a bit of tartness.

Last but not least, Orno’s signature dessert is the toasted olive oil cake. This delicate dessert is topped with blood orange marmalade, crème fraiche, and pistachio. These contrasting, yet complimentary flavors all come together to create one of the best desserts in Miami and Coral Gables.

Salt & Straw

While there are a few competitors in the running, Salt & Straw arguably boasts the best ice cream in the Miami and Coral Gables area. This Portland-based ice cream company opened its CocoWalk (previously Coconut Grove) location in early 2021, and it has been thriving ever since.

Much of Salt & Straw’s success is due to its adventurous, changing flavors. In the past, they’ve whipped up fun combinations like the gummy bear-filled Rosie the pink flamingo, panther coffee chocolate tres leches, and Wynwood Brewing mango IPA sorbet.

Ice cream woman eating cone on Florda beach

Whip’n Dip Ice Cream Shoppe 

Whip’n Dip Ice Cream Shoppe is a family-owned ice cream shop that has been a Miami staple for over 30 years. Nearly everyone in town has stopped in for a scoop of homemade ice cream at some point or another, because their options are just that good!

You can get all of your classic ice cream flavors at Whip’n Dip, including vanilla, chocolate, cookies & cream, and mint chip. But the most popular and unique flavor at this Miami ice cream shop is the bulldog blitz, complete with cotton candy flavor, marshmallows, and sprinkles.

Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s is a classic when it comes to delicious ice cream, so it’s no question of why it’s considered one of the best ice cream spots in Miami.

Ben & Jerry’s Coral Gables location serves up all of the most iconic Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors. Get a scoop of chunky monkey, chocolate chip cookie dough, or phish food. And if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can try something new, like whiskey biz or Colin Kaepernick’s change the whirled. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy your tasty dessert.

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