8 Of The Best Dessert Places In Miami

Discover the best dessert places to indulge into every kind of sweet craving.

Dessert is the best part of any meal, and Miami has no shortage of spots to find amazing sweet treats. From donuts and ice cream, to pies and pastries; these eight dessert places in Miami are sure to satisfy any cravings. Chill out after a hot summer day with some of these delicious desserts.

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

2545 N Miami Ave Bay 1, Miami, FL 33127

Fireman Derek's Bake Shop
Photo by Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop Facebook

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop is a local favorite in Miami, known for its delicious pies and pastries. The business opened in 2009, after the founder, Derek Kaplan, was working as a firefighter for many years and decided to pursue his passion for baking. Now his store is one of the most popular dessert places in Miami. The pies are made with only the freshest ingredients, and the spot has become known for its key lime pie. This pie is made with fresh key lime juice, condensed milk, and a graham cracker crust. It’s the perfect balance of tart and sweet, and it’s definitely a must-try when in the Wynwood area.

SugarDaddy Miami

1375 NE Miami Ct, Miami, FL 33132

SugarDaddy Miami
Photo by SugarDaddy Miami Facebook

SugarDaddy Miami is a popular late-night dessert shop that specializes in cakes, cookies, milkshakes, and ice cream. The business was founded in 2010 by two friends who share a passion for baking. The business has quickly become a local favorite, thanks to its over-the-top yet delicious milkshakes, pastries, and other sweet treats. There are a wide variety of flavors, including vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, as well as unique options such as red velvet and strawberry cheesecake.

The Salty Donut

50 NW 23rd St #112, Miami, FL 33127

The Salty Donut
Photo by The Salty Donut Facebook

The Salty Donut is a donut and coffee shop that was founded in 2015. The store is most popular for its elevated donuts, which are made fresh daily. There are two locations in Wynwood and South Beach. The most popular flavor is the Maple Bacon donut, which is a brioche-based donut that is coated in maple syrup and topped with bacon bits. This dessert shop also offers a variety of other flavors such as White Chocolate Tres Leches, Guava + Cheese, Caramel Toffee Crumb, Key Lime Meringue Pie, and more.

Night Owl Cookies

10534 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33174

Night Owl Cookies
Photo by Night Owl Cookies Facebook

Night Owl Cookies is a popular dessert shop in Miami that specializes in gourmet cookies. The business was founded in 2014 by Andrew G. who wanted to create noise in the dessert scene of Miami. There are a wide variety of flavors, including Dirty Diana, Birthday Cake, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Dark Chocolate S’mores, Sugar Daddy, and more. The most popular cookie flavor is Ave Maria, which is a Guava cookie dough mixed with white chocolate chips and is topped with maria cookie crumbles, guava chunks and finished with a drizzle of cream cheese frosting.

Taiyaki NYC – Miami

143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127

Taiyaki NYC - Miami
Photo by Taiyaki NYC – Miami Facebook

Taiyaki NYC is a popular dessert shop that specializes in Taiyaki, which is a Japanese fish-shaped cake. As mentioned on its website, “Our ice cream and taiyaki waffles are made from the highest quality ingredients from socially responsible vendors and distributors. Our taiyaki waffles are made fresh on-site, and our soft serve ice cream is produced and churned in small batches to preserve the true integrity of how a real soft serve should taste.” There are a wide variety of flavors to choose from, including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, matcha, and mango.

Azucar Ice Cream Company – Little Havana

1503 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

Azucar Ice Cream Company
Photo by Azucar Ice Cream Company Facebook

Azucar Ice Cream Company is a dessert shop that was founded in 2010. The store is known for its Cuban-style ice cream which is made with fresh and natural ingredients. There are two locations: Little Havana and South Beach. The most popular flavor is Abuela Maria, which is a vanilla ice cream with guava, cream cheese, and Maria cookies. There are also a variety of unique options to choose from such as Cafe Con Leche, Champagne Grapefruit, Rum Raisin, Mantecado, Platano Maduro, and many more.


1250 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Photo by Icy-N-Spicy Facebook

Icy-N-Spicy is a popular family-owned dessert shop that specializes in artisan ice cream and sweet treats. The business was founded in 2016 by Xiaoli Liu who has used family recipes passed down to her for their unique flavors. There are classics including coconut, lemon, mango, strawberry, chocolate, passion fruit, Oreo cookies and cream, butter pecan, and many more. Specialty shakes can be ordered with any of the following flavors: Dulce de Leche, Milka Oreo, Red Velvet, Kinder, Ferrero Rocher, or Strawberry Candy. Soft serve ice cream is available in Vanilla and Chocolate and can be served in a cone or on top of a cloud of cotton candy supported by a cone. The cotton candy flavors available are Pink Vanilla, Blue Raspberry, and Strawberry.

Cielito Artisan Pops

2750 NW 3rd Ave Suite 20A, Miami, FL 33127

Cielito Artisan Pops
Photo by Cielito Artisan Pops Facebook

Cielito Artisan Pops is a popular family-run dessert shop that specializes in artisan upscale popsicles. The business was founded in 2017 by Sindy and Ivan who wanted to elevate the sweet treat and create a new experience for customers. There are a wide variety of flavors to choose from including Mango Chamoy, Bomba, Banana filled with Dulce de Leche, Guava and Cheese, Key Lime Pie, Mamey, Tres Leches, Pavlova, and many more. Guests can also enjoy dairy-free and vegan options, as well as PUPsicles for dog owners.

Natalia Guerra

Contributing Editor

Natalia Guerra was born in Miami and comes from a Cuban background. Aside from her passion for travel writing and culinary arts, she also loves to step out of her comfort zone to live life to the fullest. Her lifestyle is being a digital nomad, working remotely as she travels the world one city at a time. Her favorite country has been Spain for its beautiful architecture and food, which reminds her of her Cuban culture.

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