Desserts

Confessions of a Nashville Sweet Tooth

The sun is peeking through the clouds and the days of laying by the pool and pontooning on Percy Priest Lake are on the horizon. Sure, we should be hitting the gym or going to Hot Box to get swimsuit ready, but we’ll indulge in some of Nashville’s most delectable desserts instead. Here’s the top 10 desserts to try this spring. After all, isn’t the saying “a dessert a day keeps the doctor away”?

 Nashville has the best sweets to satisfy everyone!

Nashville has the best sweets to satisfy everyone!

 

1.  Kayne Prime’s Coconut Passion Bar: This dessert literally transports us to paradise. From the first bite, our taste buds awaken. The sweet coconut combined with the passion mousse feels as light as air in our mouths.

  Kayne's  coconut passion bar with coconut dacquoise, passion mousse, coconut caramel, and Italian meringue

Kayne's coconut passion bar with coconut dacquoise, passion mousse, coconut caramel, and Italian meringue

 

2. Bricktop’s Cookie Skillet: Just looking at this picture leaves us speechless. The cookie is so warm and gooey, and when we dip our spoon in to get a bite, chocolate oozes out. Every time we order this,  the whole cookie skillet is gone within minutes!

 Source:  Yelp

Source: Yelp

 

3. Saint Añejo’s Churros: Who doesn’t love churros? Saint Añejo’s churros come out soft and warm, with a side of dulce de leche for dipping. The cinnamon sugar coating brings us back to our childhood.

  Saint Añejo 's churros with cinnamon sugar and dulche de leche sauce for dipping

Saint Añejo's churros with cinnamon sugar and dulche de leche sauce for dipping

 

4. Tavern’s S’mores: This dessert is so much fun! It’s interactive and amazingly delicious. The s’mores comes with a personal size flame to roast marshmallows. Choose from graham crackers, chocolate, strawberries, or even peanut butter cups to create a personalized s’mores sandwich.

 Source:  Yelp

Source: Yelp

5. Las Paletas’ Rose Petal Popsicle: We love Las Paletas' unique flavored popsicles, whether it be avocado, tamarind with chili, hibiscus, or our favorite, rose petal. A creamy, sweet flavor, the rose petal popsicle melts in our mouths. Sitting on the porch of the Las Paletas shop, looking at Sevier Park, and enjoying a rose petal popsicle is the perfect recipe for a warm Nashville day.

 Source:  Yelp

Source: Yelp

6. Moto’s Affogato: Whenever we need a sweet pick-me-up, we order the Affogato at Moto. A scoop of vanilla gelato sandwiched between two scoops of coconut sorbet, the affogato is perfectly finished with a delicate pour of Italian espresso.

 Coconut sorbet, vanilla gelato, topped with espresso

Coconut sorbet, vanilla gelato, topped with espresso

7. The Loving Pie Company's Cherry Pie:  There’s nothing better than some classic cherry pie, and The Loving Pie Co. has certainly mastered the art of pie-making. A slice of their cherry pie a la mode with homemade Pied Piper Creamery ice cream is the perfect ode to this all-American dessert.

 Source:  The Loving Pie Company  website

Source: The Loving Pie Company website

8. Virago’s Mochi: After satisfying our sushi craving at Virago, we never miss out on the mochi trio. Made with premium Hawaiian ice cream, the flavors change weekly. Some of our favorites are blueberry, pumpkin, and green tea.

  Virago 's mochi trio with premium Hawaiian ice cream in a sweet rice wrapper

Virago's mochi trio with premium Hawaiian ice cream in a sweet rice wrapper

9. Silo: We admit it, we’re crazy for anything salted caramel flavored. Silo’s pot de crème topped with salted caramel sauce is the perfect harmony of salty and sweet. With a side of caramel-bacon popcorn, our mouths literally water just thinking about this dessert.

 Source:  Yelp

Source: Yelp

 

 

10. Whiskey Kitchen’s bread pudding:  With the flavor changing every few weeks, Whiskey’s bread pudding is always sure to satisfy. From flavors like chocolate to sweet potato to ginger peach, the bread pudding is melt-in-your-mouth good.

  Whiskey Kitchen 's peanut butter banana bread pudding with cookie dough ice cream and Godiva chocolate sauce

Whiskey Kitchen's peanut butter banana bread pudding with cookie dough ice cream and Godiva chocolate sauce

So many sweets, so little time!

Sugar Lounge: A Sweet Recap

Sugar Lounge: A Sweet Recap

Walking into the dimly-lit runway at The Rosewall, we were immediately submerged into a lounge of indulgence. The cool, acoustic sounds of the live band set us in the sultry Valentine’s mood. Everywhere we turned, there was a table dedicated to life’s sweetest desserts—chocolate strawberries from Virago’s Chef Andrew Whitney over here, heart-shaped donuts by DOH Nashville over there. Our eyes were constantly filled with visions of sugar, and our mouths never stopped watering.