March 25, 2024 | Eul Basa

The World's Most Outrageous Desserts You Need To Try

For the serious sweet tooth

If you're obsessed with sugar, these over-the-top treats need to be on your foodie bucket list. From prismatic unicorn bars to cookie nacho platters, these are some of the most outrageous desserts around.

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Cotton Candy Burrito

Creamberry, Las Vegas

Get ready for a major sugar spike, because the the Cotton Candy Burrito is super stuffed with sweetness. Served at the Creamberry in Las Vegas, you get to choose a flavor of ice cream and three dry toppings to be wrapped in pink and blue cotton candy, just like a burrito.


22-Scoop Sundae

Mo and Moshi, Bangkok

This might just be the king of all ice cream sundaes to ever exist. At Mo and Moshi in Bangkok, you can order the 22-Scoop Sundae that comes complete with waffles, strawberries, and all sorts of other sugary inclusions.

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Pineapple Split

Dole Plantation, Hawaii

A unique twist on a classic dessert, this popular menu item at the Dole Plantation in Hawaii uses pineapple instead of banana to make its ice cream splits. The Pineapple Split is made with a fresh pineapple and three towering columns of the famous Dole Whip inside it.

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The Fashionista

House of Chimney Cakes, California'

Talk about designer chocolate—The Fashionista chimney cake takes popular luxury brands and "dessertifies" them into one delicious ice cream cone. It's made with Dutch chocolate ice cream inside a Cocoa Pebbles chimney cone that also includes Chocolate Pocky Sticks, chocolate sprinkles, and chocolate pieces.

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Marie Antoinette

Barton G., California 

Arguably one of the most bizarre desserts around, the Marie Antoinette takes a full bust of the former Queen of France and adorns it with a towering bubblegum-flavored cotton candy hairdo. It's also served with vanilla cheese cake and and strawberry cream cheese which are perfect pairings for the cotton candy.

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Geometric Apple

Jonquils Café & Bakery

That's not an apple, that's a cake! At Jonquil's Cafe & Bakery, these Geometric Apples combine expert cake-making with visually-striking 3D art. And the entire process is a labor of love—a single cake can take anywhere from 18 to 30 hours to make.

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The Harvest

Spot Dessert Bar, New York

This plant-themed cake gives new meaning to the word "vegetarian." The Harvest is a unique menu item at Spot Dessert Bar that is prepared in a Terracotta plant pot. It is loaded with chiffon cake, cheesecake, strawberry jam, berries, and whipped cream, then topped with Oreo crumbles and a sprig of parsley. It really does look like a plant!

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WOW Waffle Tower

Elm Street Diner, Connecticut

Get ready for a sensory overload—the WOW Waffle Tower at Elm Street Diner is overloaded with sugary goodness that is stacked sky high with waffles, ice cream, cookies, brownies, and much more.

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Movie Theater Sundae

Stanton Social Prime, Las Vegas

This is no ordinary bag of popcorn. The Movie Theater Sundae is actually made with dulce de leche ice cream, caramelized banana, and scattered popcorn pieces, drizzled with hot, melted caramel.

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The Flaming Skull

CHICA, Las Vegas

A show-stopper in true Vegas style, The Flaming Skull at CHICA is a flaming dessert in which the spiced rum on the outer layer is ignited to warm and melt the delectable chocolate lava cake in the center.

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Kolossal Shakes

K&J's Elegant Pastries, Alabama

Kolossal Shakes are essentially milkshakes on steroids. The shakes are served in mason jar and stacked with tasty pastries and other baked goods. Make sure to have your phone handy—these are definitely Instagram worthy.

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Glow-In-The-Dark Cotton Candy

The Inventing Room, Denver

The Inventing Room's Glow-In-The-Dark Cotton Candy was voted Colorado's most insane dessert, and for good reason. On top of giving sweet tooths an expected sugar high, the cotton candy itself is also just so mesmerizing to look at.

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Lemon Drop

Saint Germain, Atlanta

File this one under "Is it real, or is it cake?"—the Lemon Drop is a cake creation by Saint Germain that looks very close to an actual lemon. Of course, being a lemon poppyseed cake, it uses lemon in its formulation (as well as some satisfyingly rich white chocolate).

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Churro Dog

Chase Field, Arizona

Hot dogs are staples at the ball game, but Arizona's Chase Field offers something slightly different. The Churro Dog is definitely more on the desssert side compared to a hot dog. It's made of a chocolate glazed donut bun filled with a churro and topped with frozen yogurt, whipped cream, and sweet syrups.


Big Poppa Tart Donut

The Donut Bar, California

This isn't your regular donut—the Big Poppa Tart Donut, which is sold by The Donut Bar in California, comes in at a whopping one pound, and it's stuffed with a real pop tart. Needless to say, it will surely get your sugar levels rising.

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Tall Charlie

Sweet Charlie's, Delaware

You've heard of ice cream sandwiches, but what about ice cream buns? The Tall Charlie takes six inches of Thai-style rolled ice cream and puts it inside a freshly glazed donut bun. They are available at Sweet Charlie's in Delaware and they come in a variety of different flavor combinations.

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Ice Cream Potato

Westside Drive-In, Idaho

Perhaps one of the more bizarre desserts on this list, the Ice Cream Potato is an Idaho novelty. It doesn't actually have any potato in it, but it does look one—hard ice cream is molded into a potato shape and dressed with various sweet toppings to make it look like a baked potato.

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S'more Chocolate Tres Leches

Guacamole Modern Mexican, Kentucky

In Kentucky, a restaurant called Guacamole Modern Mexican offers a S'more Chocolate Tres Leches, which is like a sophisticated version of a s'more. It is made with graham crackers, candied pepitas, fresh fruit, shaved chocolate, spicy (yes, spicy) chocolate mousse, and toasted marshmellows.

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Lobster Ice Cream

Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium, Maine

Leave it to Maine to incoporate seafood into its desserts. Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium makes this one-of-a-kind Lobster Ice Cream that takes the unique pairing of buttery vanilla ice cream with buttery lobster.

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Peach Cobbler Nachos

Chef Tam's Underground Cafe, Tennessee

Peaches? In nachos? Yes, there is such a thing. Chef Tam, the owner of the Underground Cafe in Tennessee, invented Peach Cobbler Nachos and it quickly went viral online.The dish consists of peach cobbler, cinnamon chips, and peach filling.

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Cereal Milk Macaron

Joy Macarons, Texas

Many people are divided by cereal milk. Some of them say its the best part of eating cereal, while others are not so fond of it. Regardless of which side of the debate you're on, you're bound to love the Cereal Milk Macarons made by Joy Macarons in Texas. They consist of ice cream infused with Fruity Pebbles that is sandwiched between two white-chocolate-coated macarons.

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Waffle Pops

Sterling Heights, Michigan

Waffle Pops are a specialty at Michigan's Sterling Heights. The delicious treats are exactly what you'd expect—a long, tubular waffle dipped in all sorts of sugary goodness, from chocolate glaze to Fruity Pebbles.

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PieCaken Bakeshop, Minneapolis

The best of both worlds, cake and pie, are found in the PieCaken. Made by a bakeshop of the same name, the iconic recipe was invented by Chef Zac Young in 2015 and involves various layered elements, including pumpkin pie, pecan pie, spice cake, cinnamon buttercream, oat crumble, apple pie filling, and more.

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Golden Opulence Sundae

Serendipity 3, New York 

In 2007, Guinness World Records listed Serendipity 3's Golden Opulence Sundae as the most expensive sundae in the world, with an insane price tag of $1,000. The dish ismade with three scoops of Tahitian ice cream, Madagascar vanilla, Amedei Porcelana melted chocolate (which is one of the most expensive in the world), and 23-karat edible gold leaf.

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Apple Fries

Legoland, California

A trip to Legoland in California would be incomplete without trying their iconic Apple Fries, which was invented in the park itself. They are made by coating fry-cut Granny Smith apples in cinnamon sugar (along with some other secret powders) and then served with a vanilla cream dip.


What-A-Melon Soft Serve

Dominique Ansel Bakery, Japan

Dominique Ansel Bakery is well known for its What-A-Melon Soft Serve. First launched in their Tokyo location, the refreshing treat is made with a slice of watermelon combined with watermelon soft serve ice cream.

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Respiro Del Diavolo

The Aldwych Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor, Scotland

Spicy ice cream is a thing, and it's really really hot. The Aldwych Cafe and Ice Cream Parloer in Scotland serves the Respiro Del Diavolo gelato, which has a Scoville rating close to 1.47 million— almost 300 times hotter than a jalapeno. It's so hot that those brave enough to try it. must be 18 years old or older.

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Oh My Gosh Brigadeiros, Florida

Oh My Gosh Brigadeiros is a chocolate shop in Miami that specializes in Brigadeiros, the famous Brazilian chocolate dessert. They are like little bite-sized artisanal treats that come in a variety of flavors and styles, from dulce de leche to coconut.

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Crème Brûlée Donut

Donut Bar, Las Vegas 

The Donut Bar's Crème Brûlée Donut is undoubtedly delightful in taste, but it also has the most satisfying "snap" when you crack it open to reveal the pastry cream inside. It's a dessert that's definitely fitting for Sin City.

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Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baked in Color, New York

Chocolate chip cookies are great in brown, but adding a splash of color to them makes them all the more appetizing. These Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies by Baked in Color in New York are sure to spread the joy with their vibrant hues.

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Diplomate Mousse Pinecone Cake

Soby's, South Carolina

The concept is simple: a dessert shaped like a pinecone. The Diplomate Mousse Pinecone Cake was inspired by the chef's grandmother's Christmas Eve recipe and it's made up of a bunch of tasty components, including chocolate cake, caramel, hazelnut cruch within a milk chocolate shell and surrounded by pistachio crumble.

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Ube Waffle and Ice Cream

Platito Filipino Soul Food, Toronto

Ube, or purple yam, is a common ingredient in many Filipino desserts. At Platito Filipino Soul Food in Toronto, it is the main ingredient in their Ube Waffle and Ice Cream dessert.The distinct nutty and vanilla-like flavor of the ube enhances the dish and gives it a unique taste.

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Chocolate Milky Bun

Afters Ice Cream, California

Ice cream lovers will want to visit Afters Ice Cream, the self-proclaimed "Home of the Milky Bun." The Chocolate Milky Bun in particular has received rave reviews for its rich chocolate flavor and balanced sweetness.

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Cookie Nachos

Insomnia Cookies, Pennsylvania

A fan-favorite menu item from Pennsylvania's Insomnia Cookies brings together two popular snack foods—cookies and nachos. Their Cookie Nachos are a playful twist on the traditional dish, substituting cookies and sugary toppings for tortilla chips and condiments.

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Northern Lights Truffles

Sweet Chalet, Alaska

The awe-inspiring Northern Lights have inspired this colorful dessert by Sweet Chalet in Alaska. The Northern Lights Truffles are a work of art, and they're some of the prettiest chocolates you'll ever see. Each one is carefully hand-painted using colored cocoa butter in a temperature-sensitive process.

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Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Sandwich

Milk Bar, California

This is not a sandwich you can eat for breakfast, but it does use a popular breakfast food as one of its key ingredients. The Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Sandwich takes a scoop of vanilla ice cream and sandwiches it between two buns made out of Fruity Pebbles.

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Moon Pie

Blue Moon, Delaware

At the Blue Moon in Delaware, the Moon Pie is the main attraction. It has multiple layers of ice cream stacked 8 inches high and is decorated with meringue, crushed Oreos. A perfect treat for those hot summer months.

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Layered Unicorn Bars

Sweet Magnolia's Bake Shop, Nebraska

Unicorn bars are already fun as they are, but they're even more fun when they're layered on top of each other. Sweet Magnolia's Bake Shop in Nebraska makes some delectable Layered Unicorn Bars, and they've come up with a fitting description for them: "A carnival in dessert form."

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"All Of Them"

Milkjam, Minnesota

Have you ever visited an ice cream shop and felt like you could eat every single flavor? Well at Milkjam Creamery in Minnesota, the "All of Them" platter puts all 16 of their iconic flavors on a plate of crushed waffle cones and syrups so you don't have to choose.

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