7 Toronto Desserts You’ve Gotta Try this Summer!

The Toronto dessert scene is looking pretty good these days with a variety of sugary treats to suit any craving.

The Toronto dessert scene is looking pretty delicious these days, with a variety of sugary treats to suit any craving. From hybrid creations to decked out classics, it’s almost too hard to choose! But don’t worry… we’re making the choice a little easier with our round-up of the top Toronto dessert trends, sent from the heavens above. If you have a formidable sweet tooth, then this is the list for you. Get your stomachs and camera phones ready! 

Dessert Tacos

Love tacos? Well, you’re in luck because Booyah Inc. is bringing dessert tacos to Toronto. Similar to traditional tacos, Booyah Inc. lets you deck yours out with a number of fixin’s. Get ready to swap out the lettuce and beef for ice cream and treats galore – it’s time to load it up.

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All images via @booyahinc

Doughnut-Inspired Cones

Dreamt up by Eva from Eva’s Original Chimney Cones, these doughnut-inspired ice cream cones are a twist on a classic Hungarian dessert. The Chimney and ice cream cone come together to create something truly delicious and come in flavours like Eva’s Apple Pie, soft serve and homemade apple preserves; Berrylicious, soft serve with berry compote and Nutella; and Dream Cone, soft serve with Nutella, butter toffee bits, organic cocoa drizzle and homemade salted caramel brownie. 

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All images via @ogchimneys

Equally as delicious as doughnut cones are their Mexican counterpart, churro cones! Available at all Pancho’s Bakery locations, the place in Toronto for mouth-watering churro treats, these cones are rolled in cinnamon and sugar, stuffed with soft serve and topped with sauces, cereal and more.

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Pancho’s Bakery churro cone via @phebsterrr
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Decked Out Éclairs

While macarons have really been having a moment, there’s another Parisian dessert taking the spotlight. Nugateau Patisseries, The Tempered Room and more have been creating fancy, colourful Éclairs that are anything, but average – we would even call it art!

Nugateau Patisserie eclairs via @jyauu
The Tempered Room eclairs via @tastesto
Nugateau Patisserie eclairs via @fifiiifi

Fancy Popsicles

Move over ice cream – there’s another cold treat in town. Gourmet pops have been popping up all over Kensington Market with flavours like Chocolate Hibiscus and Coconut Yogurt Parfait! A couple of notable places include Wrestlers Coffee and Seven Lives.

Wrestlers popsicles via @nathartono
Seven lives Seven Lives Paleteria treats via @7lpaleteria

Doughnut Shots

Doughnuts are amazing all on their own but they’re even better with a sugary shot of something sweet – think caramel and chocolate. Exclusive to The Rolling Pin, shots are artfully stuck into each doughnut. Be careful… We have an inkling it may be hard to have just one.

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The Rolling Pin doughnuts via @therollingpinto

Desserts that get you Drunk

Who doesn’t love a good summer cocktail? The Pop Stand just made them even more irresistible with cocktail popsicles. These frozen treats get dunked in your favourite alcoholic bevvy or have a cocktail infused popsicle like Cherry Whiskey Sour or Peach Bourbon Ice Tea all on its own.


A video posted by Kari (@thepopstand) on


Which Toronto desserts are you most excited to try?

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