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5 Can’t-Miss Tucson Desserts

Local sweet treats to brighten your day.

December 12, 2017

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Coconut Cream Pie from the Cup Café at Hotel Congress

If you have to choose just one dessert from the Cup Café’s mouthwatering dessert case, go for a deep slice of the coconut cream pie: A flaky pie crust, baked and filled with coconut-infused custard and topped with copious amounts of fresh whipped cream and toasted coconut. 311 E. Congress Street

Buttery pastry crust is filled with sweet custard and plenty of coconut.

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Isabella’s Ice Cream

Lucky for us, Tucson weather permits ice cream all year around. That means that every day is a great day to take advantage of the hearty ice cream sandwiches at Isabella’s Ice Cream. Freshly baked cookies (think melty chocolate chip cookies and sugary snickerdoodles), an impressive selection of homemade ice cream flavors, and fun toppings create endless ice cream sandwich possibilities. 210 N. 4th Avenue

Two freshly baked cookies are stuffed with homemade ice cream and rolled in the topping of your choice.

Winter Citrus Tart at Hacienda Del Sol

The dessert menu at Hacienda Del Sol changes seasonally, so you’ll want act quickly to try their Winter Citrus Tart–a sweet tart shell filled with local citrus custard and topped with raspberry gel, toasted marshmallow fluff, fresh fruit, and micro-flowers. 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road

This seasonal tart features local citrus and a modern twist.

The Tack Room’s Chocolate Mousse at The Coronet

The pecan-crusted chocolate mousse at The Coronet has been in owner Sally Kane’s family for over 70 years. A testament to time and taste, this creamy dessert is dense, decadent, and perfectly sweet. 402 E. 9th Street

The chocolate mousse recipe used at The Coronet is a family heirloom.

Wildflower Honey-Mesquite Cannoli at Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

Cannoli are of Executive Chef Michael Montesano’s all-time favorite desserts. He puts a local spin on this seasonal Wildflower Honey-Mesquite Cannoli by making the creamy filling with local honey and flavoring the Italian pastry with candied orange peel. You might find it difficult to have just one! 7366 N. Paseo del Norte

A Baja Arizona take on a classic Italian dessert.

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