Yummy Desserts in Orlando You Have to Try

ube and matcha creme puffs, vanilla crepe cake, and macaron bakery items from Light on the Sugar in Orlando - best desserts in Orlando

Yummy Desserts in Orlando You Have to Try!

We’ve visited the Orlando area a number of times to visit theme parks but had never ventured outside of the walls of Disney or Universal parks until recently. Boy, were we missing out! Orlando has so many neat things to do and places to eat. In fact, I’d say that it’s one of the most foodie cities we’ve ever visited. Of course, with both of us having a chronic sweet tooth we had to stop at a number of places for a treat. Thus, we wanted to share a few of the best desserts in Orlando you have to try!

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Matcha Cafe Maiko

Matcha Cafe Maiko is a quaint cafe that uses authentic ceremonial grade matcha from Kyoto in all of its desserts and lattes. But not only do they have delicious drinks and desserts, but it also has an adorable, Instagramable interior as well. To be honest, I think it’s hard to find places that are cute AND have worthy food/drinks so this was a great find because they EXCEED in both areas.

If you want a latte I recommend getting the hojicha latte or the matcha latte with honeycomb. If you want to spruce it up even more, get a latte with cheese foam on top. For desserts try one of the soft-serve flavors or some shave ice which are perfect for sharing. The moment we took a sip of our lattes we were transported back to the tea plantations in Wazuka and to the tea ceremonies we attended when in Kyoto as well. If you are a fan of matcha or hojicha you won’t want to miss Matcha Cafe Maiko.

Location: 639 N Mills Ave, Orlando // MAP
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm-10pm

Light on the Sugar

Light on the Sugar is a family-owned bakery and coffee shop that makes French pastries with Asian-inspired flavors like matcha, ube, taro, and black sesame. Of course, when we went, we had to get a variety of items. We bought ube and matcha cream puffs, a vanilla crepe cake, and one of their macarons which were as cute as it was delicious!

Truly these were some of the best pastries I’ve ever had and I eat A LOT of desserts. I’ll honestly be dreaming about them until we go back to try more desserts in Orlando like their sister bakery Sugar Dough Bakehouse that recently opened. Be sure to check out their Instagram to see what’s new weekly.

Location: 4270 Aloma Ave Suite 112, Winter Park // MAP
Hours: 11am-6pm daily, Closed Tuesdays

Dochi Donuts

Another dessert we first tried in Japan was mochi donuts and we were so excited to find a mochi donut shop in Orlando. Dochi Donuts has delicious flavors of mochi donuts like cinnamon toast crunch, matcha oreo, churro, Nutella crunch, ube glaze, and more.

Even though they open at 11 be sure to get there early if you are wanting a specific flavor because when we showed up at 11:45 they were nearly out of every flavor! I guess we’ll just have to go back for those matcha and ube donuts. But I’m not complaining too much, the ones we got to try were delicious!

Location: 1222 E Colonial Dr Suite B, Orlando // MAP
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm

Hanalei Shave Ice

Hawaiian Shave Ice from Hanalei Shave Ice in Orlando - best desserts in Orlando

Hanalei Shave Ice is a newer spot for dessert in Orlando and can be hard to find unless you check out their Instagram for current locations. But it’s absolutely worth the chase! We first had Hawaiian shave ice in Maui and were hooked. The fresh fruit flavors, soft shave ice, and variety of yummy toppings made this refreshing dessert a dream!

So when we heard there was an authentic Hawaiian shave ice truck in Orlando where the shave ice is hand-cranked, you bet we had to find it. We got the Kanoa Sparkle to share which had pineapple, strawberry, and lilikoi (passion fruit) flavors topped with fresh fruit, whipped cream, and glitter.

Location: Check their Instagram for current pop-up locations

Picasso Moments Bakery

We almost didn’t make it to Picasso Moments Bakery on our last trip to Orlando and that would have been such a mistake because it is such a gem. Picasso Moments has what they call “lazy bread” that balances a fusion of Western and Asian bread creating perfectly chewy and flavor-packed sweet and savory breads.

In addition to having baked goods, they also have a large menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, teas, cakes, and other desserts. We decided to purchase a number of the Lazy Breads to-go and they made for the perfect sweet treat or breakfast item the next morning.

Our favorites were the Snowing Cream Cheese Bread, Charcoal Coconut, and Red Bean Bread. They were all subtly sweet but packed flavor which is perfect for those who may not want a super sweet dessert in Orlando but something that still hits the spot, this is for you!

Location: 8231 S John Young Pkwy, Orland // MAP
Hours: Sunday 10am-6pm, Monday-Saturday 10am-7:30pm

The Greenery Creamery

Before heading to Orlando we heard so many terrific things about The Greenery Creamery that it was the first place we stopped after dropping off our luggage at our hotel. The Greenery Creamery has a number of artisanal handcrafted ice cream flavors.

While they serve traditional dairy-based ice cream they also have a wide selection of plant-based ice creams as well all made from organic, local, and natural ingredients. All of their flavors rotate so be sure to follow them on Instagram to see what’s new!

We got a trio of ice creams to share including blueberry lavender, cookie butter, and mead honey. We also loved that The Greenery Creamery is dog-friendly. We took our dog, Bentley on a walk around Lake Eola before we stopped for ice cream and we enjoyed getting to take him in while we ordered and looked at their selection of pup-friendly options of ice cream too!

Location: 420 E Church St Unit 112, Orlando // MAP
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm-10pm

READ MORE: A Sweet Guide to Ice Cream in Japan

Amorette’s Patisserie

Mickey Mouse chocolate mousse pastry from Amorette's Patisserie in Disney Springs - best desserts in Orlando

Amorette’s Patisserie is a French-style bakery that has artfully designed pastries located in the nearby Disney Springs area of Orlando. In French, amorette means “little love” which you can find in all of their delicious confectionaries. While they have a number of delicious pastries like eclairs, tars, cakes, and more. We decided to go with one of their signatures, the Mickey Mousse which has a chocolate chiffon cake, dark chocolate mousse, and white chocolate mousse.

Location: 1536 E Buena Vista Dr #1A, Lake Buena Vista // MAP
Hours: Sunday 11am-11pm, Monday-Thursday 12pm-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-11:30pm

Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew

Another spot to get a yummy dessert in Orlando is Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew which is also located in Disney Springs. Of course, you can get a donut and coffee on separately but if you can’t decide I suggest getting one of their specialty combinations like the Reese’s Nitro which is perfect for peanut butter lovers and has nitro cold brew, oat milk infused with Reese’s PB sauce, peanut butter, and vanilla syrups and comes with a Peanut Butter Explosion donut.

Like any good donut shop, if you want a specific flavor like purple glazed ube, cinnamon toast crunch, or fruity pebbles you’ll want to get there early. However, if you aren’t picky (I mean all of their donuts are amazing!) they stay open late so you can get a delicious donut at anytime.

Location: 1504 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista // MAP
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 9am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 9am-11pm

Which of these desserts in Orlando would you want to try first?!

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