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Delectable Desserts

Delectable Desserts

by Hope Heldmar

When you're beach bound in the Caribbean, your days are undoubtedly filled with warm sunshine, plenty of free time and really, not a care in the world. Don't you just love that about vacations? A definite highlight of exploring new areas is sampling local cuisines and especially ending each meal with a delectable dessert. It's even more fun when you discover desserts that either you've never tried or never even heard of before now.

If your travels take you to tranquil Turks & Caicos, then a favorite dessert to try is found at Anacaona at Grace Bay Club This decadent chocolate treat combines aged Caribbean Rum with your choice of dark chocolate truffle, pimento milk chocolate or spice island white chocolate. Yum. The aptly named Caribbean Rum & Chocolate Fight is quite honestly, to die for.

While cheesecake is a dessert staple, Aruba's restaurant Cilo, located in the Renaissance Marketplace, serves up a fried cheesecake. Yes, you read that correctly. Fried. Pretty sure this melt in your mouth tasty treat will be well-worth the calories.

A popular refreshing treat in St. Martin is gelato. You'll find a variety of flavors at the Carousel, a favorite among tourists. And not only can you enjoy a rainbow of Italian gelatos and sorbets, but you can also ride the Venetian carousel located inside the restaurant. Now that is a fun way to enjoy your dessert!

Just a short stroll away from Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in Punta Cana is the trendy Noah Bar and Restaurant. It's a great place to enjoy a cocktail out on the patio, along with one of their featured desserts. If they have the flaming Creme brulee, you won't be disappointed.

But, it seems like chocolate is always a fan favorite. Right in the heart of Nassau and just across the bay from Paradise Island, Sur Club Sushi serves up chocolate cake spring rolls. The light pastry shell pairs perfectly with the chocolaty concoction. You'll find this sweet treat near many of's resorts, like Riu Palace Paradise Island or Melia Nassau Beach Resort.

And seriously, if you want to mix a gorgeous Caribbean island with a whole lot of chocolate, then in the month of October, St Lucia is your place to visit. In fact, St Lucia has declared the entire month as "Chocolate Heritage Month". Resorts all over the island will host cooking workshops and chocolate tastings, private beach dinners with chocolate as the main course, and even chocolate body treatments and massages. You name it and chocolate will be included!

Your travels will for sure take you to new and exciting places. You'll get to see new sights, meet new people and of course, try new desserts. It's always a good idea to Eat More Cake!

Here is an easy one for you to try!

Dark Chocolate Cake Spring Rolls
You'll need:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 T butter
  • 6 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 c unsalted peanuts
  • 12 egg roll wraps
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar

Step 1: Boil cream and butter over medium heat. Remove from heat, add chocolate and let stand 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Stir in the peanuts. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until firm.

Step 2: Unfold egg roll wraps and spoon 1 tablespoon of dark chocolate filling into the center of the wrap. Brush the edges of the wrapper with water. Fold in the sides and roll up. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.

Step 3: In a large skillet, heat 3/4" oil to 350 degrees. Fry dark chocolate wraps until golden, about 1 minute per side. Place wraps on a paper towel to drain and sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!