If you're going to indulge, go big. Really big. These desserts go above and beyond expectations, providing the ultimate treat. Unique and tasty, your initial plan may be to share them—but one delicious bite and we predict you'll prefer to keep them to yourself.
The “Show Stopper” Shake
When a dessert has its own hashtag (#zuzushowstoppershake), you know it has to be good. The impressive The “Show Stopper” Shake features ice cream, with a variety of toppings and mini desserts on top. The theme of the shake changes monthly. Thank ZuZu’s pastry chef Audry Enriquez for this tasty creation. $14. Find it at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho: 6850 E. Main St., 480.376.2600.
Combine graham cracker cookies, marshmallow and maple bacon, encase it in chocolate and you’ll have this unique dessert. To eat, pour the Bulleit Bourbon Caramel over the creation and the chocolate sphere will melt, revealing the goodness inside. $15. Find it at: BLK Live, 7301 E. Butherus Drive, 480.494.5069
Chocolate Mousse Tower
This edible architectural masterpiece stands a half-foot tall, and is a literal tower of sweet and creamy goodness. The gravity-defying dessert includes three different types of chocolate within, and is topped with berries. $10. Find it at: Christopher's & Crush Lounge at Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road, 602.522.2344.
Diners meet their match with this giant crème puff. The flaky, buttery pastry is filled with a sweet cream filling—and its size rivals that of a cantaloupe. $4. Find it at: Cafe 24/7 at Lone Butte Casino, 1077 S. Kyrene Road, Chandler; Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, 800.946.4452.
You don’t need to travel to New Orleans for this treat—scrumptious beignets are served right here in Phoenix. To craft the tasty treats, housemade dough is fried then rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with this unique presentation. The beignet “tree,” which features 10 of the tasty treats, is served with vanilla crème anglaise, Nutella ganache and finished with a generous amount of powdered sugar. $16. Find it at Steak 44, 5101 N. 44th St., 602.271.4400.