Now is the time to have your cake and eat it too! National Dessert Day (Oct. 14) is a blessed holiday that gives us an excuse to indulge our sweet tooth. From ice cream and cheesecake, to boozy milkshakes and low-calorie treats, we’ve compiled a list of the best desserts to celebrate this most delicious of days.
Serving up a delightful confection in honor of this momentous holiday, Shadow Boxers Bar’s pumpkin cinnamon cheesecake is sure to hit all kinds of sweet spots. This creamy, seasonally-inspired dessert is the perfect cherry on top of any of Shadow Boxers’ pub-style offerings, including their lamb sliders with spicy onion jam, escarole and Worcestershire mayo and their ahi tuna burger with scallions, garlic, lemon aioli, lettuce and tomato.
This blended combination of bourbon, ice cream, milk and Nutella ($13.50) is as indulgent as the New Orleans street it’s named for. Served in a chilled sundae glass, this drink will appeal to the kid in you, much like the bowling alley itself. Pair the praline confection with the ultimate comfort food, Blue Ribbon fried chicken, and you may forget about bowling all together.
This West Village gelato and sorbetto pop shop has a variety of low calorie icy treats that are perfect for those who want to celebrate while watching their figure. All of the popSorbettos are between 69-79 calories, popGelatos are between 149-198 calories and YogurtPops are only 100 calories! All of their pops have no artificial ingredients, no preservatives and are free from high fructose corn syrup. Each bar is made with real fruit fresh daily, with options available for vegan and gluten-free customers too. So go on and indulge that sweet tooth without worried about your waist line.
Imagine pairing a delicious cinnamon doughnut with creamy frozen yogurt. Drooling yet? Well you’re in luck because this dream team has become a reality at 16 Handles. The artisan, low-fat flavor is made with cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar; perfect for fall and, of course, celebrating National Dessert Day almost anywhere in New York City.
Why celebrate this scrumptious holiday alone when you can share a massive bowl of deliciousness with the ones you love? The Titanic at Carmine’s is a gigantic sundae made with six whopping scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, caramelized fruit, hot fudge sauce and an entire Chocolate Torta. Whether you’re dining in the Theater District among tourists or are seated with locals on the Upper West Side, this popular family-style Italian restaurant can always provide the sweetest ending to your meal for your whole table to enjoy.
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