Fill the warm, lazy days of summer by going on a dessert treasure hunt around New York City. “X marks the spot” for coveted sweets at these restaurants and dessert destinations all over town.
Dominique Ansel’s burrata soft serve was such a hit last summer that it’s back for round two this year. The odd-yet-irresistible mix of sweet and savory is topped with balsamic caramel and microbasil. 137 Seventh Ave. S., 212-242-5111
The Mediterranean Diet is all the rage, so splurge on a delicious—albeit not waistline-friendly—dessert that pays homage to Greek cuisine. This dish takes a modern spin on the classic baklava pastry by serving baklava ice cream in a crispy phyllo basket, all topped with samos caramel. 871 Seventh Ave., 212-582-7500
Black Tap’s decadent and artfully arranged shakes have reached sensation status this year. Just be prepared to wait—the line is out the door for these buzzy treats. 248 W. 14th St., 212-675-7236
Cool off on a scorching summer day by enjoying a Birthday Cake Shake from chef Christina Tosi’s renowned Milk Bar. 220 Eighth Ave., 347-577-9504
Minamoto Kitchoan is a must for the refined foodie looking to expand their dessert palate. This Madison Avenue Japanese boutique is as much of a delight to the taste buds as it is to the eyes. The chilled peach jelly is perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day. 509 Madison Ave., 212-489-3747
A cone upgrade used to mean signify that of the waffle variety, but ChikaLicious serves ice cream in a scrumptious coneCHURRO!®. Fill the inventive cone with the Nutty Professor, an ice cream that combines toasted almonds, Nutella, and a frosted pecan top. 204 E. 10th St.
This pop-up shop is so popular that its stay has been extended through September. Visitors are able to personalize their ice cream bar by choosing their own unique toppings—from rose petals to goji berries. 134 Prince St., 646-395-7463
What’s better than a Ladurée macaron? A Ladurée macaron served on top of ice cream, of course! 398 W. Broadway, 646-392-7868
Double chocolate donuts. Candied bacon. Dark chocolate ice cream. Need we say more? 178 Ludlow St., 646-657-0233
The rose-shaped gelato cones from Amorino are almost too pretty to eat… almost. Topped with a macaron, the adorably entitled "macarose" is absolutely irresistible. 162 Eighth Ave., 212-255-6471
These gorgeous, handcrafted petit fours are coming soon to Bon Vivant's brick and mortar, which will open in August 2016. 238 E. 58th St., 646-481-4044