The sugar specialists at UdderSweets beckon customers with 32 flavors of ice cream and freshly made chocolates. Fill a cone or an enemy's purse with ice cream flavors such as swiss almond fudge, pralines and cream, or toasted coconut ($3.82 for single scoop in cake or sugar cone; $1.95 for extra scoop) with more than 45 available toppings such as fresh fruit, candy chunks, and nuts (cups with toppings $0.39/oz.). Patrons marvel as 1 of more than 50 homemade chocolates melts on tongues, or while noshing on such sweet selections as peanut-butter twists ($3.25) or bear claws ($3.50). Stock up on favorite childhood sugar-high-inducers in the bulk candy section stocked with gummy treats in the shape of peach rings, mini bears, and fish, as well as giant jawbreakers, gumdrops, and rock candy ($0.69/oz.). Should cravings remain, wander to the cupcake and cookie section to wrap hands around freshly baked mini cupcakes ($1.50).
Yogli scoops healthy fare and scrumptious frozen treats into the mouth houses of salivating locals. Dig into a dish of creamy self-serve frozen yogurt topped with delectable details chosen from a selection of more than 45 fruity and crunchy toppings. Once you’ve cooled down your yogurt reservoir, reanimate frozen tonguesicles with a soul-warming cappuccino ($2.70–$3.55) or an energizing espresso ($1.55), crafted with coffee beans that are roasted, ground, and read to in-house. Practice safe eating by accompanying any meal-time refreshment with an enticing savory sandwich such as the Italian panini, stuffed with pesto, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, provolone, and a choice of salami or turkey ($7.99), or go the hearty and healthy routine with the Yogli berry salad, a bed of romaine lettuce topped with carrots, cranberries, strawberries, feta, walnuts, and raspberry-walnut dressing ($7.99). Check out Yogli's facebook page to see pictures of this colorful café and current special yogurt flavors, which can include everything from red velvet to pumpkin pie and yellow.
The soft-serve-dispensers at Tutti Frutti inspire customers to create edible architecture with more than 40 rotating frozen-yogurt flavors and 50 self-serve toppings. Patrons fill bowls with a choice of frozen yogurt before blanketing their velvety frozen treat with fruit, candy, and nut toppings such as peaches, chocolate sprinkles, and candy corn harvested from a local piñata farm. Though yogurt flavors rotate daily, past varieties have included birthday cake, strawberry banana, and mint chocolate, and average approximately 30 calories per ounce. Name-brand candies, including Reese's, Snickers, and M&M's, are available per ounce to top yogurt creations at both the Pembroke Pines and Pinecrest locations. Upon completing sweet masterpieces, dessert sculptors can submit their handiwork ($0.45/oz., including toppings) to the store's judicious scale to be weighed, priced, and read its Miranda rights.
The gourmet treats at Häagen-Dazs delight discerning palates with a variety of frozen goodies in indulgent flavors. Made from top-quality ingredients, Haagen-Dazs ice creams and sorbets confidently fill cups and top cones ($3.69–$5.59) or blend into shakes ($6.15) and smoothies ($6.15) in an attempt to lose taste-bud tails. Each Dazzler's three scoops of ice cream settle under whipped-cream peaks, with flavors including Dulce Split, Mint Chip, and Rocky Road ($6.34). Patrons select toppings, sauces, and ice-cream flavors to form customizable sundaes ($4.69–6.59), or deploy straws to taste a Sorbet Sipper ($6.15), which is made of sorbet and then sipped.
Churrasco-style dining, an endless parade of skewered steaks, is often associated with Brazilian cowboys. European influences shine in mild flavors and new ingredients, and the varied countryside blossoms with a range of exciting fruits and vegetables. All of these aspects mingle at the hands of the chefs at Flavors of Brazil as they prepare a menu of Latin-style small plates and barbecued meats. Diners can share appetizers such as cod croquettes or beef empanadas and then bite into savory courses of linguiça sausage, ribs, and top sirloin steak. Glasses brimming with champagne cocktails click together above plates of caramel-filled churros, all of which brings a pleasant end to a meal, unlike a fortune cookie containing facts about home fires.
Elite Cake Creations began as a little bakery in Cuba way back in 1921, so it's had nearly a century to perfect its cakes, desserts, and pastries. Today, Beatriz Otero continues the long family tradition started by her grandfather, using tried-and-true recipes that call for buttercream frosting and fondant with vanilla-, chocolate-, and marble-cake bases. Beatriz can customize cakes to look like everything from a flame-painted speedboat to a bucket of cold Coronas. She extends this art form to cupcakes and push-pop cakes. She also relishes the opportunity to craft cakes for special occasions, constructing eight-layer wedding cakes, birthday cakes shaped like wrapped gifts, and 50th anniversary cakes made of solid gold.
The DQ Treat Center offers a cool respite for shoppers tired of fitting-room lines and surly sales clerks. Celebrating its 25th year, the signature Blizzard's chunky charms are as inescapable as ever, with classic candies such as Butterfinger, Oreos, and Snickers and other flavor options including georgia mud fudge blended to unmatched thickness with creamy soft serve ($2.29+). The peanut buster parfait slathers vanilla ice cream in fudge and peanuts for an appealingly layered delight ($3.39+). This location harnesses the relentless power of the DQ Blizzard alongside the brightly colored grace and dignity of Orange Julius smoothies and fruit drinks to create a sweet treat superpower.