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It’s always hot coppe summer at Eataly.
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11 Easy Desserts to Eat This Summer

There’s something for everyone, including vegans, ice cream lovers, boozy dessert drinkers — and obviously cakes

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It’s always hot coppe summer at Eataly.
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but summer isn’t anywhere close to being finished in Dallas. With high temps in the forecast for at least the next month, it’s important to find creative and delicious ways to cool off. And summer-y desserts should be high on the list.

These icy, sweet, and sometimes boozy treats will help regulate the internal thermometer and surviving until the end of summer. Think of it as a reward for getting through yet another 100+ degree day.

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Le Rêve Gelato & Patisserie

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Satisfy a chocolate craving and then some with the laminated chocolate tortes at this North Dallas bakery. That splash of gold dust on top makes it extra glam.

Eataly Dallas

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It’s coppe season once again at Eataly and this year the team dreamed up a new delight: the pesca melba coppe. This Italian sundae-esque dish made with gelato features white peach sorbetto and fior de latte (that’s literally translated to flower milk, but means best quality milk) gelato that is topped with caramel, peaches, and candied pecans.

Trova Wine + Market

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Strawberry Key Lime Pie is new on the menu for summer, combining macerated strawberries and micro basil to the housemade graham cracker crust and its toasted meringue topping. And we didn’t even get to the key lime pie part yet.

Yogurtland Dallas

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It’s vegan and it’s got the summer spirit: Yogurtland dropped a watermelon lemon sorbet that’s got the tangy yet sweet flavor to cool everything down. Top it off with whatever sounds good: crunchies, gummies, fresh fruit, sprinkles...the list goes on.

SusieCakes

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It’s the summer of strawberries. Stop in until July 30 to try the strawberry lemonade cupcake, which is a vanilla cupcake baked with fresh strawberries inside that is filled and frosted with buttercream. Or from July 31 to September 4 score the strawberry rosé cupcake, which has pink champagne vanilla batter with fresh strawberries folded in that gets frosted with pink champagne buttercream, and sprinkled with white sanding sugar.

Val's Cheesecakes, The Shop

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Break off a slice of Val’s It’s Britney, Peach! cheesecake, made with homemade peach preserves. The vanilla, the peaches, it’s all summer here babe.

Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery

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As far as cooling down with a cocktail goes, it’s hard to beat the frozen pineapple upside down mimosa at Dallas’s iconic brunch spot. This icy cold drink combines Prosecco, pomegranate syrup, and pineapple juice into a decadent mimosa that’s far from the usual.

Double Wide Bar

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One can quite literally never go wrong stopping at Double Wide (or Single Wide on Lowest Greenville) for a YooHoo YeeHaw, the classic (in Dallas) cocktail that takes the idea of a White Russian but subs YooHoo and enough vodka to make it a “you, who?”

Kate Weiser Chocolate

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There are numerous cold bites worth trying this summer at Kate Wesier’s new chocolate and wine shop in Trinity Groves, but the frozen cheesecake is at the top of the list. It’s got frozen vanilla bean cheesecake on a stick that is dipped in 72 percent Valrhona chocolate. If that’s not indulgent enough, add-on salted caramel sauce, strawberry sauce, or toasted pecans. Or all three — why not?

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Picolé

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There’s nothing more necessary in this exceptionally hot summer than a dragonfruit popsicle from Picole. Unless it’s the cotton candy or strawberries and cream pops. Maybe all three.

Emporium Pies

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Yes, pie is an excellent summer dessert but how about a few scoops of Emporium Piescream? Available in vanilla bean and smooth operator (strawberry) with a third flavor on the way, it’s both a can’t miss addition to a slice and a wonderful stand-alone.

Le Rêve Gelato & Patisserie

Satisfy a chocolate craving and then some with the laminated chocolate tortes at this North Dallas bakery. That splash of gold dust on top makes it extra glam.

Eataly Dallas

It’s coppe season once again at Eataly and this year the team dreamed up a new delight: the pesca melba coppe. This Italian sundae-esque dish made with gelato features white peach sorbetto and fior de latte (that’s literally translated to flower milk, but means best quality milk) gelato that is topped with caramel, peaches, and candied pecans.

Trova Wine + Market

Strawberry Key Lime Pie is new on the menu for summer, combining macerated strawberries and micro basil to the housemade graham cracker crust and its toasted meringue topping. And we didn’t even get to the key lime pie part yet.

Yogurtland Dallas

It’s vegan and it’s got the summer spirit: Yogurtland dropped a watermelon lemon sorbet that’s got the tangy yet sweet flavor to cool everything down. Top it off with whatever sounds good: crunchies, gummies, fresh fruit, sprinkles...the list goes on.

SusieCakes

It’s the summer of strawberries. Stop in until July 30 to try the strawberry lemonade cupcake, which is a vanilla cupcake baked with fresh strawberries inside that is filled and frosted with buttercream. Or from July 31 to September 4 score the strawberry rosé cupcake, which has pink champagne vanilla batter with fresh strawberries folded in that gets frosted with pink champagne buttercream, and sprinkled with white sanding sugar.

Val's Cheesecakes, The Shop

Break off a slice of Val’s It’s Britney, Peach! cheesecake, made with homemade peach preserves. The vanilla, the peaches, it’s all summer here babe.

Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery

As far as cooling down with a cocktail goes, it’s hard to beat the frozen pineapple upside down mimosa at Dallas’s iconic brunch spot. This icy cold drink combines Prosecco, pomegranate syrup, and pineapple juice into a decadent mimosa that’s far from the usual.

Double Wide Bar

One can quite literally never go wrong stopping at Double Wide (or Single Wide on Lowest Greenville) for a YooHoo YeeHaw, the classic (in Dallas) cocktail that takes the idea of a White Russian but subs YooHoo and enough vodka to make it a “you, who?”

Kate Weiser Chocolate

There are numerous cold bites worth trying this summer at Kate Wesier’s new chocolate and wine shop in Trinity Groves, but the frozen cheesecake is at the top of the list. It’s got frozen vanilla bean cheesecake on a stick that is dipped in 72 percent Valrhona chocolate. If that’s not indulgent enough, add-on salted caramel sauce, strawberry sauce, or toasted pecans. Or all three — why not?

·      

Picolé

There’s nothing more necessary in this exceptionally hot summer than a dragonfruit popsicle from Picole. Unless it’s the cotton candy or strawberries and cream pops. Maybe all three.

Emporium Pies

Yes, pie is an excellent summer dessert but how about a few scoops of Emporium Piescream? Available in vanilla bean and smooth operator (strawberry) with a third flavor on the way, it’s both a can’t miss addition to a slice and a wonderful stand-alone.

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