7 Summer Desserts You Need to Try


The kids are back in school, temperatures are (slightly) cooler, and town is getting quieter, which can only mean one thing: Summer season is surely winding down. But before it does, we highly recommend getting a bite of one (or all!) of these delicious, summer desserts around Park City.


Bartolo’s signature chocolate dessert is the “Brigadeiro.” It’s a traditional Brazilian dessert often served at weddings. The soft chocolate arrives with various toppings, including fresh fruit, toasted nuts and graham cracker dust.

Drafts Burger Bar

If the back-to-school blues are hitting home, take the family for a night out at Drafts Burger Bar in the Westgate Resort, paired with some sweet summer desserts. This upscale sports bar and grill has an incredible selection of beautiful and innovative handspun milkshakes that kids and adults alike will enjoy. (Feature image.)

Dairy Keen

Dairy Keen ShakesThe popular Heber City spot is known for their award-winning creamy milkshakes and juicy burgers. This summer they’ve stepped their shakes up a level with these new shakes that include delectable chocolate caramels from Mrs. Call’s, a local chocolate factory in the Heber Valley.

Purple Sage

Each Thursday in the summer, Purple Sage hosts Farmer’s Market Thursdays, which features a delicious three-course dinner sourced from local farmer’s markets for just $35. The desserts are always (literally) farm fresh, and involve seasonal fruits from local farms in tasty desserts such as Smith Orchard’s Supreme Plum cobbler, peach short cake or a blackberry parfait made with Tagge’s Farms fruits.

Edible Arrangements

Here’s a sweet way to send off summer: Order a healthy treat from our local Edible Arrangements. Their delicious “Dip Into Summer” box comes filled with fresh pineapple daisies and juicy strawberries hand-dipped in gourmet semisweet chocolate, plus kiwi slices. Click HERE to see all their summer specials.

Ritual Chocolate

If it’s too hot for a hot chocolate (we feel you!) but you’re craving a sweet drink, sans caffeine, Ritual Chocolate has you covered. Stop by their factory-slash-café on Iron Horse Drive for an iced drinking chocolate, made with their 70% Mid-Mountain Blend.
Tupelo's "Choc Ice" DessertYou don’t want to miss this special summer dessert at this Main Street mainstay. “Choc Ice” is a British term for a frozen dessert, generally formed in a rectangular block of ice cream. It’s on and off the menu, so with any luck it’ll be available next time you stop in for brunch or dinner!

About Author

Locke Hughes is a freelance journalist currently based in Park City, who used to live in NYC until the mountains called. She believes long hikes and hot yoga — as well as wine and delicious food — play an important role in a happy life. Follow her outdoors and eating adventures on Instagram @lockehughes.

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