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Summer desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth

Cave in to your sweet tooth with these tasty and cooling desserts

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Every summer in Hong Kong, we struggle with the unfaltering heat and trickles of unrelenting sweat down our backs. Thankfully, we can combat the waves of hot temperatures and humidity, as well as satiate our sweet tooth with a wide selection of cooling desserts from various shops in the city. Check out this list for delectable dessert takeaways to help cool down your summer blues. By Elaine Soh

RECOMMENDED: Looking for more dessert? Check out the best dessert delivery and takeaways in Hong Kong 

Summer desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth

  • Restaurants
  • Mong Kok

If you are a fan of soufflé pancakes, am.pm will fix your craving. From the jiggly soufflé pancakes to their caramelised pudding toasts and soft serves, am.pm won’t disappoint. Try the selections from their latest summer menu that includes Chocolate Caramel Banana soufflé pancake, and Mango Sticky Rice soufflé pancake, or opt for their popular Lava Egg Custard pudding toast – all of which are freshly made to order and can be delivered to your home. There are also bubble tea drinks on the menu for boba-heads to get their fix!

  • Restaurants
  • Ice-cream parlours
  • Tsim Sha Tsui
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Owl’s Choux & Gelato serves one of the most special choux pastry buns in Hong Kong. Combining choux and gelato ice cream, this tasty golden-brown ball offers an interesting and creative twist to the classic pastry. From classic items like the Mango Tango, crème brûlée, red velvet, popcorn and rocks, to Praline Noir, Owl’s Choux covers a wide range of flavours for you to indulge in. Try their latest chocolate bar flavour, Toffee Lady, for a rich treat! Aside from takeaway, you can also order delivery.

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  • Restaurants
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

For the lactose-intolerant, vegans, and health-conscious people who still has sweet cravings, Dama at K11 Musea is the ice cream stop for you. They offer a wide variety of soft-serve flavours ranging from the fruity durian, red dragon fruit, and coconut mango to the more classic flavours like pistachio, oolong and red bean – all of which are made using plant-based milk rather than dairy. If you are looking for something indulgent, order the Dama Molten Cake (pandan or salted egg) top with soft serve and pair it up with their fruit smoothie for a perfect treat! 

  • Restaurants
  • Kwai Fong
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Tucked away in Kwai Chung Plaza, One More Pancake serves arguably the best pancake crepes in the building. It offers a wide variety of flavours ranging from tasty ham, crab, and tuna salad to more fruity flavours like banana, durian, and strawberry top with chocolate or Nutella sauce. You can have it either as a cold sweet dessert or a hot savoury snack. Although there are always noticeably long queues outside the vendor, their pancakes are definitely worth the wait. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Twist & Buckle is the newest takeaway spot for authentic churros in Tsim Sha Tsui. Go for the classic El Churro Original ($22) a cinnamon-dusted churro served with artisanal dipping sauces like dulce de leche and condensed milk, or opt for a lovely combination of churros and soft-serve ice cream to beat the summer heat. One of their must-try specialty items is the Cookie Monster ($58), which features a striking blue-coated churro served with cookie crumble, soft serve, and chocolate sauce. These amazing concoctions taste as good as it looks! 

  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Aside from all these mouth-watering desserts in our city, we must also give a shout out to the all-time favourite traditional local desserts. Situated in Causeway Bay, this classic dessert shop is often packed with customers. It offers a whole range of traditional desserts, both hot and cold. From sorbet, sago, and grass jelly, to sweet tofu and fruit bowl, this place serves up some great choices for local desserts. Try their signature items such as longan sorbet with nata de coco, durian sorbet with crystal seeds, sweet tofu with durian sorbet, or their mango milkshake custard for a simple but satisfying after-meal treat. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Sai Ying Pun

If you are seeking for new desserts in the city, check out the new seasonal menu of Sai Ying Pun's neighbourhood Italian eatery, LucAle. Dig in on scrumptious Italian fares and finish your meal with the restaurant's tropical take on an Italian-classic Semifreddo made with premium white chocolate, nutty coconut, fresh mango, and passionfruit ($88). 

  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Wan Chai

A classic and all-time favourite Mango Sticky Rice ($88) is a summer must-have in Thai restaurant Ruam. This classic treat uses freshly chilled mangoes served alongside warm sticky sweetened rice – in black and white varieties – and top with rich and velvety coconut cream. It's deliciously refreshing and perfect after finishing off hearty Thai dishes. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Soho
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If you have a palate for spicy dessert, then Chilli Fagara’s Artisanal Chilli-infused Chocolate Ice Cream ($68) is the one for you! This Michelin star Sichuan restaurant gives the classic chocolate treat a spicy twist, offering a unique taste to your after-meal dessert. This decadent treat is not too sweet, not too spicy, with just the right flavour kick to beat your summertime blues.  

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