Most Instagrammable Desserts in the U.S.

Creamberry’s Cotton Candy Burrito

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What’s better than a regular burrito? How about one made of cotton candy.

Customers at Creamberry in Las Vegas can order this cavity-inducing confection stuffed with all of their favorites. The Cotton Candy Burrito combines your choice of ice cream flavor with a variety of candy toppings, all wrapped inside brightly colored cotton candy.

New Territories’ Bubble Waffle Ice Creams

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New York City-based ice cream shop New Territories has embraced a Hong Kong street food trend — the bubble waffle — and combined it with artisan ice cream flavors like earl gray and honeycomb.

With a light and airy cone and tons of tantalizing toppings, these desserts are true culinary works of art.

Alinea’s Edible Helium Balloon

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Introducing a dessert that’s lighter than air — literally.

You might recognize this Chicago restaurant from its appearance on the Netflix series “Chef’s Table.” The three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Alinea, is known for inventive culinary creations and its edible helium balloon is no different. Made from inverted sugar flavored with natural fruit essences, this helium-filled speciality hovers over diners’ tables attached to a string made from dehydrated apple.

Dominique Ansel Bakery’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot

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From the bakery that brought you the cronut comes the next big thing in dessert innovation.

New York City’s Dominique Ansel Bakery created the chocolate chip cookie shot the year after the cronut, and it has since drawn similar lines of customers. The comforting treat combines a warm chocolate chip cookie shaped like a shot glass with homemade, cold-infused Tahitian vanilla milk that visitors pour into the treat themselves before enjoying.

In addition to its location in New York City, you can find the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Los Angeles and London. 

Kamehameha Bakery’s Poi-Glazed Donut

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From the outside, the donuts at Honolulu’s Kamehameha Bakery in Oahu look totally normal. But break one open and you’ll discover a gooey, vibrant purple center.

The bakery’s poi-glazed donuts — which pay homage to the traditional Hawaiian dish, made from fermented taro root — have drawn crowds since 1971.

Bonus: this bakery opens at 3 a.m., which means it’s perfect for late-night cravings.

Jardin at Wynn Las Vegas’ Fleur Cake

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The phrase “almost too pretty to eat” has never been more true than at the Jardin at the Wynn Las Vegas.

The restaurant’s fanciful fleur cake perfectly resembles a pot full of pansies. While the edible pansies are real, the terra cotta pot is actually a layered chocolate cake coated with cocoa butter spray.

The dessert takes at least an hour to assemble and has quickly become one of the Jardin’s most requested dishes.

Sugar Factory’s King Kong Sundae

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This aptly named behemoth sundae starts with 24 scoops of ice cream covered in hot fudge, caramel and strawberry sauce. Toppings include — but are certainly not limited to — sliced bananas, toasted marshmallows, chocolate chip cookies, gummi bears and giant lollipops.

The impressive sundae is finished with lit sparklers and serves a cool 14 people. Try it with friends at any of the Sugar Factory’s multiple U.S. locations, including in Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago and New York City. 

Chocolate Chair’s Dragon Breath

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The Dragon Breath at Los Angeles’ Chocolate Chair is as much a dessert as it is a performance. These crunchy puffed pearls are filled with liquid nitrogen and have a hint of fruity flavor that many customers say is akin to Fruit Loops. The pearls break open when bitten into, releasing the nitrogen and transforming the eater into a smoke-breathing dragon.

This sweet shop isn’t just blowing smoke — Dragon Breath has made serious social media waves.

Black Tap’s Crazy Shakes

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If there was ever a dessert that could give you a cavity just by looking at it, it would be one of Black Tap’s monstrous milkshakes. With locations in New York City and Las Vegas, Black Tap’s makes self-proclaimed “crazy shakes” that almost need to be seen to be believed.

These ice cream creations are true gravity-defying feats that are sure to stun your taste buds and your followers.

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Passion and love for my work has helped me to explore and travel to many places all over the planet. There is an amazing amount of food variety, quality and flavor combinations out there. Here, we would like to present you with some ideas; some maybe new, some old, some healthy, some sweet, some spicy, but mostly; just simply delicious and for you to enjoy! Best Wishes and Great Dishes

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