What's better than a single pastry? Two pastries, combined. That seems to be the baking mantra of Cronut creator Dominique Ansel who has deliciousley fused two classic sweets together into an entirely delectable new form. Ansel's newest creation is called "The Magic Soufflé," a treat which looks like it was truly made by magical means.
A seemingly simple brioche on the outside, the Magic Souffle has a hidden surprise inside. Within the brioche exterior is a chocolate soufflé interior, a light and airy inside to texturally compliment the dense outside. Integrating more delicious flavour, Ansel added a hint of Grand Marnier to the chocoalte soufflé and notes of orange blossom to the brioche. Is your mouth salivating yet? Mine is. Don't judge.
For the time being the Magic Soufflé is only available at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York and priced at $7. But just like the cronut, I'm sure it won't be long until Montreal gets its own tasty variation.
Pumped to mack on a Magic Soufflé? Got a guess as to which bakery will make the first one in Montreal? Vent and predict in comments below.
Even though their shaved ice desserts are huge, you may not want to share because they're also incredibly delicious.
Each shaved ice dessert on the menu is piled high with toppings ranging from taro to brown sugar milk to mochi, mango and strawberry.
If you're not in the mood for shaved ice — or you're ridiculously hungry — Meet Fresh also has taro balls, grass jelly, purple sweet potato treats, tofu pudding, almond soup, purple rice desserts, waffles and more.
Address: 150, ave. Mont-Royal E., Montreal, QC (Plateau)
Why You Need To Go: They're famous for their watermelon and pineapple bowls but have a big menu full of fun and delicious Hawaiian-themed treats. We can't wait to try the Strawberry Shortcake Sundae and birthday cake ice cream, which uses actual chunks of birthday cake.
Address: 1274, boul. de Maisonneuve E., Montreal, QC (Ville Marie)
Why You Need To Go: Some of the most refined and elegant soft-serve twists you can find, Sachère always keeps balanced flavour profiles in mind. Think toasted pistachio & sour cherry, Matcha & dark chocolate, and olive oil & grapefruit mint.
True ice cream fans know that more is always better! Le Grand Verglas (The Great Ice Storm), a creamery on Montreal's South Shore, lives by the same motto with its famous four-level cones. How could you not add crushing one of these delicious behemoths to your summer bucket list?
The "frozen bistro" in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu specializes in cold desserts from gelato to milkshakes and bubble tea — but if you want to go big or go home, order the "Grand Verglas."
Cookie? Or pie? One of life's toughest decisions, but thanks to Anita Martella-Mulé, a.k.a Madame Munchy, a Montreal-based home baker who has brought the city its first-ever cookie pie, we don't need to choose anymore.
Known for her wild and creative desserts, the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Cookie Pie" has brought sugary goodness to her loyal subjects.
As for the Madame, herself, "I love over the top desserts, like the ones on my menu (Slutty Cheesecake, Fudges, Millionaire Bars) but couldn’t really find anywhere to buy them," she told MTL Blog.
"So, I started making them myself. Once family and friends got a taste they all wanted to place orders, so I decided to start selling them."
"The Cookie Pie is a first for Montreal as far as we know, since no one has ever seen one before! The dream is for it to become a staple of Montreal desserts! Montreal Smoked Meat, Montreal Steak Spice, Montreal Bagels… Montreal Cookie Pie!"
Price: $40 for the cookie pie, $5-10 for delivery
Why You Need To Check It Out: For a never-done-before, fit-for-royalty dessert you need to try to believe.