It may have been years since you’ve had your last Creamsicle or fudge sundae, but thanks to these great Austin restaurants, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy your favorite childhood snacks again! From frozen treats to sticky sweets, here’s where you can find killer classic desserts with an adult twist.
This fine dining restaurant is known for its exceptional food, creative drink menu and a one-of-a-kind dessert menu curated by talented pastry chef Annabelle Turner. Vox Table‘s mouth-watering list of desserts includes specialties like rosemary olive oil cake with passionfruit and gingersnap streusel and ginger donuts with honey jam and buttermilk ice cream. But the real star of this menu is the fancy Fool’s Gold Brownie with fois grois ice cream, caramelized banana and cocoa nib tuile. The same classic taste for a more mature palette.
Located in bustling south Austin, Peche is a classy cocktail bar and southern-style speakeasy that offers elevated comfort cuisine and super fancy craft cocktails. After dining on a decadent dinner menu that includes everything from Wild Texas Boar to Duck Confit, wash it all down with a famous Peche adult milkshake. That’s right, it’s a homemade milkshake…with booze. And it’s just as amazing as it sounds. Go for the classic Peche Milkshake with absinthe, cherry liqueur and vanilla ice cream, or for an even fancier shake, try the Bananas Foster with dark rum and banane du Bresil or Café Alexander with brandy and St. George NOLA coffee liqueur.
This Texas wood-fired grill serves traditional American cuisine packed with high quality ingredients along with specialty craft cocktails made with flair. Foxhole Culinary Tavern is a great chill spot for Austinites looking for great drinks and delicious eats. Whether you’re lunching, brunching or late night munching, this tavern has something for everyone. Their themed dessert menu features everything from To Be or Not To Be with Madagascar vanilla bean crème brulee to My Fair Lady with delicate lady fingers, fresh raspberries and white chocolate Bavarian cream. For a sophisticated pineapple upside down cake, try their Pineapple Delight with caramelized pineapple, cinnamon caramel and toasted coconut Chantilly cream.
Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich at Barley Swine
This unique farm-to-table restaurant, dedicated to sourcing locally, excels at creating exceptional 4 course meals that are inspired by local farmers and designed to delight the senses. The expert culinary team at Barley Swine makes tasty recipes using fresh local produce and a little Austin inspiration. And to end a perfectly choreographed meal, try one of pastry chef Susana Querejazu‘s dessert creations, like the pear tart with brie, potato and rosemary or the kojirice pudding with apple, lemongrass and basil. For a nostalgic treat that will take you right back to childhood, try their updated Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich with mint, milk jam and pecan.
Popular for their whiskey bar and laid back Austin style, Moonshine Grill has great drinks, a sinfully good food menu and free seasoned popcorn at every table! Whether you’re an omnivore or a veggievore, this bar and grill is sure to deliver. With platters like head on shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles, you might be tempted to pass on dessert. But I dare you to resist their come-hither dessert menu that features classics like the signature skillet apple pie and white chocolate bread pudding. For a grown-up dessert that mixes two of your favorite childhood snacks, try their Peanut Butter Mousse Pie with Oreo cookie crust. Mmmm….