Summer Sweets: The Best Dessert Places

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this roundup of bakeries and ice cream shops.

Now that we have our amazing beach bodies (all thanks to Heidi Powell), we can let go just a little bit. Some may think that winter—with its never-ending eggnog and all those necessary hot chocolates—is the season for the sweet tooth, but summer sweets have every bit as much claim to the sugar-coated thrown. There is nothing better on a hot summer day, after all, than a little scoop of ice cream—we’re sure your kids agree.

Every culture around the world has its own sugary treat—Italy is as synonymous with gelato as France is with macarons. No matter where you go on vacation, we are certain that there will be a place that can satisfy these cravings. Click through the slideshow to see the world’s best desert places, as recommended by Elizabeth Street moms.