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9 Desserts You Need to Try in Corpus Christi

From cakes and croissants to snow cones and ice cream, here are nine desserts to try in Corpus Christi

A slice of the lemon rosemary cake from Elizabeth's at the Art Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Elizabeth's at the Art Museum | Photo by Rachel Benavides

Whether finishing off a meal or treating yourself after a long day, the dessert game is a serious business. Thankfully for us, there’s no shortage of deliciously sweet treats in town, with everything from snow cones and ice cream to cakes and croissants. To make your search simple, here are nine desserts to try in Corpus Christi. 

Lemon Rosemary Cake from Elizabeth’s

Elizabeth’s at the Art Museum offers not only incredible views, but great food along with it, and what better way to punctuate a meal than with dessert? Its lemon rosemary cake is made with fresh lemon and rosemary, topped with cream cheese frosting and preserved lemons, making it a perfectly rich and refreshing dessert. Pair it with an order of Turkish coffee for the ultimate experience. 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Nutella Strawberry Croissant from Bien Mérité

For all your pastry needs, Bien Mérité is the place to go. The menu includes a large variety of traditional French pastries such as éclairs, beignets, petit fours and croissants, but something about the Nutella and strawberry croissant just hits the right spot. The flaky, buttery goodness of the pastry combined with its sweet mixture of Nutella and strawberries is simply *chef’s kiss.* 1336 S. Staples St. 

A variety of mochi donuts from Ninja Mochi Donut Desserts in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Ninja Mochi Donut Dessert | Photo by Lillian Reitz

Mochi Donuts from Ninja Mochi Donut Dessert  

Ninja Mochi Donut Dessert owner and head chef Charoenrat “Melissa” Kaewmanorom has cracked the code on the mochi donut’s characteristic chewy dough that crisps when fried. The menu’s mainstay donut flavors include strawberry, funnel caramel, lemon flower and Oreo, but keep an eye out for specialty flavors posted on its Facebook page. 6181 Saratoga Blvd. Ste. 107A

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake from Niko’s Steakhouse

Indulge in the richest treat on this list: a molten chocolate lava cake from Niko’s Steakhouse. The bittersweet chocolate cake opens up to a warm, gooey chocolate center paired with vanilla bean ice cream. This dessert item is best paired with several spoons and a few good friends. 5409 Saratoga Blvd. 

Snow Cone from Snoball

A true Corpus Christi icon, Snoball has been serving delicious snow cones to the Coastal Bend for 50 years. With more than sixty hand-made syrups to choose from, you could make a rather tasty game out of trying each one. 7114 Saratoga Blvd. or 3830 Baldwin Blvd.

Key Lime Pie from Hester’s

Hester’s has a wide variety of mouthwatering desserts, but a slice of its freshly made Key Lime Pie always hits the spot. With a macadamia nut crust, the perfect balance of sweet and tart lime filling and topped with freshly made whipped cream and lime zest, you won’t be disappointed. 3812 S. Alameda St. or 1714 S. Alameda St.

An array of macarons from Cookie and Crumb Bakeshop in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Photo via Cookie + Crumb Bakeshop

Cookies from Cookie + Crumb

One of the most widely enjoyed sweets has to be a cookie, and what better place to grab one than Cookie + Crumb Bakeshop? From its famous honey cookies and brown sugar chocolate chip cookies to an extensive and innovative array of macarons, it’s hard to choose just one … so don’t, choose a few! And if it’s not a cookie you’re craving, the bakeshop has plenty of other delicious sweet treats baked fresh daily. 1220 Airline Rd. Suite 140

Paletas from La Paletera

If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with something more refreshing, La Paletera has everything you’re looking for–from fresh fruit cups to ice cream and fruity freezes. Paletas, a popular South Texas treat, are akin to an ice cream popsicle with tons of fruity and savory flavors to choose from.  5021 Kostoryz Rd. or 2701 Morgan Ave. Suite 200

Rolled Ice Cream from Rock and Rollin

This list wouldn’t be complete without ice cream, and Rock and Rollin Ice Cream is not your typical ice cream shop. Watch as the liquified flavor base is poured onto a frozen slab, combined with mix-ins of your choice and rolled into ice cream right before your eyes. The mix-ins range from fruit and candy to your favorite childhood cereal with your choice of sweet sauce toppings. Build your own or go the prix fixe route – the Cookie Monster is an excellent choice and is made with sweet cream ice cream, Oreos, pocky and two additional toppings of your choosing. 2033 Airline Rd. Ste. G5

Looking for more Desserts in The Bend? Check out Coastal Bend Desserts and The People Behind Them.