Heavenly Desserts in York, Review – At the beginning of the summer holidays I decided to treat the kids to dessert at Heavenly Desserts. It wasn’t entirely altruistic, as a) I wanted to review it and b) desserts – you know what I am saying.
It’s situated on Blake Street near St Helen’s Square, and is quite spacious inside, with lots of pink flowers everywhere – ideal Instagram fodder. It’s also perfect for a date night which I pointed out to my teenage son, much to his disgust.
The menu is huge and difficult to choose from. The staples of it are American waffles, Belgian waffles and pancakes, with a myriad of different toppings. They also do cakes, sundaes and cheesecakes.
My twelve year old is obsessed by Japanese culture and was delighted to see Mochi on the menu (a rice flour dough that has been steamed and pounded to give it a distinctive soft and chewy texture. A thin layer is
wrapped around authentic gelato to retain it’s unique ball shape). I am not sure whether they were disappointed when it appeared, as the other desserts looked much more impressive (they would never admit to it if that was the case!)
My teenage son ordered the Cookie Blast Milkshake (their “signature cookie blast milkshake is a creamy hand spun classic. Scoops of tasty Cookies and Cream gelato are whizzed to perfection then drizzled with chocolate sauce and topped with peaks of thick, freshly whipped cream. A timeless recipe and the result of years of cookie passion.”)
He followed this up with a Cookie Crunch sundae style dessert “that is just made for your
inner milk and cookies kid. Two generous scoop soft Cookies and Cream gelato are blended with chunks of crumbly chocolate chip cookies, drizzled with Belgian chocolate sauce and finished with Oreo® pieces.”
He very happily polished both milkshake and sundae as well as half of my dessert.
I was planning to order a Belgian waffle but changed my mind at the last moment when I saw a card on our table advertising the Ruby Chocolate and Raspberry Croffle. “Light and flaky croissant dough baked to perfection and layered up with real ruby chocolate, white chocolate and fresh crimson raspberries. Perfected with a scoop of white chocolate gelato.”
This not only looks amazing, it tastes divine! The Croffle itself was light and buttery, and the melted ruby chocolate was just superb. The tart raspberries were needed to cut through the richness. I would say this is a perfect dessert to share as it comes in two pieces and is substantial. As mentioned it wasn’t an issue for me having a handy teenager on hand to hoover up anything I couldn’t manage.
Make sure you allow plenty of time for your visit. The staff are young and sweet but it has to be said that service wasn’t the most efficient or speedy. Don’t let that put you off though as the desserts were excellent.
Also look at our post of other places for dessert in York.