Ibiza is renowned for many things when it comes to culinary masterpieces: freshly caught seafood; Ibicencan paella, farm-to-fork dishes (as we recently wrote about here), and so much more, but it’s time to talk about the desserts.
From freshly baked goods to frozen confectionaries, we’ve cherry-picked the puddings that will not only fill you up but feed your soul and insta feed, in no particular order.
Ice-cream, but not as you know it. An instagrammer’s dream, Below Zero is packed with pastel colours and wall art. Standard ice-cream is not an option here, but ice-cream burritos and bubble waffles are.
Go try the freakshakes at Can Toni: mega milkshakes available in flavours including Nutella, topped with sweet treats like chocolates, muffins and doughnuts. They’re delicious but be warned – they’re not for the faint of heart. We recommend sharing with a friend for the optimum sugar rush.
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Open until late, The great thing about these fro yos is you can be as healthy or indulgent as you like. Priced by weight, you pick your yoghurt flavour first, and then sprinkle it with anything from m&ms to strawberries.
Flaó is a traditional dessert that originates from the white isle and Formentera. It’s almost like a tortilla and cheesecake mash up. It’s often made with unique flavours such as anise. At Can Gat, the hint of spearmint is a favourite: try it for a true taste of Ibiza.
Cala de Sant Vicent
This dessert is rather spectacular. Watch as a chocolate sphere melts before your eyes and enjoy it with kasutera, ginger ice cream, peanuts, caramel and Jamaican pepper soup.
STK’s signature sharing dessert is definitely one for the gluttonous. Served in a large skull head, it comes with ice-cream, brownie pieces, popcorn, candy floss, oreos, whipped cream and popping candy, topped with caramel sauce, a cannon sparkler and show girl delivery – of course!
Who knows what the secret ingredient is (believe us, we’ve asked), but somehow Passion have found a way to dupe any discerning vegan into thinking they’ve made a mistake. This brownie is rich and moist with a few nuts for good measure. Life is sweet.
If you manage to save room for dessert at Greek restaurant Jul’s, our Door Host Manager Alana and Co-owner Duane recommend the baklava. This exotic delicacy is rich and sweet, made up of pistachio praline mousse, crushed baklava and caramelised fyllo. Duane said you could order it for starter, main and dessert.
For lovingly-made, traditional New York cheesecake, on a buttery biscuit base served with ripe blueberry compote, head to Hostel La Torre. “Best cheesecake on the island” says our Shot Girl Supervisor Lottie, “bars ours, obv”.
Sant Antoni de Portmany