Kansas City's Most Decadent Desserts


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

We have some fine taste in Kansas City! @CLKansasCity ran a survey on Instagram to find out everyone's top favorite places to get dessert here in KC, and the votes are in. It turns out that we Kansas Citians love our ice cream! And who could blame us? With our humid Midwest weather, it's the best way to stay cool and give our tastebuds a treat. Keep reading to find out which places you and your neighbors voted for most decadent desserts.

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Paleterías Tropicana

In the summer of 2004, Paleterías Tropicana began with a single concept: serving homemade, authentic Mexican ice cream to a growing Hispanic market. We decided to open our first paletería, a small but pleasant and friendly place where people could enjoy a flavorful and 100% natural ice cream, Michoacan style. 

​Paleterías Tropicana didn't stop there! In addition to the authentic fruit-laden Mexican ice cream and paletas freshly made on site, Paleterías Tropicana now offers and extensive menu of fruit cocktails, smoothies, churros, and traditional Mexican lunch and dinner food items.

READ MORE: Paleterías Tropicana: 15 Years + Growing

Ice Cream Bae

Where ice cream is always Before Anything Else! We are located inside the Made in KC Marketplace at the Country Club Plaza. Stop by and create something!

Growing from a pop-up shop with 13 artists, Made in KC now features work from over 200 local artists, designers, and makers. With three stand-alone locations and two partnership locations, Made in KC aims to provide a robust platform for local small businesses to reach customers throughout the Kansas City metro area. With one partnership, we give brands access to five geographically and demographically different locations.

READ MORE: Made in KC Marketplace

Creative Culture

Who doesn't love a milkshake? Now imagine a milkshake with mind-blowing toppings and creative flavors. At the Creative Culture milkshake bar, we have reimagined the traditional milkshake and created edible works of art. Each milkshake is hand-crafted and served in a mason jar that you can take home with you. From fire-roasted smores to our unicorn milkshake we have a flavor for everyone.​

A variety of flavors make up our everyday menu as well as special flavors for holidays, seasons, and special events. At Creative Culture we like to "Shake" it up. 

READ MORE: Gourmet Milkshakes: A Twist on Tradition

Blue Koi

This was the one divergent from ice cream that Kansas City chose—cheesecake wontons from Blue Koi!

Opened in 2007, Blue Koi, Leawood continues the tradition set out by Blue Koi, Midtown. With the large bar, innovative menus, and wonderful patio, Blue Koi, Leawood is a perfect spot for a night on the town. A Blue Koi trademark is their many-flavored Bubble Tea, a unique blend of ice or smoothie teas and tapioca pearls which the restaurant first introduced to Kansas City. A fine selection of loose-leaf Chinese teas and a full bar are also offered to complement your meal.

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