Dessert may be the best part of the meal, but why not try something different? We rounded up some of the weirdest and most spectacular treats that NYC has to offer. From deep-fried chocolate bars to frozen hot chocolate to an unforgettable ice cream cereal swirl, you’ll want to save room for these sweet inventions. Chocoholic? Candy crazy? This list has something for everyone. Flip through and start salivating.

Black Tap’s Milkshakes

Arguably the insane NYC dessert of the moment, the milkshakes at Black Tap are extraordinary in virtually every way. They come in creative flavors like Sweet 'N' Salty, The Cookie and Sour Power; seemingly defy the laws of physics with piles of whipped, candied and baked ingredients; are visually stunning, and apparently, they taste amazing as well. (No, we haven't actually consumed one.) The good news is that Black Tap's menu of burgers, sides and beer is reportedly delicious as well. The bad news: you'll likely have to wait a long time — like, up to two hours — to sample any of the eats at either location.

Black Tap
529 Broome St.
Soho
917-639-3089
Online: blacktapnyc.com

248 W 14th St.
Meatpacking District
212-675-7236

photo: via Black Tap Facebook page

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What’s your favorite special treat for kids in NYC? Tell us in the comments!

–Michelle McIvor Cohen