For Miamians, there's only one prevalent season in the calendar — and that is summer. That means it's always a good time to enjoy refreshing tropical treats at this bakery in Miami. And if they come with tons of Latin flavors, colorful flowers, and loads of toppings, even better.
Amazonica is a Colombian dessert spot in South Florida serving delectable baked goods, obleas, and Colombian-inspired fruit-loaded tropical beverages called cholados.
A cholado, also often called a raspao, is a traditional sweet and icy beverage from the region of Valle del Cauca in Colombia. They're crafted using crushed ice, chopped tropical fruits, and endless amounts of sweetened condensed milk.
It's almost like a smoothie, meets a fruit salad, meets shaved ice, all smashed into one delicious treat.
Mango Viche Lemonade, Chocolate Con Queso, Guava-María, or Passion of The Mango are just some of the mouthwatering cholado flavor options you can try here.
And just so you know, popsicles are considered a topping, so stick one in your icy fruit slurpee and suck that sweetness down too!
To accompany your fruity sweet beverage, you can also munch a traditional Hispanic dessert called an oblea — a wafer sandwich filled with caramel, jam, Oreos, brownies, marshmallows, and other various options.
Amazonica also offers traditional Colombian bakery goodies like fresh-baked pan de bono, delicious tropical flavored cookies, and other refreshing beverage alternatives.
The unique dessert spot has two locations in the city, one in the Design District and another tucked away in Aventura Mall. At both, you'll find chic jungle vibes and colorful corners for a cool selfie.
As for the obleas, many tasty versions on the menu would make any sweet tooth happy. You can pick the traditional one filled with dulce de leche, or try one of the most popular flavors in the store, the Krispie Fluff or S’mores.
If you like your desserts to be extra (because who doesn't love to be a little extra), go for their signature Brownlea: a crazy oblea filled with dulce de leche and bunches of brownie chunks. OMG yes, please!
Those who appreciate a healthier lifestyle bursting with flavor can also get açaí bowls filled with endless colorful toppings. Or just crunch on cookies instead because, why not?
The promotion of Colombian culture, its colors, music, and flavors, seem to be another priority for the owners of this shop. They celebrate Spanglish, Colombian influences, memes, and Latino music all over their Instagram page.
If you're in the mood for something tropical, fruity, sweet, and delicious with Miamian, Latin, and Colombian flair, now you know just the place to go.
Cuisine: Colombian desserts, baked goods, acai bowls, and more.
Address: Design District — 5030 NE. 2nd Ave., Miami, FL or Aventura Mall — 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Kiosk K2036, Aventura, FL
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy fruity loaded cholados and crunchy obleas at this Colombian dessert shop in Miami.