Pucker up for these citrus desserts


Even through Valentine’s Day is over, these citrus-centric desserts will have you puckering up.

Bobboi’s Natural Gelato’s Blood Orange gelato is a refreshing dessert featuring local blood oranges, organic evaporated cane sugar and water. 8008 Girard Ave., Suite 150, La Jolla. (858) 999-1362 or

Extraordinary Desserts takes lemon to a higher level. Master pastry chef Karen Krasne’s Lemon Cheesecake Bar is a tart and tangy lemon curd layered with a buttery cookie crust, topped with a layer of creamy cheesecake. Two San Diego locations: 2929 Fifth Ave.; (619) 294-2132 and 1430 Union St.; (619) 294-7001 or

Herb & Wood’s executive pastry chef Adrian Mendoza has crafted a creamy Fennel and Blood Orange gelato.The dish of gelato includes a pizelle cookie (Italian waffle cookie), garnished with a drizzle of blood orange syrup. 2210 Kettner Blvd., San Diego. (619) 955-8495 or

Puesto and Bobboi’s Natural Gelato have partnered to create a new flavor of gelato that’s available at both Puesto locations. The Nopales and Lime gelato is dairy-free and is topped with a sprinkle of Tajin seasoning (a dry mixture of chile peppers, lime and salt), a perfect end to one of the eatery’s crispy-melted cheese tacos. 1026 Wall St., La Jolla; (858) 454-1260 and 789 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego; (619) 233-8880 or