10 BEST Desserts From Around The World That you should add in your bucket list
I hope you already ready my blog post about the food around the world that you should try.
If you are like me who likes dessert, this is a quick list of the best desserts around the world.
Halo-Halo | Philippines
Halo-Halo is one of the most famous desserts in the Philippines. It is a cold dessert with a mix of everything. Mostly Halo-halo is consists of crushed ice, evaporated milk and ube, sweetened beans, coconut, and a lot more. Usually, it depends on your preference so you can experiment as much as you can.
If you visit the Philippines, most probably it is available in every restaurants so I am sure you will never miss it.
Cranachan | Scotland
If you have ever visited Scotland, you will know how much we love our sweet treats. Think tablet,
fudge, battered Mars bar, Irn Bru! So, of course, we have a traditional, sweet dessert. Cranachan is
humbly known as, ‘the uncontested King of Scottish desserts’.
Initially created as a celebration of harvest, this dish contains cream, raspberries, oats, a little honey and, of course, whisky. The word Cranachan is Gaelic and means “churn”. Historically, a soft cheese
called crowdie was used but this has been replaced by heavy cream over the years.
Today, cranachan is usually served in tall, elegant glasses as a dessert. But, in times gone by, the
ingredients were laid out on the kitchen table and each family member would make up their plate as
they please. It may also have been eaten for breakfast in the past.
So, if you are fortunate enough to end up in Scotland one day, try our delicious, sweet cranachan.
Find out why Scots still love this tasty dessert. As they say, “the proof is in the pudding”.
– Katy, thebalkansandbeyond.com
Windbeutel (German Cream Puffs) | Germany
You might not think of Germany when you think of decadent pastries, but one dessert you should absolutely try during your visit is Windbeutel. They’re also sometimes called cream puffs or profiteroles after the dough’s French origins, but the ones in Germany are a bit special.
Though there are regional variations, the dough recipe is quite simple: butter, eggs, flour, and water. Some recipes call for a bit of sugar, salt, or a leavening agent like baking powder. The ingredients are mixed together, rolled into balls, and baked. The dough balls poof up into little spheres with airy centers. They’re then usually sliced in half and layered with any number of sweet fillings, typically fruit, chocolate or caramel sauce, or just whipped cream.
What makes the German Windbeutel unique is their hearty portions and the addition of ice cream to an already sumptuously sweet dessert. Ice cream makes everything better, right? Imagine a layer of puff pastry, ice cream, fruit compote, whipped cream, a second layer of puff pastry, MORE whipped cream – with it all swimming in a pool of raspberry sauce. And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without the cherry on top!
– Carrie, twosmallpotatoes.com
Ålandspannkaka | Finland
Alands Pankacka (Pancake of Åland) is a traditional dessert from the Aland islands in Finland. It’s made from either cooked rice pudding or semolina and then baked with eggs, cardamon, and flour. Cardamon being the most essential ingredient! It has a custard-like consistency that just.melts in your mouth and is usually served with stewed prunes and thick whip cream on top but is just as.delicious with raspberry or strawberry jam. You can find Alands Pankacka at almost every restaurant and cafe on Aland, but the best recipes are made by the grandmothers of Aland who have been masters at baking it for decades and putting their own spin on the traditional dish.
Alanders love eating it with their coffee, and it’s most commonly is eaten during the summer months while enjoying the beautiful weather and the company of family and friends. If you enjoy desserts aren’t overly sweet and heavy, you will love Alands Pankacka.
– Marika, clumsygirltravels.com
Pavlova | Australia
When you get the chance to visit Australia, don’t forget to try the Aussie classic dessert – the pavlova (or the pav as it is affectionately known by locals)! Picture this: a crispy and fluffy meringue shell, topped with the most fresh and seasonal fruits and whipped cream, doesn’t that just sound like the perfect summer time dessert?!
The story goes: The pavlova was named after the famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova who toured Oceania in the late 1920s. Australians believe the dessert was invented at a hotel in Perth, when a dinner claimed the dessert to be as ‘light as a Pavlova’. However recent research has indicated that the pavolova’s origins and roots can actually be traced back to the United States! Regardless, Aussies love this airy and sweet dessert!
I highly recommend visitors to try this Aussie iconic dessert as it is an Australian staple during the warmer months and a great dish to be shared with friends during a picnic or a BBQ. Some even say it tastes like the flavours of Spring and Summer. 🙂
– Kat, earthtokatriona.com
Churros | Spain
One of the best and most well-known deserts in Spain is churros. This is one of the easiest desserts to eat. You can have it in a restaurant or from a food truck and eat it standing up. You’ll find it everywhere in Spain with different toppings. Even the locals enjoy it, although it’s definitely catered to visitors. If you’re ever in Seville go to Bar El Comercio for the most delicious and authentic churros.
Churros is a long, thin dough deep-fried until it is crispy and golden. When you eat churros make sure it’s hot and freshly made. You definitely don’t want a premade batch that has gone stale and cold. The best thing is to get some thick chocolate sauce and dip your hot churros into it. Otherwise, if you’re eating at a place that makes them really well they’ll taste great just by themselves.
– Bliss, travelforbliss.com
BeaverTails | Canada
BeaverTails are a famous Canadian pastry, serving Canada since 1978. The soft and fluffy pastry is made of dough that is hand-stretched and fried to perfection. It is most traditionally served hot and covered in the perfect amount of cinnamon sugar. BeaverTails are also served with a magnitude of different toppings to satisfy your sweet cravings. Toppings range from chocolate sauce, sliced fruit, whipped cream, crushed candy bars, ice cream, and so much more! You can order a popular combination from the menu or opt to be creative and customize your own.
This iconic Canadian dessert is served in kiosks and at various events across the country, in bright red storefronts. The original shop is located in Ottawa, where locals and tourists best enjoy the pastries during the wintertime on a skate along the canal. The pastry became even more well-known when President Obama stopped by a kiosk in Ottawa to order one!
– Devin, deventuretime.com
Sachertorte | Austria
Sachertorte is an Austrian specialty and an absolute must for chocolate lovers. It’s a traditional Austrian chocolate cake consisting of 2 layers that are separated by apricot jam and covered in chocolate glaze. The cake is soft and moist and traditionally it’s served with unsweetened whipped cream.
Sachertorte was created in 1832 by 16-year-old pastry chef Franz Sacher when Prince Metternich asked him to come up with a special dessert for his guests. “Oh, that he may not discredit me tonight!” were the words of Prince Metternich that resulted in the creation of the Sachertorte.
You can try the original Sachertorte in the official Hotel Sacher in Vienna, in Salzburg, in Innsbruck or in Granz. Alternative great places to try the cake are the cafés AIDA or Demel in Vienna. Hotel Sacher has published a recipe to bake the Sachertorte at home but the original recipe that is used by Sacher remains a secret.
– Maria, aworldofdestinations.com
Sticky Toffee Pudding | United Kingdom
Growing up, sticky toffee pudding was a much-loved dessert in British schools. At least in the schools that I attended. Personally, it was a firm favourite of mine as a child and still remains so to this day.
This delicious sponge cake made up of several ingredients is best served warm with extra servings of toffee sauce (yum). Despite being incredibly indulgent on its own, adding either vanilla ice cream or warm custard is a real treat for the tastebuds that is highly recommended!
Sticky toffee pudding originates in the United Kingdom. This means it can be found on the menu of most British restaurants and pubs. However, homemade sticky toffee pudding is the best if you can get your hands on some! If you are travelling around the country, you simply must give this tasty dessert a try. Go on, treat yourself. I promise that you will not be disappointed!
– Lauren, packandpaint.co.uk
Chimney Cakes | Hungary
When thinking about desserts in Hungary, chimney cakes are often the first ones that come to mind. Although many people associate them with Prague, they originate from Hungary (Transylvania to be precise). They are one of the most popular street foods in the Christmas markets in Budapest, but fear not, if you’re visiting the Hungarian capital at any other time of the year you can still find chimney cakes around the city.
Chimney cakes are made of a sweet dough that’s wrapped around a cone, rolled in granulated sugar and roasted over charcoal. The sugar caramelizes during the roast which accounts for the golden-brown crust on the outside. The sweet smell of the chimney cakes makes them practically irresistible!
For the coating you can choose from a lot of options. The traditional chimney cakes are usually coated with cinnamon or coconut but you can also ask for chocolate, dried raspberries or walnuts. If you’re a gourmet, you can even try an ice-cream filled chimney cake! Whichever you choose, I’m sure you’re going to love them!
– Krisztina, shewandersabroad.com
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What dessert do you recommend for tourists to try in your country? Let me know on the comments below!
So great to read some of the dessert foodies around the world, but for me the best dessert is the Halo-halo because it is a complete package of a dessert that can be represent as who we are as Filipinos – we have lots of varieties from people to places. Love this blog!
Oh my! I’ve been already 3 years here in Germany but i have not tried eating windbeutel ? i just firstly heard it from you. Thanks! I will try that when I have day off. How could I miss that? Well actually, my Filipino friends and I usually go for Korean Milk tea or Italian icecream cause it just always in the corner as “to-go”
But i would definitely try that Windbeutel soon . Thanks keep writing!
Carrie @ Two Small Potatoes
Ellen, we’d lived in Germany for years too before we ever came across the Windbeutel. It’s now my absolute favorite dessert here! You can find little ones that are just filled with cream in a lot of bakeries, but they serve the absolute BEST at the Windbeutelbaron restaurant in Berchtesgaden. It’s unfortunate that it’s not really easy to get to. We hiked there, but you can drive also. If you ever visit Eagle’s Nest, the restaurant is down the mountain from it.
this cream puffs in Germany is like Semla in Sweden. But in Sweden they usually have these Semla during lent. One of the best pud I ever tasted, because cream! I love creams. haha
Carrie @ Two Small Potatoes
We love the German cream puffs, so we’ll definitely have to try Semla next time we’re in Sweden!
Marie Angelique Villamor
Wow! They all look so yummy and tasty! Although I am not a sweet tooth, I would still want to try all of them!
I so love desserts; I have a sweet tooth. And this article just stirs up this craving within me. lol
Omygod ka mga lami ba ani girl ?? Very chibugankini kaayo ni hahaha will launch a food website pud nya puhon vehps an do blogs like this. So love it!! ??
I have tried the rest except for halo-halo. I hope there’s a one-stop shop wherein we can just buy all of these and try. Perhaps, hotel menu, right? Or… probably, buffet.
Philip Andrew Mayol
I really love to experience other culture through food. Add then again, I have known some of these desserts because I am so into watching YouTube videos about food. I am not sure if I have a sweet tooth. I am more into bread and pastries. I love cookies, too. I love fresh-baked baguette at the French Baker than Krispy Kreme (is that hard to say?) I also love pizza (but it’s not dessert). Hehehe. I miss fruit cake the one we usually have during Christmas infused with alcohol and lots of nuts in it.
I’m not into sweets but I do love trying out desserts in places I visit, as well. I love Churros because it reminds me so much of my previous work. Reading and seeing these photos though made me crave for something red velvet-ish tonight. Murag mamalihug na pud ko ani sa akong pares. HAHA. Thank you for this list, Roneth.
Not all halo halos are equal, at least for me. My choice of halo halo combo in Cebu is still the halo halo I tasted in my mum’s hometown in Dumanjug.
That scottish dessert looks painful to the gums. As I go down the list, now I’m craving for some churros. I wanna try that Sachertorte as well as that Chimney Cakes!
As for the rest, as a lactose intolerant person I wanna try but I also don’t want to huhuhu.
Wew! Yet another food post! I actually miss eating halo-halo so much! I wanna try out BeaverTails though. It looks like a boat full of dessert goodness!
Carrie @ Two Small Potatoes
I can’t believe we lived just a few miles south of the Canadian border for seven years and never tried beaver tails. They look amazing!!