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Top 10 intercontinental desserts

Posted on October 14, 2010 | Top 106 Comments

Is there anyone who does not like desserts? Well, there would be none. The varieties of cakes, puddings, muffins, and ice creams to name a few give an impression that all of us irrespective from which nation we are like to taste a sweet that can be taken practically at any time in a day. In this article, you will be introduced to the top 10 desserts considering all the nations of the world. There is a possibility that you might not be aware of it. For this, you can browse the Internet or can approach a good restaurant. Are you crazy about the different flavors? Then, red on…

Gulab Jamun – India

Hey, this is not U.S donuts, but a famous Indian dessert that is eaten during festivals, parties, and ceremonies. Made from milk, raisins, corn oil, rose water, and pistachios, the sweet’s dough is split to make small balls whose size increases after being soaked in a sugar syrup overnight for more sweet taste. They are made very similar to the U.S. donuts except that instead of powdered sugar, syrup is used. One can eat this dessert hot or cold and can also be served by pouring more syrup on it. How much sugar? Kindly eat without additional syrup, although it tastes the best!

Gulab Jamun

Baklava – Turkey

Initially the dessert of the Ottoman kingdom, this one has now become a part of the Greek food. It seemed that in the olden days, the Turks and the Greeks shared notions including of the food recipes. As Baklava is made from the Phyllo dough, the kitchen must be humid. Its ingredients are sugar, honey, orange water, and lemon juice that are utilized in forming the syrup that is layered on the phyllo dough along with the melted butter. As decoration, nuts are sprinkled above, mostly pistachios. Drying up very quickly, the dessert is thick and savory.


Castle Pudding – EnglandCastle Pudding

Nobody knows England as the place of tasty food. However, one acknowledges it for this dessert. In fact, many just do not take their dinner in order to have this warm, lip smacking dish as soon as possible. This strawberry jelly sauced pudding is unique in the sense that it holds a different topping as compared to the rest. Pudding itself does not tempt you, but it is the dropping strawberry jam on the sides that pull your eyes. Most of the times, such a pudding is parched in a dariole mold.

Chestnut Kintons – Japan

Also known as the Cream Candy, this is made from the staple item here called the chestnuts. Although a candy is appropriate to be eaten in the movie break in a theater, this one is just good enough to be served as a dessert. Why? Simple, because of its taste! Besides chestnuts that come from the chestnut tree seen in South Korea and Japan only, the other ingredients are sugar, sweet potatoes, vinegar, and mirin sauce. Good advantage of chestnuts, Japan! This dessert is small enough to taste its flavor in no time.

Chestnut Kintons

Fruit Salad Dessert – Africa (Central)

Is there anything better than fruit salad for health? And it is just admirable to have it as a dessert. Well, this one is for all the patients for whom sugar is not allowed. In Africa, besides this one, you will find a myriad of salads in which the watermelon is the most inevitable fruit. The secret is that all the animals in this area feed on this fruit only. Don’t you think this watery fruit is a must in this country of desert and hot weather?

Fruit Salad Dessert

Almond Cookies – China

Well, this Chinese dessert’s popularity can be imagined from the fact that it has been adopted by several ethnic groups. Even in America it has attracted countless citizens making it available all over the country and pulling the customers in a Chinese restaurant simply to purchase a box of it. These cookies are given as complimentary following a big or costly Chinese meal. And yes, many make a common mistake to think it as those dry fortune cookies that are the scrub ones unlike these amazingly flavored cookies.

Almond Cookies

Tiramisu – Italy

Also known as the Tuscan Trifle, this is originally of Siena in Tuscany. This is cool enough to win your heart. Unlike the heavy American pie, Tiramisu is fluffy like a whipped cream. It is made up of ladyfingers as the little and sweet sponge cakes, eggs, cream, mascarpone (triple-crème) cheese, marsala, sugar, liquor brandy, rum, and cocoa or shaved chocolate. This spectacular piece does not wrap around your tongue, but floats into your system. Despite the use of liquor and rum, you will not find this in every bar. By the way, the meaning of the dessert’s name is ‘pick me up’.


Churros – Spain

This Spanish item is now popular worldwide right from the American baseball ground to the Korean theatres. Made mainly from wheat flour, the Churros are sticks that are molded such that they form a shape of star. However, in reality, this folded curve is available in mixed sizes. The good news is that they are prepared using no-cholesterol shortening. This cinnamon flavored bread is more preferred during the winter days. While the interior is soft, the exterior is crispy that excites the taste buds in your mouth.


Sopapillas – U.S.

Named after a Spanish word sopaipa that stands for ‘sweet fried dough’, the sopapillas belong to a great family of fried breads that have sprung in Latin America. The research has it that this dessert actually was first made in New Mexico before two centuries. Although it can be consumed alone, try out having with honey been poured in the hollow bread for some memorable taste. Further, sprinkling cinnamon adds to the delicious taste.


Creme Brulee – France

The meaning of the desert’s name refers to the hard layer of caramel – burnt cream.

This is among the most famous International desserts, which comes with caramel layer flanked by a custard base. Usually, it is served warm, but if you are in North America, you might love to enjoy it cold as it is not served hot here. The most loved flavor is vanilla that is also the traditional one. However, Creme Brulee is also available in orange, lemon, chocolate, rosemary, fruits, liqueurs, and ginger.

Creme Brulee

Did you like this list? Kindly comment guys! I would be thankful if you would share some top desserts in your comments.

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  • Lewis Meltzer says:

    Thanks for the nice and interesting post! I found it really useful :-)

  • Gianna Samuels says:

    Thanks for the interesting recipes!

  • Felicity Cole says:

    I’m a huge fan of nudel kugel, I practically ate this comfort food everyday prepared by my aunt or mom or grandmom..It had short and flat noodles, pot cheese, sugar, cinnamons and raisins..I just read somewhere that chocolate pasta is much in vogue..I’d like to share the recipe..Actually this comfort food is just a variation of nudel kugel..In chocolate pasta we use broader noodles and ricotta in place of pot cheese, and in place of raisins we use fresh fruits.

  • Jacques Doyle says:

    Hi Felicity!
    Another variation of nudel fugel is taking curly fuscilli in place of flat noodles..The way to go about this comfort food is really very easy. Her’s how it is-
    Cook the fuscilli pasta until its done.
    Take a bowl and mix ricotta cheese, a bit of salt, sugar, vanilla and lemon rind and cinnamon for taste.
    Drain the fuscilli pasta and toss it with the ricotta sauce in the bowl.
    Yes! It’s now ready to serve..You can garnish it with lemon rind and sprinkled with cinnamon.

  • Carla says:

    Hi! I just got to know a dessert lasagne recipe from a friend and it is the most fabulous thing I ‘ve ever tasted! It had summer berries, chocolate shavings and alternate layers of chocolate ricotta and vanilla..With chocolate and butterscotch chips and a bit of lightly brandied caramel sauce with cooked pears, apples and cherries.It tasted like nothing before I’ve ever tasted in my life! Heaven :-)

  • Bella AckerMan says:

    I simply love chocolate brownies! I’d like to share a simple recipe for making the best chocolate brownies ever..The trick is to leave them a bit undone..Whatever be the case you should never overbake them.
    The ingredients are the same- Cream, butter, sugar, vanilla, some sifted flour, bitter chocolate melted and nutmeats.Bake them in a preheated pan..Don’t bake them more than it is supposed to be baked ,for best results leave them slightly unfinished..:-)

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