Americans love sweets — I, myself, often fall a victim to sugar. Honestly, when chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin pies, and vanilla ice cream are prevalent in our country (and are heavily advertised), it’s hard to say no.
But what do desserts look like in other countries? Are they as tantalizing as our classic American offerings? Let’s find out.
Below are some of the most popular sweets around the world and recipes for each, so you can whip somethin’ sweet up for yourself and give into those sugar cravings the non-American way.
- France – Créme brulee
- Sweet, creamy, and warm — what’s not to love? Here’s a recipe.
- Turkey – Baklava
- Caramalized puff pastry? Count me in. Find a recipe here.
- Italy – Gelato
- Like ice cream… Only better. Make it yourself here.
- Russia – Syrniki
- Pancakes for dessert? Yes PLEASE. Here’s a recipe.
- Japan – Mochi
- A cold, sweet treat to sink your teeth into. Get a recipe here.
- England – Banoffee Pie
- Creamy banana custard with a delicious crust. Is your mouth watering? Thought so. Make the pie for yourself here.
- India – Rasmalai
- Soft, thick, creamy custard. What more could you ask for. Get a recipe here.
- Egypt – Basbousa
- Better than your average cake. Here’s a recipe.
- China – Tangyuan
- A fun, sweet dumpling with black sesame. Make it yourself here.
- Tahiti – Po’e
- A fruity recipe so you can feel like you’re on vacation. Get a recipe here.
Which country would you travel to to eat dessert?