Regardless of where you are in the world, there’s something sweet to unite everyone – dessert. It doesn’t matter if it comes in the form of a rice ball or a cookie, everyone needs a little sweetness in their life! Read on to discover six unique sweet treats around the world.
Known as New Zealand’s national dessert, this cake is not only famous for its taste but for the debate of where it originated: New Zealand or Australia. Either way, pavlova is a delicious dessert that consists of a crispy meringue shell with a soft inside, topped with whipped cream and fruit. Airy, sweet, and perfect for any occasion! Jet off to New Zealand to dig into this treat!
While these desserts may look plain and ordinary, they will have your taste buds jumping for more! The butter tart has a flaky pastry and a sweet filling made of butter, sugar, egg and of course maple syrup. Head over to Canada to satisfy your sweet tooth with these handheld butter tarts.
One of the most distinct desserts in South Africa, malva pudding, contains a caramelized exterior with a spongy texture inside and a filling of apricot jam. After it has been baked, the cream-based sauce is added, resulting in a sticky yet soft cake-like dessert. It’s best served with hot custard or vanilla ice cream.
Head to China to taste their traditional dessert, tangyuan! Served as a treat for the New Year, these glutinous rice balls are infused with varying flavors of paste such as peanut butter, black sesame or red bean and served in a sweet broth. Make sure your next trip to Asia includes a stop in China so you can take a bite and discover the flavors of China!
Let your sweet tooth guide you to the Czech Republic, where you can find kürtõskalác, also known as chimney cake! This warm twisted pastry gets its shape from being wrapped around a skewer and baked over a fire. Add a little something extra by topping it off with sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, chocolate or even ice cream. As the sweet aroma fills the air, visit a street vendor to experience this feast for your senses!
Dulce de leche is sandwiched between two delicious shortbread cookies in this popular Argentinian dessert. These delightful cookies are typically dipped in chocolate and served with coffee; however, there is another type called “snow alfajores” which are dipped in powdered sugar and coconut. Whichever way you prefer, make sure you indulge in mouthwatering tastes on your trip to Argentina!