Are you a sweet tooth? Here’s a list of perfect summer desserts from around the world for those who love sweets.
Summer Pudding, England
Pink and purple berry filling oozes out when you cut into a summer pudding slice.
This traditional English dessert is perfect for a sweet summer evening. The pudding has a crust made of water-soaked bread slices, filled with a mixture of berries, and is usually served with fresh cream. After the pudding is made, it’s chilled overnight to bring out the freshness and rich flavor. When you cut into it the next day, the pink and purple berry filling oozes out, making it look beautiful. Check out this beautiful Notting Hill Bungalow, surrounded by restaurants, or make your own summer pudding to enjoy in a sunny garden.
“Affogato” in Italian means “drowned,” just like how this dessert is presented – gelato drowned in aromatic espresso coffee.
“Affogato” means “drowned” in Italian, referring to the way a scoop of gelato is drowned in a cup of aromatic espresso coffee, making it a tempting dessert. The coffee cup must be chilled so that the hot espresso doesn’t melt the gelato, but instead, the coffee is poured over the cold gelato like a perfect sauce. The contrast between hot and cold, the bitterness of the coffee blends with the sweetness of the gelato, making this dessert truly exquisite. Visit Rome to taste affogato and stay at Vatica B&B Roma, a highly-rated accommodation located in the heart of the city.
Kulfi is not much different from ice cream, often topped with pistachios or sweetened with mango or rose syrup.
Kulfi is a dreamy summer treat. Similar to regular ice cream, kulfi is a delicious and creamy dessert with a variety of Indian flavors, such as saffron and cardamom. It’s often topped with pistachios or sometimes sweetened with flavors like mango puree or rose syrup. Originating from the Mughal Empire in the 16th century, the fact that this dessert is still very popular (usually cone-shaped and eaten like a popsicle) is a testament to its exquisite taste. Hindustan Times rates the kulfi at Kuremal Mahavir Prasad Kulfiwale in the Sita Ram Bazar area of Delhi; stay nearby at the luxurious WelcomHeritage Haveli Dharampura.
Named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, this dessert has the ability to delight all your senses.
Named after the ballerina Anna Pavlova, this dessert is both adorable and delicious. Although New Zealanders refute the claim that it’s from Australia (although it has been researched extensively, this debate has not been verified), pavlova has become a national specialty of Australia. The crispy meringue shell made from whipped egg whites that are light as air, is topped with fresh cream and small diced fruits (you should try passionfruit, while a mix of blueberries, mango, kiwi and strawberries is also a great option). Visit Melbourne (often known as Australia’s food capital) to try the best pavlova. You can stay at the luxurious QT Melbourne while you’re there.
“Halo-halo” means “mix-mix,” each spoonful is an explosion of taste and sensation on your taste buds.
This Filipino dessert looks like a sundae, with layers of sweet beans, fresh fruit, sago, condensed milk and shaved ice, similar to Vietnamese che ba mau. Served in tall glasses, the layer of shaved ice blends with the layer of condensed milk and other ingredients to create an indescribable taste, just like the name “halo-halo,” which translates literally to “mix-mix.” Each spoonful is an explosion of taste and sensation on your taste buds. The mixing of seemingly unrelated ingredients that create a perfect dessert is what makes it unique.