Top 12 mouthwatering European desserts one must try

The best things in life are always sweet! And when it comes to exploring the rich traditional desserts, European nations serve in the best. Call it their chocolates or fruit harvests, every single thing can be turned into a sweet dish out here. If you have a sweet tooth, flying down to these countries of Europe might just prove to be a blessing for you as some heavenly treats are awaiting !

Europe was the first continent where desserts were initially fused into the meal times. Now, that’s why their sweet dishes are something to look forward to right? Making the search easy, we have jotted down Top 12 European divine desserts for you.

*Warning: Your stomach might just growl for these sweet delights after this read!*

1. Crêpe Suzette – France

Crêpe Suzette served with a zingy twist.

This divine French dessert consists of crêpes with beurre Suzette, which is a sauce of caramelized sugar and butter, tangerine or orange juice, zest, and Grand Marnier, triple sec or orange Curaçao liqueur on top, which is prepared in a tableside performance, flambé.

2. Loukoumades – Greece.

Loukoumades soaked in sugar syrup.

These little deep fried dough balls are also famously known as Greek donuts. These fluffy bite sized delicacies are traditionally soaked in honey or sugar syrup which are sometimes sprinkled with cinnamon, sesame seeds or toasted with nuts as well.

3. Ptichye Moloko – Russia.

Ptichye Moloko ‘Bird’s Milk’

Ptichye Moloko is a soft chocolate-covered dessert which is filled with soft meringue or milk soufflé. The name of this cake like sweet means ‘bird’s milk’, a substance somewhat resembling milk, produced by certain birds to feed their young.

4. Trifle – United Kingdom.

Layered Trifle.

This English dessert is made out of thick custard, fruits, sponge cake, fruit juice or jelly, and whipped cream. All these ingredients are generally arranged in layers, and this mouthwatering delight is best enjoyed in summers!

5. Cremeschnitte – Croatia. 


Cremeschnitte is originated in Croatia which is a vanilla and custard cream cake dessert. This sweet dish can be found in several regional variations, however all include puff pastry base and custard cream.

6. Tiramisu – Italy.


This coffee flavoured Italian dessert is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee. It is layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa.

7. Baklava – Turkey.


This delicately layered pastry dessert is made of thin filo pastry which is stuffed with a mix of nuts, cinnamon and sweetened with honey or sugar syrup. This dessert is buttery and adds an extra dose of sweetness to your main meal.

8. Cinnamon Rolls – Sweden.

Cinnamon Rolls topped with some cream.

These sweet rolls have the heart of Sweden! Cinnamon rolls are made out of dough and yeast, which are sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. There are several topping varieties available like raisins and chocolate. These cinnamon buns can be easily found in the local bakeries, cafes and even street vendors.

9. Stroopwafel – Netherlands.


This famous dessert of Netherlands was earlier made leftover breadcrumbs which were sweetened with sugar. However, today, stroopwafels are generally made with two thin waffles with a layer of caramel syrup. This dessert is made in front of you in the Dutch markets and often served with tea or coffee.

10. Turkish Delight – Turkey.

Turkish Delight.

This get based sweet is made from starch and sugar, and their varieties consist mainly of chopped dates, pistachios, hazelnuts or walnuts bound by the gel. However, traditional varieties are often flavored with rosewater, mastic, Bergamot orange, or lemon. This sweet holds a lot of uniqueness snd hence becomes a ‘can’t miss’ dessert.

11. Trdelnik – Czech Republic. 


This dessert is a type of cake made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix. This cake is easily available in the bakeries and local street vendors, and is often dipped in chocolate, sprinkled cinnamon or even filled in with nuts and candies.

12. Crème Brûlée – France.

Crème Brûlée.

This simple yet authentic sweet dish holds four basic ingredients- Eggs, cream, sugar and vanilla. It’s a creamy custard like base, with a thin layer of hardened caramelised sugar on top. The sugar is usually caramelised only moments before being served.