Thailand is known for its delicious desserts, blending fruits or vegetables with grains or creams to create smooth, cool, creamy delights. These Thai desserts are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Whether you’re already a fan of Thai cuisine or just hopping aboard the train of Thai food, this list has a delicious dessert recipe for you to try.
Check out twenty-seven iconic Thai desserts to try in your very own kitchen that you would think you’d find at Thai restaurants or street vendors.
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Thailand’s national dessert is Khao Niao Mamuang, or ‘Mango Sticky Rice’ when translated into English.
This is an insanely delicious, sweet, and creamy dessert, so it’s no wonder sweet sticky rice is so popular.
Rice is one of Thailand’s chief agricultural exports, making its way as one of the main ingredients in many Thai dessert recipes.
Happily, that also means many traditional Thai dessert recipes are as easy to make as it is easy to cook rice.
Trust me, even if you’re not a fan of mango, you’ll enjoy this recipe. It’s cooling, creamy, packed with fresh fruits, and perfect on a hot summer day.
All you need to make one of the most popular Thai desserts are five ingredients, including glutinous rice, and an hour to get it done.
This is also one of the most delicious dairy-free desserts!
The perfect balance of mellow sweet coconut milk and sweet mango ensures this sweet dessert pudding never feels too sweet, so you can demolish a bowl in no time.
Plus, you only need five fresh ingredients to make this classic Thai dessert!
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Submerged in coconut cream syrup, these chestnuts are a deliciously refreshing dessert perfect for a summer day. You can make these up to two days in advance, so they’re great for picnics or brunch.
The issue is getting them perfectly crispy without adding too much oil taste. That’s where the air fryer comes in! Not baked or fried, these perfectly crispy bananas are a treat with any topping.
You just need a sheet pan, ice cream, and a few hours to kill. You can get the family involved in making this with you.
It’s a great way to spend some time together and get a treat out of it.
Banana spring rolls are as delicious as they sound. These crunchy and creamy delights use spring roll wrappers to create a crisp exterior.
Paired with a generous scoop of ice cream and the iconic caramel sauce, these rolls will quickly make you a household favorite.
You can prepare the rolls ahead of time and fry them right before serving for maximum crunch too!
If you loved this yummy banana dessert, you will also enjoy this delicious banana chia pudding.
When we talk about ‘indulgence,’ this is exactly what we should all be thinking about. These rolls are the perfect balance of sweetness, texture, and temperature.
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Khanom Fak Thong – or ‘Steamed Pumpkin Cake’ – is an absolutely delicious finger food that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. This is a great dessert to serve at parties.
Top with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream to create the perfect summertime treat. The best part is how easy this dessert is to prepare, as you can prepare the glaze ahead of time!
Whip up these custards in advance and store them in the fridge for a simple weekend dessert. You can even whip these out on special occasions. A tiny bit of fruit syrup would go a long way here!
Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or want to try something new, these morsels with sweet rice will blow your mind!
Enjoy smooth, creamy, delicious sticky rice beneath a perfectly-sliced piece of mango. Topped with an unforgettable sauce, this is a mind trick of a dish that will delight your guests.
That’s what this recipe offers! You only need a few simple ingredients to bring this cheesecake to life.
The impressive flavors hiding beneath its simple appearance will stun anyone who tries it.
It uses Thai spiced tea instead of basic black tea, including the signature tapioca pearls at the bottom of the cup to complete the treat and give it a unique flavor.
Enjoy this delicious treat as a perfect dessert or refreshing drink with a refreshingly sweet flavor on a hot day.
Continuing with the Thai tea trend, here’s another way to enjoy this delicious flavor profile. Imagine the warmth of cardamom, star anise, and tamarind playing against the cool creaminess of ice cream.
You don’t have to imagine it because you can make this Thai ice cream for yourself!
This is a no-churn ice cream with delicious vanilla notes that doesn’t even require an ice cream maker. It’s so simple.
Take this lovely salad to potlucks, picnics, or anywhere else you’d like to see a healthy dessert option. Don’t worry. Even though it’s healthy, that doesn’t mean it isn’t tasty!
This is a great way to accommodate a large group of people needing dessert. Set up a ‘make your own Nam Kang Sai’ bar and let everyone go wild with fresh fruit, candies, syrups, and more!
It’s like a panna cotta, with a smooth coconut layer and a sweet mango layer. The preparation time for this dessert is less than half an hour, meaning you can quickly whip this up before dinner.
Let it chill for two hours, whip it out, and impress your guests with this beautiful two-layered creation.
In this case, that peppery taste is an amazing contrast to sharp lime. Paired with the creamy vanilla of the ice cream, this dessert is one you won’t want to miss.
Remember, you need an ice cream churner to bring this one in from the cold.
The recipe maker suggests dried butterfly pea flowers to create the iconic blue color, but you can use any other color you like to make this dessert sing.
This is a ridiculously simple dessert, perfect for fighting off the heat of a blistering summer day. The key is not to overcook the bananas, as they will turn mush if you do.
These cakes are best made with saba bananas, but you can use the larger bananas common in grocery stores if you can’t find the saba variety.
You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make this dessert, and a single batch can feed quite a few people.
This is a great crowd-pleaser to whip out if you want to introduce your guests to delicious Thai sweets!
Not only is it creamy and smooth, but it’s also a super unique take on an old favorite. So, you know everyone will want to dig in! You can have this on the table with just an hour on the clock.
This is slightly time-consuming to make, so ensure you set aside a couple of hours to get this ready. Once prepared, this is an absolute showstopper of a dessert.
Take a hint from Thai street food vendors and try out Nang Let, a sweet crispy rice cake drizzled with dark sugar syrup. These little cakes are everything you want from a dessert.
They’re crunchy, delicious, sugary, and sticky. What’s not to love? This dessert does take about ten hours to make. However, most of that is hands-off time allowing the rice cakes to dry.
Our final dessert is another iconic Thai classic: Khanom Chan. If you love Jello, then you will love this dessert. The slightly chewy layered cakes sing with the flavors of coconut and pandan leaves.
These take a fairly long time to set, so make sure you prepare these well in advance. With their minimalistic look and mellow flavor, these are a great way to wind down a dinner party.
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So, which of these desserts has struck your fancy? Are you a long-time lover of Thai cuisine or a first-timer looking for inspiration? Let me know in the comments below!
Check out the rest of All Nutritious for iconic meal lists from all around the world.
- 1. Mango Sticky Rice
- 2. Black Sticky Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk
- 3. Mango Pudding
- 4. Red Rubies Dessert
- 5. Air Fryer Thai Banana Fritters
- 6. Rolled Ice Cream
- 7. Banana Spring Rolls
- 8. Banana Chocolate Spring Rolls
- 9. Steamed Pumpkin Cake
- 10. Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar Rum Glaze
- 11. Thai Coconut Custard
- 12. Coconut Sticky Rice Dessert Sushi
- 13. Thai Tea Cheesecake
- 14. Boba Tea
- 15. Tea Ice Cream
- 16. Tropical Fruit Salad with Coconut and Lime
- 17. Shaved Ice Dessert
- 18. Vegan Mango and Coconut Jello
- 19. Green Thai Basil and Lime Ice Cream
- 20. Thai Sticky Rice Pudding with Corn
- 21. Banana with Coconut Milk
- 22. Banana Steamed Cake
- 23. Rice Dumplings Coconut Milk Dessert
- 24. Tea Molten Lava Cake
- 25. Mango Cake
- 26. Sweet Crispy Rice Cake
- 27. Steamed Coconut-Pandan Cake
- Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious Thai dessert recipes. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients. You might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
- Get your shopping list going, and make sure you've got all the ingredients.
- Get cooking and make your next Traditional Thai Dessert!
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