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7 Popular Desserts from Around the World

Posted Oct 19, 2020 5 minute read
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From jaw-dropping burgers in California to mouth-watering sushi in Tokyo, there’s no denying that the world is filled with delicate flavors. Even though each corner of the globe may have its own cuisine, one thing that keeps everyone connected is the love for desserts.

No matter how good lunch or dinner is, there will always be room for a dessert’s rich and creamy goodness. Whether you’re craving for creamy leche flan from home or chocolate mousse from France, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to wait for your next vacation to taste the sweet offerings of other countries.

 

1. Leche Flan from the Philippines

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Before you start exploring, let’s begin with the flavors of home. Leche flan is one of the most beloved desserts in the country that it has turned into a staple in every family occasion. Make everyone at your family reunion smile with this Creamy Leche Flan recipe of ours. 

Ingredients:

  • 6 pcs egg yolk
  • 1 pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream 125 ml
  • 1 small can condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 fine salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar

Steps:

  1. Mix egg yolks with NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream, condensed milk, vanilla, and salt.
  2. Add sugar in a large llanera. Slowly melt sugar over low heat until golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Strain cream mixture into the llanera. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and steam for 25 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. Refrigerate overnight. Unmold onto a serving plate and serve chilled.

 

2. Meringue Ref Cake from Switzerland

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With taste buds designed for sweetness, the Swiss couldn’t help but share rich, tasty goodness to the world. The meringue was invented in 1720 by a Swiss pastry chef named Gasparini. Tracing its humble origins from the village of Meiringen, Meringue is now one of the most popular desserts in the world. 

Want to taste meringue with a twist? Take a look at this Mango Meringue Ref Cake recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream 125 ml
  • 1/3 cup condensed milk
  • 5 pcs broas
  • 2 pcs ripe mangoes, diced
  • 6–8 pieces store-bought small white meringue cookies
  • 4-finger KITKAT®, crushed

Steps:

  1. Whip 1 pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream with condensed milk
  2. Place a layer of broas at the bottom of a container. Add a layer of diced mango and sweetened NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream.
  3. Add a layer of meringue cookies, sweetened NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream, diced mangoes, and KITKAT®. Refrigerate overnight.

 

3. Chocolate Mousse from France

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After being introduced to chocolate in the 17th century, French chefs worked tirelessly to create a whole new world of flavors. After experimenting day and night, they discovered how to create a chocolate mousse. Magnifique!

Recreate this magnificent Chocolate Mousse recipe with your friends and family.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream 125ml, chilled
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Steps: 

  1. Place chocolate in a heat-proof container. Place that over a pot with gently simmering water. Stir the chocolate until melted and add in vanilla. Set aside to cool. (10 minutes)
  2. Whip NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream until light and fluffy. Gradually whisk in sugar and whip until stiff peaks. (10 minutes)
  3. Fold in whipped cream to melted chocolate. Refrigerate until use (2 minutes).

 

4. Blueberry Cheesecake from Greece

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Can you imagine Hercules eating cheesecakes? Dating back as far as 2000 BC, one of the world’s favorite desserts is said to have originated in ancient Greece! Eat like a demi-god and enjoy the rich, creamy taste of Olympus’ favorite dessert with our Blueberry Cheesecake recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 can NESTLÉ® Cream 300g
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • Blueberry or cherry preserve

Steps: 

  1. Combine graham crackers and butter. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Beat NESTLÉ® Cream, cream cheese, and condensed milk until smooth and fully incorporated.
  3. In a container, layer graham crackers, cream mixture, and blueberries alternately. 
  4. Place inside the refrigerator to keep cold. Serve chilled.

 

5. Crème Brulee from England

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Claimed to have been discovered by a Cambridge student in the 17th century, Crème Brulee has definitely gone beyond the four corners of a classroom. Delight everyone at the dinner table with this creamy custard topped with burnt, crispy sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 can NESTLÉ® Thick Cream 300g
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp sugar, for caramelizing on top of Brulee

Steps: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. Whisk eggs and sugar together. Set aside.
  3. Scale NESTLÉ® Thick Cream in a saucepan until hot to touch but not boiling. Remove from heat and slowly pour over the eggs while mixing vigorously. Add vanilla.
  4. Pass the mixture through a strainer and pour it into ramekins for baking. Place ramekins in a baking pan and carefully pour boiling water into the pan halfway up the sides of the ramekin.
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Check if the custards are set by shaking the ramekin slowly.
  6. Once baked, remove from heat and allow it to cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. Before serving, sprinkle about 1 tbsp of sugar on top of the custard and heat with a blow torch until the sugar caramelizes. 

 

6. Coffee Jelly from Japan

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Once the coffee was introduced to Japan, sweet goodness followed. The Japanese discovered new ways to use coffee and eventually created coffee jelly. As one of the most popular desserts in the land of the rising sun, it’s no surprise that this dessert has reached the shores of other countries. Enjoy this delightful confection with our Coffee Jelly recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp NESCAFÉ CLASSIC 
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream 125 ml
  • Condensed milk 108g

Steps:

  1. Add gelatin to 1/4 cup of water to bloom. Set aside.
  2. Simmer 3/4 cup of water with NESCAFÉ CLASSIC and brown sugar, and stir in the gelatin mixture. Gently simmer until dissolved. 
  3. Pour into a container. Set aside to cool and cut into cubes.
  4. Combine NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream and condensed milk. 
  5. Place gelatin at the bottom of a serving glass. Pour the cream mixture and shaved ice. Serve immediately.

 

7. Chocolate Fudge from the USA

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Tracing back to its origins in the United States, the first batch of fudge was accidentally made from a batch of “fudged” caramel. What started as a mistake turned out to be one of the world’s favorite desserts. Try our rich, creamy take on Cheery Chocolate Fudge!

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream 250ml 
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter

Steps:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and 1/2 cup of the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes straight, string constantly.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the remaining chocolate chips and butter. Stir until smooth. Allow it to cool for a bit before serving over ice cream.

 

Taste a World Full of Sweets!

The world is filled with sweet tasty goodness, and these desserts are just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to bring out the full flavor of these dishes, recreate them with the best ingredients possible. Add NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream to give these international desserts a little taste of home.

 

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