Around the World in 13 Desserts

From caramel-y, sprinkle-coated Brazilian chocolate balls to deep-fried Dutch doughnuts, these international sweets will have you scheming your next culinary escapade.


Whether you’re slurping ramen in Japan, or devouring a smoked meat sandwich in Montreal, the first question to arise after your epic savory feast must always be: “What’s for dessert?”

While we’ll always love a classic American hot fudge sundae or apple pie, the rest of the world has some pretty fantastic sugar-loaded options as well. Sponge cake soaked in condensed milk and heavy cream? Yes, please. Caramel-laced, sprinkle-coated chocolate balls? Bring it on.

From traditional desserts dating back hundreds of years, to more recent sweet-treat innovations, these 13 recipes will have you scheming your next vacation, if only to develop a more cultured sweet tooth.

Click through the gallery to see some of the most beloved desserts from around the world.

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