Delicious Exotic Thai desserts
Top Thai Dessert Recipes
For healthy and delicious dessert recipes, look no further than these fantastic Thai desserts! Asian desserts are naturally low in fat and calories while remaining high in flavor, texture, and taste.
Easiest Thai Dessert Recipes - in one place!
Try these easy dessert recipes! Thai desserts are exotic and tropical, plus healthy and lower in fat and calories than most Western-style desserts. Many make use of fresh fruit, and most are also gluten free. ENJOY!
Classic Mango Sticky Rice Dessert (Khao Niaow Ma Muang)
Thai Mango Sticky Rice Dessert (Khao Niaow Ma Muang)is a classic Thai dessert and SO very scrumptious - and here is an easy recipe for it.
Coconut Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing
This coconut cake is made with coconut milk and shredded coconut for the best possible coconut-ty taste. In Thailand, the top hotels make their coconut cake with freshly-squeezed coconut milk. Here I've replicated the idea using coconut milk and shredded coconut. It's taken me years of trial and error to get this recipe right. Hope you enjoy...
Crunchy Thai Fried Bananas!
Make this dessert and you'll have friends for life! My most popular Thai dessert - and for good reason. This fried banana recipe is yummy and easy to make - just follow the steps! Enjoy fried bananas hot from the pan, or add chocolate sauce and ice cream (or whipped cream) for a special Thai dessert that is to-die-for delicious!
Easy Mango Sorbet
Try this fantastically easy recipe for Mango Sorbet! Quick and simple to make, and there's no stove involved. You'll need only a blender or food processor to make this deliciously-mango tasting mango sorbet! Makes a beautiful dessert to serve company, or scoop it up and put it in an ice cream cone.
Easy Thai Creme Caramel
You won't believe how easy this creme caramel recipe is until you try it! This Thai version of a classic calls for coconut milk instead of cream, making it much lower in fat than regular creme caramel, and also lactose-free. Whip this yummy dessert up in a matter of minutes - your family and guests will love it!
Easy Chocolate Mango Mousse (gluten/lactose free)
Easy chocolate mousse made with a tropical twist! This delightful mousse turns out silky smooth and rich-tasting, but without being too high in calories. It's the Asian touches that give this mousse its depth of taste: fresh mangoes, a touch of cardamom, plus coconut milk all add that special something which serve to enhance the rich taste of...
Mango Pudding (Lactose-free)
This mango pudding is one of the best I've tried. What makes it extra good is the fact that it is made with coconut milk instead of whipping cream or evaporated milk. Unlike dairy products, coconut milk brings out and enhances the taste of the mango, plus adds that touch of richness you're looking for in a pudding.
Thai Rice Pudding with Mango
This Rice pudding is creamy and exotic tasting, and the best part is that it's easy to make. The addition of a fresh mango sauce makes it even more special, and yet if you don't have the time or access to fresh mangoes, the pudding is equally lovely on its own. Rice puddings are a traditional dessert throughout much of Asia, with each country adding its own particular flavor and serving style. This Thai version features the flavor of coconut and mango - two key tastes in the tantalizing world of Thai food. A spoonful of this heady combination is enough to satisfy any dessert lover the world over. And being able to make it ahead of time makes it perfect for serving guests. I hope you enjoy it!
Sweet Sticky Rice Cakes (gluten-free)
This recipe for glutinous rice cakes (also known as Sweet or Sticky Rice Cakes) is actually really simple to make, and to make it even easier you can leave off the Asian-style 'icing' and enjoy it straight out of the oven. Sticky rice is a true Asian culinary experience, one that shouldn't be missed - so satisfying in its chewy-yummy texture. ...
Marvelous Mango Cheesecake!
Try this recipe for the smoothest, most scrumptious cheesecake you can imagine, and you can make it easily in your very own kitchen. Mango is the flavor here, but you can easily substitute other fruits of your choice (strawberry and blueberry work are always good). You'll find this basic recipe for cheesecake easy, fun to make, and sooo...
Coconut-Tapioca Pudding (Vegan/gluten-free)
Here's a dessert recipe that's quick & easy, healthy, gluten-free and vegan, and yummy too! When buying tapioca, I like the 'seed' tapioca found in the baking aisle of most regular supermarkets. You can also buy 'pearl tapioca' at any Asian grocery store, which I find even better (holds it sphere-like shape better). Tapioca comes from the...
Easy Mango Custard Recipe
This Thai Mango Custard is simple to make and will be sure to win the hearts of both mango and custard lovers! This custard turns out creamy delicious without a lot of added calories and fat (coconut milk is used instead of the usual dairy cream, and if you want to cut back further still, lite coconut milk can be used without sacrificing...
Fried Bananas with a Crispy Coconut Batter
Fried bananas are a popular dessert and snack food in Thailand and throughout Southeast-Asia. The dish is more often known as 'Goreng Pisang' in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and surrounding countries. It's difficult to make fried bananas as good as those sold by street food vendors in these countries - that said, I've been working on this...
Fabulous Thai Tapioca Pudding!
This easy dessert is so exotic and scrumptious tasting, you'll want to make it the next time you're entertaining guests. Tapioca is a natural root vegetable that looks like a grain when processed, but is completely gluten-free. Although most tapioca puddings take hours to make, this one is ready in 30 minutes or less. ENJOY!
Coconut Cake with Mango Sauce
This cake has the texture of angel food with the flavor of coconut. Combine it with a mango-coconut sauce, and you have a tropical Thai food treat your friends and family will just love. It's the easy breazy days of summer - any time of year!
Thai Iced Coffee
This Thai iced coffee recipe is very easy to make. It's a great way to use up leftover coffee from breakfast, but you can also use fresh coffee - even instant coffee turns out delicious. The key to Thai iced coffee is to use only sweetened condensed milk. ENJOY!
Mango Cheesecake (gluten-free)
This mango cheesecake is an unexpected surprise for guests at my table. In Bangkok these days, you can find nearly every type of Thai dessert as well as those which are creations of Thai chefs who've been trained abroad, and this creation belongs to the latter category. I'm not a huge cheesecake fan, but this one is delightfully light and...
How to Make a Beautiful Exotic Fruit Salad (great for a party!)
This beautiful fruit salad is made with a mouth-watering assortment of tropical fruit for the most divine fruit salad ever. Great for everyday eating as well as serving at a party (see my party tips). And it's really easy to make - just get your fruit together, ask a friend or family family to help you slice, and you'll be enjoying this...
Best Banana Dessert Recipes from the Thai Kitchen
Got leftover bananas? Use them up in a delicious new way with these wonderful banana recipes. Thai banana desserts are easy to make and wonderfully delicious. As a bonus, these banana dessert recipes are healthy, low-fat, low-calorie and completely guilt-free. Many are gluten free as well. ENJOY!
Mango Martini Recipe
This Mango Martini recipe is the real deal - made with fresh ripe mangoes (instead of packaged mango juice) for the absolute best mango flavor. This exotic martini makes a great drink to serve guests at a party (see recipe for how to make up a big batch, plus make-ahead tips). Also the perfect drink to accompany a Thai or Asian-inspired dinner...
Sticky Rice Cakes Recipe
These Sticky Rice Cakes (Kanom Thuay) are small glutinous rice balls with a red bean filling. They are easily put together with rice flour (available at Asian/Chinese or health food stores) and then steamed for 10 minutes. Extremely delicious, plus the red bean and gluten free rice flour mean this Thai dessert is also very healthy - low-sugar,...
Thai Mango Sticky Rice Dessert - a Thai Classic!
Thai Mango Sticky Sweet Rice Dessert is an absolute must-try! The most famous of all Thai desserts, this Thai version of rice pudding is super-delicious. And this classic Thai recipe is foolproof - even budding chefs with two left hands come off smelling mango sweet!
Sticky Rice Layer Cake
I'm particularly proud of this cake, since it has literally taken me years to get the recipe right! It's made of sticky rice and tapioca flours, and is both gluten and lactose free (it's also vegan). A truly asian dessert, this layer cake has a slightly sticky texture and tastes faintly of coconut. It pairs beautifully with tea or coffee, which makes it a nice dessert or snack with afternoon tea. Or make it for a potluck party where it will be eaten up in no time! ENJOY!
Star Fruit in Mango-Orange Sauce
This beautiful dessert recipe is easy to make and healthy too! It starts with slices of fresh star fruit (instructions on how to buy and prepare star fruit included). While star fruit can be eaten fresh, in this recipe it is lightly cooked and then given a tropical-tasting mango-orange sauce. Topped with a drizzle of coconut milk and a...
These coconut pancakes can be served for dessert warm and topped with a few scoops of ice cream. OR they make a great breakfast or brunch dish on the weekends. Colorful and flavored with coconut, these pancakes are actually closer to crepes in thinness (and they're gluten free). Have fun with them and make several different colors (pandan essence provides the bright green color). A great brunch dish to make for Easter, or anytime you're feeling young and happy!
Dragon Fruit Martini Recipe
This Dragon Fruit Martini is easy to make and beautiful to serve. Your guests will be surprised and delighted by this refreshing tropical cocktail, and the marvelous-looking dragon fruit itself makes a great conversation starter! Dragon fruit is native to Thailand, but is now available throughout North America due to the fact that it is being...
Thai Mangosteen Clafouti
Mangosteen is a beautiful Thai fruit that has just been made available for the first time in the US. And because it contains so many antioxidants, mangosteen offers numerous health benefits. Although a tad expensive, you need only 5 mangosteens to make this clafouti recipe. Clafouti is a very old-style dessert from France - a cloud-like type of custard made with fresh fruit. ENJOY!
Thai Pumpkin Custard
This custard is spectaclar to look at, and wonderful to eat. Makes a great Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert recipe, and a nice alternative to pumpkin pie. A small pumpkin (or squash) is hollowed out and then filled with an easy Thai custard (a healthier and lower calorie version than traditional custard, plus it's gluten-free). It is then baked...
Pineapple-Mango Upside Down Cake
This moist Pineapple Upside Down Cake is picture perfect and delicious with a caramel topping plus optional caramel side sauce. With both pineapple and mango flavors, plus the subtle taste of coconut milk, it's the ultimate summer cake. You'll want to make it the next time you're entertaining - makes a sweet ending to a summer cookout, picnic,...
Sticky Rice Squares with Coconut & Essence of Pandan
This sticky rice dessert is super-easy to make, yet looks and tastes gourmet! A great make-ahead dessert to serve guests, this sticky rice treat is also a healthy low-fat dessert recipe (both gluten and lactose free).
Pandan Rice Cake
This Thai dessert is delicious and healthy - light in sugar, high in protein, and low in saturated fat. Like most Thai desserts, Pandan cake calls for sticky rice (also called "sweet rice") and heart-healthy coconut milk. "Panadan" is a naturally green paste made from pandan leaves (a herb). Enjoy this Thai cake with a little coconut cream or...
Coconut Banana Cream Custard
This easy and healthy dessert recipe can be made with banana leaves or without. In Thailand, this custard would be steamed, but I find baking it in the oven is just as good and less messy. A terrific way to use leftover bananas, and you can put this easy dessert together in less than 10 minutes - just put everything in a blender and then pour...