75 Names Of Sweets From All Over The World

Oluniyi Akande
Feb 29, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Apr 20, 2022
Edited by Lara Simpson
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Ice cream is one of the most popular desserts in the world, followed by chocolate cake, but have you ever tried ice cream cake, one of the newest desserts.

There are different flavors of ice cream, which people enjoy across the world. Several other desserts are also there that people enjoy across the world.

Names Of Korean Sweets

Here are some of the most popular Korean desserts you will surely enjoy.

Songpyeon (Korean origin) means ‘rice cakes.’ Songpyeon is a rice cake.

Yaksik (Korean origin) means ‘sweet rice dish.’ It is a Korean dessert dish commonly cooked with sweet rice.

Bukkumi (Korean origin) means ‘rice cake dumplings.’ These hot dumplings are often filled with sweet red bean paste.

Dasik (Korean origin) means ‘cookies.’ These cookies are made from sesame seeds or rice flour.

Yakgwa (Korean origin) means ‘honey pastry.’ This is a special 400-year-old dish and is very popular among Koreans.

Sujeonggwa (Korean origin) means ‘cinnamon ginger punch.’ This cinnamon-based sweet is generally made in winter as it keeps the cold away.

Sikhye (Korean origin) means ‘sweet rice punch.’ This dish is specially made during the Korean celebration of the New Year.

Bungeoppang (Korean origin) means ‘fish-shaped bread.’ It is generally a pancake made in a fish-shaped mold, especially for children.

Hotteok (Korean origin) means ‘pancake.’ It is a pancake with a twist. It is filled with cinnamon syrup.

Bingsu (Korean origin) means ‘Shaved ice.' Condensed milk is the proper fixing in this Korean shaved ice dessert.

Japanese Names Of Sweets

Japanese sweets are not only limited to Japan but are known all over the world. These dishes are traditional with some modern touch.

Mochi (Japanese origin) means ‘Japanese rice cake.’ They can be toasted and sweetened more with kinako topping.

Daifuku (Japanese origin) means ‘Japanese rice cake.’ This is a mini version of Mochi and is available in different varieties.

Dorayaki (Japanese origin) means ‘pancake.’ This is a sweet where two pancakes are combined.

Dango (Japanese origin) means ‘rice dumpling.’ These are sweet Japanese dumplings that are toasted over fire like marshmallows.

Anmitsu (Japanese origin) means ‘the peas that are served with syrup and agar jelly.’

Crepes (Japanese origin) means ‘handheld pancakes.’ These are very popular dishes in Japan, and most people love them.

Anko (Japanese origin) means ‘sweet paste of azuki beans.’ This is a typical sweet paste that is used to sweeten other desserts.

Higashi (Japanese origin) means ‘long shelf cookies’. This dish, when made, can be contained for a long time and is a small colorful type of biscuits or cookies visually aesthetic.

Namagashi (Japanese origin), meaning ‘fresh sweet,’ is a freshly prepared sweet served in a tea ceremony.

Imagawayaki (Japanese origin) means ‘thick pancakes.’ It is filled with Anko and is usually made during Japanese festivals.

Castella (Japanese origin) means ‘sponge cakes.’ Bread, flour, eggs, and sugar are the main ingredients of this sweet.

Shiruko (Japanese origin) means ‘Dessert soup.’ This dessert is made from crushed azuki beans and mochi.

Hanabiramochi (Japanese origin) means ‘wrapped around an Ayu fish.’ A popular dessert is often eaten as a meal.

Hanami Dango (Japanese origin) means ‘sweet mochi rice dumplings.’ It is a combination of pink, green and white color.

Ikinari Dango (Japanese origin) means ‘steamed confectionary.’ These can also be called sudden dumplings as it has a quick and easy method to make.

Nerikiri (Japanese origin) means ‘Japanese wagashi.’ This wagashi is customarily made with improved white bean glue and glutinous rice flour.

Names Of Indian Sweets

If you are looking for names of sugary sweets, then check this list of random names of sweets before you try any other sweets.

Gulab Jamun (Indian origin) means ‘sweet balls.’ This is a sweet dipped in saffron sugar syrup with a fried golden look and is very popular during the festive seasons in India.

Gajar Ka Halwa (Indian origin) meaning ‘halwa’. This is a sweet dish prepared from grated carrots, condensed milk, and nuts in India.

Sandesh (Indian origin) means ‘cheese dessert.’ It is a famous sweet in India prepared with cheese, cardamom, and saffron.

Modak (Indian origin) means ‘sweet dumpling.’ This is a very famous Indian dessert specially prepared during the times of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Aam Shrikhand (Indian origin), meaning ‘sweet-flavored curd,’ is one of the popular desserts in India.

Payasam (Indian origin) means ‘sweet pudding.’ This is a famous south Indian dessert made with nuts, milk, and cream.

Kaju Katli (Indian origin) means ‘Sweet made from cashew.’ This sweet is popular among kids.

Phirni (Indian origin) means ‘milk pudding.’ This is a dish that is made mainly during the times of Eid.

Kulfi (Indian origin) means ‘type of ice cream.’ This is a frozen dessert; you can call it a type of ice cream. This is the most popular frozen dessert among kids during the summer season.

Puran Poli (Indian origin) means ‘sweet chapati.’ This is a dessert made mainly during the festive season of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ghevar (Indian origin) means ‘disc-shaped dessert.’ This is a very famous dessert from Rajasthan and is usually made during the festival of Teej.

Besan Laddoo (Indian origin) means ‘sweet balls.’ If you want to impress somebody in India, give them Besan Ke Laddoo.

Atta Halwa (Indian origin) means ‘halwa.’ It is popular in South India and North India and is prepared from wheat flour.

Rasgulla (Indian origin) means ‘Sweet balls. This is a white Bengali dish dipped in sugar syrup and is eaten by all Indians with great joy.

Peda (Indian origin) means ‘semi-soft thick pieces. Pedas come in many different types of, variations and colors.

Jalebi (Indian origin) means ‘swirl shaped sweet.’ This is also one of the famous hot sweet dishes in India filled with liquid sugar.

Fruit Cream (Indian origin) means ‘cream with fruit.’ This dish is traditionally eaten as a snack throughout India. It is unknown where this dessert originated, but the layer of fruits topped with fresh cream is loaded with flavors and has a creamy texture.

Nankhatai (Indian origin) means ‘biscuits.’ It is said that this sweet came from Surat, Gujarat. A sweet biscuit with a mixture of nuts sprinkled.

Rabdi (Indian origin) means ‘pudding.’ It is eaten hot or cold yet best tasted when served cold.

Classic plain New York Cheesecake sliced on wooden board.

Names Of Chocolate Sweets

Here are some of the most popular chocolate sweets.

Chocolate Hazelnut cheesecake (English origin) means ‘cheesecake.’ As tasty as this cheesecake sounds, it is more delicious when you eat this. This new cheesecake variety can be found in every American city.

Chocolate mousse (English origin) means ‘melted chocolate dip.’ This is a popular dessert not in a particular country but all over the world.

Chocolate Profiteroles (English origin) meaning ice cream stuffed in fresh cream.’

Chocolate Raspberry terrain (English origin) means ‘cake.’ This new dessert is beautiful visually and crisp taste-wise.

Chocolate Cake (English origin) meaning ‘chocolate cake.’ If you want to impress your guests at the dinner, then serve this chocolate cake and ice cream with your dinner.

Rich Chocolate Torte (English origin) means ‘torte.’ It is made with dark chocolate, ground almonds with rich chocolate toppings, and a thin crust.

Chocolate banoffee pie (English origin) means ‘pie.’ a fantastic dessert to sweeten your tooth made with chocolate filling and some light warm bananas. Enjoyed by all Southern baking lovers. It can also be frozen to be served later,

Chocolate and Irish cream roulade (English origin) meaning ‘type of cake.’ You will find plenty of chocolates in this new sweet, a form of Irish ice cream.

Chocolate and caramel lava fondant  (English origin) meaning ‘lava cake.’ This is a mini-size cake filled with a caramel that oozes out when bitten, popular in various countries.

 Chocolate and hazelnut cake (English origin) meaning ‘brownie.’ It is a cake made of hazelnut and chocolates. This cake is one of the most popular desserts in the history of North America.

Double chocolate mousse (English origin) means ‘mousse.’ It is a mouth-watering frozen American dessert stuffed with chocolate, double cream, and whatnot.

Choc - anoffee roulade (English origin) meaning ‘roulade’. It is a soft spongy, chocolaty, creamy roulade that can be served on various occasions.

Chocolate Tiramisu cake (English origin) means ‘cake.’ This is a delicious cake with a crisp combination of chocolate and coffee. This cake goes well with ice cream and makes for one of the popular desserts.

Chocolate crust mascarpone pudding (English origin) means ‘pudding.’ This is a chocolate and cream pudding that consists of berries.

Panettone and dark chocolate bombe (English origin) meaning ‘cake.’ This is a famous dessert made or served during Christmas.

Dark and white chocolate Raspberry cheesecake (English origin), meaning ‘cheescake.’ As incredible as it sounds, it is tastier when you put it in your mouth.

Chocolate banoffee pudding (English origin) means ‘chocolate pudding.’ It is a yummy baked dessert with melted chocolate and choco chips on top, making it too delicious to eat.

Rocky road cheesecake (English origin) means ‘cheescake.’ Once this baked dessert is in front of you, you won’t be able to stop yourself from eating it.

White Chocolate parfait (English origin) means ‘chocolate tart.’ Unlike brown chocolate, this tart is made from white chocolate with cream and is impossible to resist. The flavor of butter is quite evident in the tart.

Black Forest gateau (English origin) means ‘cake.’ This is a famous dessert worldwide and is eaten by people with great pleasure. Another dessert called Caramel gateau is related to this baked cake.

Names Of Harry Potter Sweets

Are you a Harry Potter fan and want to know what sweets were eaten by Harry Potter and his characters? Here are some of the best Harry Potter sweets you can try to make at your home in your own way.

Chocolate Frogs (English origin) meaning ‘chocolate.’ This is a popular chocolate used in Harry Potter in the shape of frogs.

Exploding Bon Bons (English origin) meaning ‘balls of chocolate.’

Fudge Flies (English origin) means ‘chocolate fudge.’ While fudge and chocolate match well together, the famous area Honeydukes likes to stir up the traditional formula with their own interpretation of this sweet treat.

Black Pepper Inks (English origin) meaning ‘sweet.’ In the story, these sweets were used to trick teachers unliked by the students.

Cockroach Clusters (English origin), meaning ‘Cockroach Clusters are really made from crisp cockroaches!

Acid Pops (English origin) means ‘sweet pops.’ These sweets were used in the story to challenge.

Fizzing Whizbees (English origin), meaning ‘Whizzbees are sherbert enhanced balls with a little shock coming up for any individual who eats them.

U-No-Poo (English origin) means ‘candy.’ A green candy-like sweet in the story is used by the characters.

Blood - Flavored lollipops (English origin) meaning red-colored lollipops’. These are the lollipops that are made with blood loved by vampires.

Ice Mice (English origin) meaning ‘unknown.’ These sweets make sounds when you eat them.

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Oluniyi AkandeDoctorate specializing in Veterinary Medicine

With an accomplished background as a Veterinarian, SEO content writer, and public speaker, Oluniyi brings a wealth of skills and experience to his work. Holding a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan, he provides exceptional consulting services to pet owners, animal farms, and agricultural establishments. Oluniyi's impressive writing career spans over five years, during which he has produced over 5000 high-quality short- and long-form pieces of content. His versatility shines through as he tackles a diverse array of topics, including pets, real estate, sports, games, technology, landscaping, healthcare, cosmetics, personal loans, debt management, construction, and agriculture.

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