Winters brings along the best of desserts. There is something about this season that makes the food taste better, whether it be a cup of coffee or a sugary delight, the colder the days get, the more the cravings of sizzling, hot, mouthwatering desserts grow. So, it becomes very important to choose the best of desserts which can not only satisfy your hunger but can satisfy the cravings too!
Here is the list of mouthwatering desserts you can’t miss this winter –
1. Gajar Ka Halwa
If somebody says ‘the most popular dessert of winter is “gajar ka halwa”,’ I cannot agree more. Who doesn’t like some freshly served halwa with some raisins and almond toppings? Not only at homes but at weddings too gajar ka halwa is the first thing everyone wants on their plate.
2. Moong Dal Ka Halwa
The best alternative to gajar ka halwa is moong dal ka halwa. It is made with green gram and butter and keeps the body warm and protects it from the bitter winter cold. The ingredients present in the dish are also good for the skin and keep the skin moist and fresh.
Gajak is a dry sweet made up of sesame seeds or peanuts and jaggery. It is cooked in raw sugar syrup and then set in thin layers which can be stored and enjoyed throughout the rest of the year.
Sheera is a simply delicious dessert made up of semolina, butter, cashews, and raisins. It has a soft and fluffy texture. This is enjoyed in almost every region of India with more or less the same ingredients.
Also known as Amariti is a circular flower shape, sugar syrup-soaked, deep-fried sweet. It is wildly popular and the most common sweet all over the country. It is served with rabri and malai, topped with grated nuts and cardamom, loved and enjoyed by everyone.
Heavily garnished with dry fruits and herbal gums and fried in butter and sugar, made of whole-wheat, panjiri is a popular North Indian dish. This is not only tasty but wards off cold in winters too. It is best for new mothers, as it promotes healing and lactation.
7. Gulab Jamun
Literary means rose berries, they are the most popular sweet of South-Asian countries. They are soft delicious berry-sized balls which has a soft fluffy texture to them, flavored with rosewater, it becomes the best serving for every festive occasion throughout the year.
8. Til Ke Laddu
These are healthy, delicious, and nutty round sweets prepared with white sesame seeds, jaggery, peanuts, and desiccated coconut. It has a soft and chewy texture and makes for a good warming sweet snack during the winter.
Loved by both kids and adults, Naan-khatai is a sweet and savory eggless tea-time cookie. It is very popular not only in India but in countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.
10. Gondh Ke Laddu
In the list of the most popular winter sweet of North India, Gondh ke laddus are the first position holder. These are made of edible gum, whole wheat flour, butter, and dry fruits. These are best suitable for cold winters. It keeps the body warm in winters and is good for health.
11. Chocolate Lava Cake
Choco-lava cake or molten lava is a very popular dessert among kids, teens and adults these days. It has both good taste and texture with spongy cake and a runny melted chocolate center.
12. Cinnamon Rolls
This tasty treat is a sweet roll that is covered with cinnamon and sugar mixture over a thick coat of butter and garnished with dry fruits at times. These delights taste even better than they look.
13. Plum Cake
Plum cakes include wide ranges of a cake made with either dry fruits like currants or raisins or with fresh fruit, sometimes it is made using plum jam too instead of the fruit. It contains high content of antioxidants and hence is a healthy dessert for your near and dear ones.
Brownies are chocolate-based confections. They have a different texture to them depending on different types of brownies fudgy, cakey, or chewy. They include nuts, frosting, cream, cheese, and chocolate chips.
15. Spiked Hot Chocolate
This is the perfect drink for a cold and windy day as this mug of liquid cocoa is rich and creamy, with an intense chocolate flavor. Having a bit of rum or bourbon in it, the drink provides a warming complexity with notes of vanilla and oak.
16. Chocolate Fudge
Fudge is a softball sugar candy made with sugar, butter, chocolate, and milk and has a smooth, creamy consistency. Fudge is often made with marshmallow cream, peanut butter, vanilla, maple, or butterscotch as a base.
17. Pancakes With Maple Syrup
Pancakes can serve as a nice evening time snack for a regular day in winter. These flat thin and round cakes when are topped with maple syrup serves rich flower to the consumer, as not only the syrup is a natural sweetener but it has antioxidants, and nutrients like zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
These are simple, yet delightful desserts and can be served as breakfast too. They have a crispy texture on the outside and a fluffy and smooth texture on the inside. They are served with several toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate syrup, honey, chopped nuts, ice cream, peanut butter, jelly, or buttermilk syrup.
19. Hot Cocoa Cookies
If you are a cookie person then these sugary delights are for you. These are soft and chewy cookies topped with a big, fluffy marshmallow and a sprinkling of finely chopped chocolate these are a perfect reminder of a cup of hot cocoa, if you can’t carry a mug of your favorite winter drink with you no worries, grab some of these and you are good to go.
Flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon and sweetened with honey, or sugar, it is a moist loaf cookie specially made at Christmas is a perfect wintry tea-time dessert.