6 Best Cold Desserts Just in Time for Ramadan
One of our favorite things about Iftar is finally getting to have Kellaj Ramadan, and it’s oh so satisfying to indulge in it after a year of yearning. But there are plenty of other desserts that cannot be missed, too. And in this heat, a cold, refreshing dessert is always a welcome change. If you want to steer away from the traditional Ramadan sweets and create one that will impress your guests, take a look at our top 6 cold Ramadan desserts.
Baklava ice cream cups
The sweetly rich dessert we all know and love gets an icy spin. Usually served at celebrations and occasions, baklava is not often prepared by many, but we can assure you that this is one of the easiest desserts you can make. You can check out the easy step-by-step video recipe here.
Cream filled oussmalieh nests
Ousmalieh is a classic and one of the must-haves after every Middle Eastern meal, and there is little you can do to make it taste any better. That’s why we recommend you keep the same traditional recipe but suggest you present it in the shape of nests filled with cream and drizzled with sugar syrup.
Ricotta cake with kadaif pastry & honey
If you can’t get enough of that oussmalieh pastry, wrap it around some ricotta cheese and bake yourself a big ol’ cake for the whole family. The honey and sugar syrup blend so well with the ricotta that it’ll make for an unforgettable dessert.
Sfouf bi dibs
When it comes to flavor, sfouf are in a class (pun intended) of their own. If you want a dessert that skips the sugar and uses natural sweeteners, this is the one to make. We guarantee that no one will be able to resist this incredibly fluffy and moist cake.
Milk, cream, corn flour, and flower essences. These four little ingredients make one of the most popular Middle Eastern after-meal delights. Aside from its distinct taste, it’s also very light so you don’t have to worry about feeling bloated, especially after trying your best to have a healthy iftar.
There was a time where the only place you could have mouhalabieh was at home or at your grandmother’s, but now most Middle Eastern restaurants serve them because they know that no one will be able to fight the urge to have it. So if you want that feeling you always get at your grandma’s house, check out our recipe that you can prepare in 15 minutes.
The Middle Eastern desserts thesaurus is a book with no end, so it was very difficult for us to narrow it down to only 6 best desserts. Which ones do you think we should add to this list?