28 Turkish Desserts (Ideas + Recipes)

When you talk of Turkish meals, the one thing that comes to mind is often the baklava, but there’s so much more to this cuisine than baklava.

Remember this country has different meals from the different parts of the country just like other countries.

So what are you going to eat? Of course, you can have deep-fried milk, sweet snacks, and sometimes even fruity dessert.

The truth, though, is that you have the Turkish desserts being outrightly famous and also delicious.

Turkish dessert

  1. Muhallebi
  2. Turkish delight syllabub
  3. Sutlac
  4. Kunef
  5. Strawberry rhubarb lokum
  6. Revani
  7. Tulumba tatlisi
  8. Turkish baklava
  9. Turkish coffee brownies
  10. Turkish long borek
  11. Karyoka
  12. Turkish almond cookies
  13. Pismaniye
  14. Turkish yogurt cake
  15. Turkish candied pumpkins
  16. Turkish coffee cream
  17. Turkish Noahs ark pudding
  18. Turkish stuffed apricot
  19. Cevizli sucuk
  20. Turkish churros
  21. Kazandibi
  22. Ekmek kadayıfı
  23. Homemade Turkish delight lokum
  24. Turkish dondurma ice cream
  25. Turkish Tea
  26. Turkish Helva
  27. Turkish cotton candy
  28. Turkish toasted bread pudding

1. Muhallebi

 

Here you have another one of the most common milk puddings that is also common in the middle east. When you have the different styles of dessert puddings, this will be one of the best choices you can have when you want to make it.

The one thing you will realize is that you can also make it and do so faster. In simpler language, this is a type of rice pudding.

However, we list it here; it’s a common dessert in Israel and other parts of the middle east. So the Turkish can’t just claim it fully.

Do you want to make it? Try this recipe today.

2. Turkish delight syllabub

 

Notice, though, that you have the best temple aching sweetness. It’s surprisingly one of the best puddings you can use. If you don’t like to cook, you are lucky because you don’t need to cook here; instead, you want to use the whisking method.

Here you are going even to bring the rich aroma of the pudding, and the best part is that it’s a meal that you will never get tired of using. I have not much to say rather just letting you know that you need to try this recipe.

3. Sultan

 

Here is another choice of meal you are going to use. It will then deliver the perfect choice of rice pudding for you to use. It’s rich, creamy, delicious but also sweet, and you can use this meal at any time of day, you know.

One thing you are going to be surprised about then is that it’s such a sweet choice of rice pudding you can use. The greatest thing is that it exposes you to some of the best puddings you can use as desserts. Check the recipe we have here for more ideas.

4. Kunefe

 

This is one of the most common styles of dessert that you will find in Greece, Turkey, and Israel. It features a blend of hot cheese, and you will have it between the phyllo dough layers. Of course, if you like to visit the Middle East, you will have already come across this meal.

For the love of cheese dessert, then you should check this one to see that it’s a perfect choice you can use. Notice that you will have it being set on soft cheese. These you will serve hot or room temperature, and it will get you enjoying the tastes. Check the recipe.

5. Strawberry rhubarb lokum

 

Here you also have the huge candy lover, and of course, this is one of the major choices of dessert you can have. You can eat this one with the perfect coffee to make it such a delicious choice. Notice then that this is the perfect choice that you will use as a dessert.

Also, you have the most delightful confection and notice then that this one will be chewy, sweet with the perfect icing sugar to make it delicious. Usually, it features dry fruits, too, and notice that it has a sticky texture. To make it chek the recipe we have here.

6. Revani

 

Cakes are the most common choice of dessert in every country. It features the use of semolina to make cakes. Notice though that you will have this meal in the different cuisines, including even Egyptian cuisine.

So this is not going to be your regular cake; rather, it’s one of the unique options. Well, you don’t have to be in Turkey to have it.

Check the recipe and notice that it’s easier to make it than anyone would think. I love its flavors and the crumbly nature, but especially that it will serve you for the different meals.

7. Tulumba tatlisi

 

If you have about fifty minutes, you have the time to make the dessert. Anytime you’re talking of the Turkish desserts and cuisines. It’s one of the best and yet delicious choices of dessert you can use.

You will enjoy the crunchy and delicious tastes of the desserts, but the best part is that it’s easy to make it.

Of all things, I like it because of its lemony syrup, too, as it makes it just as perfectly delicious. You will like the tastes of the meal but especially since you can use it alongside most of your other meals as well. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it.

8. Turkish baklava

 

When you are looking for a signature dish, then you have it in this baklava. The best part is that you will have the best, rich and buttery-tasting meal they make using the phyllo dessert.

So then, when you’re talking about any sweet dessert, you will know it’s ideal. It further features the use of sugar, water, and finely ground pistachios.

Notice then that you will have the nutty-tasting dessert, which means it stands out amazingly. Of course, this is another common option they make even in Greece, but you can use it in many other spaces. I like that you can make it in half-hour and therefore you can decide to go out and make it today following this recipe.

9. Turkish coffee brownies

 

I mean, here you have some of the best choices you can use, and of course, it’s also common in other places and countries, but this is a Turkish brownies style.

So here, you have one of the best options of meals for your desserts to try and enjoy at any need. The greatest thing then is that it’s a vegetarian option of meal that you can use.

It will take you an hour or two to make it, but then it’s all worth it with the flavors you notice it has. Follow this recipe here for ideas on how to make it. Of course, if you like to eat brownies from other places, you will enjoy this one as well. 

10. Turkish long borek

 

Here is another one of the famous desserts you could use. Notice that this one then has different shapes. We have the perfect recipe you can use to make about 12 pieces of the borek to have it serve you long.

When you are looking for the most creative style of meal, then you have it in this option. 

Check out the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it, and this is going to make your work easier to do.

11. Karyoka

 

Here then, you have another easy method you can use to make Turkish chocolate, and you can be sure it’s one of the most delicious and the best to try options. Notice that these are also covered in dark chocolate.

Remember then you have another choice you could find in the making of the delicious chestnut.

Check the lightness, the luxuriousness, and the deliciousness. You can have it serving you over even when the people serving it aren’t Turkish. Check the recipe we have here.

12. Turkish almond cookies

 

Almond cookies are quite common, and you will find them even in other parts of the world. Here you also have another one of the best styles where you will have the French macaroons to work on.

The ones we are therefore making here are both gluten-free and dairy-free too. Notice that here then, we have the highly addictive cookie that you can use as desserts.

It’s one of the easiest recipes you can use since they make the perfect option to blend with other meals. For more ideas on the same, consider checking this recipe to see how it works.

13. Pismaniye

 

Here you have another one of the most common cotton candy you can use. It’s more like you’re using regular cotton candy to make the meal. Founded in the 15th century, this is one of the best choices you can use.

Notice, though, that this one has a different texture and the perfect flavors you can use. Be informed, though, that they make it by hand, and of course, that’s where the fun is and what makes people want to engage in the whole process.

I know my kids like to be a part of the molding process. So check the recipe on how to make it.

14. Turkish yogurt cake

 

I mean, like any cake, the way you make it then will matter. You will need to whip the egg yolks when you want to make it airy and perfect. This one is more of a cheesecake style of cake that also comes out being yogurt-like.

Notice then that you will have it like many other good things you can eat if you want to. If you want, then you can serve it cold from the fridge. Again when it’s still at room temperature, then it remains one of the best-tasting choices. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it.

15. Turkish candied pumpkins

 

Here then, you have the best choice of candy style, and they are the perfect Turkish dessert. However, the good thing is that you will need only to use a few ingredients to make it, you know.

Notice then that you will have the perfect taste and texture, but it’s the perfect choice to use as a dessert.

If you have tried the pumpkin pie, you should try this one as you will be hooked to it. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it.

16. Turkish coffee cream

 

You will make this meal in less than 2 hours. Notice that this is the same as the coffee custard, and you can use it easily to serve as a dessert for your Turkish meal.

This is the easiest way to use the coffee if you don’t always use it, though. It’s one of the easiest things to remind you that you will have the perfect cream to enjoy.

Remember though; this is not your regular coffee; it’s the Turkish style option. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on what they can make.

17. Turkish Noahs ark pudding

 

If you didn’t try the feast pudding, in this case, Noah’s ark pudding, then you haven’t yet visited Turkey. It features the use of the dried fruits, nuts, legumes, and more. The best part then is that you are going to cook this dessert in just about 60 minutes.

And in most cases, it will amaze you that you will need to sweeten it with sugar or even fruit juices. And when we are talking about desserts, this happens to be one of the oldest desserts in the world.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it.  

18. Turkish stuffed apricots with rose water

 

Notice then that you have one of the best Turkish desserts in this option we have here. And usually, you will have the rehydration of the apricots first. The process of cooking and making it will take anything from 40 minutes and more.

Notice then that you will make it the best dessert when you add on the thick greek yogurt. The one thing that may be hard to make or find is the rose water you will find in the middle eastern shops. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

19. Turkish delight recipe

 

This one will only take you about 45 minutes to prepare, and it will get ready-cooked in 30 minutes. Notice then that you are going to need to set it in an air-tight container for 2 weeks.

I like that you don’t have to use many ingredients; rather, you need the starch and sugar. Notice, though, that you also need to have a binding agent to make the meal. If not for anything, you will like it for its rich colors.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

20. Cevizli sucuk

 

This is another one of the most common middle eastern styles of dessert that takes the shape of the candle, and it’s also a candy. Usually, you will need to dip the string with walnuts into the grape molasses.

You will then notice that they hand it dry, thus making it look like a form of spicy sausage. This type of dessert, though, you will notice that they sell on the streets. Check out more about the recipe on this. 

21. Turkish churros

 

I love the churros, and the best thing, though, is that you will have them easy to make with this recipe. I know so many people eat it for breakfast, but this makes a perfect snack for me.

So here, then you have one of the sweetest choices of dessert that you will always dip into the syrup, thus having it serve all the different people. I like it because it will always only take you about 30 minutes to get it ready.

The recipe we have here is one of the best choices you can use. 

22. Kazandibi

 

Here is another one of the best traditional desserts. It’s a unique choice that you can use as part of your major meals. In translation, it means the burnt bottom pudding. I mean, check the image to see it looking the same as that.

This dessert is then made using buttermilk, sugar, starch, and rice flour. You will have it being served as a thick square, or sometimes they roll it.

So let’s say it’s one of the puddings. Check the recipe we have here to make it. 

23. Ekmek kadayıfı

 

This is another one of the most common styles of pudding that features the use of soaked bread into the syrup to make the pudding. This is one of the most common choices of desert that they will make during those famous religious festivals.

Usually, it’s presented during the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan. Also, you will have this dessert topped with cotton cream.

When we are out classifying this dessert, you should know that it will be sweet, but you can reduce the sweetness by adding lemon juice. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

24. Homemade Turkish delight lokum

 

Here then, you have a soft and silky lokum delight. It’s one of the most common styles of Turkish candy you can make at home.

The difference you are going to have is that you needed a little patience to fix it. So then, when are you looking for the dessert that will soothe your throat, consider this delight.

I know it may not be easy to make it at first, but then it will be easy to make it when you follow this easy recipe

25. Turkish dondurma ice cream

 

This is not your regular style of ice cream, as it won’t melt easily. Instead, people like it the most because it remains a chewy and dense option. Usually, they will add two thickening agents, and this is then what makes it not melt.

We say it’s not your regular ice cream because remember you will also have to use a fork and knife. For more ideas on how to make it, then you should check the recipe we have here. 

26. Turkish tea

 

Just the same way they enjoy Turkish like coffee, they do enjoy tea as well. Like many countries, it’s a common drink you will find served for breakfast. Here though, we are talking about the strong black tea.

In most cases, though, you could also have it as a dessert and the perfect choice to end your meal. Now don’t confuse this with other tea styles, as this is one of the unique styles of tea you will ever have.

When you want to make it, you should check this recipe or ideas on how to make it. 

27. Turkish helva

 

Here is one of the most common tender buttery style Turkish styles of dessert to make. Now, this is a common choice across the middle east. Notice, though, that you can have the Halva referring to any recipe.

In fact, it has been a common dessert. Helva refers to things sweet, but in Turkish, then it’s a particular kind of sweet. They often make it using sesame paste.

One thing then about this is that they sell it as a block. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

Turkish cotton candy

 

Everyone likes cotton candy, and this is one of the best you can use to make the perfect cotton candy. This is one of the best choices of the oldest style of cotton candies.

I know most kids like it but so do the adult, and the best part then is that you will enjoy the flavors of the cotton candy. 

Check out this recipe we have here for ideas on how to make cotton candy. 

28. Turkish toasted bread pudding

 

One of the most common desserts in the world is bread pudding. When we go to Turkey, then you are better of making it even without eggs.

The recipe is easy to follow, especially since it’s a video, and you can use any bread, including the dehydrated bread. I like the syrupy form of bread they use. for ideas on how to go about it, check the recipe

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