Typically made with indulgent dulce de leche sandwiched between two sweet cookies, there are now countless combinations and varieties. You can buy chocolate-coated versions, sugar-glazed versions, coconut ones and more.
It is a pastry layered with spiced nuts and drenched in sugar syrup and honey. In Turkey, you’ll find different varieties infused with citrus, rose or other flavorings that give you a perfect excuse to have more than one piece.
Gulab Jamun, India
Gulab Jamun is bite-sized balls of milk-based dough, fried slowly and then soaked in a spice-infused syrup. You’ll find them all over India, usually garnished with nuts.
Pavlova, Australia or New Zealand
For the most part, historians agree that this sugary, creamy concoction was named for the iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, but whether it was created in Australia or New Zealand has long been a point of contention between the two countries. Either way, we’d like seconds.
Tres Leches cake, Mexico
Tres Leches Cake is a Mexican delight. What starts off as a typical sponge cake gets a very indulgent upgrade. It’s named very literally for the three types of ‘milk’ typically used to create it: cream, evaporated milk and condensed milk. Indulgence at its best.
Cheesecake might not seem like an exciting dessert to the well-traveled, but the Japanese cheesecake is known for being far lighter than its dense global counterparts. This fluffy delight will melt in your mouth.
Written by: Lily Bunker, Melania Siriu, Tess Van Der Windsor & Rachel O'Leary
What about you? Do you agree with the article? Would you include any other dessert on this list?