Desserts and sweets typical of Brazil: recipes and ingredients

In Brazil we find several desserts and traditional sweets that can be delicious. To make them use typical products of the area, such as asaí or coconut. In this article, we tell you which are the most prominent considering their main ingredient.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.

Chocolate and condensed milk

The sweet tooth can not resist preparing these sweets, in which chocolate and condensed milk are the protagonists.


He Brigadeiro, or as it is known in Rio Gran del Sur, negrinho, is one of the most popular sweets in Brazil, due to its pleasant taste and easy That is your preparation.

The necessary ingredients are as follows:

  • A can of condensed milk
  • Four tablespoons chocolate powder
  • A tablespoon of butter or margarine
  • 50 gr of granulated chocolate

First, you must mix the condensed milk, butter and chocolate powder. It is simmered, placed on a plate and allowed to cool. Once cold, balls are made with the hands, which are coated in granulated chocolate.

Chocolate cake

Another simple recipe is that of chocolate cake. Even children can practice it. Just mix with a blender milk, eggs, margarine, sugar, chocolate powder, flour and yeast. Then, put everything in a mold and bake for 40 minutes.

Brazilian pavé

To produce Brazilian pavé these products are needed:

  • A cup of milk
  • Three tablespoons of vanilla
  • Three tablespoons of brandi or rum
  • A can of condensed milk
  • A cup of evaporated milk
  • A cup and a half of lemon juice
  • A pack of maria biscuits
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

On the one hand, milk, vanilla and brandy should be mixed. On the other, the evaporated milk, condensed milk and lemon juice are beaten. The cookies are dipped in this second mixture and placed in a mold, forming the base.

On it, the combination of milk and lemon is thrown. This action is repeated until you have three hats. It should be allowed to cool in the refrigerator for at least three hours.

Dutch cake

Although it does not seem by name, the Dutch cake is also typical of Brazil. It consists of cookies covered by a white chocolate filling. In addition, you put a ganache or covered with dark chocolate, cocoa powder and milk cream.


Brazil's climate is ideal for growing some fruits considered exotic in other parts of the world. With them, we can find several recipes.


He Quindim It stands out for its yellow color. It is a cream that is made with egg, sugar, butter and grated coconut. All ingredients are mixed and baked in glasses in a water bath, that is, placing the molds in a bowl of water.

It is popular especially in northeastern Brazil and areas like Bahia. The history of this dish begins in the 17th century, when African slaves began to combine sugar with coconut.


Another sweet cooked with coconut is the beijinho, which is similar to Brigadeiro. You only need a can of condensed milk, 150 grams of striped coconut and butter. Everything is removed over low heat, allowed to cool and balls are made by hand. Finally, they batter in more coconut.

Gelatin bolus

As for the preparation of gelatin bolus or iced cake, the following products are needed:

  • Three cups of flour
  • One tablespoon of baking powder
  • Three eggs, separated the yolks from the whites
  • Half a cup of sugar
  • A cup of orange juice
  • Half small scoop of vanilla extract
  • Half small scoop of almond extract
  • A cup of coconut milk
  • A cup of condensed milk
  • Two cups of grated coconut

On the one hand, the dough should be made. On the other, the cover is formed, for which coconut milk, vanilla and almond extract, and grated coconut are heated. In some areas, this candy is known as «catch husbands«.


He acai berry It is the fruit of the asaí palm. It has antioxidant properties and gives energy to those who consume it. Therefore, Brazilians usually take a bowl of asaí before or after work.

The best combination is with banana and orange juice. Removing all three things, you get a smoothie with a smooth texture and delicious flavor. It can be accompanied with some dried fruit.

Papaya cream

Preparing a papaya cream is simple. To make it, you have to peel a papaya and remove the seeds. Then it passes through the blender along with vanilla ice cream and milk. It is common to add liquor from cassis or blackcurrant once served.

Breaded Banana

Another typical sweet is breaded or breaded banana. To cook it, peel the banana and batter in flour, egg and breadcrumbs, in this order. Then it is fried in hot oil.

As you can see in the following video, it is possible to prepare it with different ingredients:

Romeo and Juliet

With the guava, a fruit from America, you can prepare a dessert called Romeo and Juliet. To do this, you just have to combine pasta guava With fresh cheese.

The name comes from a Brazilian ad from the sixties. In it, the cheese, called Romeo, fell in love with Juliet, the guava cream.


Sago pearls are obtained from cassava root. To consume them, wine and boiling water are mixed first. Then the sago is added and heated. Finally, sugar and cinnamon are added.

Passion fruit mousse

With the passion fruit or passion fruit you can prepare an appetizing mousse. For this, the following foods are needed:

  • A can of condensed milk
  • A cup of passion fruit juice
  • Two cups of cream
  • 14 gr of diluted unflavored gelatin
  • 300 gr of raspberries
  • A glass of orange juice
  • 200 gr of sugar

Although they are delicious throughout the year, there are some desserts that are reserved for Christmas or special occasions.


To make this cake we need the following:

  • 1 liter of milk
  • Twelve yolks and six whites
  • Lemon zest
  • Butter
  • glass of wine

Heat milk with sugar. When it starts to boil, add the twelve yolks, the six whipped whites and the lemon zest. Mix everything without removing it from the fire. The next step is to put it in a mold and bake it. Finally, pour some wine over and let it cool.

Christmas slices

It is a recipe similar to French toast from Spain. Slices of bread are taken to dip them first in milk and then in beaten egg. They are fried with very hot oil and drained to remove excess oil.

You can add a sauce on top, for which we only need to boil water and sugar, and then add crushed nuts. This way, they will have a sweeter taste.


Dreams, or as they say in Portuguese, sonhos, they are a traditional sweet of the Christmas time. To cook the dough, we need the following:

  • 500 gr of flour
  • 50 gr of yeast
  • 100 gr of butter
  • 100 gr of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • A small spoonful of vanilla extract
  • Water

This dough is cut in half to introduce a filling made with milk, sugar, flour and egg. In this way, we make a custard. It can be decorated with icing sugar.

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