As I have traveled throughout the world, I have been able to discover some of its best foods. More importantly, I have eaten some of the best and most underrated desserts! Here are my favorites.
1. Trdelnik - Czech Republic
This dessert is by far my favorite. It is a cylindrical bread-based pastry that locals cover with cinnamon sugar or nuts. Often, more modern versions will line the inside with chocolate or fill it with ice cream!
2. Stroopwafel - The Netherlands
These are becoming more popularized in the United States and are often sold at coffee shops. Don't be fooled though, they taste MUCH better in the Netherlands. It consists of two layers of thinly baked dough with a
3. S'mores - U.S.A.
I had to include this is a popular American dessert for my international friends, as it is widely unknown around the world. All three of these ingredients taste much better together than apart. No campfire is complete without them!
4. Brigadeiros - Brazil
These have also gained popularity since Tasty made a video on them. They consist of sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter. Typically, they are served at Brazilian birthday parties in balls covered in chocolate sprinkles;
5. Affogato - Italy
This typical Italian dessert is a mix of my two favorite things: gelato and espresso. They simply pour the espresso over gelato and wait for you to be amazed by the great flavor. Though I would recommend going to Italy and trying the real thing, some gelato shops in the U.S. sell it as well!
6. Matcha Crepe Cake - Japan
I was extremely skeptical about this dessert, as I'm sure you are while looking at it now. It consists of thin layers of crepe dough with a creamy, green tea filling. I wish I had something to compare it to, but since I don't, you'll have to see (or taste) for yourself!
7. Tres Leches - Mexico
I finally tried a homemade version of this cake and I'm so glad I did! Served cold, this three-layer cake is a classic and is a must if you go to Mexico any time.