Types of Desserts

Desserts can come in variations of flavors, textures, and looks.
Desserts can be defined as a usually sweeter course
that concludes a meal.This definition includes a range of
courses anywhere from fruits, cookies to cakes and pies.
These are a few categories in which desserts can be organized:

Custards and Puddings

These kinds of sweets usually include a thickened
dairy base. Custards are cooked and thickened
with eggs. Baked custards can include crème brulee
and flan. Puddings are thickened with starches.

Frozen Desserts
Ice Cream and gelato both fit into this category.
Ice cream is a cream base that is churned as it is frozen to
create a creamy consistency, while Gelato uses a milk base
and has less air than ice cream.


 Cakes are sweet tender breads made with sugar and delicate flour. Cakes can vary from light, airy sponge cakes to dense cakes with less flour. In addition, small-sized cakes have become popular in the form of cupcakes and petits fours.


Cookies are similar to cakes (the word coming from the Dutch word “kowkje” meaning little cake). Historically cookies were small spoonfuls of cake batter placed in the oven to test the temperature. Cookies can come in many different forms. Examples include layered bars, crispy meringues, and soft chocolate chip cookies.

Pies and cobblers are a crust with a filling. The crust can be either made from either a pastry or crumbs. The fillings can be anything from fruits to puddings.

Miscellaneous Desserts

Many desserts can span the categories and
several don’t fit in a category at all

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