If you’re yet to try any Brazilian dessert, it’s safe to say you’ve been missing out.
Brigadeiros, quindim, cocada, bolo de fubá, and pudim de leite condensado are just a few must-try Brazilian dessert specialities.
And the best thing about them? They’re not that hard to make!
What’s unique about Brazilian desserts is that they are super sweet. So for sweet tooths, there’s nothing better – to put it simply.
Expect lots of condensed milk, coconut, cream, cinnamon, chocolate, and, of course, sugar.
So for the perfect way to invigorate your dinners, here are the 15 top Brazilian dessert recipes that you need to make now.
We’ve rounded up the best Brazilian dessert recipes worth trying, perfect for enjoying at home or taking to parties, so free up your day and make these today!
Brigadeiros are the most sought-after Brazilian dessert – and for good reason.
They’re also called Brazilian fudge balls, and they’re not too far off from chocolate truffles.
So if you’re a self-confessed truffle lover with a sweet tooth, you need to try this recipe!
What’s great about this Brigadeiro recipe is that it’s traditional. It yields 20 servings too, requiring just 45 minutes in total to make.
All you’ll need are sweetened condensed milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, butter, salt, and chocolate sprinkles – that’s it.
Pavê is another beloved Brazilian dessert that tastes amazing, looks great, and is easy to make.
In fact, it only takes 30 minutes overall, requiring just a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard or pantry.
So what do you need?
The ingredients here are egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, milk, cornstarch, vanilla, heavy cream, lady fingers (or any biscuits), and dark chocolate.
If that doesn’t get your mouth watering already, we honestly don’t know what will.
These Brazilian coconut kisses (beijinhos de coco) are made using just four ingredients.
If that’s not simple enough, there are just four easy instructions to follow, totalling at 29 minutes – 22 minutes of prep time and the rest for cooking.
The four ingredients are sweetened condensed milk, sweetened coconut flakes, unsalted butter (softened), and pure vanilla extract.
You can include cloves for a fifth ingredient, but this is optional. Did we mention that it creates 28 servings? Perfect for sharing (or not).
Yep, Brazilian desserts contain a lot of condensed milk. But that’s exactly why they’re so decadently delicious.
This Brazilian condensed milk cake (bolo de leite condensado) recipe tastes as good as it looks, and is ready to serve in only 50 minutes.
That’s with 10 minutes of prep time too, so it’s quick and easy overall!
You’ll need sweetened condensed milk, milk, eggs, unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt. Just follow the three simple steps and enjoy.
Brazilian pavê is so good that we had to include another recipe.
But where this one differs is that it includes fruits and nuts for an invigorated taste (and appearance) that’s sure to impress guests.
You can also add Marias cookies and a chocolate bar!
After you have the ingredients—sweetened condensed milk, corn starch, milk, egg yolks, vanilla, heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, Marias cookies, chocolate, sliced bananas, strawberries, and chopped walnuts or pecans—it takes just 45 minutes to make.
Brazilian style flan (pudim de leite condensado) is another popular Brazilian dessert that you need to try.
And what better way to try it than by making it yourself? This recipe is simple to prepare (just 20 minutes) and yields eight servings.
The ingredients? You’ll need white sugar, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, and milk – that’s it.
There are only four steps to make this Brazilian dessert as well, so it’s perfect if you want a dessert that’s simple, quick, and, of course, tasty!
Branquinhos are perfect for taking to parties and gatherings.
What’s also great about them is that you can decorate and sweeten them however you like, using sprinkles, coconut, chocolate, or colored sugar.
What we like about this recipe is that it keeps things simple.
You only need three ingredients—condensed milk, unsalted butter, and sugar (or sprinkles)—and just 20 minutes’ spare time. Yep, quick and easy!
Bolo de fuba, also known as Brazilian cornmeal cake, is a unique Brazilian dessert that’s perfect for pairing with your coffee – or enjoying as a light but sweet lunchtime treat.
This recipe requires just 10 ingredients, and only five instructions before it’s ready to serve.
To make this Brazilian cornmeal cake, you’ll need finely ground cornmeal, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, corn oil, milk, buttermilk, eggs, salt, and dusting sugar.
It makes one cake, ideal for serving up to 12 people.
Brazilian coconut bars—cocada de leite condensado, if you want to impress guests—are as much a great snack as they are a sweet dessert.
And while they might look simple, they’re refreshing and creamy thanks to the combination of coconut flakes and condensed milk.
Sounds good? Then you’ll need sweetened condensed milk, unsweetened coconut flakes, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, and pure vanilla extract.
It’s nice and simple, as a result, and only takes 20 minutes to make (10 minutes of prep time, 10 minutes of cooking time)!
If you’re a fan of no-bake cakes, then this Brazilian no bake vanilla cake will be right up your alley.
It’s layered, creamy, and with just the right amount of sweetness, perfect for serving up right after dinner or taking to a party.
On top of that, it involves just 10 ingredients: milk, sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, cornstarch, brandy, vanilla extract, Marias cookies (or any digestive biscuits), heavy cream, dusting sugar, and shredded coconut.
Rabanada, or Brazilian French toast, happens to be both a sumptuous dessert and brunch treat.
It’s sweet and cinnamony, and only requires five ingredients to make. So if you’re hunting for a Brazilian dessert that’s simple to make, this is it!
What you’ll need are sugar, cinnamon, milk, eggs, oil, and a loaf of bread, which can be Italian bread, brioche, challah, or French bread.
Once you’ve gathered those, it’s a matter of following seven simple steps – 30 minutes in total.
Quindim is a Brazilian favorite that’s just as cherished as Brigadeiros.
And if you love custard or caramel, this Brazilian dessert is definitely the one to try first.
The end result might look simple, but it’s packed with flavor!
There are just six ingredients here: egg yolks, sugar, butter, lemon (or lime) juice, coconut milk, and unsweetened shredded coconut.
Preparation time is 25 minutes and cooking time is 40 minutes, so it’s also nice and easy.
Strapped for time? This Brazilian cocada dessert recipe is ready to serve in just 35 minutes – with just 5 minutes of prep time.
And it’s perfect if you are a coconut lover, as the main ingredient is, you guessed it, coconut!
Alongside shredded coconut, you’ll need eggs, butter, and sugar. It’s that simple, and only requires six instructions to follow.
What’s more, it yields 15 servings – all from a few basic ingredients that you probably already have at home!
For something a little more unique, this Brazilian pineapple dessert recipe is definitely one that stands out.
And it can be served as both a summer dessert and brunch treat. If you’re still not sold, you only need three ingredients to make it!
These ingredients are brown sugar, cinnamon, and, of course, pineapple.
At 10 minutes in total (5 minutes of prep time and 5 minutes of cooking time), it’s the quickest and easiest recipe on this list.
Did we mention that it’s also super low in calories?
Is any dessert recipe list even complete without ice cream?
We don’t think so. And if you love ice cream, this Brazilian ice cream recipe is all you need.
It makes up to 15 servings in just 45 minutes, requiring just a handful of basic ingredients.
So what ingredients, you ask?
For this recipe, you’ll need condensed milk, low-fat milk, egg yolks, vanilla powder, confectioners’ sugar, cream milk, beaten egg whites, plain milk, and chocolate powder.
And there you have it: the top 15 Brazilian dessert recipes you need to try to invigorate up any dinner.
No dinner is complete without dessert, after all, and these Brazilian desserts are a great way to try—and treat your guests to—something sweet, decadent, and unique.
So what are you waiting for?
Make these tasty Brazilian dessert recipes today or, if you can’t decide which one to make first just yet (don’t worry, we totally get it), save this page for future reference!