Eid Dessert Ideas

Eid Dessert Ideas

With Eid around the corner, everybody is looking for new, fresh and exciting recipes and ideas for delicious and easy sweet treats.

Eid is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Eid-ul-Fitr, also known as “Sweet Eid” because of the amount and variety of sweet dishes consumed on this occasion celebrating the end of Ramadan.
India, Pakistan, Iran, and Bangladesh have traditional dishes to celebrate Eid. The breakfast of Eid-ul-Fitr are sweet dishes, including Sheer Khurma, a dish made by cooking saviyaan (a local form of long pasta) with dates.
Depending on the locality, the types and forms of the cuisine vary but are always sweet dishes.
In South Asia, cham cham, Barfi, Gulab Jamun (a ball shaped milk based dessert immersed in a sugar syrup), and different forms of cakes as well as ras malai (a local dish prepared with milk) are popular.
( Adapted from : Wikipedia )

In South Africa, the traditional family favourites of biryani, samosas and sweetmeats will adorn most tables at Eid. Families unite and enjoy this special day together, after a peaceful month of fasting and spiritual cleansing.

I hope this post is helpful in assisting you to decide on the desserts you would make for Eid this year.
If you prefer the traditional and simple dessert, then the Choc Mint Falooda is for you. A delicious and creamy pudding with a subtle fresh mint taste and a layer of chocolate indulgence.
If you don’t mind the extra effort and are looking to impress your guests, the Profiterole Trifle is for you. Airy pockets filled with a smooth creme floating in a pool of creamy custard. Mmm..sounds yum. Look out for my next post in a few days for this recipe !!!

Scroll below for a few recipe ideas and hacks for those looking for something really quick and easy. Hope you enjoy the post and Eid Mubaruk to my Muslim followers!!


Mini Pavlovas

Ready made meringue nests in mini and large are readily available at most supermarkets. They stay fresh for a while at room temperature and before serving they just need to be decorated with whipped cream, custard or coconut cream.
You could go wild with any toppings you like, fruit, pralines, chocolate, etc.
This dessert is always a crowd pleaser.


Deconstructed cheesecake

This idea is amazing. Baked set cheesecakes can be such a task to make especially if you are stretched for time.
Crush biscuits of your choice and place in mini bowls/plates. Whip up your cream with cream cheese and sugar and pipe over your crushes biscuits. Decorate as desired.


Eton mess
I love this dessert!!
It’s so quick yet so delicious. It’s crunchy and creamy at the same time which makes it appeal to all taste buds. Click the link below for the full recipe :



Strawberry Cheesecake Trifles

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With strawberries in season, this dessert is a quick and easy one. Click the link for the full recipe :



Cookies and Cream


Layer crushed coffee flavoured meringue, chocolate sauce and whipped cream/mascarpone cheese in individual servings for a decadent treat. Decorate with mini Oreos.

The recipe for Choc Mint Falooda is in the recipe section below. Enjoy!!

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Choc Mint Falooda



Ingredients :

  • 1 litre milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp agar agar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint essence
  • 3 tblsp chocolate drinking powder/Nesquick
  • 2 tblsp sugar or more
  • 1/2 tin condensed milk
  • 1 small tin Nestle cream
  • 40g milk chocolate
  • Grated mint crisp as the topping

Directions :

Heat milk, sugar and agar agar on medium heat. Once heated, add the Nesquick and bring to the boil. Remove from heat, add the essence, condensed milk and half the tin of cream. Allow to set. Melt the chocolate and mix with the other half tin of the cream until smooth.
Spoon over the set dessert and decorate with grated mint crisp.