A delicious array of Holi dessert recipes that will make your Holi party an instant hit! These easy to make Indian sweets are ideal for all festivities.
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What is Holi?
Holi is a fun Indian festival also known as the festival of colors, internationally. It is celebrated with lots of color, vigor, enthusiasm and love! It's an occasions for friends and family to come together and celebrate. Being one of the first major festivals of the year, Holi is also a time to eat delicious foods that awaken the senses and make people happy.
My childhood memories of Holi include playing with water balloons, colors and water in my building compound. My dad would click pictures and a friend would open up his car doors and play music from the car stereo as we played. Our whole gang of friends would play Holi starting early morning till noon followed by an elaborate take-out meal at a friend's place. This was our tradition.
This is me celebrating Holi with KR and my brother in Bombay. It was our first Holi together. ➡
End your festive Holi meal on a sweet note, with a fun, gooey, sticky, or syrupy treat. You’ll want to serve just enough to top off the meal and not overwhelm your guests with sugary treats. This recipe collection is not just limited to traditional Indian desserts. You will find fusion dessert recipes, no-cook sweet treats, instant dessert recipes that can make your Holi party a big success! All these desserts are great for a crowd and can be made with little or no effort.
Desserts for any occasion
I love serving colorful desserts on the occasion of this colorful festival! Which is why, I have hand-picked a collection of mouth watering delicacies from my desserts library that will wow your guests this Holi! Thankfully, these desserts are not limited to this festival of colors! You can make them on any festive occasion like Diwali, Navratri, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Therefore, do not forget to bookmark this post for your future references.
Collection of Holi dessert recipes
A classic halwa recipe that turns out perfect every single time! Made with unusual ingredients like potato & sweet potato, this classic Indian dessert can brighten up any festive day in just few minutes!
Try this innovative fusion dessert called Thandai Chocolate Bark this holiday season. Pack them as gift, or keep it all to yourself – it’s that delicious! Plus its a no-cook dessert perfect for all craving for Thandai this Holi!
This visually appealing Rose flavored Coconut ladoo makes a great festive treat, and also makes a wonderful gift during the holidays. Bonus - Can be made in just 10 minutes! Little secret - Kids love this.
Paal Payasam also known as rice pudding/kheer is a South Indian delicacy served on happy occasions. This Instant Pot version is the easiest way to make it. Just put in all the ingredients in the Instant pot and forget about it! It will do the job. This is such a time saving recipe!
Shrikhand is an extremely popular no-cook Indian dessert that’s served on happy occasions. Gulkand flavored Shrikhand takes it many notches above in terms of taste. It is made with Greek yogurt and rose jam. Yum!
Whip up this delicious instant mousse with apples, pistachios and cream cheese! It’s an irresistible holiday dessert made using just few ingredients. Make first, drool later!
Another spin off on the traditional, delicious Indian Shrikhand. Shrikhand Milkshake also known as Piyush is a sweet and creamy Indian beverage made with shrikhand, yogurt, milk and saffron. This aromatic drink is extremely delicious!
These visually appetizing coconut ladoos make a great festive treat, and they are also wonderful as a gift during the festive season. No condensed milk used! Tip - Make these Indian sweets in large quantities. They will be all gone in seconds!
Spiced Thandai Milkshake is a chilled Indian beverage made with homemade Thandai masala comprising of various spices & dry fruits. Clearly a crowd favorite and mine as well!
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