Thai Dessert Recipes

Sweet and tropical Thai desserts are so refreshing and easy to make. Find recipes for sticky rice with mango, bananas with coconut milk, and so much more.

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Thai Sweet Sticky Rice With Mango (Khao Neeo Mamuang)

Rating: 4.5 stars 290
Starring coconut milk and fresh mangos in an irresistible rice dessert.

Sweet Sticky Rice with Mangoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
A delicious traditional Thai dessert.

Mango with Sticky Coconut Rice (Kao Niaw)

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
This is my favorite Thai dessert. There is something very comforting about it. I also like to eat it for breakfast.

Sticky Rice with Coconut Milk and Mango

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This recipe will allow you to create a decadent Thai desert. This is an easy and clear recipe. The steamed sweet sticky rice soaked in coconut milk and topped with sliced mango will be sure to please family and guests alike.

Sweet Sticky Rice and Mango

Rating: 5 stars 1
Absolutely delicious! My mom had something similar to this in a Thai restaurant and started searching for a similar recipe.

Thai Sticky Black Rice Pudding

Great Thai dessert! I originally had this dish at my favorite Thai place, and decided to try to recreate it. Almost tastes like a cobbler and ice cream. Love this dessert! Top with coconut ice cream if desired.

Thai Steamed Banana Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
This is a denser version of the traditional banana cake and is very easy to make. You can either steam it in a square baking tin, in individual foil cups or do it the traditional way, in banana leaves.

Sweetened Bananas in Coconut Milk

Rating: 3 stars 4
This dessert is simple but very delicious for the banana lover. Bananas are simply cooked in a mixture of coconut milk and coconut cream to create a luscious treat.

Sweet Rice and Mango

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
Delicious simple dessert inspired by Thai cuisine. Exotic and flavorful, this is a family favorite! Great after a chicken curry meal.

Tender Taro Root Cooked in Coconut Milk

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This is a dessert that is filling but very simple to make. Use fresh and firm taro for best results.

Thai Coconut and Cocoa Macaroons

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Thai cookies always have something unusual going on with them. These macaroon style cookies mix coconut, cocoa, and lime juice to create an interesting snack.

Steamed Pandan Tapioca Pearl Cakes

This is a fun and delectable little dessert to impress your friends. This recipe utilizes many typical ingredients found in Thai desserts like tapioca pearls, coconut, and pandan.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sankaya (Thai Pandan Pudding)
Sankaya! My mother taught me how to make this very simple Thai breakfast/dessert. This snack is often found on street vendor carts on the streets of Thailand (though I've grown accustomed to my mom's flavor over the years). Serve with a nice soft loaf of bread (steamed French bread is best) and dip in this sweet and savory custard pudding.
Egg and Coconut Custard Jellies
This recipe uses agar-agar powder and eggs to make a lovely jelly that has a slight custardy texture. The great thing about this recipe is that it does not require careful steaming, it is a sure-fire success every time.
Yellow Mung Bean Pudding with Coconut Cream
Rating: 5 stars 1

This is a very rustic, sweet, and hearty porridge. It is easy enough to make yourself.