Milk-Based Indian Sweets And Desserts

Milk-Based Indian Sweets And Desserts

Most Indians will admit to having a sweet-tooth. But we cannot blame them. The delicious variety available in restaurants is too much to resist. Indian desserts are prepared by using the ingredients like, fruits, grains, legumes and vegetables. But here are some made mostly with milk and milk products. Also milk is the main and the only ingredient for some sweet dishes.

Here is the list of some Milk- Based Indian sweets and desserts:


Rasgulla is soft and spongy balls of cottage cheese dipped in chilled sugar syrup. Hence this Rasgulla will melt in your mouth and leave you wanting for more. The eastern part of India “Bengalis” always makes rasgulla best on any occasion. This sweet dish is generally served as a midday snack also. People now used to make it at their homes by themselves.


Ras Malai is everyone’s favorite dessert. This dessert “Ras Malai” made from cottage cheese then dipped in sweetened and thickened milk elegantly flavored with kesar. People generally serve Ras Malai chilled. You can also garnish it with slivers of dried fruit.


This delicious Gulab Jamun Indian sweet dish consists of dumplings. Traditionally it is made of thickened or reduced milk, dipped in rose flavored sugar syrup. The name Gulab Jamun is made up of two words: gulab which means rose and jamun which is a deep purple colored Indian berry and the cooked dessert is dark brown in color. You can serve gulab jamun warm or at room temperature. This dessert is generally prepared in weddings or any family gatherings. 


The creamy kheer ( rice pudding) is elegantly flavored with cardamom and full of dry fruits. You can prepare this dessert for any time of the year. In south and east India people use to make it on special occasions. People used to call kheer “payasam” in the south and payesh in the east.


Cham-Cham is generally a Bengali sweet. Cham-Cham is truly delicious and very sweet. Children love to have them. Even these are in demand during diwali. 


Traditionally Bengalis used to prepare Mishti Doi dessert on special occasions. As it is among their most famous and favorite desserts. Mishti Doi tastes great but is very simple to make. You can also make it by considering many different recipes from different social media platforms.

Milk-Based Indian Sweets And Desserts


A Bengali meal is not complete without mishti (sweet). No one can love this dish more than Bangalis. It is really easy to make. Being a milk-based sweet, Sandesh Mishti is not durable. So it’s better to consume it as soon as possible. 


This easy mango kulfi recipe for this delicious sweet dish is very simple. Even kids can make this dessert by themselves. It’s a perfect dessert for you when you want a luxurious dessert but don’t want to spend your time cooking.


Shahi tukra is a royal dessert. It is rich bread toast which you can decorate with dry fruits and cardamom. It’s very simple to make. Shahi Tukra is a great dessert for the time when you’re in a hurry.


Sitaphal Ice cream is so easy to make that even children can make it by themselves. You will be really surprised when you come into the kitchen and watch your children working hard to make this dessert.


Shahi Falooda originated from Mumbai. But it is also famous in the rest of the country. This chilled drink-dessert is the perfect food to cool off in the summer heat.


Our parents or grandparents used to prepare milk barfi in their own way. We love the taste of this dessert as we have been eating them since our childhood. This dish contains only milk, sugar and some dry fruits.

For more relevant information, you can reach out to Delhi Deli Cafe!

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