27 Modern & Traditional Indonesian Dessert Recipes

Nestled between Southeastern Asia and Australia, you will find the beautiful country of Indonesia, along with some delicious Indonesian food.

Traditional pineapple pie cookies in brown plate

Indonesia is one of the top coconut producers in the world, creating 2.85 metric tons in 2021. So, you’ll often find coconut-based products in plenty of their recipes.

You’ll also find warm spices such as cinnamon, cumin, clove, and nutmeg, as these spices typically grow well in the area. 

Combining spices, coconut, and other local Indonesian ingredients creates a medley of flavorful desserts that are worth a try.

Luckily you don’t have to travel to the country to eat them. If you’re up for the challenge, here are some of the best modern and traditional Indonesian desserts you can taste right from your kitchen.

Final Thoughts

Try these Indonesian desserts to mix up your usual dessert menu! If you like these, check out other Indonesian cuisine like common breakfast dishes from Indonesia.

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.