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.

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 Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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