The Ultimate Guide to Desserts- A Cheat Sheet for National Dessert Day!

National Dessert Day

National Dessert Day is a worldwide celebration of everything sweet, sugary and yummy! If you're ready to join the movement and show your love for desserts, this guide is for you. From red velvet cake to apple pie and from crème brûlée to eclairs, there are many different types of desserts out there. In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about desserts. Read on to find out more...

What is a Dessert?

A dessert is a sweet treat eaten at the end of a meal to conclude a meal or as a snack. These desserts come in many delicious varieties, such as cakes, pastries, tarts, pies, puddings, and ice cream. While desserts are typically high in calories, they are a great way to satisfy a sweet craving while keeping your diet in check. Desserts come in many different forms, including cakes, pastries, ice cream, and pies. While desserts are typically high in calories, they are a great way to satisfy a sweet craving while keeping your diet in check. Desserts are often served at the end of a meal, but this is not always the case. For instance, crumbles, crisps, cobblers, and cobnuts are served as side dishes or appetizers. When it comes to choosing the perfect dessert for your next meal or gathering, there are many delicious options available.

A Brief History of Desserts

The word dessert comes from the French word “desservir,” which means “to clear the table.” Many people believe that desserts only became popular in Europe after the Middle Ages, but some cultures, such as the Chinese and Indians, have eaten desserts for thousands of years. Desserts are a relatively new food compared to other items on the menu. While desserts have only been around for about 100 years, they have been a huge success. While we don’t know the exact date that desserts were invented, we do know that the earliest desserts were likely baked goods and puddings.

The Different Types of Desserts

Cakes - Cakes are a common dessert that comes in many different varieties, such as red velvet cake, carrot cake, lemon cake, and zucchini cake.

Pies - Pies are another very popular dessert, often made with a sweet or savory filling, such as apple pie, blueberry pie, and pumpkin pie.

Pastries - Pastries are often sweet and include items such-as croissants, eclairs, and Danishes. 

Ice Cream - Ice cream is a creamy, frozen dessert that comes in many different flavors, such-as chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

Puddings - Puddings are sweet and thick desserts that are usually made with milk, cream, and eggs.

Cobnuts - Cobnuts are a sweet and nutty side dish or appetizer made with dried fruits and nuts.

How to Celebrate National Dessert Day

Even though you can celebrate National Dessert Day every day, there are a few ways to make the most of this special occasion.

First, decide what kind of dessert you'd like to eat for this special day. Are you feeling a sweet tooth or craving something savory? To narrow down your options, first decide if you'd prefer a baked good or something cold and creamy, such as ice cream or sorbet. To really celebrate the occasion, you can even bring dessert to a group of friends or to your family. You can bake up a batch of your favorite treats and put them in a decorative tin or present them on a platter. If you're baking, it's a good idea to plan ahead so that you have enough time to make your treats. If you're hosting a dessert party, you can create a themed menu, such as a baked goods menu or an ice cream menu, to help guests choose their dessert.

Tips for Choosing Your Favorite Dessert

When choosing your favorite dessert, consider what you want to eat and what you want to drink. For example, if you want to drink tea, you can enjoy a slice of scone with jam or a pot of crumpets with clotted cream. If you want to drink coffee, you can have a slice of cake or pie with a latte or espresso. And if you want to drink wine, you can have a piece of cheese with your dessert. If you want to share your favorite dessert with others, you can also consider adding toppings or ingredients to make them even more interesting. For example, if you want to enjoy cake, you can add strawberries or chocolate to make it even tastier. If you want to enjoy ice cream, you can add a sprinkle of chocolate or caramel to make it extra special.


Desserts are scrumptious treats that make any meal more enjoyable. For National Dessert Day, it’s a good idea to celebrate with your friends or family members with a sweet treat. You can make a dessert at home, bring dessert to a friend or coworker, or even visit a nearby dessert shop. No matter what you do, remember to enjoy your favorite dessert while keeping your health and diet in mind. And most importantly, enjoy your day!