Got A Sweet Tooth? Try These Thai Desserts
It is easy to forget about dessert when you go out to dinner. By the time you get through the appetizers and the main course, there is no room left in your stomach for dessert. The next time you go out for Thai food, instead of starting with appetizers, start with dessert and discover just how delicious Thai desserts really are.
Coconut Ice Cream
This coconut ice cream is not like anything you get out of the freezer section at your local grocery store. Generally, the coconut ice cream served in Thai restaurants is homemade ice cream, and it tastes like it too.
Instead of using cow's milk, coconut milk is used to create this ice cream. It has an almost soft texture, and is extremely light, like a snow cone, but much smoother.
Like all Thai food, moderation is the key. You are generally served a single scoop of ice cream, with some shredded coconut and roasted peanuts on top. The toppings add a little crunch and depth to this classic Thai dessert.
Ginger Ice Cream
Just like the coconut ice cream, this is much lighter ice-cream than you are used to. The ginger flavor is infused into the ice-cream alongside the coconut milk is very subtle. You know it tastes like ginger, but it's not overwhelming. More like enjoying a ginger cookie than a slice of ginger on your sushi.
This dish is also usually topped with some roasted peanuts, and if you are lucky, some little ginger cookies.
If you are looking for something that is a little more on the traditional dessert side, you should try some Thai custard. Like the other desserts listed above, instead of cow's milk, coconut milk is used to create Thai custard.
The custard is light and airy, and has a slight sweet taste thanks to the coconut milk that is used to create this dish.
If you are looking for a warm dessert, order some kanom tuay. This is a creamy, warm dessert that is made with rice flour, sugar, salt and coconut milk.
This dish has two layers. The first layer consists of thick, creamy coconut cream and the bottom layer consists of a chewy, soft coconut base.
The most popular Thai desserts all incorporate coconut in some way or another. Coconut milk is one of the primary ingredients in most Thai desserts. The best part about Thai desserts is they are very small portions. They are meant to be a sweet palate cleaner at the end of your meal. However, if you don't think you'll have room at the end, order dessert first the next time you go out for Thai food.
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