Desserts are important. Period. They ensure your meals have a happy ending and spike your serotonin level.
I have enumerated in this list all those desserts, which in my experience, go well with chili and light up your gatherings.
Let’s get to it!
Desserts That Go Well With Chili – Quick Comparison
|Recipe||Total Calories (per 100g)||Total Preparation Time|
|1. Raspberry Tiramisu||227||35 minutes|
|2. Key Lime Pie||287||45 minutes|
|3. Apple Strudel||274||90 minutes|
|4. Lemon Bars||432||55 minutes|
|5. Peach Shortcake||346||40 minutes|
|6. Fudge Brownies||466||45 minutes|
|7. Cinnamon Bread||266||70 minutes|
|8. Lemon Yogurt Parfait||84||4 minutes|
|9. Frozen Yogurt Pie||249||250 minutes|
|10. Fried Ice Cream||267||240 minutes|
|11. Chocolate Lava Cake||295||25 minutes|
|12. Mexican Hot Fudge Sundae||232.2||15 minutes|
|13. Waffle||291||30 minutes|
|14. Pumpkin Flan||147||120 minutes|
|15. German Chocolate Mousse||209||135 minutes|
1. Raspberry Tiramisu
Total calories (per 100g): 227
Total preparation time: 35 minutes
A summary twist on the Italian delicacy— Raspberry tiramisu is a great dessert option after chili.
The fresh, light, and creamy feel of raspberry tiramisu blend in like a classical tune after the strong flavors of chili.
The intense flavors of chili are balanced with the light flavors of raspberry tiramisu.
Check out this quick and easy recipe by The Chiappas –
2. Key Lime Pie
Total calories (per 100g): 287
Total preparation time: 45 minutes
Key lime pie has a crunchy crust; sweet, fresh, tangy, and tarty flavor, and smooth texture which makes it a great dessert to end your chili menu with.
The rich and intense flavors of chili leave a heavy aftertaste and therefore demand a smooth and creamy dessert. And key lime pie is that dessert!
Here is a quick and yum recipe by Preppy Kitchen –
3. Apple Strudel
Total calories (per 100g): 274
Total preparation time: 90 minutes
Chili has a pungent flavor and is usually made to be spicy. So the dessert to go after it must have a sweet and calm flavor to balance the menu.
Apple strudel is a kind of pastry jacket filled with apple fillings. The fillings have apples, cinnamon, sugar, and bread crumbs.
The ingredients of the fillings along with the pastry jacket contrast the taste and mouthfeel of the chili and leave your tongue utterly satisfied.
Here is a quick and yum recipe by America’s Taste Test-
4. Lemon Bars
Total calories (per 100g): 432
Total preparation time: 55 minutes
Luscious lemon fillings inside a buttery bread and topped with powdered sugar— lemon bars make an amazing after-chili dessert.
The spiciness and richness of the chili are cut by the lemony sweet flavor of the lemon bars and leave you in flavourful bliss.
Check out this easy recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen-
5. Peach Shortcake
Total calories (per 100g): 346
Total preparation time: 40 minutes
Fresh peach and whipped cream toppings on buttermilk biscuits— peach shortcakes are the simplest and easy dessert; they can be had all year round!
Serve peach shortcake after the chili and its fruity flavor will jive with the spicy mouth feel of the chili.
Quick tip: You can prepare the peach shortcake with the basil to add another shade to its flavor.
Check out this quick recipe by TheOfficialHungry-
6. Fudge Brownies
Total calories (per 100g): 466
Total preparation time: 45 minutes
Fudge brownies are super moist and have an intense chocolaty flavor which makes them a popular dessert.
Chili and fudge brownies share the intensity of flavors and are a great meal+ dessert combination.
As fudge brownies are liked by all, it’s suitable to be served at gathering with children.
Here is an easy and yummy recipe by Preppy Kitchen-
7. Cinnamon Bread
Total calories (per 100g): 266
Total preparation time: 70 minutes
Cinnamon makes everything Christmasy, isn’t it?
Planning an intimate dinner before the fireplace or lunch on cold rainy days— cinnamon bread is a beautiful option to serve after a heavy chili meal.
Cinnamon bread has the sweetness of cinnamon, oozes with butter, and has a soft, doughy texture. Its mouthfeel amazingly blends in with the after-taste of chili.
Check out this quick and easy recipe by How Tasty-
8. Lemon Yogurt Parfait
Total calories (per 100g): 84
Total preparation time: 4 minutes
A refreshing and festive—lemon yogurt parfait— is a perfect dessert to serve at a brunch after chili.
Fashioned with style, this dessert is fluffy and creamy and has the granola added crunch.
Serve it in a tall glass for giving it a chic look!
Check out this yummy recipe by Pick Up Limes- Check Out!
9. Frozen Yogurt Pie
Total calories (per 100g): 249
Total preparation time: 250 minutes
Frozen yogurt pie is creamy and cold which makes it a great dessert during the summers.
Its texture is somewhere between whipped cream and ice cream and its creaminess feels amazing after having something intense like chili.
You can go with either fruity flavors like mixed berries or strawberry or other basic flavors like chocolate as per your choice.
Check out this quick recipe by Todd’s Kitchen-
10. Fried Ice Cream
Total calories (per 100g): 267
Total preparation time: 240
People love to fry the things they love to eat. Why should ice cream be an exception?
Frozen hard ice cream scoops are covered in batter and fried which creates a crisp warm outer cover with a still cold ice cream scoop within it.
After consuming a tummy-filling chili dinner, fried ice cream would be an interesting dessert to serve and impress your guests!
Here is an easy to follow the recipe by Veggie Recipe House-
11. Chocolate Lava Cake
Total calories (per 100g): 295
Total preparation time: 25 minutes
With molten chocolate in the center, chocolate lava cake is quite a delight.
The rich chocolaty taste and the smooth texture of the chocolate lave cake create calmness for the overworked taste buds after chili.
DIY recipe –
12. Mexican Hot Fudge Sundae
Total calories (per 100g): 232.2
Total preparation time: 15 minutes
We have all read Archie’s comics and we have all fantasized about having an ice cream sundae like the one shown in it, right?
Have a hot fudge sundae with hot Mexican chocolate sauce after having a filling chili meal and chase your dreams!
Total calories (per 100g): 291
Total preparation time: 30 minutes
Waffles are extremely accessible and easy to prepare. They have a soft and cakey interior and have a pancake-like taste.
Add chocolate sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream or top the waffle with powdered sugar or cinnamon and serve it after an intense chili meal.
14. Pumpkin Flan
Total calories (per 100g): 147
Total preparation time: 120 minutes
The greatest dessert of ‘fall’ times— pumpkin flan!
This creamy baked custard with a soft caramel top will leave you in bliss after a satisfying plate of chili.
15. German Chocolate Mousse
Total calories (per 100g): 209
Total preparation time: 135 minutes
German chocolate mouse is exciting enough to impress your guests and simple enough to have it alone on a weeknight after dinner.
Its chocolaty and creamy taste will satisfy your sweet cravings created by chili.
DIY recipe- Check Out!
Drinks to go as Desserts With Chili
Sweet and fruity cocktails are an ideal match for spicy chili. Mai tai and Hemingway Daiquiri are good options to serve after a chili meal.
You can also choose to go with margaritas and serve Mexican or strawberry margarita to numb the spice agitated fire in your mouth.
If you prefer non-alcoholic drinks— Virgin Mojito, Sweet Sunrise Mocktail, Pomegranate Ginger Spritzer, Sunshine Lime Ricky, and Tropical Coolers are some good options to serve after chili.
To Sum Up
We hope this wholesome guide helped you in deciding what to serve after a delicious chili meal.
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