What Desserts go well With Pizza? 20 Awesome Options

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Quick Answer: What Desserts go Well With pizza?

The desserts that pair beautifully with pizza are— ice cream, tiramisu, sorbet, cannolis, dessert pizza, gelato, affogato, chocolate chip cookies, fruit tart, Persian love cake, chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, churros, cheesecake, fudge brownies, pie, watermelon, panna cotta, doughnuts and fruit salad.

Check out these 20 desserts that go with pizza and make your serotonin level go through the roofs! Choose any of the desserts from this list and make your guests envy your food choices.

A great dessert after a meal ensures that the person’s mood remains calm and happy. In this list, I have enumerated all those desserts which will go well with pizza and ensure your sweet tooth is utterly satisfied.

So let’s get to it.

What Desserts go With Pizza – Quick Comparison

RecipeTotal Calories (per 100g)Total Preparation Time
1. Ice Cream
21625 minutes
2. Tiramisu
28345 minutes
3. Sorbet
7735 minutes
4. Cannolis
25490 minutes
5. Dessert Pizza
20232 minutes
6. Gelato
12836 minutes
7. Affogato
148.85 minute
8. Chocolate Chip Cookies
48965 minutes
9. Fruit Tart
35040 minutes
10. Persian Love Cake
44455 minutes
11. Chocolate Cake
37145 minutes
12. Chocolate Mousse
20920 minutes
13. Churros
44735 minutes
14. Cheesecake
32190 minutes
15. Fudge Brownies
46645 minutes
16. Pie
23770 minutes
17. Watermelon
305 minutes
18. Panna Cotta
223260 minutes
19. Doughnuts
426120 minutes
20. Fruit Salad5020 minutes

1. Ice Cream

Total calories (per 100g): 216
Total preparation time: 25 minutes

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
The most popular dessert that goes after any meal is ice cream.

Pizzas are very flavourful and filling and require a dessert that can calm your tongue down. And ice creams are perfect for that!

Select any fruity flavor if you are feeling delighted or popular flavor like chocolate chip or even the iconic vanilla to serve after pizzas!

Check out this quick and easy recipe by The Cooking Foodie-

2. Tiramisu

Total calories (per 100g): 283
Total preparation time
: 45 minutes

The rich, creamy, ‘soft but not mushy’ dessert made from coffee-dipped ladyfinger—Tiramisu— which means ‘pick me up’ in Italian justifies its name.

After a satisfying cheesy pizza, tiramisu is bound to leave you blown out of your wits with its smooth, sweet but bitter flavor.

Serve it at your pizza party and make your guests weak at their knees with tiramisu!

Here is quick and yum recipe by Preppy Kitchen-

3. Sorbet

Total calories (per 100g): 77
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

After some good cheesy pizza, we all need some dessert that doesn’t give us the headache of calories.

Sorbet, therefore, becomes a perfect after-pizza dessert with juice/water as its ingredient and its cool fruity flavors.

Go for the most popular flavor like lemon or any other fruity flavors like cherry, lime, or orange, and have a blast!

Check out this easy and quick recipe by The Domestic Geek

4. Cannolis

Total calories (per 100g): 254
Total preparation time:
90 minutes

Another Italian dessert to keep up the theme of the Italian fest!

Cannolis are hard tubular pastry shells filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and have nuts or chocolate bits in them.

They have a crispy texture and are slightly sweet which makes them a great crunchy dessert after pizzas.

Check out this easy and yummy recipe by Preppy Kitchen-

5. Dessert Pizza

Total calories (per 100g): 202
Total preparation time: 32 minutes

What is better than some pizza? Some more pizza!

With a thin crust, cream cheese-based white pizza sauce and a lot of chocolate topping — dessert pizza is an excellent choice.

If you want to use toppings other than chocolate, you can choose fruit-based toppings for your dessert pizza as well.

Here is a quick and easy recipe by Bigger Bolder Baking-

6. Gelato

Total calories (per 100g): 128
Total preparation time: 36 minutes

Served at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream to preserve its silky and soft texture — gelatos are the dessert to go with if want a dessert with less fat content.

The cheese and spices present in pizza make your taste buds overwork with passion and gelato’s taste and texture will put them in ‘Zen’ mode.

Traditional gelato flavors include lemon, strawberry, raspberry, chocolate, and vanilla. If you feel fancy, you can also go for pistachio or hazelnut flavor.

Here is an easy homemade recipe by Stay at Home Kitchen-

7. Affogato

Total calories (per 100g): 148.8
Total preparation time:
5 minutes

Want to end your Italian meal with a fancy Italian dessert? Affogato serves your desires.

In Italian, affogato means ‘drowned’— it is a dish where a liquid is poured over food. When it comes to dessert, it is a scoop of ice cream drowned in coffee.

After having a flavourful pizza, go for an affogato to pleasure your sweet tooth.

Watch this quick and tasty recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen-

8. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total calories (per 100g): 489
Total preparation time:
65 minutes

Chocolate chip cookie is the most iconic dessert of all time!

Chocolate chip cookies are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside which makes them delightful to have after a feisty satisfying pizza!

Quick tip: Make your inner kid happy by having the chocolate chip cookie with a glass of warm milk!

Check out this quick and easy recipe by Honeysuckle –

9. Fruit Tart

Total calories (per 100g): 350
Total preparation time: 40 minutes

Crisp sweet pastry shell surrounding creamy custard and filled with refreshing fruits— fruit tarts will satisfy your sweet cravings.

Pizzas are a flavor feast and so are fruit tarts—they make a perfect meal menu.

Top your tart with your favorite berries or sliced seasonal fruits or a mix of both as per your choice.

Here is a quick and easy recipe by Preppy Kitchen-

10. Persian Love Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 444
Total preparation time:
55 minutes

A Persian prince once fell madly in with a woman who baked this cake— thus came into existence the Persian love cake.

It is a fragrant rose cake flavored with freshly ground cardamom and almonds and topped with crushed pistachios and rose petals .

This fancy dessert will enhance the pizza experience and make your guest fall in love with your choice.

Check out this easy recipe by CupcakeJemma-

11. Chocolate Cake

Total calories: 371
Total preparation time:
45 minutes

No one can say no to a good chocolate cake, right?

The smooth mouthfeel, creamy and chocolaty flavor— chocolate cake is an ultimate dessert partner to a pizza menu.

You can have it as a dessert with or without frosting. It will leave you satisfied either way.

DIY recipe-

12. Chocolate Mousse

Total calories (per 100g): 209
Total preparation time:
20 minutes

Imagine having a spectacular pizza for lunch, you’re burping and craving something sweet and creamy— chocolate mousse is the answer to your prayers.

Chocolate mousse has a fluffy, airy texture which makes one appreciate its creaminess with each bite.

DIY recipe-

13. Churros

Total calories (per 100g): 447
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

Planning a pizza party? Churros are great make-ahead desserts to serve with their fluffy insides and crispy ridges.

Churros have a cinnamon-ey flavor and taste great with a chocolate dipping sauce.

DIY recipe-

14. Cheesecake

Total calories (per 100g): 321
Total preparation time:
90 minutes

Cheesecake after a cheesy pizza— sounds amazing.

Cheesecake has a sweet creamy flavor with a slightly tangy finish. It is an amazing filling dessert to satisfy your gluttony.

DIY recipe-

15. Fudge Brownies

Total calories (per 100g): 466
Total preparation time:
45 minutes

Fudge brownies have an intensely rich chocolaty flavor and a super –moist gooey texture. They are a popular dessert and are loved by kids and adults alike.

Add fudge brownies to the menu after a cheesy pizza and give your meal a happy ending.

DIY recipe-

16. Pie

Total calories (per 100g): 237
Total preparation time:
70 minutes

Another popular sweet dish to delight your sweet tooth after a wholesome cheesy pizza—pie is a great dessert option.

The most popular pies are apple and peanut butter but you can experiment with other flavors as well .

DIY recipe-

17. Watermelon

Total calories (per 100g): 30
Total preparation time:
5 minutes

The simplest item in the whole list— watermelons are nature’s dessert.
Its fresh, crisp, and sweet taste make it a perfect dessert to serve after a pizza lunch!

Slice up big juicy watermelon and serve!

DIY recipe-

18. Panna Cotta

Total calories (per 100g): 223
Total preparation time:
260 minutes

Panna cotta means ‘cooked cream’ and has a silky, creamy texture and sweet, milky taste .

It becomes a great dessert to have after a good satisfying pizza with its rich and toasty flavor.

DIY recipe-

19. Doughnuts

Total calories (per 100g): 426
Total preparation time: 120 minutes

Doughnuts have a sweet flavor and a hint of umami taste as it is deep-fried in oil.

A great dessert to go after a wholesome pizza meal— you can go with the simple sugar doughnut, popular chocolate doughnut, or doughnut with cream.

DIY recipe-

20. Fruit Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 50
Total preparation time:
20 minutes

Planning a Saturday afternoon lunch with your friends and wish to serve something fresh and light on calories after a heavy pizza?

Prepare a platter of fresh fruit salad with your choice of dressing and you’d be good to go!

DIY recipe-

Drinks That go as Desserts After Pizza

It is an Italian tradition to have coffee after a tummy-filling meal.

You can have a cup of coffee after your pizza as it gives a metabolism boost and a fresh wave of energy after gobbling down a good heavy pizza.

If you want something strong, brew a black coffee; something dessert-ey, get a foamy cappuccino or blended ice coffee with syrups.

You can also have green or black tea instead of coffee.

And if you are hosting an adults-only party, serve cocktail desserts!

Martinis flavored with chocolate or caramel; dessert shots that combine alcohol with pudding or traditional cocktails made with flavored liqueurs like raspberry, almond, etc.

To Sum Up

We hope this wholesome guide aided you in picking up the dessert to have after pizza.

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About Amanda Jones

Amanda is a person with an eye for detail. She has been cooking since her childhood and loves to bake too. Recently, she's made the decision to pursue baking full-time and quit her 9 to 5 job. In the meantime, she still enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family, especially when it comes time for special occasions like birthdays or holidays!

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