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75 Global Dessert Innovations

From Yam-Flavored Ice Creams to Beetroot Cookie Batters

— December 7, 2017 — Lifestyle
These global dessert innovations range from seed-infused chocolate cakes to beetroot cookie recipes that let snack fans indulge without the guilt associated with most sweets.

Drawing inspiration from Asian cultural dishes, examples like Starbucks Japan's green pudding, and Hood Famous' miniature cheesecakes spotlight matcha green tea and ube ingredients. in addition to their antioxidant properties, these ingredients also make for Instagram-friendly and colorful desserts.

Other global dessert standouts include Italian and Mexican-themed examples like The Tella Balls Dessert Bar's 'Pastatella' dish which is a chocolate-covered twist on classic spaghetti, and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams' blue corn ice cream blend which is combined with tasty black raspberries.

Raw cacao brownies, and energy bars featuring ashwagandha and mango ingredients round off this list and speak to consumers' growing desire for more diverse and globally inspired treats.
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Cranberry Eggnog Loaves
Cranberry Eggnog Loaves
This White Chocolate-Drizzled Eggnog Bread Gets Rid of Christmas Leftovers
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74
Asian-Inspired Matcha Waffles
Asian-Inspired Matcha Waffles
The Midori Features Quality Matcha Mixed into Waffle Batter
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73
Savory Adult Chocolate Confections
Savory Adult Chocolate Confections
The Vivra Artisan Chocolates are for Mature Palates
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72
Salty Cookie Doughs
Salty Cookie Doughs
Nestle's Toll House Chocolate Fudge Pretzel Cookie Dough is Crunchy and Sweet
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71
Salty Cheesecake Bars
Salty Cheesecake Bars
These Homemade Cheesecake Squares Have an Aged Havarti and Thyme Flavor
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70
Taffy-Covered Grapes
Taffy-Covered Grapes
Taffy Grapes Have Become Popular in Chicago Takeout Restaurants
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69
Maple-Flavored Gummies
Maple-Flavored Gummies
Squish Candies' 'Eh Canada' Set Features a Sweet Canadian Flavor
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68
Chocolate Hazelnut Pastas
Chocolate Hazelnut Pastas
This Nutella Pasta Dish is in Honor of World Pasta Day on October 25
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67
Avocado-Iced Zucchini Cakes
Avocado-Iced Zucchini Cakes
This Healthy Chocolate Cake Features a Smooth Avocado Frosting
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66
Pumpkin Pie-Flavored Chocolates
Pumpkin Pie-Flavored Chocolates
The Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat is an Autumnal Treat
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65
Multicolored White Chocolate Hearts
Multicolored White Chocolate Hearts
This Chocolate Set Makes an Excellent Gift for Valentine's Day
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64
Violet Spud Ice Creams
Violet Spud Ice Creams
Häagen-Dazs Japan Offers Unusual Flavor With a Purple Potato Frozen Dessert
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63
Matcha Chocolate Cups
Matcha Chocolate Cups
Hawaiian Host's 'Matcha Macs' Combine Green Tea, Nuts and White Chocolate
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62
Magical Pony-Themed Cafes
Magical Pony-Themed Cafes
Tokyo's 'My Little Pony Cafe' Features a Colorful Cartoon-Like Menu
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61
S'more-Themed Churros
S'more-Themed Churros
Disneyland's Churro Cart is Selling a Unique Summer-Inspired Treat
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60
Soured Cream Desserts
Soured Cream Desserts
This Italian-Style Ice Cream Takes Flavor Inspiration from Crème Fraîche
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59
Beetroot Biscuit Snacks
Beetroot Biscuit Snacks
This Beet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is a Healthy Twist on a Classic
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58
Seed-Infused Chocolate Cakes
Seed-Infused Chocolate Cakes
This Blueberry Rainbow Chia Gluten-Free Vegan Cake Mixes Textures
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57
Old-Fashioned Pot Set Yoghurts
Old-Fashioned Pot Set Yoghurts
The Collective Dairy Raspberry Pot Set Yoghurt Snack is Natural
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56
Taiwanese Shaved Ice
Taiwanese Shaved Ice
SnoCream Offers an East Asian Take on the Dessert Dish
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55
Yam-Based Donuts
Yam-Based Donuts
Manila Social Club Offers a Donut Based in Sweet Vegetables
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54
Inexpensive Single-Serving Size Desserts
Inexpensive Single-Serving Size Desserts
Walmart Has Introduced New Treat Options for the Holidays
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53
Matcha Vegan Soft Serve
Matcha Vegan Soft Serve
'The Juice Truck' Makes Soft Serve from Cashew Milk and Raw Vanilla
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52
Ramen Ice Cream Pints
Ramen Ice Cream Pints
Namco's 'Baby Star on Ice' Features Baby Star Noodles Mixed into Ice Cream
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51
Textured Ganache Bites
Textured Ganache Bites
JC's Pie Bites Encase a Creamy Ganache Filling in a Crunchy Crust
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50
Cheese Puff-Coated Cookies
Cheese Puff-Coated Cookies
Cookie Good's Cheetos Cookies are a Sweet and Salty Hybrid Snack
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49
Creamy Tropical Gelatos
Creamy Tropical Gelatos
These Gelato Flavors are Made with High-Quality, Natural Ingredients
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48
Matcha Hot Chocolate Beverages
Matcha Hot Chocolate Beverages
Starbucks Japan is Offering a Collection of Matcha-Based Products
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47
Artisanal Fruit Biscuits
Artisanal Fruit Biscuits
Butterflies' Fine English Biscuits Feature Fruit and Flower Ingredients
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46
Chai Latte Tiramisus
Chai Latte Tiramisus
This Tea-Flavored Tiramisu Recipe is a Delicious Holiday-Appropriate Dessert
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45
Chocolate-Covered Pasta Dishes
Chocolate-Covered Pasta Dishes
The Tella Balls Dessert Bar's 'Pastatella' is Swimming in Nutella
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44
Gemstone-Themed Chocolates
Gemstone-Themed Chocolates
KitKat Unveiled a Luxurious Collection of "Edible Birthstones"
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43
Cricket Flour Energy Bars
Cricket Flour Energy Bars
Chapul's Cricket Bars Include Dark Chocolate and Matcha Varieties
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42
Chocolate Lover Pizzas
Chocolate Lover Pizzas
Domino's India is Now Serving Chocolate Pizzas Topped with Sweets
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41
Antioxidant-Rich Dessert Snacks
Antioxidant-Rich Dessert Snacks
The GoCo Crunchy Coconut Bites are Made with Natural Ingredients
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40
Salad-Inspired Gelato Desserts
Salad-Inspired Gelato Desserts
Eataly Chicago's Gelato Flavor Boasts the Savory Taste of Caprese
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39
Exotic Superfood Bites
Exotic Superfood Bites
These Healthy Energy Balls from Roo' Bar Feature Interesting Flavors
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38
Champagne-Flavored Biscuit Sticks
Champagne-Flavored Biscuit Sticks
Glico's New Year Collection Introduces Pocky with Real Champagne
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37
Purple-Hued Cheesecakes
Purple-Hued Cheesecakes
Seattle's Hood Famous Serves Up Pint-Sized Ube Cheesecakes
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36
Crunchy Sakura Desserts
Crunchy Sakura Desserts
McDonald's Japan is Serving the 'Mcflurry Crunchy Sakura' for Spring
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35
Blue Cheese Ice Creams
Blue Cheese Ice Creams
This Salt & Straw Flavor Melds the Taste of Cheese and Ice Cream
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34
Tea-Infused Candies
Tea-Infused Candies
The Mentos Matcha Candies are Made with Real Green Tea Ingredients
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33
Sweet Corn Ice Creams
Sweet Corn Ice Creams
This Fruit and Vegetable Dessert Blends Sweet Corn and Berries
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32
Chewy Candy Popsicles
Chewy Candy Popsicles
Confectionery Company Morinaga is Making Candy-Inspired Popsicles
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31
Chocolate-Covered Cheese Bars
Chocolate-Covered Cheese Bars
These Yooli Products Combine Chocolate and Cheese
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30
Donut-Topped Coffees
Donut-Topped Coffees
Matcha Man Ice Cream is Now Serving Hybrid Food and Drink Treats
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29
Matcha Pudding Snacks
Matcha Pudding Snacks
Starbucks Japan is Adding a Tasty Green Pudding to Its Menu
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28
Ready-to-Serve Ice Cream Glasses
Ready-to-Serve Ice Cream Glasses
Casa Del Gelato Packages Its Italian Gelato in Real Glass Cups
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27
Mousse-Covered Pancakes
Mousse-Covered Pancakes
Bibliotheque's Valentine’s Chocolate Pancake Boasts Sweet and Tart Flavors
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26
Tart Japanese Berries
Tart Japanese Berries
The 'Chi-Ba+Berry' is a New Strawberry Developed in Chiba, Japan
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25
Drinkable Dessert Bars
Drinkable Dessert Bars
Truffle Shots' Popup Bar Serves Up an Artisanal and Indulgent Menu
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24
Colorful Ube Donuts
Colorful Ube Donuts
Gurnee Donuts Serves Up Freshly Made Donuts with a Filipino Twist
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23
Tequila-Infused Donuts
Tequila-Infused Donuts
The Patrón Platinum Donut Was Created in Honor of Cinco de Mayo
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22
Spanish-Inspired Candies
Spanish-Inspired Candies
Nestle's Nerds ¡Lucha Grande! Celebrate Bold Hispanic Flavors
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21
Luxurious Tea Chocolates
Luxurious Tea Chocolates
This $900 Box of Sweets From Japan Includes Tea-Infused Chocolate
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20
Exotic Holiday Yogurts
Exotic Holiday Yogurts
The Noosa Pear & Cardamom Yoghurt is Creamy and Tart
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19
Rainbow-Colored Churros
Rainbow-Colored Churros
The Loop's Limited Edition Rainbow-Colored Snacks are Handcrafted
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18
Cotton Candy Churros
Cotton Candy Churros
This Speciality Pastry Dessert for 626 Night Market is Candy Floss-Flavored
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17
Theatrical Cloud Beverages
Theatrical Cloud Beverages
Kyoto's Alpha Serves a Flavor-Infusing 'Cloud Drink'
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16
Vegan Yam Ice Creams
Vegan Yam Ice Creams
This DIY Frozen Dessert Boasts Purple Potato Ingredients
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15
Unicorn-Themed Toast
Unicorn-Themed Toast
This Cafe is Serving Toast Shaped Like a Unicorn
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14
Superfood Muffin Mixes
Superfood Muffin Mixes
Thrively's Healthy Baking Mixes are Packed with Beneficial Ingredients
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13
Jewelry-Inspired Desserts
Jewelry-Inspired Desserts
Japan's FamilyMart is Now Selling Adorned High-End 'Jewelry Sweets'
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12
Superfood Produce Popsicles
Superfood Produce Popsicles
The Eat Pops 'Restore' and 'Green Detox' Ice Pops Contain Raw Veggies
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11
Sakura Waffle Sandwiches
Sakura Waffle Sandwiches
Tully's Coffee Japan Makes a Sweet Waffle Sandwich with a Fluffy Filling
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10
Adaptogenic Superfood Butters
Adaptogenic Superfood Butters
These 'Pearl Butter' Spreads Blend Activated Pearls & Coconut Flesh
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9
Kale-Infused Chocolates
Kale-Infused Chocolates
Compartes' Vegan Kale Bar is Loaded with Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds
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8
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Creameries
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Creameries
'Lab Sense' is Toronto's Newest Spot for Nitrogen-Infused Treats
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7
Exotic Fruit-Flavored Chocolates
Exotic Fruit-Flavored Chocolates
The Limited-Edition Durian Kit Kat Chocolate Bar is Regional
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6
Festive Gelato Jars
Festive Gelato Jars
This Holiday 'Fiasco Gelato' Collection Offers a Homemade Aesthetic
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5
Raw Chocolate Brownies
Raw Chocolate Brownies
This Collection of Brownies is Suited for People with Dietary Restrictions
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4
Veggie-Based Frozen Desserts
Veggie-Based Frozen Desserts
Spinach, Peas and Spirulina are Ingredients in Reveri's Desserts
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3
Cubic Modular Chocolates
Cubic Modular Chocolates
The Chocolate Brand 'Complements' Offers Unique 3D-Printed Chocolates
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2
Scenic Jelly Desserts
Scenic Jelly Desserts
Nagatoya's 'Fly Me to the Moon' Can Be Sliced to Reveal Different Scenes
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1
Intricate Architectural Pastries
Intricate Architectural Pastries
'Kinetic Tarts' Transform Architectural Concepts into Cakes
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