Thai Dessert Recipes

Sweet and tropical Thai desserts are so refreshing and easy to make. Find recipes for sticky rice with mango, bananas with coconut milk, and so much more.

Staff Picks

Thai Sweet Sticky Rice With Mango (Khao Neeo Mamuang)

Rating: 4.51 stars
This wonderful and authentic-tasting Thai dessert is as good, if not better, than any sweet sticky rice with Mango available in Thai restaurants.

Sweet Sticky Rice with Mangoes

Rating: 4.67 stars
A delicious traditional Thai dessert.

Sweetened Bananas in Coconut Milk

Rating: 3 stars
This dessert is simple but very delicious for the banana lover. Bananas are simply cooked in a mixture of coconut milk and coconut cream to create a luscious treat.

Thai Sticky Black Rice Pudding

Great Thai dessert! I originally had this dish at my favorite Thai place, and decided to try to recreate it. Almost tastes like a cobbler and ice cream. Love this dessert! Top with coconut ice cream if desired.

Easy Thai Mango Sticky Rice

Warm and slightly sweet dessert sticky rice with a creamy texture accented by fresh mango... Perfect! I don't like coconut at all but I love this dish!

Thai Fried Bananas

Rating: 4.04 stars
This is one of my favorite recipes. I have it every time I go to a Thai restaurant topped with coconut ice cream or drizzled with honey. If you have never tried it, now is the time, it's so good! I use Nam, a variety of banana which can be found at most Asian Markets. You can also use sweet potatoes in this recipe.

Tender Taro Root Cooked in Coconut Milk

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a dessert that is filling but very simple to make. Use fresh and firm taro for best results.

Refined Sugar Free-Mango Sticky Rice

If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook for a while, you know that mango sticky rice is one of my favorite sweets ever. And this is especially true when you can turn this naturally gluten-free dessert into a healthy gluten-free recipe! Read on and I will show how to turn this yummy treat in a refined sugar-free dessert. The first time I tried mango sticky rice I was just in the right place: Bangkok. As you can imagine, mangoes in Thailand are the best in the whole world! Anywhere you go, from Chiang Mai to Phuket, you'll find food carts selling fresh mangoes.

Thai Steamed Banana Cake

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is a denser version of the traditional banana cake and is very easy to make. You can either steam it in a square baking tin, in individual foil cups or do it the traditional way, in banana leaves.

Mango with Sticky Coconut Rice (Kao Niaw)

Rating: 4.25 stars
This is my favorite Thai dessert. There is something very comforting about it. I also like to eat it for breakfast.

Sweet Sticky Rice and Mango

Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious! My mom had something similar to this in a Thai restaurant and started searching for a similar recipe.

Sweet Rice and Mango

Rating: 4.42 stars
Delicious simple dessert inspired by Thai cuisine. Exotic and flavorful, this is a family favorite! Great after a chicken curry meal.

Inspiration and Ideas

Thai Coconut and Cocoa Macaroons
Rating: Unrated
Thai cookies always have something unusual going on with them. These macaroon style cookies mix coconut, cocoa, and lime juice to create an interesting snack.
Black Rice Pudding
Rating: Unrated
For those who really like sweet food, you may also top the pudding off with a drizzle of coconut cream or a mild fruit such as bananas. This is a traditional recipe my friend's mother brought with her from Thailand. Some of the ingredients might be hard to find in the non-coastal areas of the USA. There are a number of online import retailers that carry these ingredients

Steamed Pandan Tapioca Pearl Cakes

This is a fun and delectable little dessert to impress your friends. This recipe utilizes many typical ingredients found in Thai desserts like tapioca pearls, coconut, and pandan.