Are you having guests for dinner? I bet, you are thinking of ending the meal with the best impressions. I always take credits to desserts sealing off the evening with a memorable closure.
What dessert goes with chili? It would be a lot interesting if I wash out the grease, salt, and the spiciness from my friends’ palate with a hint of creamy sweetness. Or rather, shall I serve a dessert that intertwines a hint of sugar and hot spice instead? Whichever I choose, you will be surprised to know that the sound of chili and dessert is a perfect blast!
Do you think so? Of course, only if you got the best pair to go along with it.
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The sound of chili and dessert might be interesting for everyone. However, thinking of it is mind-blowing. When I say dessert that goes with chili, it’s going to be a hot dinner night right till the very end.
Do you have a memory of torture after eating a super spicy meal? If you do, I am sure the experience caught you in surprise and well, maybe regrets. Thinking of a chili-themed party, I’ll surprise you of my desserts that go well with its spiciness. There are desserts that are perfect in complementing a spicy meal.
Yogurt will serve as the magic balm of your tongue. One spoon of yogurt is an instant remedy for the burning sensation in your mouth. It is the protein called casein in yogurt that helps break down capsaicin and offers the cooling effects as a relief. Any kind of dairy is the best to calm down the fire in your taste buds.
Casein is non-polar just like capsaicin. Therefore, it works as repellant binding capsaicin along to avoid contact with the mouth’s pain receptors. That’s how it helps neutralize the spicy sensation, which is a lot better than drinking water. You can choose many yogurt flavors for a milk dessert.
Plenty of desserts makes honey a primary ingredient for pure and healthy sweetness. Take “honey and walnut tart” for example. Let me guess, the moment you felt the unbearable tang of spiciness in your mouth, you ran and swallowed a mouthful of sugar hoping for relief. The same goes for honey!
Hence, if you were the dinner host of a spicy food, it would be kind to prepare sweet desserts like “honey balls” and “honey energy bites.” Honey will absorb the oil-based capsaicin and will help you feel better. Prepare honey desserts that are easy to pick out and bite.
Starch in the form of bread, rice, or potatoes offers the same relief from spicy food. Knowing that there are people who can’t tolerate chili, it’s better to place bread along with the dishes or include a main dish that contains plenty of potato as an ingredient. Any of these can help soothe the burning tang in the mouth.
It will be a relief to find your guests grabbing a piece of bread, or eat mouthfuls of rice and potatoes to get rid of the hot sensation. The best bread recipe for yummy desserts is bread pudding, cinnamon bread, and sweet bread.
It’s your instinct to grab food that counteracts the spiciness of chili. You will feel the need to taste something that’s exactly the opposite of chili. Besides honey, lemons do the job as well.
As science proves, the alkaline found in lemons neutralizes the acidity of the spice. Try showing off your best lemon pies and lemon crinkle cookies for dessert. For an alternative, tomatoes have the same effect too. Therefore, if you can’t find any lime, sucking tomatoes will have a similar remedy.
No matter how adventurous it can be, it is really nice to be different. When others throw their parties with popular desserts, make yours with the pang of unfamiliarity and excitement. Eating chili desserts can be an experience of fun and surprise. This could happen if you bring out the best desserts with chili.
Why are spicy desserts a culinary click? Salt is not the only factor that can make sweet taste better. Hot and spicy taste not only counterpart the sugary flavor but also levels it up to a new unique tang in your taste buds. The twist makes you crave for more.
Acid contrasts sweetness thus creating a variety of flavors. Find a perfect balance of sweet and spicy combinations that would make your guests want for more. It would be challenging to learn spicy desserts especially recipes from different cultures. I am sharing with you my favorite spicy dessert recipe that would make a mouth happy!
This recipe is just a frozen cheesecake but contains plenty of bits of Jalapeno candies. Mix Jalapeno peppers with ice cream to add spice and life to your dessert. Make sure to chop the chili into tiny bits before blending in. And when they ask for the recipe, share it with them.
For the cheesecake ice cream:
For the candy Jalapenos:
For the Graham Cracker crumb:
So now, what dessert goes with chili? Start a dessert revolution by bringing out a unique taste that people will find it as new and challenging. No need to say that as human nature, we are attracted to a bit of discovery.
However, don’t forget to kind to friends who are still getting the hang of the spiciness. Always prepare the desserts that can aid them in recovering from the shock of eating spicy food. Then again, give the spicy dessert for guests who are accustomed to the change. In fairness, I’m sure, they’re anticipating the special treat.
Do you have your own favorite spicy dessert recipe? Or do you have a dessert recipe that goes well with chili? Share it, let me taste its magic!