These Ramadan Desserts will fulfill all your sweet cravings this month of Ramadan! Every Iftar is like a mini-Eid in my household, and we love to have a beautiful platter of Ramadan dishes and the perfect desserts.
The amount of happiness we feel right before the Maghreb adhaan is unlike anything else and makes us feel grateful and blessed. It’s perfect, then, to have homecooked meals and beautifully made desserts to enjoy this incredible moment.
In this post, you’ll find my top 15 favorite Ramadan Desserts recipes that are perfect for just about everyone. You’ll find Middle Eastern, Indian/Pakistani, and international favorites all in one post!
No matter which recipe you try, you’re bound to fall in love with it. Let’s check out my top 15 picks for Ramadan desserts!
Authentic Kunafa/Knafeh (Classic Middle Eastern Dessert for Iftar)
If you’re looking for the best Authentic Kunafa (also referred to as Knafeh) recipe then this is the one you need in your life! This traditional Middle Eastern dessert will exceed all your expectations.
It's a buttery, crispy dish prepared with shredded phyllo dough and a layer of creamy homemade pastry cream called Qeshta, pronounced Ishtah at times.
Drizzled with simple syrup and garnished with chopped nuts, usually pistachios. It's an exceptionally tasty dessert that's surprisingly easy to create!
Kunafa is the ideal dessert for Iftar, and the best part is that I'll show you how to make it ahead of time so you can easily assemble and serve it for Iftar. Trust me, you want to check out this recipe!
Kheer (Classic Indian Rice Pudding for Iftar)
Rice Kheer is a delicious and popular dessert in India and Pakistan. This rice pudding is rich and creamy in texture and has mixed nuts like almonds and pistachios, also has raisins.
Indians serve kheer on special occasions, festivals, and celebrations, especially for Ramadan when guests come over. It only takes 25 minutes to make, so you can whip this up easily while fasting too.
The recipe is spot on and gives perfect results every single time. I promise you’ll enjoy this one a lot.
Ghraybeh (Melt-In-Your-Mouth Middle Eastern Cookies for Iftar)
Ghraybeh (or Ghuraibah) is the ultimate Middle Eastern cookie. They're the easiest egg-free cookies you'll ever try, made with only three ingredients.
They melt in your mouth and have the most exquisite texture and flavor. Be ready to wow your friends, family, and guests with this one!
You can definitely find these in Middle Eastern bakery shops, but the ones made at home are an entirely different story. Get the original flavor and texture when you make these at home for Iftar.
They’re an ideal little dessert snack to have on your Iftar table and I’m sure everyone will devour them up in no time!
Eggless Nutella Chocolate Cake (Ultimate Comfort Food Dessert for Iftar)
Who doesn’t love Nutella? I know I do, and I’m sure you do as well (or know someone who does!). This Nutella cake is the ultimate comfort food for Ramadan and is perfect as a dessert for Iftar.
This recipe is also eggless, so it’s perfect if you have any dietary constraints or if you’re allergic to eggs. This cake is easy to make, rich in flavor, and incredibly delicious.
If you’re a big fan of Nutella like me, this is the best dessert for you for Iftar!
Sheer Khurma (Classic South Asian Dessert for Iftar)
Sheer Khurma is a creamy, vermicelli pudding dessert that is popular during Ramadan and even Eid ul-Fitr!
If you've had Sheer Khurma before, you'll want to have it again. And if you've never tasted it before, believe me when I say you're in for a treat!
It's undoubtedly a one-of-a-kind treat to prepare at home, and it tastes exquisite. This rich dessert, made with almonds, milk, nylon vermicelli, and sugar, is the ideal comfort dish for any Iftar.
Whether you’ve tried it before or not, this dish is going to become your new favorite!
Luqaimat (Crunchy Sweet Middle Eastern Dumplings for Iftar)
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, most Arabs love Luqaimat, which is one of the most popular desserts prepared during this month.
If you peek into any Arab Woman's kitchen during the holy month of Ramadan, you'll discover a Luqaimat batter on the kitchen table.
These sweet dumplings will complete your Iftar table and give you the perfect taste of Ramadan at home. They’re sweet, yet crunchy and are an absolute delight to have after breaking your fast.
Definitely give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!
Marble Pound Cake (Easy, Rich Loaf Cake for Iftar)
Looking for the best pound cake to serve at your Iftar table during Ramadan for family and guests? Then you're in for a treat!
This scrumptious Marble Pound Cake features a soft yet solid crumb structure and lovely swirls of chocolate and vanilla!
The chocolate has a fudge-like flavor, while the vanilla has a lovely buttery flavor. I guarantee that one slice will never be enough!
It’s a beautiful cake that’s also incredibly versatile and easy to make. I’m sure you’re going to save this recipe when you try it even once!
Maamoul (Middle Eastern Date-Filled Cookies for Iftar)
These Maamoul cookies are incredibly popular during Ramadan and for a good reason.
We all know about the tradition of having dates to break a fast during Ramadan. It’s synonymous with iftar for all us Muslims around the world.
For this reason, we all love dates! And so, these special Middle Eastern cookies are so dear to everyone’s hearts.
These cookies will melt in your mouth and then you’ll be able to taste the delicious flavor of dates filled within them. The cookie dough has minimal amounts of sugar, and the dates shine right through in each bite.
This recipe is incredibly easy to follow, and I’ve also included a video to make sure you can follow along with ease. Trust me, you’re going to want to try this one!
Almond Butter Sticks (Light Cookies for Iftar)
Looking for a light cookies option that is easy to make and also goes well with just about everything? Then these Almond Butter sticks are the ones for you!
Not only do they look absolutely stunning, but they taste amazing too! They’re buttery and packed with flavor. I love them with some tea or as a light dessert during Iftar, and so does my family.
I’m sure your family is going to love it just as much, if not more. Try these today and definitely let me know what you think.
Basbousa (Incredibly Tasty Arabian Dessert for Iftar)
Basbousa is an Arabian dessert, and it means ‘just one kiss’ in the Arabic language. It has a cake-like texture but is denser and richer.
It’s usually soaked in simple syrup and has a lot of butter, but this particular recipe is super quick to prepare and there is no soaking in syrup is involved, that’s less sugar for you, and no butter! Seriously perfect for Ramadan.
Enjoy the flavor of coconut and the fine crumbs by using fine semolina and baking powder. This Basbousa will definitely be the best you’ve ever made or tried.
You can also make it in advance and freeze it for a whole month (so all of Ramadan) and whip it out to have it during Iftar whenever you want. It’s seriously the perfect dessert for this month!
Butter Cake (Easy Cake with Fresh Berries for Iftar)
This Butter Cake is my definite pick for the easiest cake recipe for Iftar! If you're a butter lover like I am, then you'll enjoy this buttery, not too sweet cake. Plus, fresh berries slices give it an even more delicious twist!
This recipe calls for ingredients that are probably in your pantry already, which makes it the perfect go-to recipe when anyone in your family is craving some cake for Iftar during this month of Ramadan.
It’s one of my favorite cakes of all time, and I’m sure it’s going to be your next favorite too. Definitely give this recipe a go!
Ras Malai (Creamy Indian Cheese-Based Dessert for Iftar)
Ras Malai is a creamy dessert that consists of sweet homemade cheeseballs smothered in a silky, delicious milk sauce. It’s a dessert served on special occasions, and is adored during Ramadan, especially for Iftar parties at home!
This dessert might look intimidating, but it’s incredibly easy to make. My recipe will give you step-by-step instructions that will ensure you get the perfect Ras Malai every single time.
Whether you’ve tried this dessert before or not, you’re going to enjoy this delicious dessert for sure. Try it the next time you have guests over, I’m sure they’ll love it.
Gajar ka Halwa (Tasty Carrot Pudding for Iftar)
Gajar ka Halwa, literally carrot pudding in Hindi or Urdu, is a beautiful carrot and milk-based dessert that’s incredibly popular in South Asia, especially during Iftar!
It’s creamy, delicious, and full of nutrition! Perfect for Ramadan, if you ask me! It’s usually eaten during special occasions and is a family favorite for Iftar parties when you have guests over.
You only need simple ingredients to make this dessert at home. And if you follow my recipe, you’ll get the perfect halwa every single time. I promise you’re going to love this one!
Light Cinnamon Rolls (Deliciously Light Dessert for Iftar)
These Cinnamon Rolls are the ultimate comfort food for Iftar and you’re, honestly, going to fall in love with them! They’re light, soft, fluffy, and absolutely heavenly.
These rolls are incredibly easy to make, and you can actually make them a day ahead! Absolutely perfect for Iftar if you ask me.
y recipe shares how to store them baked or unbaked and gives you the tips to make sure they turn out perfect every single time!
You’ll only need pantry-staple ingredients for this recipe so you can make these whenever you want during Ramadan. Be sure to save the recipe when you check it out, I promise you’ll keep wanting to come back to it!
Chewy Fudge Brownies (The Ultimate Brownies for Iftar)
If you’re looking for Fudge Brownies with the perfect flavor, sweetness, and fudginess for Iftar then you’ve come to the right place!
They are delicious, with a classic brownie flavor, and are also egg-free! So, if you have an egg allergy, like some of my other readers, or are avoiding it for dietary restriction purposes, this recipe is perfect for you.
These fudgy brownies are perfect with a crispy top on the outside and a chewy gooey center on the inside. No need for a stand mixer or even a hand mixer, all you need is a whisk or spatula and you’re good to go.
They’re so incredibly easy to whip up that you’ll have them ready in no time. And I’m sure everyone in your house is going to love and enjoy it. Try them out today!
Whichever dessert recipe you end up trying (or all of them), I’m sure you’re going to fall in love with every single one of them. Don’t forget to comment down below and let me know which ones are your personal favorite!