Many people have great memories of the spoon desserts in their lives, whether they be ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, or pudding. Plastic yogurt spoons and ice cream spoons are iconic in the minds of many, since they conjure up memories of hot days and spoonable treats. If you are a fan of ice cream, pudding, and gelato products, then you know just how yummy spoon desserts can be. Here are a few spoon desserts from around the globe that you may or may not have heard of.


Hailing from Italy, this sweet dessert consists of egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine. Zabaglione is also sometimes served as a drink. The dessert version is a light, fluffy custard whipped to airy perfection.


Crème Brûlée

Pronounced “krem brewlay,” This classic French dessert consists of rich custard topped with caramelized sugar. Tradionally, crème brûlée has a vanilla flavor. However you can also flavor it with orange zest, chocolate, pistachio, Amaretto, or any number of other flavors.

Pot de Creme

Also hailing from France, this dessert’s name means “pot of cream” in English. It contains eggs, milk, cream, and flavoring. It is rich, airy, and light. Pots de creme often come in vanilla or chocolate flavors.

Contrary to popular belief, jelly isn’t just for spreading on toast. It can also be a gelatin-based dessert. Jelly can be as simple or sophisticated as you like. Why not try gooseberry jelly, or apple cinnamon jelly during the holiday months?

Named after the famed Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, this dessert is a rich, meringue-based treat. The outside is a crisp crust, while the inside is soft and light. It is often accompanied with fruit such as berries and kiwi.

This sweet Italian dessert is rich and creamy like custard. You can thicken it with cookies or corstarch to make it more similar to ganache or souffle. Budino comes in various flavors, including chocolate and butterscotch.

Do any of these sweet treats tickle your taste buds? Grab a recipe, whip one up, and enjoy these spoonable treats for yourself!