Greek desserts are a delightful way to indulge in the flavors of the Mediterranean during the summer. Even though these desserts can be enjoyed all year round, you can explore several variations during Greek festivals in summer.


Loukoumades are Greek honey and cinnamon doughnuts. These bite-sized, deep-fried dough balls are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, drenched in honey syrup, and sprinkled with ground cinnamon. They are often served hot and are incredibly addictive. You can find Loukoumades in restaurants or as a staple at festivals. However, they barely make it to home dishes due to the technicality involved in the cooking process.


Baklava is a sweet pastry made of layers of thin phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts (usually walnuts, pistachios, or almonds). It is also sweetened with a syrup made of honey, sugar, and citrus flavors. It’s rich, nutty, and wonderfully sweet! Unlike Baklava, Loukoumades is usually made at home and can be found as a street food in Greece.


Galaktoboureko is a custard-filled pastry with layers of phyllo dough and creamy semolina custard. Once baked, it’s soaked in a lemon-scented syrup, adding a tangy sweetness to balance the richness of the custard. You can get the dough in specialty shops close to you.


Rizogalo is a creamy Greek rice pudding flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. It’s a comforting and refreshing dessert, perfect for chilling on a hot summer day. You can also top the pudding with Greek honey and walnuts. This dessert is relatively easy to prepare.


Revani is a semolina cake soaked in sweet syrup. It’s usually flavored with lemon or orange and often topped with almonds or coconut flakes. The texture is moist and slightly grainy, making it unique among Greek desserts.


Sokolatopita is also known as Greek chocolate cake, a dense and moist chocolate dessert made with cocoa and often flavored with orange zest. This is a delicious treat for chocolate lovers!


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