Ice Cream Sundae

Emma Bengtsson’s Ice Cream Sundae

In this take on the familiar sundae, curator of the Sweden Box Emma Bengtsson melts fudge onto ice cream and crumbles cookies on top. It’s easy to make and sure to please a hungry crowd. Bengtsson uses vanilla ice cream, but the recipe works well with any other type as well.

Honey and Currant Cake

Honey and Currant Cake

Typically served during the holidays and on other special occasions, Swedish honey cakes are part of a tradition that spans centuries. Many attribute the origins to ancient Egypt! In the classic recipe, a mixture of honey and flour is left to ferment for weeks—or even months—but this version speeds up the process.

Pumpkin Hazelnut Stuffed French Toast

Pumpkin and Hazelnut-Stuffed French Toast

French toast is a widely adored breakfast staple, and in this recipe, Brandi Kolmer uses rich challah bread and the jam from the Portugal Box to turn the standard into the fantastic. We know what we’re having for breakfast tomorrow.

Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

Blogger Hillary Reeves makes these delicate, cake-like puddings using simple syrup infused with tea. Then, she steams (rather than bakes) the batter in a large stockpot or dutch oven, ensuring that the Christmas pudding retains all of its moisture without drying out.

DIY Julbock

DIY Julbock Decoration

The Swedish julbock, or yule goat, is said to be an invisible spirit that ensures all holiday preparations are carried out properly. Bring the spirit of the julbock into your home with this fun, DIY felt ornament.

Açaí Caipirhina

Açaí Caipirinha

This Brazilian-inspired cocktail is sweetened with Bazzar’s açaí dessert sauce. Fruity and refreshing, Açaí Caipirinha is a gentle reminder of the upcoming summer months we’re all looking forward to. Make a larger batch to serve at a your New Year’s party later this month!

Saint Lucia

The Legend of St. Lucia

St. Lucia’s Day, a holiday celebrated in Scandinavia on December 13th, commemorates the girl who brought food to persecuted Christians in Rome many centuries ago. This is the legend of the real Lucia behind the holiday.