Desserts

Fudge

We All Scream for Ice Cream: National Ice Cream Day

Happy National Ice Cream Day! To celebrate this most glorious occasion, we’re making ice cream sundaes with toppings from our boxes. Just pick your favorite ice cream flavor as a base and mix and match toppings using the suggestion below.

Açaí Bowls

Açaí Bowl with Brazilian Jam

Have you heard of the superfruit called açaí? It’s popping up everywhere! It turns out that this new American obsession is native to Brazil—and Brazilians have been eating it long before Instagram ever caught wind of it.

Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro: Brazilian Chocolate Truffles

Brigadeiro is one of the most common desserts in Brazil—they’re served and sold in almost every restaurant, store, and home! Similar to a chocolate truffle, brigadeiro is also incredibly sweet and coated with chocolate sprinkles. Use the traditional topping or our suggestions below to to make your own beautiful—and delicious—array of sweets at home.

Classic French Crêpes

Classic French Crêpes with Jam

What hot dog stands are to New York, crêpe stands are to Paris. They’re everywhere! With this simple recipe, you can bring these iconic Parisian crêpe stands home. Plus, the batter keeps well in the fridge for several days, so you don’t have to make them all at once.

Salted Honey Truffles

Salted Honey Truffles

Not to be mistaken with the highly prized savory tuber, this confection actually takes its name for its resemblance to the sought-after fungus. Make your own honey truffle recipe with honey and fleur de sel finishing salt: honey adds complexity, and fleur de sel helps bring out the chocolate notes.

French Macarons

French Macarons with Charles Antona Fig Jam

Even with a perfect recipe, getting the finicky French macaron right depends on technique. That said, everyone claims to have the trick to making the perfect batch, whether that be letting the piped-out morsels rest and form an outer shell, or letting eggs sit out for several hours so that they come to room temperature. This French macaron recipe is a great introduction to the beloved French pastry.

Swedish Kladdkaka

Swedish Kladdkaka

Kladdkaka (a literal translation of sticky cake in Swedish) is one of the most popular accompaniments to the traditional fika coffee break. True to its name, kladdkaka is crisp on the outside and almost runny on the inside.

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.

Lingonberry Buns

Lingonberry Buns

Kanelbullar, or cinnamon buns, are one of the most popular pastries in Sweden. This recipe incorporates fruity lingonberry jam into the filling, making these pastries a delicious addition to breakfast or brunch. Feel free to swap the filling and experiment with your favorites: chocolate chips, fresh berries, nuts, or cinnamon-sugar are all great options.

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.