Indian Wedding Sweet Trends for 2016

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More than anything, Indian weddings are symbols of everything over-the-top. From grand decor to lavish foods, we Indians love to do it all with absolute pomp and pageantry when it comes to our weddings. To give it the right touch of splendor, we don’t mind those brainstorming sessions to come up with something innovative, something completely out-of-the-box. But, somehow, in this process of going innovative, we often forget about one of the most lavish parts of Indian weddings, sweets. We end up having those same age-old gulab jamuns, ras malai, kulfis or kaju barfis in the sweet dish menu. It’s time to give our choice of wedding sweets a complete makeover. Let us take a look at the best sweet alternatives and innovative sweet dishes Indian hosts are opting for instead of traditional sweetmeats to surprise their guests at weddings.

Here are some of the best Indian wedding sweet trends making the rounds in 2016.

1. Gajar Halwa Cupcakes

Cupcakes are very common, so is our gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa. But, gajar halwa cupcakes? Does that ring a bell? Not at all! Yet, it sounds so amazing. So, present to your guests this usual dessert with a sudden sweet twist.

2. Chai Ice Cream

Ever wondered how it would be like to have your ice cream tea flavoured? Here is your chance to savor the flavour of your favourite chai in one divine dessert form. This ice cream blends the richness of Indian tea and amazing tea spices making it an unforgettable treat to the taste buds.

3. Bosc Pears

A perfect dessert for autumn and summer weddings, Bosc Pears is poached pears roasted in caramel and seasoned with Indian spices. No wonder your guests will be delighted to have something so innovative at an Indian wedding.

4. Beetroot Sooji Halwa

No matter how many times you swore to not include any halwa in your wedding dessert menu, you cannot deny the fact that they are the quintessential dish of an Indian wedding. To add the unique factor, make it beetroot halwa and surprise your guests.

Indian wedding sweet trends 2016

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5. Mango Kesar Kulfi

Kulfis are the Indian version of popsicles – so you can play with the ingredients to make them as interesting as possible. With mango and saffron, his version can be absolutely mouth-watering in a summer wedding.

6. Halwa with Macarons

Another interesting variation of age-old Indian recipe, this is a lovely fusion dessert where the classic macaroons are filled with gorgeous gajar halwa. Rest assured that your guests will just love the idea and the dessert as well.

7. Chocolate Barfi

Let your guests say Good Night while relishing the lingering taste of these traditional barfis in chocolate coating. Add ice cream to it and it’s set!

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8. Jalebi and Kulfi Sundae

What can be more enticing than taking two typical Indian desserts together and creating a new amazing dessert out of it? Here’s a sundae of kulfi, jalebi and oh-so-lovely falooda. Can desserts be better ever?

9. Chocolate Coconut Barfi

Find a person who doesn’t love chocolate barfi. We promise there is none. And when the same delicious barfi is coated in chocolate, can anybody say ‘No’ to it?

10. Phirni Trifle with Falooda

Our love for phirni is as universal as our love for biriyani. So, if you have biriyani in your wedding menu then keep this lip-smacking phirni for dessert. For the twist, layer it with colorful falooda. We guarantee that your guests can never get enough of this yummy dessert.

Indian wedding dessert trends 2016

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11. Chai Tiramisu with Ginger

Upgrade your wedding dessert table with this new-age cool ginger tea tiramishu and leave everybody else jaw-dropped. The incredible taste of ginger tea with cream and mascarpone is something you wouldn’t like to miss.

12. Mini Cupcakes

Imagine how beautiful a platter full of tiny colourful cupcakes will look as the centerpiece? And, oh! You have all the freedom to go creative with as many flavours as possible.

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13. Chocolate Mithai Fondue

Keep bowls full of chocolate fondue with a number of options to go with it. From traditional mithais to tiny brownies, let your guests dip their choice of dipper and pop the thing right into their mouth.

14. Marshmallows

Satisfy the sweet tooth of your guests with these beautiful mini marshmallows. Though a newcomer, they are definitely going to be in the Indian wedding sweet trends for 2016.

15. Cardamom Mava Cake

Introduce this traditional Parsi/Irani bakery item once again as a unique wedding dessert and let your guests be marvelled at your innovative ideas and choice of desserts. The subtle mixed flavour of milk, butter and cardamom is something your guests won’t forget for a long time.

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