4 satisfying sweet recipes to try this festive season.

Posted on September 24th, 2023 12:15 PM
Sweet recipes

The air is filled with a sense of anticipation, and the streets are adorned with colourful decorations. It's that time of the year when India comes alive with a vibrant tapestry of festivals, each offering a unique celebration of culture, tradition, and, of course, food. In the heart of every Indian festival lies a grand feast, and at the centre of that feast are the sweets, or "mithai" as we lovingly call them. These sweets aren't just culinary creations; they're a testament to the rich heritage and traditions of India, passed down through generations. They are the embodiment of joy, love, and togetherness. But here's the exciting part – you don't have to be a seasoned chef to create these delightful treats. In fact, we've curated a collection of easy and creative sweet recipes that will allow you to bring the magic of the Indian festive season right into your home. It's time to immerse yourself in the world of Indian sweets and savour the joy they bring to every celebration. Let's get started!


Chocolates stuff coconut laddu.

Ingredients required:
Steps for making:
  1. Roast the desiccated coconut on a low flame for 5 minutes.
  2. Add milk powder, sugar, ghee to it and let them cook for some time.
  3. As the mixture cools down, stuff Refresh choconuts with your favourite dry fruits and make balls with your hand.
  4. Coat the balls once again in a desiccated coconut and enjoy.

Walnut coffee brownies.

Brownies are a classic dessert, but these walnut coffee brownies take the concept to a whole new level. The rich, fudgy brownie base is infused with the bold flavours of coffee and studded with crunchy walnuts. This dessert is a coffee lover's dream come true!

Ingredients required:
  • Refresh Premium Coffee – 1 tbsp
  • Hot milk – Half cup
  • Milk - ½ cup
  • Condensed milk - ½ cup
  • Dark chocolate
  • Cocoa powder – ¼ cup
  • AP flour – ¾ cup
  • Baking powder - 1 tbsp
  • Baking soda - ¼ tbsp
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dry fruits
Steps for making:
  1. Add coffee to the hot milk and mix finely so the coffee gets dissolved.
  2. In a bowl, add the coffee blend to the chocolate and butter and mix them for a thick consistency.
  3. Now add condensed milk, cocoa powder, AP flour, Baking powder, baking soda, and salt to blend and garnish with walnuts.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the oven plate with butter paper and bake it at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. Take it out from the oven, cut it in a shape you like and enjoy soft spunchy brownies.

Rava Churma Laddu.

Rava churma laddu is a traditional Indian sweet with a modern twist. It combines the rustic charm of semolina (rava) with the sweetness of jaggery and ghee, creating a dessert that's both wholesome and delightful. They are filled with the goodness of Rava and Milk, these Churma ladoos are ideal for your little champs as well as adult ones on diet. It is made with rava (semolina), ghee, sugar, and milk. The rava is first roasted in ghee and then cooked in milk.

Ingredients required:
  • Semolina-2 Cup
  • Ghee-1/2 Cup
  • Chopped Jaggery-1 Cup
  • Re:fresh Milk Masala Mix - 1 tbsp
  • Raisins-1 tbspChopped Almonds-2 tbsp
  • Warm Milk
  • Rose Petals for Garnishing
Steps for making:
  1. In a bowl take rava (semolina), ghee and hot milk and knead it to prepare a dough.
  2. Divide dough into small equal portions.
  3. Roll into puri shape, preek it with a sharp spoon. Fry the purines and set aside to cool down completely.
  4. Once it cools, add to the blender, make a fine powder and transfer the powder into a mixing bowl. Add some cashew nuts, chopped almonds, raisins and 1 tbsp Reresh Milk Masala Drink Mix and mix well.
  5. In a pan take some ghee, add some chopped pieces of jaggery and let it melt at low flame.
  6. Off the flame and add the melted jaggery to the laddu mixture. Stir it and mix well.
  7. Take a small portion of the mix and roll in small ladoos. Garnish it with rose petals.

Rose Barfi.

Rose barfi is a beautiful and fragrant sweet that captures the essence of roses in every bite. The delicate rose flavour is achieved through rose water or rose essence, and the pink hue adds a touch of elegance to your festive platter. It's the perfect sweet to celebrate love and togetherness during special occasions.

Ingredients required:
  • 1/2 tsp Re:fresh Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Soaked Cashews
  • 100 Grams Paneer
  • 2 tbsp Milk Powder
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Condensed Milk
  • 1 tbsp Rose Syrup
  • Chopped Pistachios
Steps for making:
  1. In a mixture jar grind soaked cashews, paneer, and milk powder with 1/2 cup milk to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan. If you are using butter, heat it till it melts and becomes light golden in colour.
  3. Add the smooth paste of cashews, paneer and milk to the hot pan. Add some whole milk and bring it to a boil on low flame. Keep stirring to prevent it from burning at the bottom.
  4. Add condensed milk or sugar powder, Re:fresh Cardamom Powder and cook it.
  5. Keep whisking while adding so that there are no lumps.
  6. Divide the mixture into two portions. On one portion add rose syrup, mix well and keep it aside.
  7. Spread the white portion of the mixture on a greased tray or plate and let it set.
  8. Spread the rose syrup portion mixture over the white mixture evenly and let it set.
  9. Garnish it with pistachios and silver varakh.(silver foil)
  10. Set it for an hour and serve. You can refrigerate the barfi for a little while before cutting it into 9 squares, or feel free to cut them once completely cooled.

Summing up:

The festive season is all about indulgence and spreading joy, and what better way to do that than with homemade sweet treats? These easy and creative sweet recipes will add a dash of magic to your celebrations and leave everyone craving for more. these sweets are bound to impress your family and friends. Spread joy and happiness with these homemade treats that reflect your love and effort. Happy festive cooking and indulging!

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