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What Dessert Goes With Chili That Will Surprise You

What dessert goes with chili? Chilies up the taste of your dishes, and they are versatile to be prepared ahead of time and to a gang who loves fried chicken dipped in gravy and rice cooked in a rice cooker.

Chili is one of my favorite spices in the dishes I cook because it improves not only the taste but also the spiciness of my recipes.

But just like me, you are probably wondering what dessert goes well with it. If so, you have come to the right post where I will show you exactly what desserts can be prepared with chilies.

Desserts That Go with Chilies

  1. Spice up your salads

They are perfect appetizers or meals of their own. We can make endless salad variations of our likings. We can simply mix up different types of vegetables to make a green salad, or add some sweet corn with white sugar in our salads to improve its taste and flavor.

Aside from sweet corn, I sometimes add diced cheese, onion, cilantro or sour cream for improved flavor and texture.

But to make our salads tastier, we can simply add some minced chilies before serving.

  1. Try some hot Mexican brownies

If you love experimenting with brownies, then this is the dessert for you. No matter the kind of brownies you like, you can always make it even more exciting with some spiciness!

Just make your traditional brownies different by adding Mexican cinnamon, or canela, as well as cayenne pepper or pequin chili powder.

This is a spicy and tasty dessert that will go well with chocolate, so don’t think twice if ever you’re deciding about the right kind of dessert to serve with chili.​

  1. Get the party started with dark chocolate chipotle & sweet potato fudge

 

This one is another dessert that goes well with chili. You can serve it for birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, or in just about any occasion that you want to make livelier with chilies.

Just add cayenne pepper to your recipe, and that’s it!

Chili will complement the dark, sweet flavor of chocolate and add hotness in the cold dessert if you would serve it with ice cream.Serve it and make your party even more memorable.​

  1. Experiment and have some fun with jalapeno cheesecake

Add a hint of chilliness at the end of your traditional cheesecake by adding one piece of minced jalapeno pepper into the recipe.

Remember to seed and mince it!

This dessert is deliciously sweet with a bite in the end. Don’t forget to serve it and add life to an already exciting party!​

  1. Spice up the party with hot chocolate macaroons

 

You will fall in love with the color of this desert, and even more, if you’ll add chipotle in the twist. In your traditional macaroon recipe, simply add a pinch of salt, chipotle powder and then use some crushed candy canes – for the added color. Feel the vibe of Christmas with this recipe that will make you feel that the love is in the air!​

  1. Add some twists with Sriracha lollipops​

If you love these lollipops, then you can serve them in the party and make everyone happy overall.

[If you don’t know yet, Sriracha is a sweet chili sauce, which you will definitely love if you’re a spicy food fiend. It is highly addictive, and it can improve the flavor of just about any dish.]

Top your lollipops with it and keep the gang happy!​

Chili Benefits

Vitamins and minerals

There are loads of benefits for eating chili. Did you know that it’s an excellent source of vitamins and minerals?

It is loaded with vitamins A, B, C and E, as well as minerals, including potassium, thiamin, folate and manganese.

Its vitamin C content can help in speeding up healing and strengthening the immune system, while its vitamin B6 can aid in energy metabolism. Additionally, chilies have Vitamin K1, which helps in promoting healthy kidneys and bones as well as in blood clotting.

Antioxidants

Its Capsaicin content is known for its vitamin A and C, which are both helpful antioxidants that help in fighting off free radicals that cause cellular damage.

The antioxidant content of chili can help in wiping out these toxins, which accumulate and cause disease, including high blood pressure and heart disease.

The antioxidants in chilies can also assist in destroying the buildup of cholesterol that causes other diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Simply, chili can assist in flushing out toxins from the body and supply nutrients to the cells. It can also aid in speeding up metabolism for weight loss.

[Did you know that chilies could also help in supplying fresh blood, which can fight bacteria, to the area of infection?]

Conclusion

There you have the guide on what dessert goes with chili! Try any of them and make any family or friend gathering more exciting than ever. After all, chili is also loaded with health-giving nutrients, so don’t think twice adding them in your desserts, salads and brownies included.

Did you find today’s post useful? Tell us what you think. Also, share any dessert that you think will go well with chili in the comment section below.​

 

Austin Sims :Currently Executive Chef at famous NY restaurant, Austin began his tenure with as Chef de Partie. He has over eight years of experience, including tenures at two- and three-Michelin star restaurants. Austin is passionate about all things cooking – products, supply chain, management, menu design, and budgeting.