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26 Holi Sweet dishes that you can make in the comfort of your home

26 Holi Sweet dishes that you can make in the comfort of your home

Imagine having fun with friends and family, smothering each other with different colours and then feasting on heavenly sweets!

Everyone in India and many abroad know about Holi and how it is one of the biggest festivals in the country. While it is known as the festival of colours, the delicious Holi sweets are also famous.

Many even have an emotional connection with Holi sweets, like grandmas special homemade Gujiyas. Remember being exhausted after a days play and rituals, and coming home to relish Thandai, Malpua, Rabri, or Kheer.
You can relive all of this and create new memories this Holi with delicious sweets that you can prepare at home. Here are some of the best sweets to make this Holi. These not only include all-time favourites like Gujiya, Gulab Jamun and Rasmalai, but also some amazing new twists on these traditional favourites that kids are sure to love!

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Gujiya is a traditional fried pastry usually made from easily available ingredients like Khoya, flour, semolina, grated coconut, dry fruits, and condensed milk. Its aromatic and nutty texture and simple flavours will never fail to impress you. So, go ahead and make this simple recipe at home for Holi with Nestlé Milkmaid, kids are sure to love this sweet surprise. MILKMAID helps in making the khoya filling in a hygienic way. Learn how to make this popular Holi sweet with Nestlé Milkmaid.


Malpua Rabri

Malpua Rabri is a classic Indian dessert that stands out because of its rich, creamy, and nutty texture. The dessert consists of soft and fluffy Malpuas coated in a sugar syrup, served with delicious Rabri over it. It can be enjoyed throughout the year with friends and family. However, it’s a delight when eaten after a hearty meal. This Holi, make Malpua Rabri in a quick and convenient way using Nestlé Milkmaid and let your friends and family have the taste of this decadent dessert.


Tutti Frutti Gujiya

Experience the delightful taste of Tutti Frutti Gujiya, a festive treat bursting with fruity goodness. Each bite offers a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavours, as the tutti frutti filling infuses the soft, flaky dough with a burst of tropical essence. The texture is heavenly, with the crisp exterior giving way to a moist and flavourful interior. With every bite, you'll experience indulgence, where the richness of mawa and the sweetness of Nestlé MILKMAID blend harmoniously with the vibrant tutti frutti. Enjoy these golden delights adorned with silver vark, a symbol of celebration and joy.

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Choco Nutty Gujiya Recipe

This fusion recipe is a chocolatey twist to the quintessential Gujiya. Although there are different versions of Gujiya available with different fillings, the nutty and creamy texture of Choco Nutty Gujiya surpasses them any day. Try Gujiyas with a fun chocolatey spin to it and watch kids gobble them up! So, this Holi, give these fried dumplings a modern twist with nutty and sweet chocolate. Here is an easy recipe made using Nestlé Milkmaid to double up your Holi delight.


Chocolate Gujiya

Chocolate Gujiya is a modern take on one of the favourite Holi sweets- Gujiya. The sweet aroma and the crispy, delightful taste make it a perfect dessert to relish during special celebrations like Holi. What’s more? You can prepare this sweet delight for your friends, family, and little ones as a snack or for breakfast on Holi.



Thandai is a classic, aromatic, and sweet Indian drink that is made with nuts, seeds, and spices. It is a milk-based drink served as a dessert on special occasions. It is made during festivals like Holi and Shivaratri. Usually, Thandai’s main ingredient is milk, but our take on the classic dish has Milkmaid. It gives the drink a creamy texture and a divine taste, that will leave everyone asking for more! So go on, try Thandai with this secret ingredient- Nestlé MILKMAID!


Gulab Jamun

In India, celebrations are incomplete without Gulab Jamun. The traditional dessert recipe is also the centre of attraction at festivals in India. Apart from festivals and celebrations, it is also relished when the craving calls. Gulab Jamun can be made in the comfort of your home with everyday ingredients like flour, paneer, sooji, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and Nestlé Milkmaid. Using Nestlé Milkmaid instead of milk gives the dessert a soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture.



Soft and spongy chenna balls dunked into aromatic milk- that’s Rasmalai for you. It’s a traditional dessert that is available across the country in different forms and varieties. It was originally part of Bengali cuisine, but today you can find Rasmalai on almost every occasion and festival across the country! You can easily make this dessert at home, and its texture and flavour make it enticing for kids too. So, what are you waiting for? Put on your apron and make this traditional Indian dessert this Holi.


Kesar Shrikhand

Shrikhand is a popular dessert in Maharashtra and Gujarat. There are many variations of this sweet delicacy, and you can choose to make the one that matches your taste and preference. Kesar Shrikhand can be prepared using Nestlé Milkmaid and Nestlé A+ Nourish Dahi. This recipe has an unforgettable texture and taste because it has the taste and goodness of Kesar combined with condensed milk. Enjoy this quick and easy Shrikhand with some delectable Pooris!


Badaam Doodh

Holi festivities aren’t the same without Badaam Doodh or Almond Milk. The creamy and velvety texture of the almond-flavoured milk makes it a refreshing and indulgent drink for festivals and special occasions. The delicious-smelling dish is a good digestive. So, you can wash down more snacks with glasses of this fragrant milk. You can make this drink using Nestlé Milkmaid, Nestlé A+ Nourish Milk, toasted almonds, kesar, and elaichi powder. Adding Nestlé Milkmaid gives Badam Doodh an amazing creamy texture and rich taste.


Thandai Mousse

Give your Holi celebrations a hearty twist with Thandai Mousse. This fusion Holi dessert combines two loved dishes, Thandai and Mousse, to make an innovative dessert. This milk-based dessert is made from simple ingredients like dry fruits, saffron, milk, and Nestlé Milkmaid. Start your Holi festivities with this mouth-watering dessert.


Thandai Kalakand

Thandai Kalakand is a simple and delectable dessert recipe that offers a fusion of two festive dishes- Thandai and Kalakand. The classic Indian dish is made with everyday ingredients like almonds, condensed milk, rose petals, paneer, saffron, and Indian spices like peppercorns, fennel seeds, poppy seeds, and cardamom powder. The traditional method of making this recipe can take up to an hour or more, but it is made quick and easy by using condensed milk.


Thandai Milk Cake Recipe

This fusion recipe is made from the popular Holi dessert- Thandai. The familiar and most loved flavours of thandai are infused in a milk cake! Its melt-in-the-mouth and spongy texture will make it an instant hit with the kids during the festivities! You can easily prepare this incredibly rich and delicious dessert at home using Nestlé Milkmaid and make your Holi celebrations memorable and full of delicious surprises.


Thandai Cupcakes

Thandai cupcake is a delicious, tempting and new take on everyone’s favourite Thandai! These are cupcakes infused with flavours of thandai, which makes it a perfect dessert for Holi or any other occasion as well. Besides deliciousness, you can also prepare this cake easily and quickly with Nestlé MILKMAID. Get your kids to help decorate these cakes with frosting and hundreds of thousands to add pops of color, making this a sweet Holi memory!


Rice kheer

Rice Kheer is a traditional Indian sweet that you can put together in minutes. It is simple, delicious and perfect for all celebrations. It is a great option for kids too. You can make it easily with just a few ingredients, such as rice, milk, and condensed milk. Enjoy your special moments with your loved ones over a bowl of Rice Kheer this Holi.



Rabdi is a popular North Indian dessert prepared by reducing milk and flavouring it with subtle flavours of cardamom. The recipe's creamy and aromatic texture can put any craving to rest. Often considered a complex dish to make at home, Rabdi can be made in minutes using Nestlé MILKMAID. Make this dessert this Holi, your friends and family wont be able to help asking for more!



It’s always befitting to end a wholesome meal with something sweet, and what’s better than Phirni? It’s a classic dessert recipe that is served chilled in small clay pots. It’s typically made during festivals or special occasions. You can make this delicious dessert at home with simple ingredients like Nestlé Milkmaid, Nestlé A+ Nourish Milk, Rice, Elaichi Powder, and Rose Water.


Coconut Laddu

Simple flavours, juicy, succulent, and nutty aroma- that’s Nariyal ke Laddu or Coconut Laddu for you. Coconut Laddu is a treat and is usually made during festivals like Diwali and Holi or on special occasions. The nutty aroma of desiccated coconut and the creaminess of milk make this recipe a delight. You can make this traditional recipe using Nestlé Milkmaid in less than 20 minutes.


Besan ka Laddu

Besan Ka Laddu is a traditional Indian recipe served at weddings or festivals, making a perfect recipe for large gatherings like Holi. The delicious taste and flavours of rich ingredients are packed in golf-sized balls of bliss. You just need a handful of ingredients such as Besan, Nestlé Milkmaid, assorted dry fruits, and Nestlé Everyday Shahi Ghee to make this dessert at home.



3 ingredients, 3 steps! That’s all it takes to make thick, and creamy Kalakand! It is a popular Indian dessert served in most homes in northern regions of India. The recipe's simplicity lies in its preparation, which is easy to follow and uses everyday ingredients: Condensed Milk, Paneer, and Cardamom Powder. Have some paneer lying in your fridge? Try out our Kalakand recipe.


Choco flurry Phirni

Choco Flurry Phirni is a twist to the classic Indian Phirni. A fusion that combines yummy chocolate with rice, milk, and sugar. The delicate and humble texture of the recipe is laced with cardamom powder. The freshness of the chocolate elevates this recipe's taste. You can make this recipe at home in less than an hour with Milkmaid. Learn how to make this recipe with Nestlé Milkmaid.



Amrakhand or Mango Shrikhand is a popular dessert from Maharashtrian cuisine that balances the sweetness of ripened mango with the tanginess of curd. Usually, Mango Shrikhand is served as a part of a meal, either with roti or puri. It is also served as a regular dessert in Maharashtrian and Gujarati homes during the summer season It is one of the best fruit-based traditional recipes that can be made with minimal effort. Although the recipe is simple to make, the taste is highly sophisticated. Our Mango Shrikhand recipe comes together in less time. Learn how to make this decadent recipe with Nestlé Milkmaid.


Badam Kheer

Kheer is an inevitable part of Indian celebrations. Badam Kheer is one of the common celebratory dessert with a divine taste made from ingredients like badam (almonds), cashew nuts, and milk. MILKMAID condensed milk gives this recipe a creamy touch that is difficult to achieve otherwise. This kheer is perfect after a dinner party or a spicy meal. Learn how to make Badam Kheer with Nestlé Milkmaid.


Chocolate Peda

Chocolate Peda is a super simple twist to the traditional peda and can be in under 15 minutes! The main ingredient of the traditional Peda recipe is khoya or mawa and sugar. Our Chocolate Peda recipe can be made using clean and easily available ingredients that include Nestlé Milkmaid, Nestlé Everyday Ghee, Nestlé Everyday Dairy Whitener, and Cocoa powder. Make this sweet for Holi and see even grown ups become kids for the love of chocolate and peda! Learn how to make this recipe step-by-step.


Thandai Ice cream

A smooth and creamy ice cream with the flavours of Thandai is the perfect dessert you need to serve at your Holi party. It will send your guests on a delightful gastronomical experience. So, make this no-churn ice cream recipe and let this be the first ice cream of the season that your friends and family enjoy! You can also use condensed milk like Nestlé Milkmaid to reduce your cooking time significantly. Learn how to make this special Holi recipe with Nestlé Milkmaid.


Rose milk

Rose milk has been India’s summer favourite for decades. There are beautiful memories associated with this simple and tasty dessert. More than a dessert, rose milk is seen as a refreshing aromatic summer drink. However, you can turn this summer drink into a perfect dessert to relish after a wholesome meal with family and friends. Learn how to make this rose milk sweet and creamy with Nestlé Milkmaid.


Gulab Ki Kheer

It is hard to enjoy any festival without loading up on Kheer! This luscious and creamy dessert has many varieties, but the rosy twist added to Gulab Ki Kheer makes it a superior dish. Rose petals or rose water adds an exotic touch to this simple recipe. Learn how to make this popular recipe using Nestlé Milkmaid.

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