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Light Up Your Diwali with Homemade Sweets

Light Up Your Diwali with Homemade Sweets

Diwali, the festival of lights, is a celebration that truly illuminates our lives. It is a time of joy, festivity, and togetherness celebrated across India, where every corner of our homes sparkles with the warm glow of lamps and diyas.
A significant part of this dazzling festival is the tradition of offering sweets to family and friends, symbolising the sharing of happiness and goodwill. These sweet delicacies bring people closer, strengthening bonds and creating lasting memories.
But here is the thing. While store-bought sweets may seem tempting, homemade Diwali sweets have a unique and heartfelt essence as they are made with a lot of love and a special culinary touch.
Nestlé MILKMAID is here to help, making your homemade sweets taste amazing and the process easier.
Get ready to explore the world of delicious Diwali sweet recipes and discover how Nestlé MILKMAID can help you create sweet stories this Diwali!

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Kaju Katli

Celebrate the radiant festival of Diwali with the irresistible sweetness of Kaju Katli! This classic Diwali sweet needs no introduction and is known for its rich, cashew-filled goodness. With Nestlé MILKMAID, the preparation of Kaju Katli becomes effortlessly convenient. Its silky consistency and subtle sweetness beautifully enhance the innate nuttiness of the cashews, elevating this timeless treat, all without the hassle of preparing sugar syrup. Delight in the luxurious mouthfeel and exquisite taste of MILKMAID-infused Kaju Katli this Diwali.

SEE Kaju Katli RECIPE!

Chocolate Barfi

Revel in the delightful fusion of tradition and modernity with Chocolate Barfi, a contemporary version of the classic Indian sweet. The timeless richness and creaminess of Nestlé MILKMAID effortlessly mingle with cocoa powder and ghee, forging a harmonious blend that's irresistibly smooth and oh-so-chocolatey. Consider adding Chocolate Barfi to your Diwali celebrations – it's a perfect way to make them truly special.

SEE Chocolate Barfi RECIPE!

Kaju Chocolate Chakri

Savour the delightful fusion of cashews and chocolate with Kaju Chocolate Chakri, a delightful twist on the traditional and beloved Diwali sweet, Kaju Katli . The key ingredient, Nestlé MILKMAID, effortlessly delivers the perfect creamy texture and just the right amount of sweetness in a matter of minutes, eliminating the task of preparing sugar syrup. MILKMAID's creamy, sweet essence blends seamlessly with the ground cashew nuts and cocoa powder, offering a delicious harmony of tradition and innovation in every single bite. Make your Diwali celebrations even more enjoyable with this tempting creation and its rich, flavourful combination.

SEE Kaju Chocolate Chakri RECIPE!

Malai Peda

Need help with choosing a special Diwali sweet recipe to delight your guests? How about something simple yet flavourful? Malai Pedas are soft, creamy delicious treats that will win over anyone. Nestlé MILKMAID adds a luxurious creaminess, enriching the taste and texture of each bite. As you enjoy this creamy delight, you'll find that the richness adds depth to the dessert, making it more than just a sweet treat. Celebrate Diwali with these divine pedas, and revel in the rich, milky flavours.

SEE Peda (Malai Peda) RECIPE!

Gulab Jamun

Prepare to savour the sweetness of Diwali with Gulab Jamun, a beloved delicacy perfectly suited for the festivities. These delectable, golden spheres, bathed in syrup, are the very essence of pure joy. Nestlé MILKMAID introduces a creamy dimension to this classic delight, enhancing its soft, spongy, yet slightly granular texture, all without the need for khoya or milk powder. Delight in the exceptional sweetness of this special Diwali sweet, allowing its flavours to infuse your celebrations with enchantment.

SEE Gulab Jamun RECIPE!

Gajar Ka Halwa

Beautiful Diwali decorations, the presence of loved ones and the heartwarming flavours of Gajar Ka Halwa - what a delight! Gajar Ka Halwa is a beloved dessert, famous during celebrations. Nestlé MILKMAID enriches this halwa, adding lusciousness and subtle sweet notes, enhancing the overall smooth yet grainy texture and taste. Relish the authentic taste of this classic dessert infused with MILKMAID.

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Coconut Laddu

Transport your taste buds to paradise this Diwali with Coconut Laddu, a burst of coconutty goodness. Grated coconut, Nestlé MILKMAID, and a hint of cardamom create these luscious, ball-shaped treats that offer a delicious nutty taste in every bite. What's more, this recipe needs only 3 ingredients and about 20 minutes to get done! MILKMAID adds its creamy texture and sweet richness and holds the grated coconut together. It provides a smooth, consistent sweetness that balances the natural flavours and adds to the delightful indulgence, making this traditional Diwali sweet irresistibly enjoyable during the festive season. Indulge in the delicious bliss of Coconut Laddus!

SEE Coconut Laddu RECIPE!

Caramel Banoffee Laddu

You've probably had Banoffee Pie before, but have you ever given Caramel Banoffee Laddus a whirl? They're unique and can be the ‘sweet of attraction’ of your Diwali sweets lineup. The best part? You only need three simple ingredients: Nestlé MILKMAID, some coarsely powdered low-sugar biscuits, and a dash of vanilla essence. Caramelise MILKMAID, mix it with powdered biscuits and roll them into laddus – it’s that quick and easy. And the result is a batch of delicious laddus with a smooth caramelised taste and soft and gooey texture with the perfect crunch of powdered biscuits. Get your little ones in on the action, let them roll and coat these laddus with powdered biscuits - it's a whole lot of festive fun in the making.

SEE Caramel Banoffee Laddu RECIPE!


Enchant your loved ones with the rich and creamy goodness of Rabdi this Diwali. With Nestlé MILKMAID in the mix, this sumptuous treat acquires a velvety, creamy texture and a delightful flavour that truly engages the senses. MILKMAID introduces a luscious sweetness that heightens the overall experience, turning each spoonful into a festive flavour celebration. Serve this culinary delight to your guests, letting them experience a taste that transports them to a realm of dessert delight.


Besan Laddu

Diwali brings an atmosphere of warmth and love, and at the heart of it lies delightful Besan Laddus. These laddus have a nostalgic value since they are traditional sweets made at home during Diwali. They are like little balls of happiness, known for that amazing nutty aroma and how they just melt in your mouth. When you add MILKMAID to the mix, making these laddus becomes super easy, and you don’t need to add extra sweeteners like bura sugar. MILKMAID delivers the perfect sweetness while enhancing the rich, soft, yet crumbly texture of laddus.

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Sooji Laddu (Rawa Laddu)

Similar to how a diya radiates its enchanting glow during Diwali celebrations, Sooji Laddus infuse their delightful essence with subtle flavours, enhancing the festive spirit in a modest yet significant manner. A delectable combination of sooji (rawa), ghee, oil, Nestlé MILKMAID, and the gentle aroma of cardamom unites to form these delicious laddus. MILKMAID contributes essential moisture and sweetness to the laddu mixture, ensuring a proper bind. Moreover, it imparts a dash of richness and creaminess to the laddus, perfectly complementing the aroma and taste of sooji. Celebrate the festival of lights with the Sooji Laddus made with Nestlé MILKMAID and brighten your Diwali festivities.

SEE Sooji Laddu (Rawa Laddu) RECIPE!

Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Ka Halwa is a sumptuous dessert that offers a delightful balance of sweetness and nutty flavours. It's a cherished treat, particularly during festive occasions, appreciated for its homemade charm. When you introduce Nestlé MILKMAID to your recipe, you're ensuring a flawlessly smooth texture for your halwa, coupled with just the right level of sweetness. No more fretting over separate sugar syrup preparation or the final texture of your halwa; let MILKMAID handle it all. As lamps and diyas illuminate the surroundings, let the earthy flavours and golden hues of the Moong Dal Halwa complement your festive ambience.

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Add more sparkle to the festival of lights with Rasmalai. It's a festive delight that'll leave your tastebuds in awe. Dive into the soft, melt-in-your-mouth dumplings soaked in a sweet and creamy pool of saffron ras, all lovingly prepared using the luscious Nestlé MILKMAID. MILKMAID seamlessly blends in with the milk to create creamy saffron ras that's nothing short of perfection. The soft and fluffy rasgullas made using paneer, taking a luxurious dip in this velvety ras, taste so unbelievably amazing that you won't be able to resist having just one. Savour the essence of tradition with our easy Diwali sweet recipe and the unique touch of Nestlé MILKMAID.

SEE Rasmalai RECIPE!


Sandesh is exceptionally delicious, loved for its creamy and melt-in-your-mouth texture coupled with its delicate sweetness. This soft and milky dessert is perfect to win hearts. Nestlé MILKMAID takes this amazing sweet to new heights of creaminess and flavour. It enhances the overall richness and mouthfeel of the dessert, making it a delightful treat for those enjoying this Bengali delicacy. Make Sandesh the sweet Diwali message from you to your loved ones.



Relishing a piece of Kalakand is like a Diwali celebration for your tastebuds. The soft, crumbly texture and the sweet flavour of this milk-infused delight definitely sweeten festivities. Nestlé MILKMAID performs its culinary magic, transforming Kalakand into a creamier, richer, and perfectly sweet dessert with a delightful fudgy texture that enchants all who taste it. No need to add extra sugar or spend hours simmering and thickening milk. MILKMAID ensures the perfect consistency in just 10 minutes of preparation and 10 minutes of cooking time. Enjoy your Diwali celebrations with this delicious 3 ingredients, 10 minutes Kalakand recipe, to add an extra touch of delight to the festivities.

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Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak, a sweet originating from the royal city of Mysore, exemplifies the richness of South Indian culinary artistry. It holds a special place in the Diwali celebrations, embodying heritage and tradition. Nestlé MILKMAID infuses its velvety, creamy goodness into this time-honoured sweet, elevating its sweetness and turning its texture into a delightful balance of softness and fudginess. Mysore Pak's delicious flavour and heavenly aroma are a great addition to your festivities. Enjoy this delectable Diwali sweet with your loved ones.

SEE Mysore Pak RECIPE!


Diwali calls for indulgence, and what better way to celebrate than with a delectable Phirni made with Nestlé MILKMAID! MILKMAID adds a burst of richness for a smooth texture and appropriate sweetness for a delicious taste. It's the secret to making your Phirni truly irresistible, turning an ordinary dessert into a Diwali delight. It's a quick and convenient way to create a mouth-watering dessert, leaving you more time to enjoy the festivities. So, treat your loved ones and savour the joy of Diwali with Phirni!


Rice Kheer

Like a warm hug from loved ones, the Rice Kheer offers comforting happiness during celebrations. Often a part of Diwali festivities, this classic sweet is a big favourite. Adding Nestlé MILKMAID to Kheer enhances the dessert's richness and luxury in both taste and texture, all while reducing the cooking time. MILKMAID has a distinct sweet flavour and luscious texture, which it lends to the Rice Kheer, giving it a more pronounced and delightful sweetness. Let this Diwali sweet recipe add more sweetness to your festive joy.

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Makhana Kheer

This Diwali, make your celebrations even sweeter with a serving of Makhana Kheer enriched by the goodness of Nestlé MILKMAID. Makhana, with its delightful crunch and nutritional benefits, partners harmoniously with the creamy sweetness of MILKMAID. This kheer is a true feast of flavours and textures, blending the crunchiness of Makhana with the luxurious creaminess of condensed milk. With the help of Nestlé MILKMAID and your personal touch, the kheer becomes a velvety dessert that will not only delight your loved ones but also infuse sweetness into your festive celebration. Illuminate your festivities with this indulgent Makhana Kheer.

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Seviyan Kheer/ Semiyan Payasam

Just as the festival of Diwali brings people together, Semiyan Payasam or Seviyan Kheer does the same all over India. It's a dessert that's not only delicious but also captures the warmth of sharing moments with loved ones in the soft light of diyas. Roasted vermicelli is cooked in milk and luscious Nestlé MILKMAID, infused with aromatic cardamom, and garnished with an array of nuts to give you one of the best sweet creations ever. Nestlé MILKMAID adds its rich sweetness and creamy texture to the Seviyan Kheer, making it too delicious to resist. Make sure to cook a big batch because your loved ones are going to keep wanting more.

SEE Seviyan Kheer/ Semiyan Payasam RECIPE!

Kaju Katli Cake

Introducing the Kaju Katli Cake, an irresistible fusion of tradition and innovation, perfect for celebrating Diwali in style. Your guests will fall in love with this delightful Diwali sweet recipe. Imagine the classic flavours of Kaju Katli, the cherished Indian sweet reimagined as a sumptuous cake adorned with a smooth whipped cream frosting and a generous white chocolate glaze. It's a mouth-watering blend of rich, nutty cashews and velvety Nestlé MILKMAID. With MILKMAID, you can effortlessly make the Kaju Katli Cake perfectly sweet and creamy. Each bite is a celebration of sweet perfection.

SEE Kaju Katli Cake RECIPE!

Malpua Rabri

Just like Diwali and celebrations or family and togetherness, there's another combination you will love this festive season - Malpua and Rabri. Delight your taste buds with this exquisite combination, a match made in dessert heaven. Malpua, a deep-fried pancake soaked in sugar syrup, pairs perfectly with Rabri, a rich, sweetened milk. The crispy edges of Malpua complement the creamy richness of Rabri, creating a tasty blend of textures and flavours. The secret ingredient that makes this beloved duo an absolute hit, guaranteeing you the perfect taste and texture, is Nestlé MILKMAID. It brings its creamy goodness and ideal sweetness to both Rabri and Malpua, elevating their texture and ensuring a harmonious balance of flavours.

SEE Malpua Rabri RECIPE!

Chocolate Peda

Never mind the festival, chocolates are always welcome. Indulge your sweet tooth this Diwali with Chocolate Peda, a modern twist to the traditional peda. These velvety rounds of joy are a fusion of rich cocoa, Nestlé MILKMAID, and nuts. MILKMAID enhances the chocolatey delight by infusing a creamy sweetness, elevating the sumptuous texture and deep cocoa flavour, making each bite an experience of sheer delight and your celebrations even more delightful. Treat yourself to the sweet bliss of Chocolate Pedas!

SEE Chocolate Peda RECIPE!

Chana Dal Burfi

The rich, sweet taste and cultural significance make Chana Dal Barfi a popular choice for Diwali gatherings and exchanges of sweets among family and friends. When Nestlé MILKMAID is added to the chana dal mixture, it provides a rich and creamy consistency, making the barfi softer and more luscious. The fusion of textures and tastes created by MILKMAID adds an exciting dimension to your festive feasting. Make your Diwali celebrations more flavourful with Chana Dal Barfi made with Nestlé MILKMAID.

SEE Chana Dal Burfi RECIPE!

Mawa Kheer

Elevate your Diwali parties and celebrations with the luxurious goodness of homemade Mawa Kheer, a rich and creamy dessert. Mawa Kheer is an incredibly delicious and indulgent dessert that's renowned for its richness and depth of flavour. Nestlé MILKMAID helps you make fresh and luxuriously creamy Mawa Kheer without the need for mawa. It effortlessly melds into the milk, achieving a rich and velvety texture within just 15 minutes of cooking. To this delightful MILKMAID-milk fusion, roasted, crushed makhanas are added, elevating the flavour and texture even further. Share the delicious warmth and sweet happiness of Mawa Kheer with your loved ones this Diwali.

SEE Mawa Kheer RECIPE!

Surprise Diwali Laddu

Embrace the Diwali festivities with our special Diwali Surprise Laddu recipe, aka Chocolate Stuffed Coconut Laddu, a treat to illuminate your celebrations! It harmoniously melds the classic desiccated coconut flavour with the aromatic richness of ghee and the lusciousness of Nestlé MILKMAID. MILKMAID serves as the unifying element, bringing together all the ingredients with its creamy consistency, infusing just the right amount of sweetness, and ensuring an ideal texture that's perfect for shaping into laddus. Every laddu has a delightful surprise inside it, which could be a dry fruit mix, tutti frutti, choco chips or anything of your choice. To complete this masterpiece, you can choose your preferred coating: sprinklers, cocoa powder, tempered chocolate, or desiccated coconut. Your kids will absolutely love this special Diwali sweet!

SEE Surprise Diwali Laddu RECIPE!

Coconut Mawa Fire Crackers

Add a unique touch to your Diwali celebrations with a delightful twist on the classic mawa peda – introducing Coconut Mawa Fire Crackers! This amazing, sweet recipe adds a special touch to your festivities. Using MILKMAID eliminates the need to purchase mawa (which may also pose hygiene concerns) or spend hours preparing it from scratch. It's a fast and simple alternative. MILKMAID seamlessly blends with the milk, rice flour mixture, and desiccated coconut, transforming the mixture into a creamy delight. The result? Pedas with a melt-in-the-mouth texture and a luxurious flavour that's simply irresistible. To go with the festive vibe, shape these pedas into dazzling firework-inspired designs and add vibrant colours for that visual pop.

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Caramel Payasam Basundi

We bring you a caramel twist on traditional Basundi – the delightful Caramel Basundi. It's an irresistible treat that infuses your festivities with a delicious dose of sweetness. Thanks to MILKMAID, you do not have to wait for hours to simmer the milk to reduce and thicken it. You can easily attain the ideal consistency for Caramel Basundi. With MILKMAID, it takes just a few minutes to make this heavenly dessert. The result is a lusciously creamy, fragrant, and beautifully caramelised Basundi, complemented by a delightful array of nuts adorning the top.

SEE Caramel Payasam Basundi RECIPE!

Cranberry Malai Laddu

Prepare to take your festivities to a new level with the Cranberry Malai Laddu. It is a delightful spin on the traditional Malai Laddu that promises to enhance the flavour of your celebrations with fruity cranberry. With just 4 simple ingredients and 4 easy steps, you can make these melt-in-the-mouth Malai Laddus without hassle. An important ingredient here is Nestlé MILKMAID. It infuses these laddus with an irresistible richness and creaminess, enhancing its taste and smooth texture. Once these little gems are ready, don't forget to top them off with more cranberries for that extra explosion of flavour. Share the joy of these Cranberry Malai Laddus with your loved ones and sweeten your Diwali!

SEE Cranberry Malai Laddu RECIPE!
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