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Traditional Switzerland Desserts: 14 Best Desserts In Switzerland To Try

Last updated on December 21st, 2022 at 11:44 am

We will write about traditional Switzerland desserts and the best 14 Desserts in Switzerland. The Swiss dessert is not yet world famous, but one thing is for sure is good! But there are also some dishes that are authentic Switzerland traditional desserts to try! Make sure you get free transportation in Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Half Fare Card 

On average Swiss desserts in a sit-down restaurant in Switzerland will cost around 10 CHF depending what you are ordering. You can partner with coffee and tea. Coffee or tea can cost 4 CHF in Switzerland. A few of them are homemade desserts in Switzerland to try.

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WHERE TO STAY IN SWITZERLAND

Rooms can go anywhere between 50-100 CHF per night for accommodation in Switzerland. If you are looking for mid-budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

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Switzerland Traditional Desserts And Best Desserts In Switzerland To Try

1. Apple Strudel (Apfelstrudel)

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Apple Strudel (Apfelstrudel) is one of the Switzerland traditional desserts and also you will find in Central Europe. Apple Strudel is made with a dough filling with apple, sugar and other filling that you will love to add. Apple Strudel is baked and perfect to partner with coffee.

2. SWISS MERINGUE

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Swiss Meringue is a delicious one in the list of desserts in Switzerland. Swiss Meringue is made from whipped egg whites and sugar. You can add lemon and cream a perfect homemade dessert for Switzerland. You can find in cafes and restaurants especially in Ticino Region in Switzerland.

3. SWISS CHOCOLATE

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Swiss chocolate is a Swiss dessert popular over the world. You have to try them if you want for cheaper price get them in the supermarkets. There are also souvenir shops everywhere selling Swiss chocolate.

4. GELATO

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Gelato is the most popular of the desserts in Switzerland in Ticino Region. There are a few places where you can get gelato in especially in summer time. There are many flavors, just go for your favorite one or try all of them ha! Prices starts from 4-5 CHF.

5. Apricot Cake

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Apricot Cake is one of my favorite desserts in Switzerland. Apricot cake is made with a mixed butter, eggs, flour, sugar and apricots. Once everything is mixed you can bake and serve with sweetened whipped cream. Ideal to to have apricot cake with tea or coffee.

6. Himbeerkuchen (Raspberry Cake)

Himbeerkuchen (Raspberry Cake) is the best of the Switzerland traditional desserts in summer. Raspberry cake is made with a butter, eggs, flour, sugar mixed with raspberries. Once everything is mixed you can bake and serve with sweetened whipped cream. Ideal Swiss dessert to to have apricot cake with tea or coffee.

7. Berliner

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Berliner is a kind of doughnut with no hole in the middle popular in Switzerland and Central Europe. Berliner is a fried dough with sugar filled with jelly, chocolate inside or could be without filling.

8. BÜNDNER NUSSTORTE

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Bündner Nusstorte is a traditional sweet pastry in Switzerland. If you are traveling with kids to Switzerland they will love to this sweet Swiss food for dessert or anytime as snack in Switzerland.

9. BASLER LÄCKERLI BISCUITS

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Basler Läckerli is a traditional biscuit coming from Basel in Switzerland. Basler Läckerli is made of almonds, hazelnuts and honey with sugar mixed and baked. It’s ideal for you if you have a sweet tooth for dessert.

10. ZIMTSTERNE CINNAMON COOKIES (CHRISTMAS COOKIES)

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Zimtsterne Cinnamon Cookies (Christmas Cookies) is made from foam of whipped egg white, almonds, cinnamon, flour and sugar. Zimtsterne Cinnamon Cookies are popular in Christmas time in Switzerland and Germany. You will find everywhere in winter and Christmas markets.

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11. Cremerolle

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Cremerolle is original from Czech Republic but also common in Switzerland and Central Europe. Cremerolle is a roll that is filled with whipped cream, mermelade or chocolate. Cremerolle is a perfect Swiss dessert to have with coffee.

12. Chocolate Fondue


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Chocolate Fondue is another popular dish to try in Switzerland. Chocolate Fondue is chocolate melted served in a pot heated and eaten you eat with bread using forks with sweets or fruits. It can be also make with cheese. Price per person can be around 15-20 CHF in restaurants.

13. Luxemburgerli


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Luxemburgerli is like a sweet mini burger. Luxemburgerli is the Swiss Macaron exactly the same than the French Macaron that is so popular over the world. You can find in the bakeries and supermarkets in Switzerland and perfect gift dessert to bring if you get invited to a home.

14. Cremeschnitte

Cremeschnitte is a delicious dessert to try in Switzerland. Cremeschnitte is made of vanilla with Chantilly cream popular in Central Europe and you can get in bakeries and supermarkets too in Switzerland.

WHERE TO STAY IN SWITZERLAND

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There’s no lack of hostels, backpacker inns, and budget hotels anywhere in Switzerland. These rooms can go anywhere between 50-100 CHF per night for accommodation in Switzerland. If you are looking for mid-budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

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Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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