Desserts in Iceland

26 Oct

While I’m on holiday, I have a few posts to share… and when I come back  – I’ll hopefully have posts from my trip too!

Desserts in Iceland

Rather than doing a whole bunch of short posts about some of the desserts my travel companion and I tried while in Iceland, I thought that I would do a bit of an all-in-one post about a few of them… I’ll also do a bit of one on candy and treats later in too…

Chocolate mousse

If you are in an Iceland grocery store, you might see this – for us it was in the section with the amazing Icelanic yoghurt, Skyr (with which we both developed a fast obsession…) but it’s not yoghurt, instead it’s mousse!  So creamy and delicious!

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Licorice meringue

When I visited Finland last summer, every stop at a grocery or ice cream shop included a pause to look for licorice. It was a very common sweet flavor there, but not so much at home.  Icelanders don’t seem to be quite as obsessed with it as Finns, but we still found it here and there, including this amazing licorice meringue from a cafe in the Kringlan mall in Reykjavik.  Not only is the meringue flavored like licorice, there were small chewy licorice candies at the bottom of the cookie for an extra licorice treat.

Licorice meringue cookie from Kaffi Klassik

Licorice meringue cookie from Kaffi Klassik


Reuze Mergpijpen

Found with the cookies, these little bars are like heaven for a cup of tea (or if you are brave the very strong Icelandic coffee).

It’s a flaky cookie, topped with strawberry jam, topped with another cookie, topped with marzipan, and then both ends are dipped in chocolate. Addictive…(almost as much as the Skyr!)

Marzipan cookie

Marzipan cookie

Marzipan cookie

Marzipan cookie

Want to see more photos from Iceland? Click the Iceland tag! If you’d like to see more sweet treats, visit the Treats category

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Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Out of town - Europe, Treats


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2 responses to “Desserts in Iceland

  1. Jennifer

    November 18, 2014 at 10:42 am

    The top photo looks like an advertisement! Great photo!

    • Dawn

      February 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Thank you! That’s a great compliment 🙂


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