New Zealand Community Education Centres

Vietnamese Desserts

Be impressed and surprised by what you can use to create deliciously different desserts. All ingredients provided.


Healthy but still yummy desserts? Have you ever thought of using pumpkin, various types of beans, kumara, black glutinous rice, sweet corn and tropical fruits like jackfruit, longan fruit, lychee, banana, coconut, palm sugar, pandan leaves, condensed milk … in cooking a dessert?

This two-session course will not only show you how to make them but also give you the chance to learn where to buy all ingredients in Wellington and enjoy healthy and colourful Vietnamese desserts that you never thought you could make.

By the end of the course you’ll be able to:
• Define what characterises Vietnamese desserts and its key ingredients
• Identify retail outlets which supply Vietnamese ingredients
• Confidently follow recipes provided during the course and prepare those recipes with supervision
• Prepare dishes for home eating or entertaining

All ingredients provided but bring an apron, dish cloth, tea towels and containers to take food home.

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".