Today we’re going to do a quick lesson teaching you vocabulary with pictures – and we’ll focus on delicious sweets and desserts. Remember to repeat the words after me to practice pronouncing them.
The edge of the pie is called the crust. The inside is called the filling. (This is an apple pie because the filling is made of apples)
This cake has several layers. The sweet white stuff is called frosting or icing. We can say a slice/piece of cake or pie, for one portion that we cut.
These cupcakes have chocolate frosting, and the little colored bits of sugar on top are called sprinkles.
A large rectangular piece of chocolate like this is called a bar of chocolate.
Brownies are like a very dense and thick chocolate cake
Pudding is a creamy dessert; it can be softer like yogurt, or firmer like flan.
Gelatin / Jello
This colorful and transparent dessert is often given to kids.
We put whipped cream on top of pies, cakes, ice cream, and sometimes drinks (like hot chocolate or coffee).
Candy is a category that includes many different types. There can be soft or “gummy” candies that you chew, or hard candies that you suck, you keep in your mouth for a long time.
Marshmallows are soft and squishy puffs of sugar
Cotton candy is very light and soft sugar, you’ll often find cotton candy at special events like festivals, the circus, or a sports game
One “ball” of ice cream is called a scoop of ice cream, and we often serve it on a cone.
Popsicle / Ice pop
Gum / Chewing gum / Bubble gum
She is blowing a bubble.
Candy canes are associated with Christmas.
Which one of these sweets and desserts is your favorite? Personally I love dark chocolate and ice cream.
Before we wrap up, I’ll give you one bonus expression and that is saying someone “has a sweet tooth” – if you have a sweet tooth, it means you really like sweet things and tend to eat a lot of them.
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