5 Aphrodisiac Sweet Treats to Get You in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

Looking for easy romantic desserts for two to enjoy at home this Valentine’s Day without losing your healthy eating streak? Try these wholesome, simple and delicious desserts featuring some common aphrodisiacs.

By URLife Team
14 Feb 2022

Named after the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, some natural aphrodisiacs have science backing up their claims of enhancing your sex drive, as they increase blood circulation, regulate hormones and cause increased energy. Foods that affect your libido might sound like a placebo effect, but there is nothing wrong with indulging in some of these delicious treats, whether alone or with a romantic partner. These sweet desserts made of commonly available aphrodisiacs are easy to make, delectable, and healthy for your heart and body.


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1. Honey

It is said that the word ‘honeymoon’ is derived from married couples drinking mead (made with honey) until the first moon after their marriage to celebrate their union in ancient times in Europe. Honey contains the element boron, which improves blood flow and regulates oestrogen and testosterone production in the body. Try this recipe for a delicious and nutritious dessert featuring honey.


Recipe: Caramelised Honey Bananas


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2. Strawberry

The association between strawberries and romance is long-standing. Their vivid red colour is often believed to be the source of their reputation as aphrodisiacs. From a scientific perspective, strawberries contain Vitamin C, which promotes healthy blood flow. You can make these mini strawberry trifles even if you are a novice at cooking.


Recipe: Mini Strawberry Trifles


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3. Pistachio

These dried nuts rich in protein and healthy fats have long been consumed for their libido enhancing abilities. In a study published in 2011 in the International Journal of Impotence Research, it was observed that pistachios have the ability to improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction by stimulating blood flow throughout the body.


Recipe: Pistachio Crispy Treats


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4. Saffron

Saffron might be a common feature in many Indian and Middle-Eastern savoury foods and desserts, but its aphrodisiac properties are underrated. Saffron can potentially improve certain symptoms of sexual dysfunction in both men and women, says a 2019 study published in the Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine. Try this creamy saffron mousse with dry fruits to add a sweet note to your dinner.


Recipe: Saffron Mousse


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5. Chocolate

Probably the most famous entry on this list, chocolate was hailed as an aphrodisiac as far back as by the Aztecs in ancient Mesoamerica in the 14th century. A 2006 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine connected daily chocolate consumption with increased sexual desire in women. This is believed to be because of tryptophan, a compound present in chocolate that contributes to the synthesis of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure.


Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Balls


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