: sweet food eaten after the main part of a meal [count] ▪ She doesn't care for rich desserts. ▪ a chocolate dessert [noncount] ▪ Coffee and tea will be served with dessert. ▪ We had ice cream and apple pie for dessert. — sometimes used before another noun ▪ They asked to look at the dessert menu. ▪ dessert plates
Do not confuse dessert with desert.