Is dessert and sweets the same or is dessert the course at the end of a meal?
I like desserts
I like dessert
Does the above mean I like sweets?
In AmE, "dessert" is the very last course of a meal. It is usual some sort of confection, such as cake or pie or Jell-O or pudding. It is by definition sweet, but is not referred to that way. The term "sweets" usually refers to candy - chocolate bars, lollipops, LifeSavers, etc.