The part of the meal that whole family is desperately awaiting is non-other than dessert. A proper dessert is the perfect way to accentuate and end a meal. Surprisingly, dessert is one of the few courses that can gather the whole family at the dinner table on their own accord. The intoxicating aroma of mouth-watering chocolate brownies baking in the oven is even enough to attract the neighbours. We understand it’s hard to constantly stay inspired and be innovative in the kitchen, so we’ve created a list of some delectable and easy dessert ideas for the whole family. These desserts are bound to excite the whole family and satisfy your sweet tooth!
The perfect blend of summer fresh lemon and smooth, light cream makes this dessert a perfect accent for an outdoors summer meal. The lemon cheesecake serves up to 8 and should take around 20 minutes to complete. The lemon zest and juice adds that perfect fresh taste that makes this dessert an essential part of a summer meal. The Greek yogurt, mixed with cream cheese, mascarpone and icing sugar, provides a light, simple and scrumptious filling.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? A tasty chocolate mousse is a great dinner treat that is bound to have your kids hooked. The simple recipe on Anchor Dairy serves 12 and has a prep time of 20 minutes.
Peach Almond Crisp
This is a great dessert if you want something that tastes great and is good for you. You have sliced almonds, which is great for your hair and skin, sliced peaches and reduced fat vanilla ice cream. This dessert takes about 40 min to get ready, but is great for family meetings.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
The kids will love you for this one. Not only can you get creative by adding candy for the kids, but you can also experiment with chopped/toasted walnuts, almonds or even some sliced fruit for the adults. It takes about a half hour to get ready and can yield up to four servings.
Nutty Butter Cookies
These are great for snacking as they are quick and easy to make. Instead of your typical chocolate chip, throw in something healthy like some pecans or peanuts, to accentuate the cookie. Takes about twenty min to get done, you can also experiment with almonds as well.
The Victoria sponge is a classic and one that’s easy to make, teaches young ones a quick and easy recipe and works well alone or with other foods. Why not mix it up with ice-cream or use it as part of a sponge if not completely eaten.
Peanut Butter Pie
This is a great dessert after a large meal as it gives that sort of completion. It takes about forty-five minutes to prepare and serves up to eight people. As for toppings, you can try chocolate strips, fruit or nuts.
Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bars
Great for the holiday season as these bars look festive. Don’t forget the cherries and the Anchor Butter with in chocolate cherry cheesecake bars.
Enjoy these easy dessert ideas and end your dinner on delicious and sweet way.
Cormac Reynolds writes for Anchor Dairy and is a lover of dessert. He has written for a number of well renowned food sites in his time.