Do you have a sweet tooth but not enough time to make elaborate dessert recipes? Here are eight quick and easy dessert ideas you can whip up at any time to satisfy your cravings and your budget! So, let's indulge in some delicious treats without breaking the bank.
1. Mini Chocolate and Berry Trifles
To create this delicious dessert, you will need mini chocolate sponge rolls, chocolate fudge topping, frozen mixed berries, pouring custard, and toasted flaked almonds. To make this tempting and fuss-free creation, layer the mini rolls in individual serving dishes and drizzle the chocolate topping over them. Then, add the berries and pour the custard on top. Repeat this layering process and top it off with the almonds. And presto! Get the recipe here.
2. Banana Pudding
Banana Pudding is a quick and delicious dessert that can be made with just four simple ingredients: bananas, whipped cream, vanilla pudding, and vanilla wafers. This decadent dessert is created by layering the ingredients together. The recipe in the link is for one serving, but it's easy to make more servings - just double or triple the recipe.
3. Strawberry Ice Cream Muffins
As incredible as it may seem, this dessert only requires three simple ingredients – strawberry ice cream, self-rising flour, and strawberries. Yes, that’s right – ice cream, berries and flour. It may seem like an unlikely combination, but trust us, it's a winner! Start by mixing the softened ice cream and flour in a bowl, then divide the mixture into muffin pans and bake in a moderate oven for 12-15 minutes. Once cooked, let the muffins cool, then top them with a scoop of ice cream and some chopped strawberries. That's it – a delicious and easy dessert that's sure to impress! You can view the recipe here.
4. Banoffee Splits
In just 10 minutes, you can transform your classic banana split into a Banoffee Split. Begin by melting together some chocolate, cream, and a knob of butter to create a rich and silky sauce. Then, pour this sauce over split bananas and ice cream to give a delicious twist to the traditional dessert. Your classic banana split just got upgraded to a Banoffee Split.
5. Banana and Peanut Butter Muffins
Bananas are our favourite fruit, and we love using them in these Banana and Peanut Butter Muffins. You only need five ingredients for these muffins - bananas, baking soda, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Mix all the ingredients in a food processor or thermomix, then spoon the mixture into muffin pans and bake in a moderate oven for 15-20 minutes. Once done, you can top these muffins with some extra peanut butter and banana slices for even more deliciousness. These muffins are super easy to make, very quick, and definitely delicious!
6. Rocky Road Fudge
This decadent Rocky Road Fudge is simple and quick, taking only 10 minutes to prepare. However, it's best enjoyed chilled, so make sure you refrigerate for 4 hours before serving. This recipe is perfect for getting kids involved in the kitchen because it's easy to make. All you need to do is melt chopped white chocolate with a can of condensed milk in the microwave, add some peanuts and chopped marshmallows to the mixture, and then pour it into a dish to chill. You can make this recipe your own by adding gummy bears, almonds, pretzels, smarties, or anything else you can think of to the melted chocolate mixture. The possibilities are endless!
7. Raspberry Honey Flapjacks
This treat is best served with a hot cuppa, and you can even freeze it for later. These Raspberry Honey Flapjacks only take just over 30 minutes to make, and you'll be able to enjoy a delicious treat straight from the oven. To get started, melt some butter, brown sugar, and honey together, then add some oats. Mix everything together and pour it into a baking tin. After that, scatter some frozen raspberries over the top and bake in a moderate oven for 25 minutes. It's quick, easy, and (somewhat) healthy.
8. Lemon Eton Mess
If you're in need of a quick and easy treat, this recipe is perfect for you. All of the ingredients can be store-bought, and while they may not be considered staples, they can be easily stored in your pantry or fridge. This Lemon Eton Mess is a quick version of the original and features a delightful blend of cream, lemon curd, marshmallows, crumbled meringue nests and shortbread. This one will definitely have them asking for more!
Making desserts on a budget
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