Served chilled sounds like music to our ears in this scorching heat. The hot weather has us craving something chilled and sweet presenting an opportunity to indulge in some of our favourite desserts. Additionally, if you’re looking for a quick fix to curb your cravings, there are tons of easy dessert recipes that you can make from the comfort of your home. Warm-weather desserts are generally easier and faster to make. You can use ingredients that are readily available in your home or add a twist to common snacks. Here are some easy dessert recipes you can try out.
Popsicles are some of the best desserts for the hot weather. The only issue is that most store-bought popsicles are filled with sugar, artificial colouring and other chemicals which can be harmful to our health. If you want a healthier alternative, you can try this recipe. Custard is an inexpensive dessert made from milk and eggs.
1 ½ tablespoons custard powder
2 cups milk
1 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
Mix the custard powder in a small bowl with water until well mixed. Put a pot over medium heat. Bring the milk and water to a boil. Add the custard mixture to the pot. Stir until well mixed. Cook till it thickens. Remove from heat and pour the custard into a popsicle mould. Freeze it overnight. Remove and run it under cold water to loosen it up. Remove the popsicle and enjoy.
Chocolate Covered Banana Pops
Bananas are a good source of potassium making this dessert not only delicious but also healthy. They’re also an instant crowd-pleaser. You can make this dessert for your guests or better yet, for your kids and you’re guaranteed to win the “Best Mum Of The Year” award. The best part is that they can last for weeks in the freezer.
½ Peanuts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, shredded coconut for garnish
Line a baking tray with nonstick paper. Cut the bananas in half and insert a popsicle stick in each of the pieces. Place the bananas on the baking tray and freeze for 15 minutes until solid. Add the coconut oil to the melted chocolate and stir until well mixed. Dip the bananas in the chocolate mix then sprinkle your toppings on them. return to the baking tray and freeze for 30 minutes.
You’ve probably come across this mouthwatering dessert on social media and longed to make it at home. Yoghurt bark is surprisingly easy to make and it involves readily available ingredients. You can include your favourite fruits and nuts to make it extra delicious. However, be careful not to go overboard with the toppings.
Line a large baking tray with nonstick paper. Spread the yoghurt over the paper. Add your toppings and distribute them evenly. Freeze for 2 hours until solid. Remove and peel the paper from the frozen yoghurt. Break the yoghurt into pieces resembling tree barks. Serve or put in an air-tight bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Say goodbye to basic and boring ice cream. With this recipe, you can enjoy your ice cream in so many delicious ways. All it takes is one simple hack using store-bought cookies to transform your ice cream experience. The best part is how you can modify this recipe until you find your favourite combination. Buy different cookies and ice cream flavours to achieve this.
1 box cookies
1 tub ice cream
Place the cookies in the freezer for 2 hours to prevent them from breaking. Remove them and place each on a large tray. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, place a scoop of ice cream on the cookies and spread gently. Place another cookie on top of the ice cream layer. Freeze before serving.
Nothing hits the sweet spot like a glass of lemonade after a long day under the sun. It’s also great to serve during daytime events such as cookouts, bridal showers or baby showers. There are a variety of lemonade recipes so you’re sure to find something that fits your taste buds. However, you can never go wrong with classic lemonade.
Mix the sugar in a cup of water and bring it to a boil. In a large jug, combine the lemon juice, sugar syrup, and 3 cups of water. stir until well mixed and let it cool in the fridge for an hour. Remove and garnish with lemon slices and ice cubes.
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