Dessert for company when you have NO time

Usually when I entertain I prefer to make everything myself.  Homemade is always great, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time to do it all.  If I spend a lot of time on the meal itself, making a homemade dessert can seem like a big task and too time consuming depending on what else I have going on at the time.  I have a couple of super quick dessert ideas that are always crowd pleasers and look pretty too.

I start by using either nice wine glasses or pretty dessert dishes, that’s the key to making this look fancy!  I put a scoop of ice cream in the glass and drizzle on some chocolate or caramel sauce (from Trader Joe’s, it’s amazing!)  then top with some fresh whipped cream.  This is when a whipped cream canister really comes in handy. (ISI Cream Whippers)  Another variation to this dessert is to use Trader Joe’s Belgian Chocolate Pudding and layer with whipped cream in a wine glass.  Top with chocolate shavings or a cookie and you’re done.  Their chocolate pudding reminds me of chocolate mousse… it is sooooo rich and delicious.   How easy is that?

TJ's Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce

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