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?