I'm a dessert lover even if it's only strawberries and cream or homemade cookies. 'No Fuss' is my mantra when making dessert. The simpler the better when entertaining a crowd and sometimes a little imagination is all it takes to make everyone smile.
No Fuss Dessert #1
A fresh fruit platter made early in the day of the party can be all you need for dessert. Bake cookies early in the week and they are always ready when you need them. These make the perfect dessert when you are over-worked, over-stressed and out-of-time.
No Fuss Dessert #2
Pound cake, fresh berries, and ice cream is always a hit. You can use frozen berries if your market's fruit selections are past their prime.
The plus side of this is you will have gained a sauce to pour over the pound cake and the ice cream. Sooooo Simple!
There is no magic recipe for this dessert. Your imagination is all you need, or you can use the ingredients below.
- Slices of your favorite pound cake (bake your own, buy frozen, or your favorite packaged variety)
- Fresh or frozen berries
- Favorite flavor ice cream
- Chocolate sauce or whipped cream
- Place 1 thick slice of pound cake on a plate.
- Top with the berries.
- Add a scoop of ice cream.
- Drizzle with chocolate sauce and or a dollop of whipped cream.
This dessert will be perfect anyway you prepare it!
A Latte Smoothie is a nice compliment to this pound cake dessert. If you usually serve coffee at the end of the evening you can easily put together this frozen drink.
Make a pot of strong coffee late in the afternoon and pour it into a pitcher to cool down.
When you are ready to serve dessert all you need to do is add chopped ice to a blender with the coffee and milk or cream and blend into a smoothie. Pour into a tall glass three-quarters full. Add another scoop of ice cream and whipped cream.
Who can resist coffee and cake?
Happy Labor Day!