If a sighting of the ice cream truck is a rarity in your neighborhood or you just want a smaller portion of a classic treat, whip up this mini choco taco right in your own kitchen. All you need is a waffle iron, store-bought custard (or ice cream), and chocolate chips.
When a giant cake is a bit too much for a small at-home celebration, let these miniature versions stand in. Since each “cake” is made using a muffin tin, you can even swap in other flavors if someone doesn’t like chocolate.
Waffles don’t have to be relegated to breakfast. In fact, everyone knows they’re so much better with a big ol’ serving of ice cream. Impress dinner guests with the ultimate after dinner treat by sandwiching creamy vanilla ice cream and tangy fruit compote between two Belgian waffles.
Adding fresh fruit to regular or Greek yogurt makes it easy to satisfy a sweet tooth, without depending on candy or other sugar-laden options. Use a medley of tropical fruit, opt for all berries, or play around to create your own combination of flavors—you can’t go wrong.
This dinner party-worthy dessert technically requires you to bake a cake for the base, but buying a store-bought version will give yourself (and your oven) a much-needed break. Once the base is prepped, add a dollop of sorbet, surround the scoop with meringue, and brulee.
A tiny version of a favored carnival snack, these frozen banana bites are more manageable when you’re craving a little something sweet to hold you over until dinner. Almond butter is sandwiched between two slices of bananas and then rolled in a duo of crushed almonds.
This year’s trendiest drink can be enjoyed in dessert form, too. Here, a fine matcha powder is mixed with cream cheese, heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar to create a buzz-worthy dessert with full, complex flavor.
With this mini version of a favored dessert, parents don’t have to feel as guilty about giving the kids a post-supper sugar fix. Make a big batch (this recipe makes 24 mini cones) on a Sunday, and you’ll be set for at least a week or two.