Mini Desserts That Don’t Require Any Baking
These frozen sweets are perfectly portioned for an afternoon treat or a post-dinner sampling. And, with no baking required, they make the perfect snack for a hot summer day.
Mini Choco Tacos
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.
Recipe and photo from Spoon Fork Bacon. Get the recipe: Mini Choco Tacos
Individual Ice Cream Cakes
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.
Recipe and photo from Sarah Hearts. Get the recipe Individual Ice Cream Cakes
Mini Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches
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.
Recipe and photo from the Flourishing Foodie. Get the recipe Mini Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches
Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark
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.
Recipe and photo from Courtney’s Sweets. Get the recipe Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark
Mini Baked Alaskas
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.
Recipe and photo from Dessert for Two. Get the recipe Mini Baked Alaskas
Chocolate-Almond Frozen Banana Bites
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.
Recipe and photo from Recipe Runner. Get the recipe Chocolate-Almond Frozen Banana Bites
No-Bake Green Tea Cheesecakes
Homemade Mini Ice Cream Drumsticks
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.
Recipe and photo from Just a Taste. Get the recipe Homemade Mini Ice Cream Drumsticks