I don’t know if you make any summer garden parties in this crazy 2020, but if you do, check out this idea. It’s hard to call it a recipe, because there’s no specific set of ingredients or preparation, but it was published on my old blog couple years ago and it was very popular, so I thought I will refresh the idea and place it here as well. You don’t need to choose this set of ingredients, you can take other fruits you like, add some granola or chocolate chips, as long as it’s not highly processed 😉 This desserts are very simple and easy to make, and the result is quite impressive. Isn’t it something we all like? You’re spending minimal time and effort and you get this pretty looking desserts.
This idea can also work great at children’s parties, and even the preparation of desserts can be a part of it – prepare ingredients in advance, each in a separate bowl, and let the kids to combine them according to their own fantasy – good fun, and the desserts are definitely healthier than crisps and biscuits or ready made desserts. Just instead of wine glasses prepare bowls or cups for smaller kids. I’m sure they will be happy to prepare their own dessert with the fruits and other ingredients, to make it more fun you can give them more variety, but try to stay away from processed and unhealthy food. You can prepare small paper flags on a toothpicks with the name of each kid, so they can stick it into their dessert like a cocktail umbrella.
What ingredients you can use to prepare this kind of dessert?
All the berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, red and black currants.
For more tropical vibe: pineapples, melon, tangerines, mango, papaya, kiwi.
Also grapes, nectarines, peaches or apricots.
Take greek or coconut yogurt, mascarpone, ricotta or whipped cream. Everything that’s low in sugar will be great. Fruits have enough natural sugar to make it sweet and tasty.
You can add some granola, oatcakes, halva, peanut/almond butter, chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews) raisins or dates, sugar free chocolate chips, good quality grated chocolate, homemade crumbled cookies or biscuits.
For adults version…
If you like a bad boy desserts, you can add some advocaat or other liquor on top of each dessert, it will be more fun but not as healthy any more 😉
MIx and match the ingredients you like in all sorts of combinations, enjoy making and enjoy eating!
summer party desserts / kids party desserts
INGREDIENTS (for about 6 portions, depending of the size of the glass):
· 1 fresh pineapple
· 300 g strawberries
· 2 handfuls seedless grapes
· piece of halva
· couple oatcakes
· handful hazelnuts
· 450 g greek yogurt
· 450 g coconut yogurt
Cut off the skin from pineapple, slice in quarters and cut off the hard inside and dice. Rinse the strawberries, cut off the stems and also dice in small pieces or slices. Rinse the grapes, keep some for decoration, the rest slice in half.
Finely chop hazelnuts or use a blender to grind them. Crumble couple oatcakes with your fingers, do the same with halva.
Prepare your dishes – glasses, cups or bowls – preferably something transparent in which the dessert will look nice. Make the layers, just like fantasy and taste tells you. In various combinations. Thus, we get several different desserts and flavors. Decorate the top with fruit. Eat immediately or put it in the fridge to chill. Have fun! And enjoy!