5 easy yet innovative 5 minutes dessert for Diwali
What is the first thing that comes to your mind, when you think of festivals? Fun? Food? Shopping? Entertainment? Excitement? Guests? Hold on to your thought on the last one. Yes, the season of festivals means guests in your house, and one big dilemma is what to serve them?
Well, in a country like India, we need not worry about the variety or availability of mouth-watering delicacies to serve, but yes, you might feel a tinge of stress when you have unexpected guests arriving, and you want to serve something home-made. Sweets are an integral part of Indian cuisine, and a must-have for any festive platter. You cannot possibly imagine not having sweets to serve at home, especially during the celebrations and festivals. However, you might want to try something new, innovative and different this time to serve for desserts, when you have guests coming. Or, you can surprise your own family members with some innovative sweet treats.
So, here are a few easy yet yummylicious desserts, which you can make at home within 5 minutes and serve. They can be made from easily available ingredients, and won’t require too much preparation.
5 interesting and less than 5 minutes desserts to your rescue in this festive season:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake: Mix egg, brown sugar, flour, peanut butter, cocoa, baking powder in a bowl. Then, add the chocolate chips and mix well to make a batter. Then, pour it in a greased pan or mug and microwave for a minute. You can serve directly from the mug or invert it on a plate and garnish with some nuts. You can also add a dollop of vanilla ice cream to complement the taste. This is super yummy and super easy.
Berry Soft Serve: Nobody can refuse a cup of super ‘cool’ ice cream, and that too with an amazing colour. Mix frozen berries, milk and powdered stevia in a food processor till it is smooth. You can serve it as it is as soft serve or refrigerate for an hour or two and serve in a cone. You can serve with a cherry or berry on top. Since this needs refrigeration, you can just keep it ready beforehand for the festive season.
Pineapple Pie: Pineapple is widely available now, so you can store it for some amazing dessert, both for guests and for your kids, if they do not like it raw. Mix properly crushed pineapple, sour cream and vanilla pudding mix. Then, pour into a pie crust and spread evenly. Then, chill for some time. Give a cool whip topping while serving the pieces, or you can use a pineapple sauce or anything that goes well with the taste. This will have pineapple chunks inside, and mouth-water even to look at.
Cinnamon Roll Mud Cake: This is amazing to taste and marvelous to look at. Add applesauce, vegetable oil, buttermilk, little vanilla extract, flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, baking powder and a little salt and mix well with a fork. You can also add ground nutmeg, if you wish. Then, pour the smooth mixture in a cup or mug and microwave for about a minute. Check once, if required, continue for another 15 seconds. For the icing on the top, add cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk and whisk well to get the consistency of an icing. You need to serve this warm with the icing on top.
Oreo Mint Mug Brownie: We all love Oreo. So, here’s one easy mug recipe with Oreo with a flavour of mint. Mix flour, brown sugar and cocoa powder. Then, whisk in canola oil, water and a pinch of kosher salt. Pour the batter into a mug and press a mint Oreo deep into it. Them microwave for about 45 seconds or until the cake tastes perfect. This is a delightful combination and surely delicious to eat.
Aren’t these easy, simple yet innovative? As you can see, these are a bit different from traditional Indian sweets, so you can probably add one of two of your own Indian ingredients to tweak the taste. However, these are really delicious enough to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. And, they will surely love something new, exciting and exotic to taste.
So, get ready to get over your dessert dilemmas with these simple recipes and flaunt your dessert dexterity on this Diwali, with a difference!