Grapefruit Sorbet

I am always looking for healthy dessert alternatives and the other day I made this grapefruit sorbet with a little sugar and lemon juice. It is really easy to make and you don’t need an ice cream maker. You can skip the sugar of course, but, as you know, grapefruits are on the bitter side without adding the additional sugar. I like to top these with fresh mint leaves to introduce a new, refreshing flavor to this dessert. A fun […]

Coffee Brownie Milkshake

Did you know that I used to work at an ice cream shop? My favorite part of working there was sipping on the leftover milkshakes we used to make for the customers. My absolute favorite milkshake was our coffee brownie milk shake. Whenever a customer ordered it, I was so excited to drink the delicious leftovers in the blender. After I stopped working there, I continued making my favorite milk shake at home. It is really easy to make at […]

Lava Cake for One

Sometimes you are craving dessert, but don’t want to make a large batch of cookies or a whole cake, am I right? With this chocolate lava cake recipe, you can quickly make a personal dessert and not have to worry about making too much for just one person. You can also double the recipe to make two. The key to a good lava cake is beating the eggs really well to create air bubbles – this keeps the batter nice […]

Blueberry Sorbet

You don’t need an ice cream maker to whip up a quick sorbet dessert. I used fresh blueberries, lemon juice and a pinch of sugar to blend up this blueberry sorbet dessert in my Magic Bullet. Blueberries are high in antioxidants, so this is not only a guilt-free dessert, but a healthy dessert, too! I used to love to eat a bowl of ice cream for dessert after my dinner almost every night, but over the last few years, I […]

Mango Lassi Popsicles

Whenever I go get Indian food, I always treat myself to a Mango Lassi. And thanks to this Desserts for Breakfast recipe, I can have a Mango Lassi any time I want. That my friends, makes me real happy. Happy happy mango lassie. Mango Lassi Popsicles makes 6-12 popsicles depending on your molds Ingredients 2 cups ripe mango, chopped 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbsp sugar big pinch of ground cardamom big pinch of salt Instructions Peel […]

Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

One of my first jobs in high school was at Cold Stone Creamery serving up ice cream. I actually gained 15 pounds after working there for a year! It took me an entire summer of working out and banning ice cream from my diet all together to drop the weight. Now whenever I crave ice cream, I look for healthier alternatives to satisfy my sweet cravings instead. This banana peanut butter ice cream always does the trick! The consistency is very […]

Papaya Sherbet

This is basically ice cream. Er, sherbet. Do you prounce it sher-bert or sher-bit? I never know. I always thought it was sherbert. But spell check is trying to tell me there is no extra ‘r’ in thre. Huh. I never liked it as a kid, actually. Give me cookies and cream or give me death! I think that was my mantra. Or something similar, at least. Thankfully my palate has refined a bit. Also this sherbert has a secret. It’s sooooo totally […]

Make Elvis Proud Milkshake

The only thing that would make Elvis Presley more proud of this milkshake would be to add bacon and deep fry it. I always liked the King’s tunes, but what really caught my attention early on was the profile of what he ate. Apparently his favorite sandwich was a giant loaf of bread, hollowed out, slathered in peanut butter and chocolate, with slices of banana and bacon, deep fried. A man after my own heart. Since it’s too much work to fry […]

Julie’s Midnight Smoothie

A couple weeks ago, Julie (my roommate) and I made the mistake of watching The Patriot late at night. It was a mistake not because it’s a Mel Gibson movie, but because we had forgotten how incredibly depressing it is. Just one hit after the other, the low blows just never stopped. And that’s when Julie’s Midnight Smoothie came to the rescue. This recipe is perfect for those nights when you need to do some emotional eating. We used a […]

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

Well, I guess this is kind of another way to have summer for longer than we are allowed by the seasons. Smores are pretty much a summer staple, but, for whatever reason, no one ever eats them any other time of the year (uh, I know the reason actually, it’s called cold. no one camps in the cold). If you’ve never had a smore, and to be honest it’s difficult to imagine anyone growing up without ever eating one, (but […]