Coming up with new ways to make meals more interesting has always been a lot of fun for me and my family. I enjoy trying new recipes, techniques, and new foods. We love desserts and they are by far the most enjoyable part of a meal, at least for the kids in my family.
150 Desserts in a Jar Cookbook
Switching it up from the standard scoop of ice cream on a piece of pie is what 150 Desserts in a Jar Cookbook is all about. This is a cookbook that will take you out of your culinary comfort zone by introducing you to creating decadent and interesting desserts in a jar.
This book is full of new ideas that make you feel warm and cozy all over. There’s a multitude of beautiful photos that will inspire you to get creative in the kitchen. There is also helpful tips and techniques to guide you through all process’ so you are successful. You will find cobblers, pies, puddings, custards, mouse’s, sauces, creams, nougats, and cakes. Your mouth will water as you thumb through the recipes. The unique idea is to put each dessert into separate jars so you have individual servings. I think this is a great idea. I have mason jars that have been sitting for years without any momentary purpose so I was glad I hung onto them.
We didn’t know which dessert to start with first but the kids wanted something with ice cream in it. We found the Peanut Butter Parfait recipes and go right to work making this masterpiece. This dessert was a breeze to create. It calls for four 8-ounce jars. We had little children visiting us all the time and this is too big for them to hold and too much for them to eat. I had smaller jars 4-ounce that worked perfectly. We also liked adding our desserts to cups or mugs. It’s a perfect portions size and you have a handle for comfort. You just have to work with what fits your family best.
With this particular recipe, you need a food processor and an electric mixer. There are two parts, the peanut buttercream, and the mixed ice cream. We used vegan ice cream and it worked perfectly. You scoop the two different parts into layers and sprinkle with nuts, fruit, or whipping cream on top. The kids wanted peanuts on top and the rest is history. You put them in the freezer for 30 minutes and then serve. The flavor combinations were divine, who doesn’t like peanut butter, peanuts, and ice cream together? We loved it.
We also created the Chocolate Tapioca which is another cold dessert, Vanilla Cake with Apple Cinnamon Compote, and the Marshmallow Dream which both are warm desserts and require a little more work and time. But, they are by far worth any little extra effort. In some of the recipes, you have to steam the jars and transfer them to a wire rack. Once you do it the first time, you will be in the swing of things.
These recipes are a novel to bring new life into your desserts and think outside the box. Chocolate and Hazelnut Pudding and Puffed Rice with Marshmallow Cream is next on our list of desserts we are going to make from this heavenly cookbook. We can’t wait!! 150 Desserts In A Jar would be a great addition to any kitchen!
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.