Dairy-free baked alaska

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Ever dreamed of finding a quick and easy dessert that would absolutely blow your friends away, all without you needing to spend hours in the kitchen? Well, you can stop dreaming! This dairy-free baked alaska is proof that delicious desserts don’t need to be difficult – you just need a trick or two up your sleeve.

First things first – what exactly is baked alaska? It’s simply ice cream, sorbet or frozen yoghurt piled on top of light sponge cake and wrapped in a thick layer of meringue which is lightly toasted in the oven or with a kitchen torch. While the meringue gets nice and toasty, the centre of the dessert stays as chilled as ever. Pretty cool, huh?

Since all the flavour of this magical dessert comes from the frozen centre, it’s really important that you use a really good frozen treat – like Kapiti Whipped Sorbet. The team at Kapiti are totally committed to doing whatever it takes for taste and have absolutely nailed it with this dairy-free treat.

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Mixed berry crisp

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One of my favourite things about winter is the evenings. After a long day at work, you get to head home to a warm house, snuggle up on the couch and relax with your favourite TV show. Sounds pretty good, right?

The only thing that could make this scene better is having a delicious, warm winter treat on hand. The trouble is, those kinds of desserts are generally a little time consuming to make and not all that good for you.

Luckily, this recipe for berry crisps bucks both those trends – yip, it’s easy to make and better for you thanks to Equal Spoonful. That means it’s packed with flavour and sweetness, without the calories. And you won’t even notice there’s no sugar, it’s that good.

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Simple strawberry & rhubarb cheesecake

I don’t know about you, but I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t like a good slice of cheesecake every now and again – and let’s be honest, why wouldn’t you? There’s just something about that sweet, creamy filling and crisp, biscuit base that makes cheesecake one of those desserts that’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

The trouble is, all the best cheesecakes are packed with sugar to help make sure the filling tastes as amazing as it looks – I know I’ve been guilty of it in the past! But the truth is, you don’t need to add melted chocolate, chopped lollies or sweet syrups into your cheesecake to make them taste incredible. All you actually need is a really good tea.

Yip, you read that right – you can use tea to flavour your cheesecakes! The only trick is finding a variety that is packed with enough beautiful flavour to shine through in the finished dessert and really make an impression – and that’s where this easy strawberry and rhubarb cheesecake comes in.

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