Want to make a delicious dessert for Mother’s Day this year? Your mom deserves the best, but you don’t need to take her out to a fancy restaurant to give her the most memorable Mother’s Day ever! Try one (or all!) of these dessert recipes from around the web. They’re sure to make your custom-made dessert for Mother’s Day the most delectable treat that Mom has ever had!
First Dessert for Mother’s Day:
Coffee Meringue Ice Cream Cake
What You’ll Need:
Vegetable-oil cooking spray
5 large egg whites
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon fine salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon liquid coffee extract (preferably Trablit; culinarydistrict.com), divided
1 1/3 cups sliced natural almonds (4 1/2 ounces)
1 1/4 teaspoons flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, divided
3 scant tablespoons high-quality roasted coffee beans
2 1/2 pints coffee ice cream (preferably Haagen-Dazs)
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Trace a 10-inch circle on each of 2 pieces of parchment. Turn over parchment, and place each on a baking sheet. Coat parchment with cooking spray. Place egg whites and sugar in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture is warm, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add fine salt and cream of tartar, and beat with a mixer on high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form and meringue is almost cool, about 8 minutes.
Using the traced circles as a guide, gently mound slightly more than half the meringue on 1 piece of parchment and the remainder on the other. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon coffee extract over the smaller mound, and spread meringue into a flat disk, leaving the edge slightly swoopy and the top smooth. Spread out remaining mound into a slightly thicker disk, using a swirling motion, until it is about 1 1/2 inches away from edge of circle. Drizzle remaining coffee extract over second disk, and swirl in extract with a spoon, leaving some of it very distinct and spreading meringue to edge of circle. Bake meringues until crisp all the way through, about 4 hours. Remove from oven, and let cool completely, about 1 hour.
Raise oven temperature to 325 degrees. Toss together almonds and 1 teaspoon sea salt on a baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until nuts are deep golden brown, about 18 minutes. Let cool completely. Coarsely grind coffee beans in a spice grinder.
Beat ice cream with a mixer on medium-low speed until slightly softened and mostly smooth, about 30 seconds. Add almonds and ground coffee, and beat until just incorporated. Spread ice cream mixture on flat meringue; sprinkle with remaining sea salt. Top with swirled thicker meringue. Freeze at least 20 minutes or (wrapped in plastic wrap) up to 6 hours. Let sit at room temperature 5 minutes. Cut into wedges, and serve.
2nd Dessert for Mother’s Day:
Lemon Tiramasu Trifle
What You’ll Need:
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
12 -ounces cream cheese, softened
One 8-ounce jar prepared lemon curd
2 cups heavy cream
22 hard ladyfinger cookies
3 cups mixed raspberries and sliced strawberries
Powdered sugar, for garnish
Whipped cream, for serving
- In a small measuring cup, mix the lemon juice with the sugar and 1/4 cup water until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
- Place the cream cheese, lemon curd and heavy cream in a food processor and process until smooth and a bit fluffy.
- To assemble the tiramisu, place half the ladyfingers in the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish, breaking a few to fit, and drizzle with half of the lemon syrup. Top with half the lemon cream and 1 cup mixed berries. Repeat the layers, using the remaining ladyfingers, syrup and lemon cream.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 8 hours or overnight. Before serving, top with the remaining 2 cups of berries and dust with powdered sugar. Serve with whipped cream on the side.
3rd Dessert for Mother’s Day:
Brownie Cheesecake Snickers Pie
What You’ll Need:
⅓ cup butter, cubed
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
6 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 teapson vanilla extract
3.4 cup all-purpose flour
1.4 teaspoon baking soda
⅛ teaspoon salt
Cream Cheese Layer:
10 oz cream cheese, softened
⅓ cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 snickers candy bars (2.07 oz each), cut into ½ inch pieces
½ cup heavy whipping cream
4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 325°. In a heavy saucepan, bring butter, sugar and water to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate until melted; cool slightly. Stir in vanilla.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until lightly beaten. Gradually add chocolate mixture; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Spread into a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla just until blended. Arrange candy bar pieces over brownie layer; spread cream cheese mixture over top. Bake 18-20 minutes or until top is set and edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
For glaze, bring cream to a simmer; remove from heat. Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Cool 15 minutes; pour over pie. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 10 servings.
TO MAKE AHEAD: Pie can be made a day in advance. Cover and refrigerate.