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Quick easy dessert for 8 people ideas?

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PinkPolkaDots Sun 08-Apr-12 15:24:54

I am doing a roast lamb dinner tomorrow for me and DH, plus my 3 siblings and their partners, so 8 adults in total (everyone in their 20s, no kids and no one particularly fussy eaters)
Totally forgot about dessert so any ideas of something I could knock up this evening or tomorrow day time (we are eating approx 5pm tomorrow.)
Only catch is that I will have to buy the ingredients at local tesco garage which is like a typical spar sort of sized shop so a bit limited as to what ingredients they will have there!
As cheap as possible too please!
Thanks in advance for any ideas!

insancerre Sun 08-Apr-12 15:28:23

Get everyone an icecream- magnums or Mars are yummy and will save on the washing up grin

WyrdMother Sun 08-Apr-12 15:29:15

Mars Bar cheesecake

Tub of Philidelphia or similar soft cheese
Tub of cream/emlea
Couple of Mars Bars
Pack of digestives

Chrush about 8 Digestives, mix with melted butter, press into a lined tin and chill.

Melt Mars Bars in a Bain Marie, beat in cream and then soft cheese.

Pour over cooled base and chill for as long as poss.

Iggly Sun 08-Apr-12 15:30:26

cheesecake in a mug

ZZMum Sun 08-Apr-12 15:30:46

Toblerone fondue -melt bar in double cream and dip in chopped fruit or little biscuits - totaly lush

Icecream covered with espresso is nice

Ice cream served with peanut butter choc sauce and sprinkled with chopped peanuts is divine if u like the salt choc combo

lozzyblue Sun 08-Apr-12 15:31:33

Banoffee pie? Quick n easy.

Iggly Sun 08-Apr-12 15:31:41

hot choc puds I have made these. Easy and YUM

WyrdMother Sun 08-Apr-12 15:32:00

Oooh or Bournvilled Ice Cream

Make 1 Pint of custard with full cream milk, mix in tub of cream and big melted bourniville bar, chuck in freezer.

When it's just starting to freeze mix it up again (I think this has something to do with texture... anyone?).

Take out of freezer a bit before you want to use it as it sets like cement.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sun 08-Apr-12 15:33:31

Just saw a recipe on 30 minute meals - black forest affogato, looked v easy.

Basically crushed shortbread, tinned cherries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream with espresso poured over it and some grated chocolate.

1 tablespoon instant coffee (or you
could use 4–6 shots of espresso)
3 teaspoons golden caster sugar
4–6 round shortbread biscuits
1 x 425g tin of pitted black cherries
in juice
1 x 100g bar of good-quality dark
chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
1 x 500g tub of good-quality vanilla
ice cream

AFFOGATO Put 1 tablespoon of instant coffee into a small jug with 3 teaspoons of sugar. Half-fill the kettle and boil. Crumble the shortbread biscuits into the bottom of 4 espresso cups. Drain the cherries and divide them between the cups. Bash the bar of chocolate up and add a few chunks (or grate it)
to each cup.Take the cups to the table.

Scoop of ice cream on each one, then pour on just enough espresso to start melting the ice cream

MrsKitty Sun 08-Apr-12 15:33:52

I'm trying out this lemon pudding tonight.

Iggly Sun 08-Apr-12 15:33:59


PinkPolkaDots Sun 08-Apr-12 19:52:01

Some great ideas here, thanks everyone!
Have to say I'm quite liking the idea of bowl of ice cream then just crumble over something or pour some sort of sauce, so everyone sorts themselves out! <lazy cow emoticon> grin

DrSocks Sun 08-Apr-12 19:57:33

Lurking on another thread prompted me to make this for a post-roast pud today:
Went down v well indeed. I reckon most Tesco garages would sell the ingredients, ours had no mini bottles of rum so I went to the local and got them to serve a double shot into the glass I'd take with me. Sorted.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sun 08-Apr-12 20:28:31


Bohica Sun 08-Apr-12 20:33:14

We had Eton mess today, very easy and sooo yummy.

Double cream - whipped
2 pots of rhubarb yogurt
Strawberries - crushed with the back of a fork
Meringue - broken up.

All mixed together and then chilled before serving.

JambalayaCodfishPie Sun 08-Apr-12 20:35:58

Angel Delight. grin

Half the milk so it's thick and mousse-y. Top with fruit/sauce.

I did this once. Honest. grin

moosemama Sun 08-Apr-12 20:52:38

I second Eton Mess. It always goes down really well and is ridiculously quick and easy to make.

MrsKitty Sun 08-Apr-12 20:57:54

Update on the lemon pudding I posted upthread. It was bloody lovely! grin

All lemon curd-y on the bottom, and light and fluffy sponge on top. Really easy to make too - will be doing it again.

FannyPriceless Sun 08-Apr-12 21:17:48

Bread and butter pudding made with hot cross buns! Seriously yummy and very easy. smile

OneLastSoul Sun 08-Apr-12 21:35:22

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sharond101 Sun 08-Apr-12 22:45:23

THis looks so impressive and is yet so simple. Can use fruit juice instead of alcohol.

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