25 Ideas for Yummy Family Desserts

Jill Holtz

March 20, 2019

Family Desserts

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#17. Eton Mess

eton mess

Summertime and strawberries have arrived mmm… This easy recipe for Eton Mess is sure to go down a treat with all the family.

#18. Fresh Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry shortcake

Searching for something else delicious to make with strawberries? Try our easy Fresh Strawberry Shortcake recipe.

#19. Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

strawberry ice cream

This is Rachel Allen’s Strawberry Ice Cream recipe and a firm favourite in our house. 2 of my kids are dairy allergic/intolerant so you can also use a dairy free cream too and it tastes just as good. It is really light and creamy and best of all you don’t need an ice-cream machine!

You might also enjoy reading 10 Simple Ice Cream Recipes that Kids Will Love

#20. Chocolate Guinness Cake

nigella lawson chocolate guinness cake

This recipe for Chocolate Guinness Cake is adapted from Feast by Nigella Lawson. Nigella likes to ice the top of the cake so that it resembles the famously frothy head that sits on top of a pint of stout, but she says it also tastes perfectly good if you leave it uniced and plain.

#21. Chocolate Fudge Pudding

chocolate fudge pudding

This Chocolate Fudge Pudding dessert recipe seems a little fiddly at first but once you’ve done it once, it’s a cinch.

#22. Lemon Bars

lemon bars

Made with a shortbread style base with a super easy lemon custard topping and icing sugar, these twice-baked lemon bars are simply delicious!

23. Maple Yoghurt Pound Cake


Served for dessert with berries and cream or even for breakfast lightly toasted with jam, your kids will love this simple Maple Yoghurt Pound Cake.

24. Grandma Dot’s Oatmeal Freezer Cookies

oatmeal cookies

Grandma Dot’s Oatmeal Freezer Cookies are sure to go down a treat. Try freezing this dough in smallish logs, just enough to make about 8 cookies. By freezing smaller portions, the dough thaws more quickly. And because you only bake a few cookies at a time, they are always fresh.

#25. Iced Almond Cake

iced almond cake

This is one of my family favourites, Iced Almond Cake. The icing is very simple, made with icing sugar and water, and you can decorate as you please!

Do you have a favourite family dessert recipe? Let us know in the comments below.

25 ideas for yummy family desserts

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Published On: March 20th, 2019 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: April 3rd, 2021 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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