15+ Decadent Desserts for Two
Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes for Two
Your dessert options should be just as tempting and delicious as dinner, but most recipes serve eight or more. While that's great for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it's not ideal for Valentine's Day or a dinner date. You need a dessert that's made for two and we have the perfect selection for you.
Cupcakes are some of the sweetest treats you can enjoy on a special, romantic evening. Too bad most recipes make 12 or more! Don’t waste batter or cupcakes, and whip up these cupcakes for two instead. Not a fan of cherry extract? Feel free to leave it out. The cupcakes will be delicious sans the flavoring!
Banana Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce
Try this recipe the next time you have a leftover French loaf; the texture of bread pudding is better with day-old bread. You can also use fat-free fudge topping in place of the caramel topping.
Mixing low-fat Greek yogurt with crème fraîche yields a decadent-tasting topping with less saturated fat. This recipe serves 4, but leftovers are delicious after sitting for a bit in the fridge.
Chocolate Quinoa Covered Strawberries
For two people, this recipe is a bit high on saturated fat (almost all of it coming from the dark chocolate) for our everyday nutritional guidelines. But it’s Valentine’s Day, so splurge a little if you feel like it. If this is for an everyday treat, cut it to 4 servings, and you get the nutritional thumbs up.
Coconut Banana Split
Enjoy this banana split for two together! Get super romantic and craft this dessert with your significant other. Then dive in while watching a movie, chatting in front of a fireplace, or swinging on your front porch. Mix things up with your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt if you and your sweetie prefer chocolate over vanilla.
Chocolate Chip Meringues With Strawberries
You can double the recipe for the meringues and save some for a later date; they freeze beautifully for up to 2 months. Just remove them from the freezer and top them with the strawberry mixture—no thawing required. You can also substitute raspberries for the strawberries, if you prefer.
Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings
Try not to chop the chocolate too finely for this bread pudding recipe so you'll have good-sized chunks to bite into. Hawaiian sweet bread is a soft, sweet bread found in the bakery section of most grocery stores. Leftovers are good for ham and Swiss sandwiches.
Cinnamon-Orange Crème Brûlée
Bake and refrigerate this dessert the night before, so all you need to do is add and caramelize the sugar topping before serving dinner.
Greek Yogurt Raspberry Fool With Cookie Crumble
This version of a classic English fool is made lighter and brighter thanks to Greek yogurt and fresh raspberries. Instead of stewing fruit, just let raspberries, sugar, and gin macerate. In place of a calorie-dense custard, opt for a whipped cream-Greek yogurt delight (which also sneaks in a bit of filling protein, too). The cookie crumble is a fun way to top this off–and we’re confident you’ll bring this dessert out for more occasions than just Valentine’s Day once you see how fast and easy it is.
Lightened-Up Shamrock Shake
We kept the luxe creamy mint Shamrock Shake flavor you love from McDonald's—but our version has just 248 calories and slashes 76g of sugar from the fast food version. Talk about finding gold at the end of the rainbow!
Individual Chocolate Soufflés
Impress your sweetheart with a restaurant-quality dessert in the comfort of your home. You'll never believe how easy it is to whip up a batch of our sexy, foolproof chocolate soufflés. Prepare for a taste of heaven.
100-Calorie Italian Soda Floats
These floats are ideal for couples who want to dine and then dash to an all-night dancing session. Feel free to sub any sorbet you prefer.
Toasted Coconut Tapioca
Served hot or cold, this comfort dessert is a delightfully creamy, tropical treat. The toasted coconut shines in the pudding, mentally transporting you to the beach in minutes.
Simple and easy to make ahead—this twist on the apple crumble is unbelievably good. With cinnamon-sugar butter between the layers, a crispy streusel sprinkle, and a dollop of ice cream on top, there’s no doubt this will be a hit. For a gluten-free version, omit the flour and substitute with certified gluten-free oats.
Marcona Almond and Rosemary Ice Cream Sandwiches
The unexpected flavor of rosemary is a delight in these adulted-up ice-cream sandwiches. Using a good salt makes a huge difference, which is why we recommend fleur-de-sel (available here). It enhances all the herby-nutty flavors. And the sweeter, more delicately-flavored Marcona almonds (which you can find here) are also worth hunting down for this dish. However, toasted blanched almonds and kosher salt will both do in a pinch. This recipe makes 12 sandwiches, but leftovers freeze beautifully in zip-top bags.
Although complex black plums, with their winey flavor, taste and look spectacular in this refreshing granita, you can use most any variety. This recipe technically serves four, but you can stash the other two servings in the freezer until you're ready to enjoy.
Chocolate-Hazelnut-Banana Finger Sandwiches
If you're craving chocolate, these gooey delights will do the trick. Want to just make two servings? Simply divide the recipe in half.
Cherry–Goat Cheese Ice Cream
This creamy, goat cheese-base ice cream showcases seasonal Bing cherries, which have an intensely sweet and tangy flavor. Go the extra mile and make homemade waffle cone cups for serving (and a fun presentation!). Keep leftover ice cream in your freezer for when your sweet tooth strikes.