Desserts are an important part of meals in many cultures across the globe. Also, there is a multitude of recipes for making them. That said, people consider them to be unhealthy because of their high sugar content. But this need not be always true as there are healthier options like those made with minimally processed plant-based food. In this article, we will introduce you to easy to prepare whole food desserts; read ahead to know more about them.
Homemade Butter Mints
Buttermints are excellent sweets that are easy to make and are inexpensive. It takes about 30 minutes to make them. They are also perfect for gifting on special occasions.
- Plant-based butter
- Powdered sugar
- Plant-based milk
- Mint extract
Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix them thoroughly into a dough. Next, sprinkle powdered sugar onto the dough and the cutting board. Now, knead the dough for a couple of minutes until it is smooth.
Shaping The Mints:
- Take 1/8 cup of dough and roll it into ropes with a thickness of ½ inch.
- Now, cut the rope of dough into little pillow-shaped pieces using a sharp knife.
- Transfer the pieces of butter mints into a parchment-lined cookie sheet for drying.
- Uncover them after two or three days, and you have your homemade butter mints.
You can eat them after having your plant-based meal.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffle
Peanut butter chocolate truffles are a confection that makes for a special treat. Besides, it takes only about 25 minutes to make them.
- Plant-based butter
- Whipping cream
- Natural peanut butter
- Chopped peanuts
- Salt (optional)
Add all the ingredients into a bowl, pour heated cream over them, and mix them. Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, let them sit at room temperature for an hour.
Shaping The Truffles:
Take a portion of the peanut butter chocolate truffle mix using a cookie scoop and roll the balls in chopped peanuts. If you cannot scoop the mixture after an hour, then refrigerate it for a few minutes.
Berry Parfaits With Honey-Sweetened Cream
Berry parfaits are an easy-to-make summer dessert that has the goodness of berries.
- Berries sliced or diced
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 1 cup whipping cream
Wash and prepare berries of your choice, or you can use other fruits. Then, whip the cream with honey or other plant-based sweeteners. Now, in a large, stemmed glass add layers of berries and honey-sweetened cream. Finally, you cover the glass with a plastic wrapper and refrigerate.
We hope that the recipes shared above will help you with making desserts for your plant-based meal.