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No-Bake Valentine’s Day Desserts: You Don’t Need to Be the ‘Kitchen Type’ to Mesmerize Your Crush

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and you’re probably planning how to make the day a memorable one for you and your partner. While you can easily order takeout for a romantic dinner at home, dessert should be uniquely homemade. However, we know it can be stressful and overwhelming to perfect a recipe. No need to worry! Here are five delicious desserts that you don’t have to bake.

Fruit and Nut Trifle

This is a sure bet if you want to make something elegant to impress your partner. This no-bake trifle is elegant and easy to whip up. Instead of premade pound cake, use hot milk sponge cake.

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Then, add a layer of blackberries and blueberries, followed by layers of custard and whipped cream. For the ultimate touch, incorporate almond and orange notes for a tasty treat.

Double Chocolate Mocha Mousse

Chocolate mousse seems like something you’d find at a fancy restaurant, but you can make it at home, too! To make this decadent mocha mousse, melt bittersweet and semisweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Then whisk two egg yolks, ½ cup heavy cream, 1½ tsp espresso powder, and 4 tbsp granulated sugar in a small saucepan, heating for 2 minutes. 

Courtesy: Woman’s Day

Pour the egg mixture into the chocolate, mix, and refrigerate for 25 minutes. Then mix 1 tbsp granulated sugar and 1 cup of cream with an electric mixer, fold into chocolate mixture, and refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving. No oven necessary!

Vanilla Yogurt and Berry Trifle

This trifle is sweet, fruity, and perfectly on the theme for Valentine’s Day with the red berries. You don’t need an oven to make this treat; just whisk sugar, strawberry and raspberry juice, and cornstarch in a saucepan, boil for 2 minutes, transfer to a bowl, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Courtesy: Country Living

For the layers, you need sugar, non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt, whipped cream, and Ladyfingers. Later the ingredients to create a treat fit for a queen. You won’t want to stop eating it straight from the jar.

Salty Peanut Banana Pudding

A salty dessert always hits the right spot. For this treat, you don’t need to bake anything in the oven, but you do need to heat stuff on the stove. First, whisk ⅓ cup flour, ⅔ cup sugar, ¼ tsp fine salt, four egg yolks, 1¾ cup whole milk, and ½ cup cream. Cook on medium heat for about 8 minutes, remove from heat, then whisk in 2 tsp vanilla and peanut butter.

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Then arrange 25 wafers in the bottom of an 8×8 inch baking dish, top with ¼ cup peanuts, two medium sliced ripe bananas, and hot pudding. Then, top with another layer of wafers, bananas, and peanuts. Cover and chill for 4 hours, then whisk 1 tsp vanilla, 3 tbsp sugar, and 1¼ cup cream with an electric mixer. Spread over the chilled pudding and sprinkle with ¼ cup peanuts.

Zebra Semifreddo

If you’re torn between an ice cream sandwich and whipped cream desserts for Valentine’s, you could just combine both in this semifreddo. This dessert is semi-homemade, which means you don’t have to do it from scratch.

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You just need confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream, mini ice-cream sandwiches, semisweet chocolate chips, and ground cinnamon. The magic touch is achieved by drizzling some cinnamon chocolate drizzle on before serving- then you can just slice up and enjoy. You can keep it in your freezer for up to two days before consumption!

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