Lighten up dessert for spring

by Marie Rodriguez

Who doesn’t enjoy a decadent dessert?

Whether you’re savoring a sliver of rich homemade chocolate cake for a birthday or sharing a slice of creamy raspberry cheesecake after a meal with a loved one, we all revel in indulging in a unique event. I idea I’d share with you a number of my favored twists to lighten up your desserts as we welcome spring and the celebrations like Easter and Mother’s Day that accompany the new season.

Cheesecake is so versatile – from chocolaty to fruity, the options are infinite. While indulging in the real issue now and again is splendid, I even have a creamy and attractive opportunity you can revel in extra often. My secret is the use of ricotta cheese! Add some ricotta, maple syrup, and vanilla to a meal processor and mix until smooth. Serve like a parfait with a few overwhelmed graham crackers, sparkling fruit, or a self-made chia jam. Try including cocoa powder in the ricotta aggregate and pinnacle with sparkling bananas or raspberries!

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Trifle is an English dessert. This is so deliciously easy to make. It strikes a chord in my memory of summer, with the layers of clean fruit and cream. Traditionally, trifles are made using cookies, leftover cake, or cakes with layers of rich pudding and whipped cream. My tip: switch the cookies for some fluffy angel meal cake. You also can layer in an aggregate of vanilla skyr yogurt and a little swirl of lemon curd for some brightness. I love using clean strawberries in a trifle; however, any of your favorite results will work terrific.

Want to attempt something extraordinary? This creamy coconut mango rice pudding is worth a strive! In reality, the sweet Kent mango and coconut scream, “Spring is right here!” Starchy and creamy, the sticky rice has the ideal texture. Try swapping the white rice within the PC sticky brown rice recipe for added nuttiness and fiber. Don’t have any mango reachable? Pineapple, as do fresh (or frozen) berries, also works top-notch with this recipe.

You may revel in your typical decadent dessert; however, if you love having greater-than-occasional goodies, those lightened-up cakes will fulfill any candy teeth. Don’t forget to add some fresh fruit – it is nature’s sweet, in the end, and brings a deliciously sparkling sweetness, colorful color, and vitamin increase to any dessert.

Creamy Coconut Mango Rice Pudding


  • ½ cup (125 mL) PC Premium Medium Grain Sticky Rice
  • ½ cup (one hundred twenty-five mL) granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 2% milk
  • One can (four hundred mL) coconut milk
  • Half PC Black Label Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean
  • Two massive egg yolks
  • ½ cup (a hundred twenty-five mL) 2% milk
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1 PC Flavour Burst Kent Mango

Heat rice, sugar, salt, 2 cups of milk, and coconut milk in the saucepan over medium warmness. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise, scrape seeds out, and upload seeds and pod to the saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring now and then. Reduce warmth to low; cover and simmer for 25 mins, stirring often, or until rice is tender and a combination is thickened.

Stir yolks and ½ cup milk in a bowl collectively. Stir in half the rice pudding and stir the combination into the saucepan. Cook for 2 mins, stirring. Scrape the mixture into a bowl; place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the floor of the pudding. Place bowl in a large bowl filled with ice and water, and allow to cool for 15 mins.

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