For a simple dessert, try stirring vanilla ice cream until it is softened to the consistency of thick cake batter with a splash of bourbon. Not melted, stirred! What could be easier?
We also spoon it onto thick slices of pound cake as a quick sauce.
What are your instant favorites to satisfy a sweet tooth?
As a child, I used to nuke my ice cream in the microwave to make it like soup. Once I put Cookies and Cream in for way too long and it was hot when I came back, but the warm cookies in it were really good, and the base took on a unique texture that I really liked.
As a child, we lived 13 miles from the nearest town, which only had 200 people. What I am trying to say is that we learned to make do with what was in the cupboards.
My mother would drizzle maple syrup over crushed saltines in a bowl when we had a sweets craving and no sweets...it sounds strange, but it is a nice combo of crunchy, salty and sweet. I haven't eaten it in over 35 years, but would be willing to give it a try again.
I had people over for dinner and forgot all about dessert. All I had was a tub of Cool Whip and a tub of Jello Pudding. I took some very nice dessert cups and made pudding in a cloud. Everyone loved it and couldn't get enough. Now every time we get together , pudding in a cloud is the main dessert.