Tuesday, April 3

"So Yummies!" Dessert Everyday!





I've told my husband as long as I can remember, that it does no good to keep dessert out of our house…because I have a very demanding sweet tooth!  Instead we try to make sure we have plenty of lower calorie treats waiting for me when the I'm in the mood for dessert…which is, well, almost every night.

Here are some of my favorite everyday desserts made extra special by simply adding COOL WHIP whipped topping:

Chocolate Mousse!
Recipe: 
One single serve container of Jell-O Decadence Chocolate Mousse, 
+ a big dollop of COOL WHIP right on top!  Voila!

I'm definitely not the only one in the family that enjoys their dessert!  Recently, Zion has been asking more and more for a "treat" after dinner.  I have to admit, I love love love the joy it brings when I bring out something I've baked for her and she smiles and says, "So Yummies!"

Berry Smoothies!
Recipe: 
1 Cup Frozen Berries, 
1/4 Cup Yogurt, 
1/4 Cup COOL WHIP, 
1/2 Cup of Milk - 
Blend together, 
Top with a dollop of whipped topping!

My husband has a soft spot in his heart for brownies with ice cream, but I've discovered that I can help him cut out a few calories by forgoing the ice cream and using COOL WHIP instead!  He certainly hasn't complained!

Brownie "A'La More"!
Recipe: 
Brownie Mix prepared per package directions, 
Topped with generous amounts of COOL WHIP!

I love my coffee and I love chocolate.  So when I discovered that I could make rich, creamy home-made mochas using brewed coffee and hot cocoa mix, I never turned back!  I have to say that nothing makes a homemade mocha more perfect than finishing it with a dollop of COOL WHIP and a few sprinkles.

Homemade Mocha!
Recipe:  
8oz fresh brewed coffee, 
1 packet instant cocoa mix, 
Whisk together.  
Top with a generous dollop of COOL WHIP.

Now that the weather is warming up, and fresh fruit is filling up the produce sections…I'm ready to make some delicious fruit salad.  Is there anything more enjoyable than sitting out on the deck on a warm sunny day eating a bowl of fresh fruit salad!?

Fresh Fruit Salad!
Recipe:  
A bowl of chopped fresh fruit (whatever is in season!) 
Tossed with plenty of COOL WHIP, so simple, yet so divine!

What is your go-to dessert!?  Have any simple dessert recipes to share?  I'd love to hear about it!

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18 comments:

  1. RebelSweetHrtApril 03, 2012

    OMG! I gush at the photos! Note to self: don't view food posts when it's almost midnight! :)

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  2. :) These are all midnight friendly! ;)

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  3. Regina SoberApril 03, 2012

    Wonderful recipes! so much comfort wrapped into one post, hard to choose which to ooo and ahhh over most.  The mousse looks like my fav! 

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  4. Carla KaramApril 03, 2012

    Courtney...  you're killing me here!! I love sweets too, but right before I go to bed... no other time.. isn't that funny?  So great .. now I have all these recipes to try.  I better get back to the Y pronto!!  Blessings!

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  5. I'm on a strict eating plan right now…and almost every one of these is diet friendly! (Even the brownies (reduced fat Trader Joe's brand!)

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  6. Awww shoot! I seriously just told myself to layoff the sweets for a week and then I look at your tempting post. My favorite dessert is always something with extra chocolate. OR a full quart of mint chocolate chip ice cream. :)

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  7. OHHHHH MY YUMMMM. Yes please! Courtney, these all look A-mazing, & I want them ALL now! Ugg. I have such  a sweet tooth too.)

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  8. momto8blogApril 03, 2012

    yep...I use this all the time...makes great icing too!

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  9. They are! I think I'll go get me something sweet right now. ;)

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  10. I definitely need to try using it as icing. YUM!

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  11. I am obsessed with Cool Whip as well :) Yum!

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  12. Yum!  Drooling over here!  Sign me up for one of the brownies with cool whip please!

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  13. I have an awful sweet tooth myself. And now, I am craving that there brownie.
    New follower via voiceboks! I really like your blog :)

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  14. CrazedinthekitchenApril 04, 2012

    Yum. Those all look delicious. Thanks for some good ideas!

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  15. Thanks Susan for following me! The best part of that brownie is that it is low fat! I buy the reduced-fat Trader Joe's mix and it is made with yogurt…no egg and no oil! So yummy!

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I don't always have time to respond to each one, but I do read them! XO