Valentine’s Day is that one special day where the whole world celebrates love. Flowers, teddy bears, and chocolates are the go-to gifts on this day and Americans spend $143 on average for this day. Most retailers tend to increase the prices on their products near the big day to exploit customers as much as possible, but there’s no reason you should fall for it.
This year, you don’t have to break the bank on this special day. Homemade gifts in the form of desserts are the best way to win your partner over and show your love and appreciation for them. We’ve put together some of the best V-day dessert ideas that are super simple too!
Raspberry panna cotta
Panna cotta is a famous Italian dessert that’s prepared with cream, sugar, and vanilla. The words panna cotta translates into “cooked cream.” This dessert is known for its light texture and flavor. Adding a berry twist on a panna cotta elevates it to a whole new level.
You need to set this dessert in stunning glasses for maximum effect and ripple in some raspberry compote or coulis. For added flavor, white chocolate can be used to garnish the dessert as well.
If you and your partner are fans of meringues, this is the dessert for you. Easy to prepare and visually stunning, a pavlova can be prepared with any fruits you like. For Valentine’s Day, we suggest sticking to a berry theme.
You can dye the meringue mixture pink; keep the cream filling white for some variation in color. Chop some strawberries and let them sit in a bowl with a splash of balsamic vinegar and sugar. The sugar and vinegar will flavor the strawberries and intensify their flavor while allowing it to release its juice to create a sauce. Layer the meringues, cream, and strawberries and enjoy!
Red velvet soufflés
Have you ever had a decadent soufflé? They melt in the mouth and are perfect for chilly February nights. Make your Valentine’s Day memorable with warming red velvet soufflés. Enjoy the decadent chocolate flavor, coupled with the stunning deep red color. Your partner will surely be impressed with this creation! Our red cocoa will help you get the perfect blend of color and flavor. Don’t forget some whipped sour cream for an acidic twist!
Strawberry lemonade layer cake
With all this gloomy cold weather, you need something to remind your partner and yourself of the summer. This summery dessert is light and fun. The tangy lemon sponge is perfectly balanced with strawberry-infused frosting.
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