While buying a box of chocolates may seem like the go-to Valentine’s Day treat, offering something homemade shows your sweetheart that you put a lot of thought into their gift. These cute cookies, chocolate desserts and more are sure to make your loved one swoon!
Channel your inner artist with these pretty-in-pink Valentine’s Day cookies. They’re garnished with edible pink paint that makes them fun to make and eat!
Brandied Cherry-and-Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
Cherries and chocolate are a perfect combination. This no churn ice cream is vanilla based and studded with sweet cherries and chunks of chocolate. It is rich, creamy and very flavorful. Drizzle with homemade hot fudge sauce or serve in a bowl or on a cone.
This ice cream has a small amount of alcohol from the brandy which gives it a Black Forest flavor. You can replace the brandy with more vanilla extract if you prefer.
Combine heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and kirsch (or cherry brandy). Stir well. Chill in the refrigerator and then add to an ice cream maker. Churn according to the manufacturers instructions and during the last few minutes of churning, add in the brandied cherries and chocolate pieces. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze for several hours, or overnight for best results.
Brandied Strawberry Shortcakes with Malted Whipped Cream
The classic strawberry shortcake gets a few upgrades for this dessert: the berries are soaked in brandy, and malted whipped cream adds a nutty, sweet dimension. Serve this dish with a cup of coffee for an intimate Valentine’s Day breakfast, brunch, or dessert.
Buttermilk makes these buttery biscuits light and flaky, and a touch of shortening provides extra fat to create the texture needed for tender biscuits. To make your own buttermilk, simply add a tablespoon of lemon juice or neutral-flavored vinegar (like white or apple cider) to a liquid measuring cup and fill to the 1-cup mark with milk.
There’s nothing more romantic than serving individual mini strawberry-rhubarb galettes to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. These sweet treats are also delicious served with a scoop of ice cream for an afternoon treat or after dinner dessert.
Homemade Pot Tarts
Chocolate lovers will be swooned over this creamy dessert that’s made with ingredients you already have on hand.
Store-bought caramels are stuffed into a double chocolate cookie dough for an easy treat. Then they’re topped with edible sugared lavender for Valentine’s Day flair.
Serve this grown-up treat to your special someone for a sweet start to the day. This easy dessert is quick and simple, too!
These cute heart-shaped cookies are perfect for your Valentine. They’re so easy to make and are a hit with kids and adults alike.
Ree’s Strawberries and Cream Scones
If you love the classic flavors of strawberries and cream these scones are for you! These sweet treats are a delicious way to start the day or enjoy with your morning coffee.
Drummond uses granulated sugar, baking powder and salt in the dry ingredients then cuts in the cold butter with a pastry blender or two knives until it resembles coarse crumbs. She tosses in dried strawberries, too.
For the wet ingredients she adds milk, egg and vanilla extract. Then she folds in the strawberry mixture. She turns the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently kneads it a few times to form a round shape. She then slices it into 8 wedges and bakes. The recipe calls for unsalted butter but Ree says you can use salted if that’s what you have on hand.
Coca-Cola Cake is a classic Southern dessert that is perfect for parties or potlucks. It is rich and fudgy and is guaranteed to please your sweet tooth! The cola gives it an extra light texture that is just delicious.
The cola also adds a hint of molasses to the cake that really makes it unique. It is hard to say exactly when people started using soda in recipes, but this recipe has been around for a long time.
Ingredients for this cake include: flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, buttermilk, vegetable oil, cola and eggs. The recipe also includes a simple frosting made with butter, powdered sugar and the cooled cola. This is a cake that can be dressed up for any occasion with a few extras like chopped nuts or berries.
Chocolate Pot of Chocolate
Indulge your loved one with a rich, velvety chocolate pot de creme. This classic French dessert is surprisingly easy to make at home and will impress dinner guests. For an extra touch, add a dash of your favourite liqueur to the custard. Try Frangelico, Amaretto, or Chambord.
This scrumptious cake is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion. It’s light, airy and topped with beautiful red and pink sprinkles for a festive look.
Make these adorable heart-shaped cookies for your special someone, or decorate them with any colour you like! They’re quick and easy to make, with just three ingredients. You can even use your microwave to bake them! These sweet treats are the perfect way to show your loved ones how much you care.