Stress-Free, Alternative Desserts to Serve this Thanksgiving!

Photo: Jennifer Fiereck via The TomKat Studio

Photo: Jennifer Fiereck via The TomKat Studio

Thanksgiving is in a few days, and we’re sure some of you are ready to pull your hair out to prepare for this holiday weekend! It’s tempting to pull out all the stops for the perfect Thanksgiving, preparing traditional desserts we rarely eat.

We’re here to tell you, switch things up and serve stress-free, fresh Thanksgiving desserts that will not overwhelm your kitchen, and will taste just as delicious as what Grandma used to make! Check out our list of alternative Thanksgiving desserts to serve, below:

Danny Macaroons

Almost everyone we know has a family member who makes amazing pecan pie. Don’t stress yourself out by re-creating, go with something fun and light instead! When we talk about coconut macaroons, you know we’re talking about Danny Macaroons!

Just imagine super delicious, gourmet and handmade coconut macaroons and a fantastic flavor like Maple Pecan Pie. We’re talking brown sugar, molasses and toasted pecans to make the best Thanksgiving inspired dessert! Trust us, Danny Macaroons will save you.

Maple Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting (on Pumpkin Bars) 

It’s a mouthful, but it’s a mind blowing bite of pumpkin flavor! If you can’t seem to get enough of pumpkins this Thanksgiving, Two Red Bowls has this awesome cream cheese frosting recipe that will change the face of any pumpkin based dessert you’re serving. Decadent, kinda sinful and absolutely delightful frosting + pumpkin bar combo? Best Thanksgiving dessert spread ever.

Apple Galette 

Photo: Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott via Bon Appetit

Photo: Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott via Bon Appétit

What’s a galette, you ask? It’s French for flat, round-ish crusty cake so you know it will be glorious. Don’t just serve pumpkin pies, give your Thanksgiving sweets section a little pop with the apple galette recipe from Bon Appétit! How do we know it’s not going to be stressful to make ’em? There’s a step by step guide so you won’t lose your way. You’re welcome!

Sonny’s Drink 

Wait a minute, isn’t it about Thanksgiving desserts? It’s the holiday season, anything goes! We’re down with Sonny’s Drink because it’s really easy to make, you’ll only need some vodka, Kahlúa, milk, Cocoa Puffs and ice. It’s an adult drink, yes, but it’s also like having dessert! Make a bar at the corner of the room, and watch everyone overdo it with the Cocoa Puffs. This year, we’re thankful for spiked breakfast cereals!

Tipsy Scoop’s Boozy Ice Cream

There’s always time and space for ice cream, especially on Thanksgiving! Since it’s the start of the holiday season, treat your guests with some liquor infused ice cream courtesy of our buds at Tipsy Scoop!

How to elevate your dessert table? Tipsy Scoop‘s got an amazing Thanksgiving dessert pack, with 4 boozy pints delivered in dry ice, at your doorstep! The seasonal flavors include: Bourbon Pecan Pie, Chocolate Mousse Martini (with whiskey), Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice and Spiked Berry Cobbler sorbet (with a little help from white wine). Your guests will be floored. Order your limited pack here!

Here’s to an awesome Thanksgiving, everyone!


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