A fun holiday dessert: Raspberry Chocolate Dessert Cups. Perfect for 4th of July, make ahead and freeze; garnish with a fresh raspberry and sprig of mint.

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Friends, if you haven’t had these ChocoMaker Dessert Cups (I bought at Walmart), you’re missing out.

They are super easy for the reluctant entertainer, because you can freeze ahead, for a tasty, simple, unique dessert.

Perfect for the 4th of July, too.

Raspberry Chocolate Dessert Cups

Simple ingredients are all you need for this recipe! Think about the type of hosting you’ll be doing. With the Fourth of July coming up, I wanted to make these ice cream cups ahead in the freezer.

I’ll pull from the freezer ready to serve and have my raspberries and mint prepared.

Also think about toppings such as: Toasted candied nuts, dried or fresh fruit, chopped candy or sprinkles (red, white and blue!), or even cocoa powder or powdered sugar! FUN!

ChocoMaker Dessert Cups

These dessert cups are great for easy, fun desserts and can be filled with meringue, ganache, pudding, mousse, fruit preserves.

Or your favorite ice cream!

Between these chocolate cups and our favorite Tillamook White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Creamy, (have you tried it?) you’ve got the simplest, most delicious dessert.

Keep on hand for light desserts or last-minute company.

Here are a few more DELISH dessert ideas for summer or the 4th of July: Root Beer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, EASY 4-Ingredient Chocolate Cherry Cake, Strawberry Cream Shortbread Dessert (feeds 16-20).

Summer hosting

Are you doing a lot of hosting this summer?

Believe me, I’ve experienced every hospitality blunder in my 30 years of hosting. But somewhere along the way I learned a secret. Set perfection aside, come up with a simple plan, and don’t apologize and make needless excuses.

As the hostess, you create a setting where those stories are heard through the ears and the heart.

I learned another secret. Like a flight attendant on an airplane, if you don’t look stressed, your guests won’t be either. We learned to smile (on the outside anyway), and not sweat the small stuff. Perfectionism is overrated–trust me. The funny things that have happened over the years are still talked about, and are defining moments that last for decades.

Through great recipes and connection around the table, we become better, stronger, more courageous people. Every time we feast on life, we grow a little more.

Which is why I love a simple dessert recipe! [Here’s another recipe you can make ahead, Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups.]

Freeze ahead (optional)

Freeze dessert cups on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Fill each cup with a small scoop of ice cream. Place back in the freezer until ready to serve.

Remove from freeze and garnish with a berry and a small mint leaf; serve right away!

ChocoMaker Belgian Dark Chocolate Dessert Cups

Of course if you’re not using ice cream, you do not have to freeze!

  1. Fill with a variety of dessert fillings (listed above)
  2. Delicious gluten-free dessert
  3. Made with dark Belgian chocolate

Happy holiday hosting, Friends!

More summer dessert ideas: How to Make a Summer Ice Cream Trough Dessert, Orange Creamsicle Freezer Dessert Recipe, Blueberry Ice Cream, and Nutella Crunch Ice Cream Cake.

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Raspberry Chocolate Dessert Cups

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
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Ingredients
 

  • 1-2 packages “ChocoMaker” Dessert Cups
  • Tillamook White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • Fresh mint for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Freeze dessert cups on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Fill each cup with a small scoop of ice cream. Place back in freezer until ready to serve.
  • Remove from freezer and garnish with a berry and small mint leaf; serve right away.
Course: Dessert
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