Christmas desserts in a glass recipes


These Christmas desserts served in a glass are great for serving individual desserts when you're entertaining this summer. Get the recipes and try out the tips for these make-ahead treats.

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Christmas desserts served in a glass

What better way to serve individual desserts than in a glass? It’s a little trick that can turn a simple idea into a dessert creation that looks uber-impressive.

If you ask us, it’s something about the layers and the various textures that come together perfectly. With a little bit of this and a little bit of that in every bite, you end up with the most incredible palate of flavours. And might we add, the best bit – these quick and easy desserts in a glass can be prepped and made ahead of time for your Christmas dessert.

Before we inspire you with wonderful dessert in a glass recipes that are sure to delight, let us share with you the four steps to create a dessert in a glass:

1. Choose your glass

There are so many creative ways to serve dessert. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Stemless wine glasses
  • Martini glasses
  • Mini trifle glasses
  • Mason jars
  • Shot glasses

2. Choose your dessert base

Whether it’s something creamy or it’s a layer of jelly – your base forms the core of your dessert:

  • Double cream
  • Whipped Philly
  • Mousse
  • Ice cream or sorbet
  • Jelly

3. Add texture

Choose another ingredient to add contrast and/or crunch

  • Crushed meringue or mini meringue ‘kisses’
  • Fresh fruit
  • Nuts
  • Caramel popcorn
  • Cake

4. Choose a garnish

  • Chopped nuts
  • A touch of greenery such as mint
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fairy Floss
  • Cocoa powder

Dessert in a glass recipes

If you need some ideas, check out the easy recipes below! If you're looking for more Christmas ideas, click to discover easy Christmas baking and desserts, Christmas lunch ideas and Christmas salad recipes.

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