If you’re planning a romantic date night at home with your significant other this weekend, there are a few necessary sweet touches you absolutely should have on deck, like an abundance of scented candles, your favorite chilled wine, and a playlist you’d both be game to dance the night away to. Whether you’ve decided to cook dinner or order takeout for an at-home picnic, one really thoughtful thing to plan that’s bound to get ten out of ten stars from your sweetheart is to prepare a special date night dessert.
Think of how sweet it will be if after dinner you bring out some champagne glasses filled to the top with a combination of decadent dark chocolate and white chocolate-covered strawberries, perhaps even coated with crushed Oreos. You can even add a bottle of actual bubbly champagne on the side to complete the dreamy setup. Or perhaps you’d rather serve up a banana split for two on a pretty pedestal covered with maraschino cherries, spoons, and pink heart-shaped sprinkles. The creative possibilities are endless, really. You just need to decide on the perfect recipe that you will both enjoy for your night and go for it.
We here at Mashed want your date night to be spectacular and have come up with a roundup of the most romantic recipes for a sweet date night dessert for two. So, take a look at these delicious evening endings, and make one of the sweetest plans of all time.
Date night calls for chocolate-dipped strawberries
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a perfectly sweet dessert to make for date night. Not only are they delicious, but they definitely have a very romantic look to them — especially if you serve them in a thoughtful way. Whether you place them on top of freshly whipped cream in champagne flutes or put them on a vintage platter in the shape of a heart, they are sure to sweetly shower your evening in all the romance. Your partner is sure to be smitten with this spread.
You’ll want to find large strawberries with stems on them to make dipping easier. Once you melt your chocolate of choice, you can dip your berries and place them carefully on parchment paper so the sweet coat hardens. If you’d like to add a special touch onto the chocolate, like extra chocolate shaving, you will do that step shortly after dipping to get it just right.
Preparing these adorable treats will be just as much fun as eating them. Take your time and let your creativity flow! It’s always fun to mix up a combination of chocolates and add a variety of colors to your platter. Break out the nuts and sprinkles for the ultimate chocolate-dipped strawberry setup, and have the best date night ever.
This three-ingredient chocolate mousse is sweetness overload
This three-ingredient chocolate mousse dessert is one of those recipes that looks truly impressive, as if you have worked much harder on it than you actually did. It really only needs three ingredients, including whipping cream, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and fine sea salt.
This is a super easy recipe to prepare, and you can have a ton of fun serving it. Find some super pretty glasses or small bowls, and top your mousse with whatever sweetness your heart desires. Whipped cream is always a great choice, but you can also add some berries, Reese’s Pieces, or even crumbled pretzels. You may also consider chopped hazelnuts, strawberry slices, or even a single cherry. If your significant other loves something fun like Lucky Charms, then go to town and put those on the mousse, too. It’s date night, so you should personalize your mousse toppings to anything that’s special for both of you.
This strawberry cake is pretty in pink, a color of love
Cake is always a great idea when it comes to dessert, and this strawberry cake is perfectly sweet for date night. You may want to snap a few pics on your special evening, and this pretty-in-pink cake will definitely look amazing in any snaps you take.
You’ll need quite a few basic ingredients for this yummy treat, including flour, white sugar, baking soda, baking powder, eggs, oil, milk, salt, sour cream, fresh strawberries, and powdered sugar. Don’t forget the presentation, too! Mashed recommends mint leaves and a strawberry as a garnish. Don’t hesitate to place several strawberries around your cake after you add the strawberry glaze. You can even sprinkle a few mini chocolate kisses, just to show date night all the love.
Snow ice cream is oh-snow very cute for date night
This snow ice cream recipe can be prepared in just three minutes! Yes, you read that right, and no, you’re not dreaming. They also taste as sweet as they look, and your date will absolutely love them. Of course, you’ll have to pick a fresh, snowy day to make this fun treat, but it’s easy enough to have the recipe on hand so you’re ready to go when the weather cooperates.
All you need for this dessert is fresh snow, condensed milk, salt, and vanilla extract — that’s it. The fun part will be with the topping. You can go traditional with chocolate or butterscotch sauce, or you can break up your favorite candy bar and sprinkle it all over the snow ice cream. Raspberries and whipped cream would look oh-so-nice on and around your snow ice creams, too. Don’t stop with one topping if you don’t want to. Ultimately, you can add all of your favorites.
Serve this dessert in a pretty bowl, and have a date night that’s filled with snow much sweetness!
Sharing a huge banana split with your favorite person is the sweetest date ever
There’s nothing sweeter than sharing a huge banana split with your number one person. And preparing this scrumptious dessert can actually be part of your date night plan. All you need is three scoops of your favorite ice cream, one banana, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a bright red maraschino cherry. Well, since you’re sharing this delicious sweetness, definitely go hard on the cherries.
You can add a few extra toppings, too, like chopped hazelnuts and colored sprinkles. If you’d like to switch up the syrup to strawberry or butterscotch (or a combination of several syrups), feel free to let your taste buds dictate. Put two big spoons sticking out of the top, and you’re ready to serve.
What’s better than enjoying a sweet banana split while cuddled up on the couch watching a great romantic movie for date night? Not much.
Chocolate was made for lovers and so are these fudgy Nutella brownies
If you and your partner are slightly obsessed with all things Nutella, then these brownies are absolutely the dreamy date night dessert for you. As this recipe name promises, you’ll only need three ingredients to whip up the most heavenly batch of fudginess you could hope for, which includes Nutella, eggs, and all-purpose flour. Display these delights on a cake pedestal and top them off with powdered sugar, frosting, and chocolate chips. You could also add on yet more Nutella for the sweetest date night treat of all time. You can even sprinkle some fresh blueberries, raspberries, or sliced strawberries on the platter for an extra special presentation.
With just five minutes of prep time and 25 to 30 minutes of bake time, you really can’t go wrong surprising your significant other with this dessert. Chocolate was made for lovers, after all, and so were these Nutella brownies.
No-bake banana pudding in matching mason jars is true love
There’s nothing cuter than serving up freshly made banana pudding in two mason jars, complete with a dollop of whipped cream and vanilla wafers on top of each. Our recipe for no-bake banana pudding will show you how to whip up exactly that. It’s as sweet to look at as it is to eat, and you’ll only need condensed milk, milk, cream cheese, banana instant pudding, Cool Whip, vanilla extract, vanilla wafers, bananas, and whipped cream.
Don’t forget mason jars and extra bananas to stage around your dessert, all to make this creamy and delicious treat look completely picture-ready. There’s nothing better than a happily ever after to date night, and this banana pudding gets that.