Quick and Easy Desserts for Impromptu Celebrations

The months of festivities are here. And celebrations demand sweet dishes. By whipping up some delicious easy desserts, you can impress your friends and family members. Now, of course, with the festivities approaching fast, your calendar must be filled with various party planning tasks.

You would have to prepare your calendar to host fabulous parties, send greetings to the attendees, and host a party amongst other last-minute tasks. Winter festivals bring with it joy and happiness for everybody as well as some fantastic culinary delights. But how can you manage to whip up a dessert if you are running short on time? Hence, here are some easy healthy desserts recipes that you can prepare at home in no time at all.

Quick and easy desserts for impromptu celebrations

China grass (agar-agar) burfi

China grass is a kind of vegetable gelatin which is quick-setting. It does not have any taste or smell- available in both powder and strand form. Here is what you will need to prepare this yummy china grass burfi.

What you need:

  • milk 1/2 litre
  • 8 grams of china grass strands
  • sugar 250 grams
  • one cup of water
  • grated cashew, almonds, and pistachios for garnish.
  • edible silver leaf for decoration
China grass burfi


Cut the china grass strands in small pieces and soak in warm water for five minutes to soften it.

Boil the milk in a pan

Squeeze the china grass pieces to remove excess water and add it to the boiling milk. Stir continuously. Simmer until it forms a thick paste.

Add sugar and stir till the sugar dissolves.

Pour the mix into a greased pan or in moulds.

Garnish with dry fruits and silver leaf.

Let it sit at room temperature.

Cut into diamond shapes and serve.

Khoya hearts and stars

A delicious heart and star-shaped sweet to prepare for your dear ones. Here is what you'll need;

What you need:

  • 1 kg of ladoo of your choice
  • khoya or mawa (400 grams)
  • chopped dry fruits
  • cardamom powder 1/4 tablespoon
  • cashew nuts 15 nos.
  • Ghee two tablespoons


Grate the khoya and fry it in ghee on a deficient heat for a few minutes.

Cool and mix sugar and dry fruits. Keep it aside.

Crumble the laddoos thoroughly and divide the crumble into two parts.

Spread a layer of crumbled laddoo then add a layer of khoya. Then repeat this process.

Press the spread lightly and let it sit at room temperature.

Cut in heart and star shapes and decorate with cashew nuts.

3. Out-of-this-world strawberry brownies

If you are looking for easy dessert recipes to make at home, you cannot find a better dessert option that fulfils the desire for something sweet better than strawberry brownies.

What you need:

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
Strawberry brownies


Use a hand mixer to beat the cake mix, egg, cream cheese and melted butter together.

Spray a 9-inch baking dish lined with parchment paper with cooking spray then pour the batter in it.

Add the strawberry slices on top evenly.

Bake in a preheated oven (350f) until the centre is set, about 18 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing.

4. Toffee caramel heavenly dip

This dessert does not exactly fall under the healthy desserts category but is definitely worth giving a try because it is super easy to make.

What you need:

  • 2 large chilled apples, sliced
  • 2 cups thick caramel sauce
  • 1 cup softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1/3 cup sugar


In a bowl mix everything together in a consistent paste.

Transfer the mixture into a medium-sized serving dish and spread in an even layer.

Pour the caramel sauce over the cream cheese and flatten using a spoon or a spatula.

Sprinkle evenly with toffee bits. Serve with apple slices.

Creating delicious dessert treats need not be complicated at all. There are many other recipes that you can follow. Also, many birthday cakes online options you can consider ordering in for your family and friends if you are stretched thin on time. The point of having festive winter sweets is to enjoy with the 'fam'. Do not miss out on the opportunity to gorge on easy desserts to make at home.