We’ve got some individual puddings that are perfect for dinner parties. This collection has some great family favourites, including recipes for individual strawberry trifles in glasses, salted caramel chocolate fondants, tiramisu and mini cinnamon gooseberry crumbles in ramekins.
We’ve added a tropical twist to our collection with our dairy-free coconut, mango and turmeric fool, and our mini passion fruit puddings.
Fancy an ice cream dessert out in the spring sunshine? We’ve got plenty of those too, such as our raspberry and rosewater kulfi with toasted almond sprinkles.
Check out this quick and easy chocolate mousse recipe with espresso. If you’re hosting a dinner party and looking for an indulgent yet easy dessert that can easily be made ahead, try these gluten free creamy puds – ready in 15 minutes.
These salted caramel chocolate pots from Verden restaurant are absolutely delicious and are deceivingly easy to make. You can serve them in Kilner jars, glasses or ramekins, or whatever you have at home. They make a great dinner party dessert. For more caramel recipes, click here.
This recipe makes the lightest, most delicate and lovely little puddings! The coconut and mango combination is really refreshing and you don’t even notice it’s dairy-free because of the creaminess of the coconut cream. Also the addition of turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, adds a zingy flavour to the dessert. These are best served as individual desserts in glasses.
This classic italian dessert of cream gently set with gelatine is given a tropical twist by infusing the cream with coconut and topping with a zingy mango and passionfruit salsa.
We’ve taken a classic flavour combination and given it a modern twist with this recipe for rhubarb and custard slices. These work well as individual desserts for dinner parties. For more rhubarb recipes, click here.
These smooth ice cream puds are topped with seasonal crystalized ginger. Festive and sweet, they’re a quick and easy way to up your pudding game, providing individual desserts for dinner parties. Discover more ginger recipes here.
This recipe for buttermilk and sage panna cotta with black pepper honeycomb from Rachel Karasik may sound odd but it really, really works.
These black forest cheesecake bombs are a real showstopper as individual desserts for dinner parties. Make ahead and stash these in the freezer – they’ll keep nicely for a month or so. Find more ice cream recipes here.
This easy dessert recipe calls for very little hands-on action. All of the elements can be made a day ahead, then layered up in glasses up to an hour before serving.
These cute but sophisticated mini puddings are the epitome of sweet and sour. They’re quick and easy to make and can even be done in the microwave! For more fruity pudding recipe ideas, click here.
Make these ahead and you won’t be fussing just before you serve dinner. This makes enough for 4, so save 2 for later – they will keep for a couple of days. Buy the shortbreads if you prefer. Find more of our best ever chocolate recipes here.
The easiest, quickest trifle recipe: made with Madeira cake and strawberries. Topped with custard and cream, these individual pots make a good weekend pudding. See our best ever strawberry recipes here.
Add a Caribbean twist to your baking with pineapple, coconut and rum flavours of piña colada. Use ready-baked tarts if you want to make this dessert even easier. Take a look at our best ever sweet tarts recipes here.
This buckwheat tarts with rice pudding and blackberries recipe is from Olia Hercules and makes a great gluten-free dessert.
Our most indulgent, most beautiful chocolate fondant yet… just look at it ooze! You can buy the salted caramel sauce for a quick fix. For more chocolate pudding recipes, click here.
This recipe for cinnamon and gooseberry crumbles is really easy to follow but they make great individual puds. Make a batch and freeze these mini dessert pots for when you need a sweet hit. Find more crumble recipes here.
Topped with crumbled amaretti and grated chocolate, this delicious make-ahead dessert takes only 20 minutes to assemble. See more great Italian dessert recipes here.
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best and you only need five ingredients to make these creamy white chocolate and raspberry puddings. Make them up to a day ahead for a dinner party. Love raspberries? Try one of our other recipes.
Rhubarb and ginger are a delicious combination – try them in this creamy fool. Rhubarb is in season from February until May, but you may be able to find it a couple of months either side.
This Persian peach mess with brown sugar almonds is a great twist on a classic British Eton mess. Different brands of rosewater vary enormously in strength, so add a little at a time and taste as you go, until you’re happy with the flavour. It’s best served as individual desserts in glasses. We’ve got more peach recipe ideas here.
The best chocolate puddings are the ones that you don’t have to share. We love these individual little pots of chocolate sponge and pear. Just add cream to serve and let your family and friends dive in.
Kulfi is an Indian ice cream made by evaporating whole milk until it’s really rich and almost caramelised. The beauty of enriching the milk like this is that you don’t need an ice-cream maker to churn and break up ice crystals, so it’s an easy pudding to make. This is traditionally made in conical metal kulfi moulds, which are hard to find in the UK, but you can use tall dariole moulds instead. These make perfect individual desserts for dinner parties.
A verrine is a small glass layered with various fillings and can be sweet or savoury. This version is tangy, sweet and crunchy. For more citrus flavours, see our lemon dessert and lemon cake recipes.
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