Chinese desserts tend toward one of two extremes; a few pieces of fresh fruit, or a decadent concoction that can take hours to prepare. While both have their place, sometimes you want something in the middle: a dessert that is easy to make but will still impress family and friends. Here are my favorite easy dessert recipes:
A simple dessert made with almond flavored gelatin and topped with frut. This recipe is very adaptable - feel free to use various types of canned or fresh fruit as desired.
Top Pick: Almond Float
An assortment of fruits are lightly coated with a sugar syrup and attractive arranged in hollowed melon halves. A great recipe to serve guests.
Top Pick: Chilled Melon Fruit Salad
In this simple dish pears are filled with honey and dates and gently steamed. It's an excellent choice for anyone suffering from a cold or sore throat.
Top Pick: Steamed Pears With Honey
This simple shake makes a great dessert, snack or a breakfast when you're on the run. To turn this into a high protein shake, use soy milk and add a small amount of wheat germ.
Top Pick: Pina Colada Tofu Shake
Coconut milk lends a sweet flavor to bananas in this quick and easy recipe. It makes a light dessert for two, or can easily be doubled to serve four people.
Top Pick: Hot Bananas in Coconut Milk
Coconut milk, cream and cinnamon make a rich topping for steamed bananas. Feel free to add other Asian fruit, such as mangoes or starfruit.
Top Pick[br] Bananas in Cinnamon Coconut Sauce