Date Night Desserts
Some foods are just sultry. They lend to late nights, candle light, and almost always bourbon. Probably served in a fancy little glass vessel. Expertly plated. Rich. Creamy.
Or not. It’s your dessert! But better yet, they are always meant for two. Properly portioned. Perfect for a pair. Even more perfect for us heedlessly single ladies (and gents) with a healthy appetite for bourbon based desserts. We all win!
So as far as Desserts for Date Night go, this one has Got. It. All. Luscious whipped mascarpone? Got it. Bourbon blueberries with mint and a SUPER simple crumble that takes five(ish) minutes in the oven and is *just enough* to crunch on? Present. Comfortably serves two (three if you’re into that)?
*Emphatically screams YES*
Lushy Whipped Mascarpone For Two w/ Bourbon Blueberry Sauce
Boozy, but in a classy way.
Choose your whipping things
If you are a ketogenic dieter, you will want to choose heavy cream. Half and half is just that, half…meaning not enough fat to whip up and make this desert full and luscious.
If you are looking for a dairy free version of date night desserting, you can sub the whipping cream with whipped full fat coconut cream and the mascarpone with a dairy free cream cheese substitute like Kite-hill. It may taste a little more like cheesecake, but who cares? Cheesecake with bourbon blueberries is just as desirable.
OR you can do what I did and utilize a mixture of the two: both whipped coconut cream AND real mascarpone cheese because it hit the sweet spot-not full dairy but enough dairy -for me.
The consistency of this whipped up dessert is really based on your preference.
Serve it chilled for a lighter, moussey feel. Serve it from the freezer and it scoops like ice cream.
NOTE: if you want it to scoop, only freeze it for about an hour. Say, while you are cooking dinner. Extended freezer time will harden this cream to rock solid.
The Sauce will serve more than three. It’s very odd to try and make a single serving sauce from bourbon. You just end up going too light on bourbon or getting drunk.
The Crumble and Whipped Mascarpone will serve two GOOD size portions or three delicate portions.
The nutrition facts are for the whipped mascarpone only. I calculated for three servings because two servings left just a bit extra and it’s maddening to try to whip 2 oz of cheese with 1/4 cup cream, though you could. Do with the extra what you will. I recommend breakfast the next day.
I’ll link to the full berries and crumble recipe nutrition below! Nutrition is calculated for the Whipped Mascarpone Cream made with coconut cream.
For the Whipped Mascarpone
For the Bourbon Blueberry Sauce
For the Crumbly Bit of Nuts
Bourbon Blueberry Sauce
Made with 1/2 cup heavy cream (or 1 cup whipped): Cals 297 Fat 31g Carb 1g Protein 3g for three equal portions (a little more than 1/3 cup)
Amount Per Serving Calories 330 Total Fat 32g Carbohydrates 4g Protein 5g
Nutrition is calculated for the Whipped Mascarpone Cream made with coconut cream.