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Desserts for a Crowd – Living in Yellow


If you’re looking for some easy desserts to take to feed a crowd, you’ve come to the right place! Steph here, sharing some of my tried and true favorites that are a hit every time! My favorite thing about these desserts? They’re mostly made from things I have laying around already, or only need to run out and get a few simple things. No more worrying about what to bring to your next get together, mix up one of these quick and delicious desserts and enjoy your extra free time!

Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake

As shockingly simple as it is delicious – this ice cream cake can be customized to any flavor preference and is sure to be a crowd favorite!

  • 1
    Brownie Mix + Ingredients to prepare
  • 1.5
    Quart
    Ice Cream
    Standard Size, Any Flavor
  • 8
    Oz
    Cool Whip
    Standard Size
  • 18
    Oreos
    Half a Pack
  • 6
    Oz
    Hot Fudge
  1. Bake brownies according to package directions. Cool 10 minutes.

  2. Mix softened (not liquid) ice cream with Cool Whip using an electric mixer on high speed until blended. Spread over top of slightly cooled brownies.

  3. Crush Oreos until no large chunks remain. [Food Processor is easiest!]

  4. Microwave Hot Fudge for approximately 30 seconds to make it pourable. Mix with Oreos. Sprinkle/Drop the mixture on top of ice cream layer.

  5. Freeze for 4-6 hours. An ice cream spade or spatula works well for serving.

You can use any combination of ice cream and toppings you would like! I have made this using Mint Chip Ice Cream + Oreo/Fudge topping and Salted Caramel Ice Cream + Oreo/Fudge topping. Other ideas include:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream + Crushed Graham Cracker Topping
  • Peanut Butter Ice Cream + Mini Reese’s for Topping
  • Strawberry Ice Cream + Oreo/Fudge Topping
  • Heath Ice Cream + Heath Bits Topping
  • Any flavor you enjoy!
Heavenly Strawberry Whip

Heavenly Strawberry Whip

An impressive looking and tasting dessert, ready in 10 minutes!

  • 1
    Angel Food Cake
  • 8
    Oz
    Cream Cheese
    Softened
  • 1/3
    Cup
    Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2
    tsp
    Vanilla Extract
  • 1
    tsp
    Lemon Juice
  • 16
    Oz
    Cool Whip
    2 Standard Size Containers or 1 Large
  • 16
    Oz
    Strawberries
    Standard Container
  1. Cut prepared Angel Food Cake into cubes

  2. Mix softened Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Lemon Juice and 8 Oz of Cool Whip.

  3. Chop Strawberries into bite size pieces.

  4. Add to pan in layers: Angel Food Cake, Cream Cheese Mixture, Remaining Cool Whip, Strawberries. Chill and serve!

Add blueberries for a Patriotic looking treat!

Death by Chocolate

A simple dessert made with ingredients you likely have on hand!

  • 1
    Box
    Brownie Mix + Ingredients to Prepare
  • 1
    Box
    Pudding + Milk to Prepare
  • 8
    Oz
    Cool Whip
    Standard Size
  • 1
    Cup
    Heath Bits
  • Chocolate Garnish
    Sprinkles, Shavings, Mini Chips; Optional
  1. Prepare brownies as directed, bake and cool. Prepare chocolate pudding as directed, refrigerate until set.

  2. Once cooled, cube brownies into bite size pieces.

  3. After pudding is chilled, mix half of the prepared pudding in a separate bowl with half of the Cool Whip.

  4. Layer in Dish: Brownies, Pudding, Pudding + Cool Whip, Cool Whip, Heath Bits

  5. On top of final Cool Whip layer, also include chocolate garnish.

I prefer to make this dessert a day ahead and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight but you can  also make and serve it right away!

TIP: Use a normal kitchen peeler on your favorite chocolate bar to create pretty chocolate curls!

Better Than Sex Cake

Better Than Sex Cake

The first time I had this cake [back in high school, which seems like decades ago… oh wait…] I instantly fell in love. It comes together so easily, and truly continues to get better after each day! The longer it sits, the more the caramel and sweetened condensed milk combo soaks in! I’d recommend making it at least the night before, if not even sooner!

  • 1
    box
    devil’s food cake mix
  • 14
    oz. [1 can]
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 12
    oz. [1 jar]
    caramel ice cream topping
  • 8
    oz.
     Cool Whip
  • 1/2 – 1
    cup
    Heath toffee bits
  1. Bake the cake according to the directions on the box.

  2. Remove the cake from the oven and immediately poke holes all over the top using either the bottom of a thin wooden spoon, a skewer or a fork.

  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce, then slowly drizzle the mixture all over the cake. Allow the cake to cool completely at room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  4. Spread the Cool Whip over the top of the cake, top with the Heath toffee bits and refrigerate again for at least 1 hour. Serve cold and refrigerate any leftovers. Enjoy!



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