After eating a meal, many of us crave something sweet. Something sweet after eating actually helps our brains know that mealtime is over, so it can stop you from eating too much too. Chocolate is a great treat to have after a meal, but there are so many different chocolate desserts that it can be difficult to decide what to have. The following 6 are debatably the best chocolate desserts to enjoy after a meal:
Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate ice cream is great for adults and kids alike. The chocolatey taste can’t be beaten, especially if you pair the ice cream with toppings such as marshmallows and sprinkles. You could always buy Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, which comes ready with lots of different ingredients included so you get many different textures and flavours. Remember, you can make chocolate ice cream yourself if you’re health conscious. You should also be careful of serving sizes, as ice cream is easy to overindulge on. Be sensible with your servings!
Why not just sample some traditional, hard chocolate after a meal? If you want to make sure you don’t overeat it and it’s as healthy as possible, go for a high percentage cocoa dark chocolate. 80% is best! However, some people think this tastes too bitter for them, because they are used to ‘regular’ chocolate, which is more like sweets than chocolate. You can find dark chocolate in 70% too, which is slightly less bitter. If you want to make it more interesting, take a look at something like Venchi cigars made from chocolate. Great for a celebration! If you would rather eat milk chocolate, try not to overeat it. Go for the organic kind to make sure it’s of a high quality!
Who doesn’t love a nice, gooey chocolate brownie? Have one warm after a meal for a real treat. It goes well with ice cream and custard too!
Chocolate cake isn’t similar to a chocolate brownie in the slightest, before you think that it may be. Cake has a lighter, fluffier texture, while a brownie is stodgier and sometimes gooier.
Chocolate truffles are a very special treat, and are usually more expensive than regular chocolates. They are extremely rich with a lot of flavour, so you will probably feel sick if you eat too many. If you plan on making these yourself, you can make them so they are dairy free – perfect for people with a milk intolerance!
Chocolate mousse is a nice, light way to end a meal. Not as heavy as a yoghurt, it’s satisfying without being too filling. You won’t feel sick after a serving of this!
Do you agree with these chocolate desserts? For more ideas, take a look at these traditional British desserts – they are sure to get your mouth watering. You can find all kinds of recipes online if you’re feeling creative, or you can simply purchase something ready made. Keep an eye on the ingredients so you know exactly what you’re consuming!