20 Desserts for Two That Are Perfect for Date Night
Skip crowded restaurants and stay in for your next romantic evening. These perfectly portioned desserts are meant for two, so couple up and enjoy them on your date night. These small batch recipes won't leave lingering leftovers to deal with, and they're the perfect way to end a cozy night in. From soufflé to tiramisu, grab two spoons and dig into these desserts for two.
Baked Apple Roses
Don't let this impressive dessert fool you, it's easier to make than you think."They were beautiful and delicious. Would say they are just as (or more) tasty than apple pie, yet more beautiful and easier to make," says reviewer Lorre. "Even bigger bonus — they're easy to make just the right amount when you're preparing for only two or three people."
Simple Crème Brûlée Dessert
This take on a classic date-night dessert makes two individual servings. Reviewer Heather Ferrigan says, "I made crème brûlée for my husband and I for the first time tonight. I used this recipe and it was super easy and delicious!"
Grand Marnier® Souffle
Chef John says, "Presenting this gorgeous Grand Marnier souffle to your sweetheart at the end of a romantic dinner would certainly impress. This is a show-stopping dessert for special occasions."
Chef John's Chocolate Souffle
"First time eating and making a souffle. Followed the directions exactly and it was divine. Would definitely make it again for a special occasion," says reviewer vargyle.
Quick Keto Chocolate Mousse
You don't have to be on the keto diet to enjoy this quick low-carb chocolate mousse. Reviewer Rich says, "This recipe was delicious and easy! It tastes like chocolate cheesecake." Top with raspberries for the perfect date-night presentation.
Vanilla Berry Parfaits
This parfait is a nice and light finish to any rich date-night meal. "You can make this so many different ways," says reviewer Jules. "I had no yogurt, so I put shredded coconut on the bottom, layered with frozen (thawed) mixed berries and whipped topping, topping it off with cinnamon."
Chef John's Zabaglione
"In this classic Italian dessert, sweet, juicy fruit is enveloped in a rich but impossibly light custard," says Chef John. Serve this satisfying sweet in a stemmed cocktail glass for a romantic presentation.
Chef John's Tiramisu
Chef John says, "This heady, mood-elevating concoction is rich and deeply satisfying, yet remarkably light in texture. Yes, you can use regular cream cheese, but mascarpone is far superior." This classic Italian treat is served up in two individually portioned glasses.
Chef John's Bananas Foster
"When you think show-stopping, special occasion desserts, you usually don't think simple-and-fast, but that's the case with bananas Foster," says Chef John. "This delicious New Orleans classic only has a few ingredients, and takes just minutes to make."
Grilled Peaches with Gingersnaps
A grilled peach is drizzled with a brown sugar melt and topped with vanilla ice cream (or frozen yogurt) and crumbled gingersnaps. This mouthwatering dessert is best shared with someone special.
Cannoli Cream Dessert
Cannolis are best shared in cream form. "This was a pretty dessert. I put it in two small drink glasses," says reviewer Holiday Baker.
One-Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two
Rather than bake a dozen cupcakes for two, use this recipe to get just the right amount of cupcakes for your date night. "Amazing," says reviewer MSmith. "I made it and fell in love then made 12 more…"
"A quick and elegant strawberry dessert made with fresh strawberries and an irresistible cream sauce," says recipe creator Alexandra Romanov. "It looks as good as it tastes!" Divide between two parfait glasses and garnish with mint leaves and shaved chocolate.
Mini Cherry Pies
"I used to always make a traditional cherry pie and there would always be half a pie left over after serving," says recipe creator Lisawas. "I love this mini version because I can make just two at a time. Perfect for me and my husband when we are eating dinner together."
Loopy's Baked Apple Crisp
This apple crisp is meant to be enjoyed by two. "This may not look like your classic apple crisp, but it tastes every bit as good, and is so much simpler to make," says reviewer lutzflcat. "This would be a particularly nice dessert if you have unexpected guests drop in."
Deep Fried Candy Bars
If date night looks a little more casual for you, these deep fried candy bars are a fun yet delectable dessert. When sprinkled with powdered sugar, these have the appearance of a French pastry. Does your special someone have a favorite candy bar? You can easily customize this dessert with the candy of their liking.
Fresh Strawberry Lemon Shortcake
Strawberry shortcake has never been so romantic (and adorable). "Lemon zest and yogurt bring out the sweet flavors of this fresh strawberry shortcake," says recipe creator fioremarie.
Valentine Chocolate Souffle with Mocha Sauce
Ooey Gooey Brownies for Two
Bring out the spoons! This ooey gooey brownie is quick and easy to make, but your special someone will never know. Reviewer Paula says, "This baked up very well with a crusty top and a tender center. Would be wonderful to serve warm with vanilla ice cream!"
Black Forest Cake Cocktail
This boozy milkshake is best served with two straws. Recipe creator sharlon1 says, "This is like eating Black Forest cake in a glass! Serve garnished with maraschino cherries if desired or with some whipped cream and grated chocolate."