Top 10 EASY Desserts to go with Gumbo – without Blue Bell

The Gulf Breeze Christmas Parade offers the ideal time for a neighborhood gumbo celebration.

The Gulf Breeze Christmas Parade offers the ideal time for a neighborhood gumbo celebration. Chilled, citrus desserts taste great with gumbo. I’ll add a few peppermint sticks but I won’t need a sweater — it’s Florida in December.

I’m bringing dessert to the giant gumbo party at my son’s house following Saturday’s Christmas parade. He’s cooking the gumbo – seafood with a dark roux. Not many traditional New Orleans desserts go with gumbo, especially one with a dark roux. Because  of the roux flavor, I want something light and palate cleansing. I need a dessert that’s simple to make, popular with a crowd and easy to eat. I’ll be making several desserts because, woe is me, #10 won’t be in the Florida Panhandle for two more weeks.

  1. Lemon Ice Box Pie –Mix two cans of Eagle Brand condensed milk Lemons and limes on rustic wooden backgroundwith freshly squeezed lemon juice, about half a cup, or to taste. Pour the mixture into a store bought graham cracker crust. Refrigerate. It thickens as it chills. Top with Cool Whip. You can add an egg to the Eagle Brand-lemon juice mixture to make it thicken more, but you’ll need to bake it. You can also make a low-fat version with fat free Eagle Brand and fat free Cool Whip.
  2. Limeade Pie – I use a small can of frozen lime concentrate instead of pineapple juice –
  3. Deems’ Cherry Angel Food Dessert -½ Angel Food Cake, I package cherry jello, 1 cup Cool Whip, 1 cup canned cherry pie filling. Break cake into walnut size pieces and place in 9 x 13 dish. Prepare jello to directions. When almost jelled, add Cool Whip. Fold in fruit reserving a bit for top. Refrigerate overnight. Variation: use orange jello and two cans of drained mandarin oranges. Serves 8-10.
  4. Lois’ Lemon Squares – 1 cup margarine, softened, ½ cup powdered sugar, 2 cups flour, salt, 4 eggs, beaten, 2 cups sugar, 6 TBSP lemon juice, 6 TBSP flour, 1 grated lemon rind. Blend margarine and powdered sugar, flour and salt with pastry blender. Pat in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Beat eggs, gradually adding sugar. Add rest of  ingredients and pour over baked crust. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Cut in squares and top with powdered sugar. Keep refrigerated.
  5. JoJo’s Frozen Pineapple Dessert –2/3 cup evaporated milk, ½ cup powdered sugar, 3 TBSP soft butter, 2 TBSP lemon juice, 6 graham crackers, 1 cup canned, crushed pineapple and liquid, 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs.Chill milk until ice crystals form around edges. Meanwhile mix the sugar, butter, lemon juice and crackers until smooth using a food processor or blender. Put ice cold milk into iced-2 quart bowl. Whip with cold electric mixer at high speed until fluffy. Beat in sugar mixture a quarter at a time. Stir in pineapple, pour into pie dish. Garnish with 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs. Freeze. Makes 1 quart pie. Cream brulee
  6. Easy Banana Pudding
  7. Flan
  8. Crème Brulee. Make your favorite recipe in individual aluminum foil cupcake tins or make a larger recipe iin a casserole dish. No need to buy ramikins.
  9. Bananas Foster – Paula lights this with a BBQ lighter. Perfect for an outdoor gumbo feast — except there’s no Blue Bell ice cream yet.
  10. Blue Bell Ice Cream – Lemon Bliss is truly heavenly bliss when available!



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