Have you created a new dessert lately?

Sweet Potato, dessert
@thelme55 (15125)
Germany
September 21, 2017 9:30am CST
It might not be a new dessert for you but for me. I am fond of experimenting food to eat. Usually, the ingredients come from scratch. Last night I made Sweet potato dessert with pomegranate. It was the first time I have made it and boy I was happy of the delicious result. Last Tuesday, I boiled 2 large sweet potatoes. I had eaten one but the other one was still in the kettle yesterday evening when I arrived home from work. I was no longer hungry of the sweet potato as I preferred eating the leftover food that we had. I didn't like the thought of throwing the boiled sweet potato so I was searching in my fridge for ingredients that could go with it. I still had condensed milk, also leftover from making cake pops. My pomegranate was about to wrinkle on my fruit stand. I remember from my childhood that I was eating boiled sweet potato tossed in condensed milk and Star margarine (Philippines margarine). The idea was there in my mind and so I made my dessert. I made Sweet Potato dessert out of mashed potato, condensed milk, soft butter and vanilla. I then decorated this with pomegranate and put this in the fridge until this morning. When I was still making this dessert I kept on trying and tasting it. I let my "guinea pig" hubby tried it and he loved it. "It felt and tasted like Christmas". That was what he said. Yummy! Next time I will make plenty of this to give to my friends. Have you tried making a dessert out of your imagination from your childhood? Thanks for reading and I hope you are blessed by many things in your life.
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30 responses
• United States
21 Sep 17
Thanks for this great idea Thelma! I love both of those ingredients. I have recently made a banana desert with ice cold banana frozen in the freezer in chunks and then whipped up in the blender with fresh ginger..so delicious like ice cream.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 17
what a unique combination - banana and ginger
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
21 Sep 17
You are very welcome @TiarasOcenView. I have not tried to put ginger in my frozen banana dessert. Thanks for the idea. I will try that.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
21 Sep 17
@hereandthere yes, it is indeed unique. It is very healthy.
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@CinnamonGrl (6074)
• Paradise, California
21 Sep 17
I think other than fancying up ice cream, I don't remember ever "creating" a dessert. If yours tasted like Christmas, it must have been delicious!
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
21 Sep 17
Yes, it was indeed delicious. Actually I was planning to let my friend tried it today but I changed my mind as I didn't make a lot. Thanks @CinnamonGrl
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@YesWay (3447)
21 Sep 17
@cinnamongrl anything that tastes like Christmas is a winner!!
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
22 Sep 17
@YesWay I think so. Happy weekend.
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Sep 17
Yes I have with success, my dad said it tasted mike moms. I make a sweet potato pie kind of like you made this.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
21 Sep 17
I was thinking of making potato pie but I didn't want to put the oven on @andriaperry. Maybe next time.
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@hereandthere (33013)
• Philippines
21 Sep 17
i think that's how they make ube halaya, too, with condensed milk and margarine.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
21 Sep 17
I think that is similar but the taste is different. I love the taste of the sweet potato than the ube @hereandthere
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@YesWay (3447)
21 Sep 17
@thelme55 Sweet potato and pomegranate sounds tasty
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
22 Sep 17
Yes, it was @YesWay. Enjoy your weekend
@YesWay (3447)
23 Sep 17
@thelme55 Thank you, you too
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@Kandae11 (40358)
21 Sep 17
I love sweet potato so I'll definitely try your dessert recipe.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
22 Sep 17
Yes, try it @Kandae11. Thank you. Have a great weekend.
@just4him (128539)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Sep 17
I've made many desserts from what's on hand and seldom found them bad, they were all good. I'm glad this one is good for you.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
21 Sep 17
That's great @just4him. I am glad about that, too.
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@Corbin5 (119302)
• United States
21 Sep 17
That was a yummy dessert you created!!! I do not like to bake or cook, so my husband is the dessert maker. He makes some good ones.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
21 Sep 17
If there is something i am not good at, making desserts :(
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
24 Sep 17
How do you know that you are not good at making desserts @Lucky15? Have you tried?
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
25 Sep 17
@thelme55 With baking,yes
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
25 Sep 17
@Lucky15 you don´t have to bake this recipe. Only cook the sweet potato and mash it. Then mix all the other ingredients and place the dessert in the fridge until eaten. That´s it.
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@Srbageldog (8255)
• United States
22 Sep 17
I have come up with desserts but they are usually based off a recipe. Like I'll start with a recipe to go off of, and then change it to have other ingredients, so the end result is nothing like the original recipe. But I have never just made any dessert from scratch like that.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
24 Sep 17
I see @Srbageldog. Sometimes I did what you did and tweaked the recipes and they came out very different from the recipe I followed. I love experimenting in food.
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• United States
25 Sep 17
@thelme55 Me too. One dessert I remember my siblings and I came up with when we were younger was chopping up apples (or bananas) into a pot with melted butter, then adding in sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract, and stirring until it had thickened a bit. It was like apple pie filling (or banana if you were using that) but without the pie. We would just eat it straight out of a bowl. But I can't remember ever really coming up with anything besides those two things.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
25 Sep 17
@Srbageldog that sounds delicious though. I might try that as a filling in a pie. Thanks.
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@RubyHawk (30432)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Sep 17
your dessert looks delicious. Yes, I put things together that I have in the refrigerator. Sometimes if I have a few blueberries and strawberries I put them together for a pie or apples and pears. I refuse to waste food.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
24 Sep 17
We are of the same kind @RubyHawk. I refuse to waste food, too.
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@RubyHawk (30432)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Sep 17
@thelme55 Some people buy too much food and throw it in the garbage. It's a terrible waste whensome people go hungry.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
27 Sep 17
@RubyHawk so true. I agree with you. Those people have not experienced a time in their lives without food to eat.
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@YrNemo (14768)
22 Sep 17
That looks very decorative.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
24 Sep 17
Not only that @YrNemo but also tasty.
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@YrNemo (14768)
24 Sep 17
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@DianneN (87634)
• United States
22 Sep 17
It sounds yummy! I make up meals rather than desserts.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
24 Sep 17
It was @DianneN. Making up meals is very challenging.
@acelawrites (12499)
• Philippines
22 Sep 17
That's a nice dessert! Yes, sometimes I also experiment on my cooking and happy if my family appreciates it.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
24 Sep 17
So do I. I was always happy to see the happy faces of those who ate the food that I made. Thanks @acelawrites
@Jotomy (6351)
• India
22 Sep 17
Potato dessert I will make it this time, looks so pretty yummy.
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
22 Sep 17
I love desserts and i love to eat.
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• Guangdong, China
22 Sep 17
wow, looks so great!
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@RasmaSandra (20312)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Sep 17
It looks very good and sounds delicious. I am not making any kind of special food for myself now. Just eating everything that is almost ready made.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
21 Sep 17
I have not.. i make the same 5 or so things
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@LadyDuck (182041)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 17
Yes, sometimes I think to what my grandmother prepared and I made old time desserts. They are very simple desserts, but so good.
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