4 Ideas for Awesome Thanksgiving Treats

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Because there’s so much more to turkey day than gravy!


Finally fall is here—and that means it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner. And ,the most important part of the holiday, you ask? The food, of course! We’ve been scoping through foodie forums to find the most creative and unique treats that will definitely bring your giving gathering to new next level this year. Check out these awesome ideas:

1. Easy pumpkin doughnuts

Doughnuts sound like a lot of work. Between letting your yeast dough rise, frying the rounds in hot oil, and draining them on paper towels before topping them, it’s easy to see why most people go out for doughnuts instead of building them from scratch. And that’s why you don’t often see them during holiday celebrations—who has time to see if Dunkin is open when you’ve got a steaming hot turkey in the back seat?

But making doughnuts has never been easier, thanks to this super sweet recipe. All you need is one can of pumpkin puree, cake mix, a baking pan, and some seasonings. Simple and affordable enough! Ready to rock this Thanksgiving with some amazing after-dinner desserts? Get the super simple recipe here.

2. Apple crisp stuffed baked apples

We all love apple pie. After all, we are Americans, right? But, have you ever wondered if there’s a more guilt-free way of enjoying this crowd pleaser during the holidays? Look no further: we bring you all the flavors of apple pie without the unnecessary calories and fat thanks to absent crust.

But, apple pie without a crust? What could you possibly use to hold everything together? Well, the apple itself. Genius!

Filled with freshly cooked apples and wholesome oats, these stuffed apples aren’t just delicious — they’re also beautiful and festive! And it’s a great way to get kids excited about the idea of eating whole fruits. Want to know how to make it for your Thanksgiving get together? Get the recipe here. Don’t forget to top with a rich caramel sauce and a fresh, high quality ice cream.

3. Apple cider floats

What good is Thanksgiving without a nice, warm glass of cider? It’s steaming, sweet, tart, and spicy—yum! But when’s the last time you used cider to make a more creative recipe? If you’re looking for a more interesting take on apple cider, then you need to try this tasty recipe for apple cider floats.

This beverage, served warm or cold, is super simple. All you need is a glass or mug, a scoop of delicious vanilla ice cream, and your choice of cider. Once you’ve added the ice cream to your cup, pour the cider over top. Want to get more of the nostalgic feel of a root beer float? Use a bubbly sparkling cider instead!

4. Sugar cone teepees

What’s better than a dessert that doubles as decoration? Thanks to these adorable sugar cone teepees, you’ll be the talk of the family reunion.

These teepees also make for tons of family fun. Get the kids together and get ready to decorate them! Once dinner is over, crumble up these cute teepees and sprinkle them over some fresh ice cream. Yum! Get the cute DIY directions here.

Don’t come to your Thanksgiving bash unprepared.

Whether you’re going to spend hours in the kitchen, or you decide you’d rather bring something made locally with love, your friends and family are bound to be impressed.

Looking for the perfect accompaniment to make your dessert a la mode? We’ve got you covered. Cold Stone Catering has five locations across south Florida to make sure your gathering is sweet! Contact us today to set up your order.