Easy Yet Ultra Decadent – Holiday Entertaining Recipes

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In this post I’m sharing two easy and decadent holiday entertaining recipes that will make your gathering stand out from the rest.


fancy holiday recipes entertaining
Warning…decadent indulgence…so you should make no attempt to go further here if you are on a diet! Not sure why anyone would be dieting at this time of year…but anyway, today’s recipes are for entertaining and to be consumed not in mass quantity.

Fancy and Easy – Holiday Entertaining Recipes

multiple christmas trees in one room

Before I get into it, we are finished with holiday decorating and I’m so happy to have that done early to focus on enjoying the season! Yes, we just may have two trees in the living room, one real that the family decorates and then the one in the background that is faux and simply full of twinkle lights. It looks so festive, especially at night!

Now…let the entertaining commence.

recipe for brandy alexander with ice cream

This first recipe is one that I got from my tennis partner years ago, and since we played a lot of tennis back then we figured that we worked it off and deserved the reward:-) The best part is that it’s decadent and perhaps the most yummy cocktail you’ll ever try and it is so easy with just 3 ingredients.

Frozen Brandy Alexander
  • 1/3 Creme de Cacoa
  • 1/3 Brandy
  • 1/3 Haagen-Daz Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Blend in blender and freeze overnight. Alcohol doesn’t freeze, but it will get cold and then before serving you might want to blend or just hand mix a bit.

the best frozen holiday cocktails for adults

Serve w/ dash nutmeg. Optional…shaved chocolate and peppermint sticks. I had some peppermint bark handy and broke into pieces for each glass.

frozen brandy alexander with ice cream recipe
beautiful frozen brandy alexander

This is rich and so delicious and there are many variations with different ice cream flavors (like peppermint), but this is what we do. Try it and tell me what you think!

chocolate cheese spread

This recipe was given to me when I got married, in a recipe box! Does anyone remember those?

Sinfully Rich Chocolate Cheese 
  • 8 oz. Mild Cheese (mild cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Swiss or Colby) at room temperature
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar (Confectioner’s) or Honey
  • 5 Tablespoons Non Fat Dry Milk Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Butter (Melted)
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
blender with cheese ingredients
chocolate cheese recipe ingredients

Mix all ingredients well in blender or Magic Bullet. If too dry add a small amount of milk or water until it blends. Refrigerate until firm. Recipe can be doubled or tripled. Optional: Chopped nuts, marshmallow.

chocolate cheese spread homemade

It’s spreadable!

chocolate cheese spread holiday entertaining

Serve as a spread on crackers or bread…it’s similar to Nutella in texture and can be used in baking as a topping…


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  1. Sister Patty says:

    Thank you Janet! Both of these recipes look amazing and I've never heard of either one. I'll be trying those Brandy Alexanders very soon and I'll let you know what we think!

    Merry Christmas!!!

  2. Holy cow…spreadable chocolate!? How did I not know that this existed? I love that this is a recipe that I've never heard of! My husband will be over the moon excited.
    Merry Christmas (no doubt it will be given the Brandy Alexanders!)


  3. Janice Kelly says:

    Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year.

    1. Janice…wishing you a happy and healthy 2021!