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Web’s Best: Desserts for Dudes

Web’s Best: Desserts for Dudes

For some inexplicable reason, dessert has never been seen as a man’s game. Yeah, we’ll eat it, but baking never seemed to be nearly as manly as tossing a steak on the grill. If you’re ready to put your ego aside (at least partially) here are some desserts you could whip up that have a bit of macho in them.

Chocolate-Dipped Beer Marshmallows

“Back the truck up, did you say, ‘Beer marshmallows?'” Yes, we did my good man. And, they’re dipped in chocolate. (Recipe)

Coconut Cornflake Fried Ice Cream

Using a deep fryer or a pan filled with hot oil is something we have quite a bit of experience with. What doesn’t taste better fried up? Hell, we’d eat a deep-fried shoe in a second. These ice cream balls get coated in a coconut and Cornflake mixture and then quickly crisped. For added fun, leave them in a box of Munchkins. (Recipe)

The Lebowski Shake

When you want to finish a meal off with a beverage and a dessert, you could do no better than The Lebowski Shake. It’s basically the White Russian you wished you could grab at a McDonald’s drive-thru. The Dude abides. (Recipe)

Bourbon Marshmallow Bacon S’mores

S’mores take us back to Cub Scouts and gathering fire wood to cook up our first ever outdoor meals. That meal would consist of three ingredients: Chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows. This version for a grown-ass man gets a flavor boost from bacon and a bit of Maker’s Mark. (Recipe)

Scotch, Espresso & Vanilla Affogato

An affogato (vanilla ice cream with espresso poured over it) is delicious enough on its own, but this is the supercharged version. What makes it supercharged? Scotch.  (Recipe)

Coffee-Coconut Agar Dessert

While chefs like Grant Achatz and Wylie Dufresne lead guys into the world of food science, you can offer up a new age dessert of your own by making this Coffee-Coconut Agar Dessert. The result will impress guests and be far easier than they’ll imagine. Plus, it looks sleek, sexy and modern. (Recipe)

2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

Does the name sound ultra depressing? Yes. Is it also simple and insanely delicious? Yes and yes. (Recipe)

Double Dipped Apple Doughnuts

Here’s a dessert posing as a savory and sweet onion ring for you to try out. These apple doughnut rings can be served up slyly next to your burger for a manly yet scrumptious side dish. (Recipe)


Tiramisu is great. Beeramisu is greater. This recipe even makes it known that the results are “boozy.” This could our new favorite way to get a buzz going. (Recipe)

Caramel Budino with Salted Caramel Sauce

It’s not the manliest thing ever served in a mason jar (that honor belongs to some strong shine) but this Caramel Budino might be the most delicious. It’s loaded with caramel and has a bit of chocolate as well as a hint of dark rum. Basically, just load up on mason jars cause you’re going to want to make a bunch. (Recipe)

Southern Comfort Cupcakes

It’s time to break out the bottle of SoCo you haven’t opened since making some shots with lime as a freshman in college. Besides getting mixed into the frosting, the booze can also be found in the Southern Comfort Caramel Corn on top of your handheld dessert. (Recipe)