Are you wondering what dessert goes with fried fish?
Don’t worry, I have you covered!
Here are 11 delicious desserts that are the perfect pairing for your next fried fish dinner.
From fruity cobblers to decadent chocolate cake, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
So go ahead and indulge in one (or all!) of these delicious desserts.
1. Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is something most people can get behind – it’s moist, it’s flavorful, and it’s got veggies in it (so you can feel good about eating it).
This recipe is my go-to when I’m looking for a dessert that will please a crowd. It’s easy to make, and even easier to eat.
Pro Tip: If you want to add a little extra flavor to the cake, try adding a teaspoon of ground ginger.
Ways to Change Up This Dessert:
- Add 1/2 cup of raisins or chopped nuts
- Swap out the carrots for zucchini or sweet potato
- Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon or nutmeg
Brownies are incredibly versatile, and there are so many ways to change up the recipe.
You can add nuts, frosting, chocolate chips, peanut butter… the list goes on and on.
I like to keep a simple brownie recipe on hand so that I can easily customize it to whatever my family is in the mood for.
Pro Tip: For an extra-fudgy brownie, substitute half of the flour for cocoa powder.
Here are some other ideas for how to change up your brownies:
- Add frosting
- Add chocolate chips
- Add nuts
- Swap out half of the flour for cocoa powder
3. Easy Chocolate Mousse
Not much is easier or more impressive than a chocolate mousse.
This recipe is my go-to because it’s so simple, but can be changed up in a million different ways.
Pro Tip: The key to a good mousse is to really whip the cream until it’s thick and stiff. This will give you a light and fluffy final product.
Here are some twists you can make:
- For a richer mousse, use heavy cream instead of milk.
- If you want a little something extra, add in a tablespoon of instant coffee or espresso powder.
- To make a mint chocolate mousse, add in a teaspoon of peppermint extract (or any other flavor).
- Top with fresh berries, shaved chocolate, or whipped cream for an easy and elegant dessert.
4. Easy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
I always have oatmeal in my pantry, so this is a perfect go-to dessert for me.
I love that it only takes a few minutes to whip up, and that my kids can help me make it.
This recipe is so versatile – you can add in any mix-ins you like: chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, etc.
Pro Tip: For a more decadent dessert, swap out the milk for heavy cream.
Ways to change up this recipe:
- Use different kinds of chocolate (milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate)
- Add in mix-ins like chopped nuts, dried fruit, or mini marshmallows
- Swap out the milk for heavy cream
5. Blueberry Crumble Bars
It’s like blueberries always make things better, and these crumble bars are no exception.
They’re sweet, they’re tart, they’re gooey, they’re crunchy… need I say more?
These are the perfect dessert to serve after a summer BBQ or a casual family dinner.
Pro Tip: If you want to change up the recipe, try adding in some raspberries or blackberries. You can also use a different type of nut butter, like almond butter or cashew butter.
6. Italian Tiramisu
If you’re trying to impress your family or friends with a homemade dessert, tiramisu is always a good choice.
It’s relatively easy to make, and it always looks impressive.
Plus, it’s DELICIOUS.
This recipe is my go-to, but there are endless ways to change it up.
- Use different flavors of coffee in the espresso mixture (I’ve used hazelnut and vanilla before)
- Swap out the ladyfingers for another type of cookie (graham crackers work well)
- Change up the type of alcohol you use (rum is traditional, but I’ve also used Bailey’s)
- Add some fruit on top for decoration (berries or citrus fruits work well)
7. Lemon Blueberry Bread
Lemon and blueberry are like two best friends that just so happen to be amazing together.
The sweetness of the blueberries compliments the tartness of the lemon perfectly, and vice versa.
This bread is moist and flavorful, and it’s pretty much impossible to eat just one slice.
Pro Tip: If you want to change things up, you can add poppy seeds or swap out the blueberries for raspberries.
Here are some other ways to change up this recipe:
- Add poppy seeds
- Swap out blueberries for raspberries
- Use a different type of citrus fruit
8. Strawberry Lemon Blondies
Whether you go for frozen or fresh strawberries, this recipe is a delicious way to enjoy them.
I love the zing that the lemon adds, and the blondies are always a hit with my family.
Pro Tip: If you want to change up the recipe, you can add blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. You can also use lime juice instead of lemon juice.
9. No Bake Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Balls
Forget about the raw egg in this recipe – it’s completely safe to eat, I promise! These cookie dough balls are dipped in chocolate and then rolled in chopped nuts, but you could also roll them in shredded coconut or sprinkles. If you’re feeling really adventurous, try dipping them in melted peanut butter before the chocolate.
Pro Tip: If the cookie dough is too sticky to work with, pop it into the fridge for about 30 minutes so that it firms up a bit.
10. Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
Most people love chocolate chip cake, but they don’t love how heavy and dense it can be.
This recipe uses olive oil instead of butter, which gives the cake a lighter texture.
And because we all know that olive oil and chocolate are a match made in heaven, the flavors in this cake are next level.
Pro Tip: If you want an even lighter cake, use a light olive oil.
- For a more decadent dessert, top with a chocolate ganache or frosting.
- Not a fan of chocolate chips? Swap them out for chopped nuts or dried fruit.
11. Classic Strawberry Shortcake
It’s tough to say no to a classic strawberry shortcake.
This dish is light, fluffy, and not too sweet – the perfect way to end a summer meal.
I love to top mine with freshly whipped cream and a sprinkle of sugar, but you can also get creative with your toppings.
Try adding a dollop of yogurt, some chopped nuts, or even a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
Pro Tip: The key to a good shortcake is in the biscuits. Be sure to use cold butter and work quickly so that the dough doesn’t get too warm. For extra-fluffy biscuits, use self-rising flour.
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11 Delicious Desserts that Go with Fried Fish
- Carrot Cake
- Easy Chocolate Mousse
- Easy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
- Blueberry Crumble Bars
- Italian Tiramisu
- Lemon Blueberry Bread
- Strawberry Lemon Blondies
- No Bake Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Balls
- Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
- Classic Strawberry Shortcake
- Pick any dessert from this list to serve after your fried fish meal.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Enjoy in no time!