Mark Bittman states the obvious here: When you want dessert fast, think like a 7-year-old and have some ice cream with some cookies (and maybe whipped cream on top too). But he does add some grown-up twists, thankfully.
Whether you're in a dessert rut or just looking for something new, one minute with Mark Bittman's cute chart and you'll be making your own shortbread whipped ricotta with honey, caramel popcorn and fresh kiwi. Or whatever your stomach desires!
Read More: The No-Fuss Dessert Generator at The New York Times
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