Dessert Menu Inspiration for Valentine’s Day

We’ve all been there. You walk into the restaurant and, as you’re taking in the warmth of social gatherings and the aromas floating in the air, you see it. Across the room, glistening under a spotlight amid the otherwise mood lit atmosphere. The perfect indulgent dessert. It was meant to be.

If you’re looking for inspiration for some easy, creamy, and mouth-watering desserts to add to your menu for this Valentine’s Day, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve partnered with Kraft Heinz to bring you dessert ideas that have been created with some of the most popular palate pleasing flavours. These recipes are backed by science – we’ve done the research.

Deliciously Supportive Insights

We take the deliciousness of desserts very seriously because let’s be honest, dessert is the final course and one more opportunity to leave a lasting impression on your guests. It may be served last, but it should never be an after thought.

According to the 2020 Technomic Canadian Dessert Consumer Trend report, 34% of Canadians would consider ordering a dessert or baked good if offered at a restaurant or other foodservices concept. And their top three desserts? Classics! Canadian dessert consumers order chocolate cake, flavoured cheesecake, and ice cream when they’re craving something sweet.

We also found that demand for flavoured cheesecake has grown by 3% since last year, according to Technomic Ignite Menu Data, Q3 2021 data. But just over 41% of FSR operators feature cheesecake on their menus.

The most popular cheesecake flavours served by restaurant and foodservice operators? Take a look:

  1. Chocolate: 24.1%
  2. Caramel: 15.7%
  3. Strawberry: 15.7%
  4. Raspberry: 10.3%
  5. White Chocolate: 9.6%

Not to worry though. We have some delectable dessert recipes that will help your establishment stand out from the crowd!

A Classic New York Style Cheesecake

The classic, the iconic, New York Style Cheesecake. Made with the ever so creamy, PHILADELPHIA® Cream Cheese, it is a blank slate, perfectly delicious on its own, but ready for any sweet or tart customizable toppings your creative mind may come up with!

Find Kraft Heinz’s classic New York Style Cheesecake recipe here!

Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake

Shout out to the chocolate lovers out there! We have the creamiest, chocolatiest cheesecake that will capture the hearts of your guests. Kraft Heinz’s Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake recipe brings together the sweet and the tart, with a few Oreos thrown in for good measure!

Check out their Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake recipe here!

Individual Chocolate Cheesecakes

Sometimes, the best desserts come in small packages. Keep things cozy and cute this Valentine’s Day with mini chocolate cheesecakes! They may be small, but they’re loaded with creamy and crunchy textures, and sweet chocolate and Oreo cookie flavours.

You can find Kraft Heinz’s Individual Chocolate Cheesecake recipe here!

Creamy, Chocolatey Cheesecake Brownies

Last, but certainly not least, Kraft Heinz brings together the best of both creamy and chocolatey worlds with their marbled Cheesecake Brownies. Soft and chewy, sweet and creamy, this is recipe was designed to satisfy even the strongest of dessert cravings.

Treat yourself to Kraft Heinz’s Cheesecake Brownie recipe here!

Appease the masses by stocking up on PHILADELPHIA® Cream Cheese in brick or PHILADELPHIA® Cream Cheese pails!

We make dessert and menu planning easy – and budget friendly! – by offering all the ingredients you need for the recipes above and more at the Wholesale Club. Shop in store or online now!

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