frozen dessertIt's common to bring a plate or dish to pass to a party, and it's even more common than that dish you're bringing is of the dessert category. If you're trying to decide what to bring to your New Year's party, there plenty of options for you to choose from. Here are just a few!

Ice Cream
A fun idea for a New Year's Eve party is an ice cream buffet. The ice cream bar can easily be constructed using frozen treats, plastic spoons, and disposable ice cream cups. However, you can't forget the sprinkles or the hot fudge! It's also a good idea to bring allergen-free ice cream options so everyone can enjoy the frozen dessert. Gelato has about 3% to 8% milk fat and 25% to 30% air, so keep that in mind when picking out treats for people who may be allergic to dairy, for example. But if it's safe for your menu, this frozen dessert is perfect for a large group of people. A bit of fresh fruit or hot fudge can transform a little gelato into a frozen dessert extravaganza.

Cookies
Cookies are an easy, fun party dessert. And what's more, you can make them as allergen-free as possible. The simpler, the better. But remember: a simple recipe doesn't have to be tasteless and disgusting. A simple chocolate chip or sugar cookie is likely to do the trick. And substituting chocolate chips for raisins or another tasty treat is a definite crowd pleaser.

Cupcakes
There's a chance that while you're at your NYE party, you're going to be doing a lot of standing and a lot of walking around. It's extremely difficult to do this when your hands are stuffed with desserts that you have to sit down to indulge in. By choosing to bring something like cupcakes, you know they're going to be easy to eat and easy to get rid of. With so many variations in flavor, size, and color to choose from, these easy treats are sure to impress on the go.

With the new year fast approaching, it's time to prepare for those holiday parties. Put on your apron, head into the kitchen, and whip up some cupcakes, cookies, or prep your ice cream bar!