Ice cream, granitas, sorbets
If you don't want to go down the heavy dessert and puddings route to finish of a meal, ice cream, granitas and sorbets will satisfy a sweet tooth without making everyone feeling stuffed.
However, in the book Delia's Summer Collection, she mentions her favourite combination is Gooseberry and Elderflower Ice Cream served with English Gooseberry Cobbler, so you can still have the best of both worlds if you wish! This collection of recipes includes a very easy vanilla ice cream, and then you can move on to other fruit flavours of blackcurrant, rhubarb, strawberries and gooseberry; for something slightly different, there's prune and armagnac, stem ginger and zabaglione. Two granita recipes, strawberry and coffee, and an apple sorbet. To add a final touch there's brandy snap baskets and pistachio wafers.
The Delia Online Cookery School: In our Separate Ways with Eggs lesson you can watch how to make Iced Chocolate and Vanilla Creme Brulee. Just click the image to play.