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13 easy fridge and freezer desserts

From chocolate cheesecakes to show-stopping trifles, these gorgeous desserts are guaranteed to go down a treat with your guests. Most of the work is done in advance, which makes festive entertaining a breeze.

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We've given a classic cheesecake an update with white chocolate and a swirl of fresh mango. Perfect for entertaining and special enough to serve as a substitute for Christmas pud.

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This faster spin on our original Snickers trifle is made with Coles Make at Home Chocolate Mud Cakes - no baking required.

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It looks spectacular but Curtis' smashed pav trifle is surprisingly simple to throw together at the end of a long lunch. Treat your guests to a fresh and festive spin on a classic Australian dessert.

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When you can't decide between pavlova and trifle, go for this festive dessert that combines elements of both. Another bonus – you don't have to turn on the oven!

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It wouldn't be an Aussie Christmas without sweet, juicy cherries and this white chocolate cheesecake is a great way to indulge in this festive stone fruit.

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Sustitute gin and tonic for the coffee in this classic Italian dessert and you've got a light, refreshing terrine that's perfect for summer celebrations.

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Summer berries and a splash of Pimm's turn this scrumptious fridge cake into a special dessert that allows you to keep your cool when entertaining at Christmas.

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Our mini cheesecakes are made from fresh mango, nuts and coconut cream so they're suitable for vegans. A great option when Christmas lunch is served buffet style.

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These bite-sized frozen cheesecakes look and taste spectacular, plus they're refreshingly easy to make. Whip them out of the freezer 5 minutes before you're ready to serve, add the finishing touches and ta-da!

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Looking for a show-stopping dessert for Christmas entertaining? Wow guests with Curtis' festive ice cream cake, which tastes every bit as good as it looks.

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Just 5 minutes of cooking is all that's required to make this easy ice cream cake which is flavoured with sweet summer peaches and maple syrup.

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Curtis' take on this traditional Christmas dessert is an ice cream pudding flavoured with dried fruit and nuts and coated in lightly toasted meringue. It really is the bombe!

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Looking for a lighter finale for your festive feast? Top tropical fruit with Curtis' lime granita for a refreshing summer dessert that's perfect for Aussie Christmas celebrations.