Your Memorial Day party or barbecue isn’t complete without an easy and festive dessert! This Memorial Day Dessert Recipe Roundup includes easy recipes for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, frozen treats, and cool beverages to celebrate the long weekend.
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Memorial Day Desserts – Recipe Roundup
Every Memorial Day party or barbecue needs a tasty dessert. To make it easy, I’ve compiled a list of some of our warm-weather-worthy treats in this Memorial Day Desserts – Recipe Roundup. This collection has a dessert for everyone:
Plus, these are all small batch recipes, so you can take two, three, or even four desserts to your party. You are certain to delight your friends and family with these desserts!
Cakes and Cupcakes
Small Batch Strawberry Cupcakes
A super easy recipe for Small Batch Strawberry Cupcakes! You only need one bowl to make these moist and tender cupcakes. Fresh strawberry puree gives the cupcakes their delicious strawberry flavor and perfect texture! Frost with Strawberry Whipped Buttercream Frosting for a complete strawberry treat!
The Mini Vanilla and Berry Layer Cake is a light and easy dessert for your 4th of July celebration. Flavored sparkling water gives the cake volume and flavor. And between the moist cake layers is light whipped cream and fresh berries.
This small batch of Vanilla and Berry Cupcakes is perfect to celebrate Memorial Day or the 4th of July. This is a one-bowl recipe that is easy to make and is packed with vanilla and cherry flavor. Cherry sparkling water helps to keep the cupcakes moist, and add flavor.
No-baking is required for this perfect summer dessert – Mini Orange Creamsicle No-Bake Cheesecake! Silky cheesecake is brightened with fresh orange juice and zest, then topped with orange whipped cream, and all on top of a buttery vanilla wafer crust.
This recipe for a Cherry Almond Galette For Two is easy to make and a perfect small batch dessert for summer. The fresh cherries are the star of the show, and have back-up support from a rich almond cream and superbly flaky crust!
This Cherry Skillet Cake recipe is an easy summer dessert. A mini cake made in a 6.5-inch cast iron skillet and all of the cake ingredients are mixed in one bowl! Top with fresh cherries and whipped coconut cream, and you will have a perfect barbecue dessert!
These Soft Sugar Cookie Sandwiches are soft, chewy, and filled with a light vanilla butter free frosting. This is an easy small batch dessert that is perfect to celebrate any special occasion or holiday. Add fun sprinkles for a delicious, and festive, dessert!
This easy small batch of No-BakeKey Lime Bars are light, creamy, and full of bright lime flavor. Coconut cream is whipped with sweetened condensed milk and fresh lime juice. The velvety filling sits on a toasted coconut and Biscoff® cookie crust.
A small batch of Fudgy Brownies with Vanilla Whipped Topping that are easy to make (one bowl only!) and full of rich chocolate flavor – with cocoa powder and chocolate chips! Topped with a stabilized whipped cream for a decadent chocolate and cream treat!
This small batch of soft and buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies are highlighted with fresh lemon juice, plus zest! The cookies are light, bright, and easy to make – and they are perfect with a hot cup of tea!
Summer calls for an easy and cool beverage, and there is nothing quite as refreshing as Ginger Lemonade! Spicy ginger elevates the classic lemonade, and when served over ice, it is a great cool down drink. To make an adult version, you can add a little vodka or prosecco for an equally delicious summer cocktail!
Summertime and lemonade are the classic duo – and this Refreshing Blueberry Lemonade will make you wish it was summer all the time! This easy recipe starts with homemade blueberry simple syrup, then the perfect ratio of lemon juice and water is added for a truly refreshing drink. Make this adult-friendly by adding the spirit of your choice.
Light and refreshing Black Cherry Cream Sodas are a perfect treat for summer! A fresh cherry syrup is lightened with coconut cream and spiked with a black cherry sparkling water. Creamy, fruity, and an easy, delicious effervescent drink!
Simple and refreshing Watermelon Honey Lime Slushies are a delicious way to cool down on a hot day! Fresh frozen watermelon is combined with lime juice and honey for a tart and sweet frozen beverage. Top with whipped cream, and you have a frozen drink that is reminiscent of an ice cream float!
What could be better than Extra Creamy Strawberry Floats? How about ice cream floats that are also on the healthy side! This recipe uses our dairy-free strawberry ice cream, plus an extra creamy strawberry and coconut milk puree. Top with your favorite sparkling water and you have a delicious, lightly-sweetened frozen treat!
This Strawberry Dole Whip recipe is one of the easiest summer desserts you can make! We've made the iconic Pineapple Dole Whip, and now we are rounding out the theme park lineup with the strawberry version.
The tropics are calling with this no-churn Creamy Pina Colada Ice Cream! Experience the flavors of coconut, pineapple, and fresh lime with this homemade ice cream recipe that is extra creamy, and dairy-free.
This Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream recipe is super creamy and full of fresh strawberry flavor. With only a few ingredients and no machine required, making homemade ice cream is easy. Plus – we're adding a secret ingredient to keep the ice cream smooth and creamy!
These Sparking Berries and Cream Popsicles are a refreshingly easy frozen treat, and perfect for your 4th of July celebration. The fresh berry puree is spiked with sparkling water for a fun, effervescent bite!