I’ve mentioned before that we always have some kind of Memorial Day BBQ, since everyone has the holiday off, the weather is warm, and it’s the perfect time to get outside and grill! It’s the perfect kick off to summer.
We usually assign everyone to bring a type of dish, and I personally love being in charge of desserts! There are SO many options for Memorial Day Desserts, and I’ve included all different kinds in this post.
You can always whip up something patriotic and decorate it in red white and blue, make some kind of traditional dessert like pie or cake, or since the weather is warm it’s also a great opportunity to do a cold or frozen dessert! This collection includes all of these types of recipes.
Before we get into the recipes, here are some tips for preparing and serving your Memorial Day Desserts.
Tips for Memorial Day Desserts
How many desserts do I need? Plan to have at least 2 dessert choices for every 10 guests. Once you start adding dessert choices you will only need to make sure there’s enough for people to have two dessert servings and not a piece of each dessert.
Keeping desserts cold: Many desserts can be left out for a couple of hours or longer and still be ok to eat. Cold desserts need to be kept, well, cold or you’ll end up with a gooey mess. If you can, keep the food in the refrigerator or a cooler until you’re ready to serve them. One way to keep a dessert cool while it’s out on the serving table is to fill a tray/bowl with ice and place the dessert right on top.
Festive Colors: Red, White and Blue is often used for Memorial day and can be found in many of these memorial day desserts. Using red white and blue platters, bowls and trays really help tie the desserts together.
We love to add a few treats that are patriotic and have RED, WHITE and BLUE. Kids love them, and they are usually simple. Lot involve fruit too which is great to enjoy in the summer!
Red White and Blueberry Cupcakes Recipe
Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes - the perfect patriotic treat for your next BBQ or picnic!
Make a fun and festive treat for your 4th of July party with this Patriotic Pudding Cups recipe! Layers of smooth and creamy red, white, and blue pudding, topped with summertime Oreos. The kids love making these pudding cups as much as they love eating them!
There's nothing like a slice of warm apple pie served with vanilla ice cream! This recipe for Homemade Apple Pie has proven to be the BEST apple pie recipe around. With a flaky, buttery crust made from scratch, and a gooey, sweet apple filling, this pie will not disappoint!
Quick, simple and tasty Peach Dump Cake is always a hit. This cake mix based treat is filled with peaches and butter and is the perfect dessert to make when you don't have much time to prep but want a warm, delicious cake.
Oreo Pudding Pie is a quick and easy dessert that's perfect for any time of the year. With an oreo crust, a delicious cream cheese layer and a white chocolate pudding layer topped with crushed oreos and whipped cream, you really can't go wrong with this Oreo pie!
This NO BAKE cheesecake is the perfect recipe for summer. With a delicious graham cracker crust, and a creamy vanilla cream cheese mixture, you can top it with anything - like these sugared strawberries! Everyone goes crazy over this easy no bake cheesecake recipe!
This Oreo Ice Cream Cake makes for the perfect no bake dessert during warm summer months. Best of all, it only takes 5 simple store bought ingredients! No one can resist the layers of crushed Oreos, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Cool Whip, and MORE Oreos!
Everything you love about Boston cream donuts and pies, in the form of a cool and creamy pudding poke cake! This Boston Cream Poke Cake has a texture and taste that is nothing short of dreamy. Best of all, it's made entirely from box mixes - EASY!!
My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!