40 Simple Memorial Day Desserts
Let’s celebrate the beginning of summer with these easy Memorial Day Desserts! From pies and ice cream to cookies, cakes, crumbles, and more.
Memorial Day Desserts
Whether Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer for you, or simply a 3-day weekend, marking the occasion with festive, summery treats is always a good thing!
Here you will find everything from quick and easy treats like no-churn summer berry ice cream, and strawberry bars to festive centerpiece desserts like bundt cakes and layer cakes.
And a lot of recipe ideas in between. For me, it isn’t the holiday without my grandmother’s chocolate sheet cake with chopped walnuts on top.
What I love about celebrating Memorial Day is serving my traditional Memorial Day recipes and then adding new flavors and twists… and new recipes!
What are you planning for Memorial Day desserts? Hopefully, these recipes and ideas will help!
Happy Memorial Day!
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Memorial Day Desserts: Recipes and Ideas
Every sweet tooth will be satisfied with these simple, festive, and often easy Memorial Day desserts!
40 Simple Memorial Day Desserts
Let's celebrate the beginning of summer with these easy Memorial Day Desserts! From pies and ice cream to cookies, cakes, crumbles, and more.
Strawberry Country Cake
This Ina Garten recipe is simple and delicious!
No-Bake Eton Mess Berry Cheesecake.
"First, let me break this cheesecake down so that we’re all clear on exactly what this dessert consists of. It’s part classic cheesecake, parch classic Eton Mess…"
No-Churn Mango-Berry Ice Cream
With only three ingredients and that bright color, this is a perfect treat everyone will want on Memorial Day!
Simple Berry Trifle Recipe
This simple Berry Trifle Recipe is a super quick and easy layered dessert of fresh summer berries, delicious pound cake, and heavenly pastry cream.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
An incredibly easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pie with drizzled chocolate, peanut butter, and more chocolate. It's decadent... and over-the-top delicious. Especially in a no-bake, summer pie.
No Bake 3 Ingredient Chocolate Pie
This no-bake, 3 ingredient chocolate pie is the easiest pie recipe you will ever make. Creamy, chocolaty, and seriously delicious. It takes mere minutes to make, plus chilling time.
Easy Blueberry Cobbler
This easy Blueberry Cobbler, A classic comfort food, is simple using fresh or frozen blueberries. Rich with summer flavors and a hint of lemon.
Skillet Blueberry Cobbler
This Blueberry Cobbler is a quick and easy recipe made with fresh or frozen blueberries, pantry ingredients, and ready in 35 minutes. Serve straight from the skillet with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream.
"If you’ve never had or heard of a Clafoutis before, it’s a baked French fruit dessert that has a thick flan-like batter piled on top. It’s usually dusted with powdered sugar and served semi-warm and in my opinion, should always have a dollop of freshly whipped cream. It’s perfection. Easy to make and easier to eat – my favorite kind of recipe!!"
A Classic Strawberry Shortcake Made Easy
Fresh seasonal strawberries make the perfect dessert for Memorial Day!
Meyer Lemon-Blueberry Cake
Tender cake brushed with a tangy lemon syrup – perfect for a Memorial Day cookout.
Strawberry Crumble Bars
These simple Strawberry Crumble Bars are deliciously summery with sweet fresh strawberries and an irresistible crumble topping. Perfect for backyard summer BBQ, picnics, or when you're craving a sweet treat.
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Jars
"Need to bring a dish to Memorial Day weekend? These make-ahead dessert jars will disappear quickly!"
S'mores Dip Foil Packs
"Pop a packet or two on the grill and pass the graham crackers for a new spin on a classic campfire fave that’s made for sharing."
2 Minute S'mores Mug Cake
2 Minute S'mores Mug Cake is a quick fix for a s'more craving with simple ingredients and a microwave. It's a chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker dream.
Red, White and Blueberry Pie
"This creamy pie gets dressed up with berries to make a showstopping display at any Fourth of July party or summer get-together. It's as pretty as it is tasty!"
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake Recipe
"Stay on top of the naked cake trend with this light and tangy layered beauty."
Strawberry Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze
This Strawberry Bundt Cake Recipe with Lemon Glaze is utterly delicious with fresh strawberries and lemon. A tender and moist texture from Greek yogurt make it irresistible and perfect for the season.
Best Strawberry Tart Recipe - How to Make Strawberry Tart
"What's red and white and will be gone in minutes?"
Easiest-Ever Fruit and Coconut Ice Cream
"No fancy ice cream maker needed. Just bust out your trusty food processor (or blender), pick your fruit selection, and let the magic happen."
Easy Summer Fruit Pie
"Skip the lattice weave and cut out stars from the crust instead. There, instant patriotism."
Sweet and pucker worthy! Perfect for Memorial Day weekend!
Strawberry Ricotta Cake Recipe
This Strawberry Ricotta Cake is moist, fluffy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. It's an easy cake recipe with rustic Italian charm. Seriously, it will become your favorite weeknight dessert.
Summer Berry No Churn Ice Cream
This Summer Berry No Churn Ice Cream is a 4-ingredient, incredibly easy-to-make treat. It's deliciously smooth, creamy, and packed with summer berry flavor.
Raspberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars
"Cut these bars into individual servings ahead of time — that way, your guests won't be fighting over who gets the biggest piece."
Berry White Ice Pops
"Nothing says summer like an ice pop. Kids and adults alike love this fruit-filled version."
S'mores Icebox Cake
"No lingering campfire smell here. Yep, you can whip up this cake without breaking out the fire pit or better yet, turning on the oven."
Banana Split Kebabs
"This fun dessert is a healthy, kid-friendly spin on a classic."
A simple family recipe that began with my Aunt Marilyn -- and has now become a Memorial Day tradition!
Patriotic Ice Cream Cupcakes
"These frosty cupcakes are practically a fireworks display on their own. The little treats feature red velvet cake, blue moon ice cream, a creamy white topping and star-spangled sprinkles."
Season's Best Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
Capture the season of strawberries and rhubarb with this easy crumble!
Proof that you really can grill the whole Memorial Day menu!
Easy Berry Pinwheel Pastries
These Pinwheel Pastries are an ultimate favorite summer dessert. Each puff pastry pinwheel is filled with delicious lemon cream cheese and topped with jam and fresh berries.
Red, White, and Blue Summer Berry Yogurt Mousse
Looking for an easy, healthy treat? Look no further! Bonus: they're all dressed up for Memorial Day!
Red Star Cookies
"These superstars are plenty sweet and sturdy, making them great for shipping. Slip decorated cookies in stacks of three inside plastic storage bags then rest stacks in disposable plastic containers."
Special Raspberry Torte
"With raspberry preserves, a burst of lemon and a homemade buttercream frosting, this berry-topped cake always gets rave reviews."
Crispy Star Pops
"These patriotic pops are a hit at our annual Fourth of July get-together. Serve them as an after-picnic dessert. Or slip them into cellophane bags, tie on ribbons and give them as favors."
Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart With Fresh Strawberries
"A garnish of chamomile flowers adds a little something special to this tart."
Easy Summer Rustic Strawberry Galette
If you need a quick and easy summer dessert, you can never go wrong with a galette! Add strawberries for a seasonal, patriotic dessert!
Summer White Chocolate M&M Popcorn Treats
These White Chocolate M&M Popcorn Treats are the easiest desserts ever! Festive and fun with the bright colors of summer. Simple ingredients, quick to make, and incredibly yummy with a sweet, salty, chocolaty flavor!
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