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Memorial Day dessert ideas

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to gather with friends and family and enjoy some delicious desserts. Here are a few Memorial Day-themed dessert ideas that you can try:

American Flag Fruit Pizza

    • Spread a sugar cookie dough in the shape of a rectangle on a baking sheet.
    • Bake according to the recipe instructions and let it cool.
    • Spread a layer of cream cheese frosting on the cooled cookie base.
    • Decorate the pizza with fresh blueberries in the shape of the flag’s background (blue portion) and alternate rows of sliced strawberries and mini marshmallows to represent the stripes.

      Red, White and Blue Popsicles:

      • Blend strawberries with a bit of sugar until smooth, and pour the mixture into popsicle molds, filling them one-third of the way.
      • Freeze for about 30 minutes.
      • Add a layer of coconut milk or yogurt to fill another one-third of the molds.
      • Freeze for another 30 minutes.
      • Finally, add a layer of blueberry puree to fill the remaining one-third of the molds.
      • Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid.
      • Enjoy the refreshing, patriotic popsicles!

        Berry Trifle

        • Layer pieces of angel food cake or pound cake, whipped cream, and a mixture of fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in a trifle dish.
        • Repeat the layers until the dish is full.
        • Top with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a few berries.
        • Chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to let the flavors meld together before serving.

          Patriotic parfait

          • Layer vanilla yogurt, fresh blueberries, and sliced strawberries in clear glasses or Mason jars.
          • Repeat the layers until the glasses are filled.
          • Top with a sprinkle of granola or a drizzle of honey for added crunch and sweetness.
          • Serve chilled and enjoy the colorful and healthy dessert.

          Star-Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches

          • Take store-bought ice cream sandwiches and use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out star shapes from the sandwiches.
          • Roll the exposed edges of the sandwiches in red, white, and blue sprinkles.
          • Place the sandwiches back in the freezer until the sprinkles are set.
          • Serve these festive ice cream sandwiches as a fun and easy-to-eat treat.

          These Memorial Day desserts are not only delicious but also capture the patriotic spirit of the holiday. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or enjoying a quiet celebration at home, these desserts will add a festive touch to your Memorial Day menu.