Although I usually like to break out of the traditional holiday color combinations, it’s hard to do that with the red, white and blue Memorial Day palette! To celebrate the theme, I’ve rounded up some delicious desserts recipes in each colorway. Although you can always top any dessert off with some appropriately-colored berries, some of these dessert ideas have some interesting flavors that you may not want to pass up. Although simple at first glance, the berries and coconut cream second-from-the-left is calling my name with its non-traditional flavors and vanilla-infused fruit. The blueberry and goat cheese popsicles also sound divine, and interesting enough to serve as a formal dessert! Take a peek below and let me know what might make it to your Memorial Day menu.
CLASSIC LEMON CHEESECAKE (via Donna Hay)
A simple, zesty cheesecake that for the perfect chilled dessert.
PLUM ALMOND TART (via Wallflower Kitchen)
The bright red plums make a beautiful pattern on this tart.
BLUEBERRY GOAT CHEESE POPSICLES (via Kitchen McCabe)
These sophisticated ingredients up the ante on homemade popsicles.
BLACKBERRY LAYER CAKE (via Sweetapolita)
The striking ‘black velvet’ cake pairs beautifully with ripe blackberries.
RHUBARB ALMOND TART (via She Who Eats)
Soak the rhubarb stalks in rose and vanilla syrup before baking for extra flavor!
BERRIES & COCONUT CREAM (via Love & Lemons)
The coconut milk makes a delicious replacement for traditional whipping cream.
BLUEBERRY CROSTATA (via House of Hawthornes)
Enjoy fresh blueberries in their simplest baked form.
BUTTERMILK PANNA COTTA (via Donna Hay)
Delicate flavors and a pretty mold make this Italian dessert striking.
STRAWBERRY GALETTE (via Sfgirlbybay)
Rosemary blossoms make the perfect garnish for this summer classic.
PEAR BLUEBERRY CLAFOUTIS (via Pear Blueberry Clafoutis)
This blue and white dessert is just missing a pop of red!
The fun doesn’t end here – follow along on Thou Swell’s SWEET Pinterest board to discover more delicious recipes!