Spring is here, and as the weather continues to warm up refrigerated and frozen dessert treats start to sound more and more delicious. Whether you want to make a delicious treat for the family to have after dinner or plan to hold a brunch at your home with friends, serving a spring-time dessert is a great way to make your family and guests happy.
Delicious Spring Desserts
There are certain desserts that seem to taste better and are more appropriate during the spring season. Many fruit-based desserts have this effect, especially colder treats. The following are three delicious and spring-appropriate desserts to consider serving this year.
Strawberry & Coconut Cheesecake
Nothing says spring is upon us more than the delicious taste of strawberry and coconut. There are many different strawberry and coconut recipes, but our favorite for spring is strawberry and coconut cheesecake. To make it, you will need eggs, sugar, shredded coconut, cream cheese, vanilla extract, strawberry jam and small strawberries. You can then make the cheesecake within an hour and a half by following these four easy steps. You should be left with a delicious cheesecake that the entire family will love.
Raspberry Meringue Pie
Raspberry meringue pie is another great family-style spring dessert. You can easily prepare a large pie in under an hour, making it perfect for busy parents who want to surprise their significant other and children with a fun and delicious dessert. You will need is Biscoff cookies (or shortbread cookies), raspberries, lemon juice, heavy cream, sugar and egg whites. It only takes half an hour to put it together, and no baking time is required. You can find the full recipe here.
Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits
If cheesecake and pie is a little more effort than you had in mind, then a parfait is the way to go for springtime dessert treats. There is something about the lemon flavor that just makes it taste better in April, May and June. For this dessert, you will need ladyfinger cookies, lemon sorbet, mascarpone, heavy cream, condensed milk, vanilla extract, lemon curd, lemon zest and raspberries. You can then easily make the lemon mascarpone parfaits by combining the mixture and refrigerating until you are ready to serve.
When to Serve Spring Desserts
There is never a bad time to serve spring desserts. You can serve it after dinner and use it as motivation to get kids to clear their dinner plate. It is also great on warmer weekend days. Some enjoy serving spring desserts when hosting guests, such as for a book club, during a brunch with friends or while watching a baseball or basketball game with others at your home.
The Bottom Line
Spring desserts are a great way to make a moment with your family or friends more special. There are many spring dessert recipes that are easy to prepare and only take less than an hour to make. Be sure to pick someone all of your family members or guest will enjoy.
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