These Memorial Day Dessert recipes check all the boxes for great tasting treats that are easy to make and take. Check out our make-ahead desserts that are perfect for your summer BBQ this Memorial Day. Which “cool” dessert will you choose for this hot summer holiday?
Pick Something Light and Refreshing
A great Memorial Day should be light and refreshing to cool you off on a hot summer day.
You don’t want anything that is going to be too heavy to finish your meal.
The idea is for the dessert to compliment the meal and not overpower it.
Many of the desserts that made our list can be served straight out of the fridge or the freezer to cool you off in a jiffy.
Make-Ahead to Save Time
Nearly all of the desserts on our list should be served cold so they are perfect to make ahead of time so that you are not rushing around the day of your BBQ trying to put together a dessert.
You can make your dessert the day before your event and just let it chill out in the fridge until your guests arrive.
Or even better, leave it in the fridge until it is time for dessert.
Feed a Crowd
If you’re getting together with family and friends on Memorial Day, you’ve got to make sure you have enough food to feed your hungry crew.
Many of these desserts are prepared in a 9×13-inch pan so that you will have plenty of dessert to go around.
The last thing you want is to run out of everybody’s favorite dessert before the end of the BBQ.
We’re making enough so that your friends can come back for seconds. Or thirds!
Save this Memorial Day Desserts Recipe Roundup to your Memorial Day board or your Summer BBQ board.
Easy Memorial Day Desserts
Memorial Day is the considered to be the officlal start of the summer BBQ season.
We're sharing unique dessert options for your Memorial Day get-together.
You'll be the "cool" friend that brings the good desserts to the hot summer BBQ.
Which winning recipe will you choose?
Oreo Delight is a fun new twist on a classic 4-Layer Delight.
We're switching things up with an Oreo Crust and adding lots of Oreo pieces to the top.
But you'll still find the thick cream cheese layer and the chocolate pudding layer that you know and love.
Make this no-bake Oreo dessert for your next family get-together.
Patriotic Cake Pops are a great option for a summer BBQ.
The bite-sized treats are easy to carry and can be decorated to dress them up for the holiday.
Red White and Blue Layered Jello is a perfect treat for those hot summery celebrations.
This light and cool dessert will delight your guest, both young and old.
We're sharing all the keys to success for perfect results every time.
Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is a must-try recipe for your ice cream maker.
It has a sweet and creamy ice cream base that is loaded with Oreo cookie chunks and Oreo Cookie crumbs for an authentic Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream.
Follow these keys to success for perfect Oreo Ice Cream every time.
Strawberry Delight is a new twist on my old favorite 4-Layer Delight.
It's been updated for spring with fresh strawberries and a delicious strawberry glaze.
Try it today - you will not want to miss this!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars combine two layers of chocolate chip cookies with a thick and creamy cheesecake filling for the ultimate dessert bars.
This recipe makes a full 9x13 pan of cookie bars so that you'll have plenty for your family and friends.
Chocolate chip cookie cake is such a fun twist on chocolate chip cookies.
And frosting just makes it better!
You can use some red, white and blue sprinkles to customize this cookie cake for Memorial Day.
Strawberry Ice Cream is a family favorite homemade ice cream recipe that is full of strawberry flavor.
This is another fantastic no-cook homemade ice cream that you can make with either fresh or frozen strawberries.
Follow these keys to success for perfect ice cream every time.
A homemade Ice Cream cake is an easy way to make a splash at your next party.
It's a lot easier to pull off than you think with just a few simple tips and tricks.
Let's get this party frozen!
Peach Delight is a light and creamy dessert that is delicious as it is pretty.
This is a perfect recipe for all those fresh ripe peaches this time of year.
Which of the four layers is your favorite? It's impossible to choose!
Butterscotch Delight is a delicious summertime treat made with cream cheese and butterscotch pudding.
It's quick and easy and totally delicious.
Try it with a cruched Heath Bar on the top!
Raspberry Zinger Cake is a copycat Little Debbie Snack Cake recipe that is going to blow your mind.
You won’t believe what is under that luscious frosting on top.
This super moist raspberry cake tastes just like a Raspberry Zinger snack cake.
Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
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Sunday 30th of May 2021
The Strawberry Delight looks SO good!