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18 Memorial Day Desserts to Kick Off Summer Right!

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Memorial Day is one of those happy days in our country that I really love and appreciate. We all take a moment to remember those who bravely defend the wonderful country in which we live. We come together as family and friends to reconnect and kick off summer. And, we eat!

The dessert at your Memorial Day feast can really set the tone for the day, both through fresh summer flavors and patriotic colors. There is lots of fun to be had planning your desserts! Whether you’re hosting this year’s feast or visiting someone else’s home, these Memorial Day desserts are sure to impress.

Red, White, & Blue Nutella Napoleons 1 of 18
These napoleons are beautiful and look fancy but are actually quick and simple to throw together. With the strawberries, blueberries, and white whipped cream, you'll get everyone in a patriotic mood to boot!

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Pineapple Right-Side-Up Cake 2 of 18
The grill and Memorial Day are perfect companions, and the grill works great for dessert as well as dinner! This spin on an old classic is light and fresh, perfect for summer!

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Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles 3 of 18
Strawberry shortcake and popsicles practically scream summer. Combine the two and POW! Summer is here!

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Lemon Drop Cookies 4 of 18
These lemon drop cookies make for a light, summery dessert that can feed a crowd!

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Red, White, & Blue Stuffed Strawberries 5 of 18
Strawberries stuffed with mascarpone cheese? Yes, please! Throw a blueberry on top and you have a quick, patriotic dessert to please your party!

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Strawberry Banana Nutella Shortcake 6 of 18
Sure strawberry shortcake is summery and delicious, but throw in some nutella and strawberries and it's even better!

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Red, White, & Blue Cake in a Jar 7 of 18
Jarred desserts are always festive for a BBQ or picnic, but this red, white, and blue cake is especially perfect for Memorial Day weekend festivities!

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Homemade Herb-Infused Lemonade Popsicles 8 of 18
Lemonade and popsicles are summertime favorites. Combine together with herbs and you have a beautiful, refreshing, and grown-up spin on a classic!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Eton Mess 9 of 18
This gluten-free beauty is a great outdoor dessert ... sort of like all the delicious guts of a strawberry-rhubarb pie thrown in a cup or bowl, without the stress of making pie crust!

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Easy Strawberry Tart 10 of 18
This classic tart topped with summery strawberries is a great way to kick off summer.

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Red, White, & Blue Pudding Parfait 11 of 18
All I want to do is grab a spoon and get digging! This cool treat is packed with patriotic berries and pure yumminess!

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Patriotic Chocolate Toffee Flag Bark 12 of 18
With the right colored M&Ms, this toffee bark is festive and fun and easy to make with the kids!

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Red, White, & Blueberry Philly Cheese Pound Cake 13 of 18
Throw some raspberries and blueberries into this creamy pound cake for some festive fun!

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Blood Orange Creamsicles 14 of 18
I looooooved creamsicles as a kid and they hold a special place in my summer childhood memories. These blood orange creamsicles make me want to jump right back into those summers of long ago!

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Nectarine Blackberry Crisp 15 of 18
This beautiful fruit crisp is perfect for a party and is filled with fruity, summery flavor.

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Ruby Razz Crunch 16 of 18
Sure, strawberries and rhubarb make a great summer pair, but what about raspberries and rhubarb? Bring it on!

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Patriotic Krispy Star Pops 17 of 18
Looking to make a patriotic statement? These Krispy Stars will do it for you! Plus the kids will gobble them up!

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble in a Jar 18 of 18
These mini strawberry rhubarb crumbles are cute and great for serving at Memorial Day parties!

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