Summer Sweet Treats: Delicious Ideas for a Fun-Filled Summer
Summer is one of the more popular seasons because it's when we ditch the jumpers and coats for days in the sunshine and evenings enjoying the BBQ.
There's nothing quite like summer, and you can also enjoy some of the best sweet treats around.
So, this post is dedicated to the hottest season of the year and the sweet treats that will make it a memorable one.
If you're a big fan of desserts, summer is the time to get creative. There's no need for hot puddings during these months, so you're free to experiment with colder desserts.
These puddings aren't just easier to make, but they'll also be perfect as an after barbecue treat.
Angel Delight Surprise
When it comes to convenience, Angel Delight is one of the easiest desserts you can make. You need a packet of your chosen flavour, some milk and a whisk.
Follow the instructions on the pack, and you'll have a delicious pudding that is perfect for children. Better still, they now offer reduced sugar packs, which still taste great!
For the surprise part, throw some jelly sweets or chocolate jazzies into the mix and a squirt of whipped cream for good measure.
If you're looking for something a little more sophisticated, a pavlova is the perfect summer dessert. It's light, airy and packed full of flavour. Plus, it looks impressive too!
There are plenty of different ways you can top your pavlova. For a classic taste, go for whipped cream and strawberries. If you're feeling adventurous, try passion fruit, mango and lime.
Ice Cream Factory At Home
It wouldn't be summer without some ice cream! If you're trying to save some pennies, then you can create your very own Pizza Hut party at home - with the ice cream factory, of course.
You can use a selection of toppings, including chocolates, jellies and even fudge, for the ultimate ice cream sensation. Then, some sauces will set the whole thing off perfectly.
This dessert is delicious, decadent, and cheaper than a Pizza Hut trip.
Homemade Ice Lollies
If you're looking for a healthier option, why not try some homemade ice lollies?
These are really easy to make, and you can use any fruit you like. Puree your chosen fruit, add some water or juice and pour into an ice lolly mould.
For a summer twist, try adding some herbs or spices to the mix. It's a great way to get the kids involved in making their desserts too!
This traditional English dessert is the perfect summer pudding. It's made with meringue, whipped cream and strawberries - and it's delicious.
To make your own Eton mess, whip up some double cream, fold in some chopped meringues and then top with fresh strawberries.
You can also add a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce and some fudge pieces for extra indulgence.
Worms In The Mud
Worms in the mud is one of those classic desserts that most people remember from their childhood. It's simple to make and can be tailored to suit any dietary requirements.
You can also customise the dessert with any ingredients, but we love the combination of Oreos, chocolate pudding and gummy worms. If you'd like some inspiration, check out this recipe.
Slushies are the perfect summer drink, and they can be made with or without alcohol. If you want to keep things kid-friendly, blend some fruit juice, ice and sherbet.
You can also experiment with different flavour combinations using Appleton sweet slush syrup, which includes strawberry, kola, bubblegum and grape flavours.
A fruit cocktail is the perfect summer dessert for those looking for something a little lighter. It's refreshing, zingy and packed full of fruit.
To make your fruit cocktail, mix a selection of your favourite fruits. We love using mango, pineapple, grapes and strawberries, but you can use whatever you like.
Then, top with some natural yoghurt or fromage frais and a drizzle of honey.
Delicious! Sweet Surprises
If you're not a fan of desserts or are hosting a get together for children, these sweets are all-time favourites.
Cotton candy is a classic fairground treat that goes down well with kids. It's sugary, fluffy and oh-so moreish - so don't be surprised if the adults indulge too.
Better still, you can make your own with a machine or buy it from your favourite confectioner.
Popcorn is another excellent alternative to dessert. You can make it at home using a popcorn maker or buy it ready-made from the supermarket. Then, add some flavour with some melted chocolate or sprinkles.
Pick and Mix
A pick and mix selection is always a winner with kids because they can choose their favourites, and you don't have to worry about anyone not liking what you've made.
While many people think pick and mix will be expensive, you can buy wholesale sweets and save money. Plus, it's an easy way to please a crowd.
Head to your local sweetshop or supermarket and fill up a couple of bowls with all the classics. We're talking jelly beans, cola bottles, fizzy peaches, and so much more.
If you want to try something new this summer, why not go for some American candy? There's a vast range of sweets available online, including s'mores, Hershey's chocolate and even peanut butter M&Ms.
Of course, a firm favourite for children and adults alike is Reese's peanut butter treats. Choose between milk chocolate cups filled with creamy peanut butter or the highly indulgent Reese's pieces.
This is a fun twist on the classic chocolate fondue, and it's sure to be a hit with all of the family. All you need is a LOT of sherbet and treats to dip in it, including jelly sweets, lollipops and anything else.
The Wrap Up
Hopefully, this post gives you some wonderful ideas for summer treats, and you can enjoy the sunshine in all of its glory - with these delicious offerings! If you'd like to receive exclusive tips and get the latest news on everything confectionery, please feel free to sign up for our newsletter.