14 Memorial Day Desserts That Taste as Good as They Look

May 23, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. ET
Red, white and blueberry milkshakes from A Beautiful Mess
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What do your Memorial Day plans consist of? We'll venture to guess you'll have your friends and family over, everyone spraying on a light layer of sunblock, ready to have some fun in the sun. We're sure you'll dust off the 'ole barbecue and grill up some juicy BBQ ribs, chicken or grilled veggies. Maybe you'll have your guests bring the sides, with plenty of potato salad, macaroni salad — hell, even actual leafy-green salad — to be had. And, we're sure you'll have plenty of paper plates, plastic cutlery and adult beverages chilling in the cooler. But wait; you're missing something...


Because the best part of Memorial Day is finishing up the last bit of smoked meat on your plate and diving headfirst into the sweet, tasty cherry on the top of your Memorial Day cookout that is dessert.

These sweets, from pie to pops, totally hit the spot. Here are a few of our favorite desserts, totally appropriate for the long Memorial Day weekend.

A version of this article was originally published in May 2017.

1 /15: Red, White & Blueberry Milkshakes

1/15 :Red, White & Blueberry Milkshakes

2 /15: Coconut, Blueberry & Raspberry Flag Cake

2/15 :Coconut, Blueberry & Raspberry Flag Cake

3 /15: Easy Strawberry Pavlova

3/15 :Easy Strawberry Pavlova

4 /15: Cake Mix Jell-O Cookies

4/15 :Cake Mix Jell-O Cookies

5 /15: Patriotic Ice Cream Cones

5/15 :Patriotic Ice Cream Cones

6 /15: Red, White & Blueberry Fruit Pops

6/15 :Red, White & Blueberry Fruit Pops

7 /15: Red, White & Blue Macarons

7/15 :Red, White & Blue Macarons

8 /15: Neapolitan Sheet Cake

8/15 :Neapolitan Sheet Cake

9 /15: Patriotic Flag Bark

9/15 :Patriotic Flag Bark

10 /15: Gluten-Free Summer Berry Pie

10/15 :Gluten-Free Summer Berry Pie

11 /15: Strawberries & Cream Icebox Poke Cake

11/15 :Strawberries & Cream Icebox Poke Cake

12 /15: Cotton Candy Meringue Cookies

12/15 :Cotton Candy Meringue Cookies

13 /15: Patriotic Firecracker Bundt Cake

13/15 :Patriotic Firecracker Bundt Cake

14 /15: Banana Split Ice Pops

14/15 :Banana Split Ice Pops

15 /15: Pin It!

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15/15 :Pin It!