Desserts trending this summer

British summer fruit trifle with maple syrup

Summer is upon us and long evenings, warm weather and glorious sun make the best time to enjoy delicious desserts.

Whether you’re hosting dinner get-togethers and want the perfect end to a meal or are simply after an indulgent afternoon of sweet treats, we’ve got a variety of recipes comprised of trending desserts and ingredients for you to enjoy this summer.

The trending ingredient of the summer has to be fruit. Almost every summer dessert recipe includes some form of fruit, especially ones in season such as strawberries, cherries and more tropical ones such as coconut and banana.

Why not try a maple twist on a classic with this strawberry maple cream tart by food blogger Rebel Recipes? The perfect pairing of strawberries and cream are a true summer delight. This quick and easy recipe also makes it the perfect dessert for any al-fresco dinners you might be having!

Next up, we have food blogger Naturally Natalie’s decadent cherry maple pie. Rich cherry and sweet maple, topped with a buttery pastry crust are a combination of mouth-watering flavours that are sure to impress.

If you’re after something fuss-free, these mini peanut butter, banana and maple no-bake cheesecakes by food blogger Em Sheldon are the thing for you. This no-bake recipe is perfect for the days when the weather is too warm for long hours of baking in the kitchen.

For sweet treats that are sure to satiate any sweet tooth, we have food blogger Katherine Littlejohn’s delightful coconut and maple macaroons. The complimenting tastes of rich maple syrup and light coconut make this a treat that will soon become a firm favourite.

Last but definitely not least, a summer dessert line up would be incomplete without a classic British summer fruit trifle. Certainly a showstopper, this trifle is made of seasonal fruit, indulgent cream and rich maple.

Which desserts will you be making this summer? Don’t forget to send us your pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.