Must-try summer drinks & dessert recipes

British summer fruit trifle with maple syrup

Summer recipes tend to be light, salad orientated mains and cold desserts which are perfect for dealing with the summer heat. We’ve added our favourite ingredient, maple syrup, to some seasonal dishes to give your summer menus a delicious twist.

Maple Mains and Vegetarian Recipes

Everyone loves a burrito but our maple beef burrito adds a sweet kick to the recipes you know and love. It even has the added bonus of reducing your washing-up load because the bowl is edible – what’s not to love?!

The perfect dish for entertaining, simply slice and dice some vegetables and allow your friends to create their own burrito bowls – kids will love it too.

Indulge in some vegetarian goodness by whipping up our halloumi kebabs with a sweet pepper and maple relish. These are simple to prepare and a great addition to a barbecue, especially with our broad bean hummus.

Summer Sides and Desserts

Try our spicy cauliflower and chickpea salad with a maple coconut sauce. This quick, flavourful recipe is a great help-yourself dish and makes the perfect party or summer BBQ accompaniment. The Indian spice flavours compliment the fresh cauliflower and chickpeas perfectly and will satisfy meat eaters, veggies and vegans alike.

Desserts are our speciality. With simple ingredients and quick to bake and assemble – our Raspberry mille feuille with maple custard ticks all the boxes and looks and tastes amazing. You can even prepare the maple custard the day before to save time.

Would we dare leave out a traditionally British summer fruit trifle?! This one is packed with delicious summer berries and fresh cream, it makes a great party centrepiece and serves 8-10 people, there might even be some left over for seconds!

If you fancy a guilt-free sweet treat, our frozen strawberry, maple and yoghurt bark recipe hits the spot. It’s easy to prepare, full of natural sweetness and are deliciously creamy. Make these in batches as a great grab-and-go treat.

Delightful Drinks

Many of us will be enjoying a staycation this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in a cocktail in the sun. Shake up this unique maple syrup-infused Sex on The Beach recipe and it’ll be easy to pretend you’re sunning yourself in the Maldives!

Non Alcoholic:

Our maple and cardamom iced coffee makes the perfect non-alcoholic alternative and is perfect for cooling down in the summer heat. Why not add a little pinch of spice to compliment the maple syrup used in this recipe?

Smoothies are a refreshing treat and are tasty, quick and easy to make. Add some maple magic with this strawberry and maple smoothie and enjoy the rich, creamy texture and the natural sweetness of maple syrup.

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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.