Four Berry Light Dessert Recipes
Sweet wheat treats for summer
When the warm weather rolls around, you’re not necessarily looking to create a heavy, decadent dessert to end a meal. Fresh berries make for the perfect lighter summer desserts that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth and ensure you’re taking advantage of the season. Luckily, wheat is super versatile and can be incorporated into so many dishes that you can create tasty treats that don’t feel too heavy on a warm summer day. Check out our favourite berry light desserts for inspiration this season!
This is a summery take on the classic tiramisu, but just as delicious. It’s easy to assemble and packs a huge berry punch! With fresh berries, raspberry liqueur and berry jam, there’s no shortage of summer flavours in this dessert. You can make this quick if you’re crunched for time and heading to a family function—it’s so tasty, nobody will even know how fast it came together.
Angel food cake is the ideal base for summer desserts because of its light and fluffy texture. Unlike other cake recipes, angel food cake doesn’t include butter and rather uses egg whites and often cream of tartar to create rise in the cake. Topping this delicious cake with berries only makes it better! This recipe is for a three berry compote, but you can use any berries you have on hand to top it off and it’ll be equally delicious.
A crumble may not be the most picture-perfect dessert, but what it lacks in looks it makes up for in flavour. You can make this fruit crumble with any summer fruit you’d like but adding in fresh berries will give you a boost of antioxidants and the mix of sweetness and tang that they’re known for. The textures in this dessert work really well with a combination of soft, gooey fruit and extra crunchy crumble.
You can make this one look like you spent all day on it, when really it only took a few minutes to assemble! Display your trifle in a glass bowl for a decadent look without a fuss. If you’ve got extra time, make your angel food cake from scratch—but a store-bought one works just as well and saves you on time and effort in the kitchen, so you can spend more time outside.
Which one will you make first? Tag us in all your photos of tasty and light desserts this summer on Instagram @lifessimpleingredient and we’ll feature you in our story!