The Best Hot Weather Catered Desserts

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When it comes to planning your summer wedding, reunion, or corporate get together, you want to look for a dessert menu that'll help your guests beat the heat. Check out these popular summertime desserts from the catering experts at Coburn’s Catering.

Popular Summer Pies

No matter what time of year it is, there’s always room for pie. Without a doubt, key lime pie is a must for outdoor catered events. This American classic will satisfy the sweet tooth on your guest list. Refresh their palates with a cool dollop of whipped cream on top. Another popular pie that'll help you and your friends say cool is the classic strawberry pie. Add a few mint leaves as garnish and serve chilled with whipped cream.

Parfait and Sundae Bars

Dessert bars are especially popular with the kids who like the idea of building their own treats. For a healthy dessert option, consider adding parfaits to your event menu. Parfaits are usually made with low-fat or nonfat yogurt layered between handfuls of fresh berries and finely chopped nuts. Let your guest customize their own desserts with at a dessert bar. You can also offer your guests the ability to create their favorite childhood desserts, the sundae. Don’t forget the extra toppings like sprinkles, syrup, caramel, and walnuts.

Frozen Delights

For party planners on a budget, frozen treats like slushies are a great and affordable way to help your guests keep cool at your event. Not only do these desserts evoke happy childhood memories, they’re also perfect for outdoor weddings, family reunions, and even corporate events. Kids love the different colors and flavors you can create and parents love them because they're fat-free. For the grownups, a splash of rum will turn these popular desserts into a frozen cocktail.

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