Did you know that June is National Candy Month? While we all like to indulge in a sugary, chocolate-y treat every now and then, this summer we’re celebrating a different kind of candy: Fruits, or as we like to call them, mother nature’s candy!
Desserts made with fruits like oranges and mangoes satisfy that sweet craving while also providing beneficial vitamins and minerals. Plus, they make for a light yet filling treat that you can enjoy, guilt-free! Below are a few fruit desserts with oranges and mangoes to take for a spin this summer.
We love the sound of this recipe for Fresh Orange Cream Parfaits, which we came across in Women’s Day magazine. It only calls for six ingredients, one of which is freshly squeezed orange juice! Head over to their website to see other great orange desserts that are full of flavor and texture.
For a taste of the tropics, give this Kiwi Summer Limeade Pie a try. This summery pie was a finalist in Midwest Living’s first ever “Best of the Midwest” cook-off. It’s refreshingly creamy, packed with flavor, and topped with kiwi and macadamia nuts.
Have you ever heard of the English dessert known as the syllabub? It’s a frothy treat that once was served in the most upscale European homes and palaces before cakes and puddings began to take its place. However, we think this Mango & Lemon Syllabub featured on La Mia Vita Dolce would surely hit the spot at the end of a hot summer day!
Of course, you can also stick to a summertime classic with a fruity twist: All-natural fruit popsicles! Don’t these Mango Lassi Popsicles look refreshing and delicious?!
How do you like to incorporate fruit into sweet and refreshing summertime treats? Leave a comment below with your favorite summer entertaining ideas or recipes.
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