20 Wedding Dessert Ideas that are NOT CAKE

If cake isn’t your thing, don’t worry! There are plenty of delicious and creative summer wedding dessert ideas to choose from. Here are 20 options to consider:

  1. Fruit Tarts: Serve individual fruit tarts with a buttery crust and a variety of fresh seasonal fruits on top.
  2. Ice Cream Sandwiches: Offer an assortment of ice cream sandwiches with different cookie flavors and ice cream fillings.
  3. Popsicles: Set up a popsicle station with a selection of gourmet popsicles in various fruity and creamy flavors.
  4. Macarons: These delicate French treats come in a rainbow of colors and flavors, making them perfect for a summer wedding.
  5. S’mores Bar: Create a DIY s’mores bar with different types of chocolates, marshmallows, and graham crackers.
  6. Mini Fruit Pies: Serve mini pies filled with summer fruits like berries, peaches, or cherries.
  7. Frozen Yogurt Parfait: Offer frozen yogurt parfaits with layers of yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit.
  8. Chocolate Fondue: Set up a chocolate fondue station with an assortment of fruits, marshmallows, and cookies for dipping.
  9. Lemon Bars: Tangy and refreshing, lemon bars are a great summer dessert option.
  10. Cupcake Tower: While not a traditional cake, you can still have a tower display with an array of cupcakes in various flavors.
  11. Fruit Sorbets: Offer a selection of fruit sorbets in elegant glass cups or cones.
  12. Churros: Serve warm churros with dipping sauces like chocolate, caramel, and fruit purees.
  13. Assorted Dessert Shots: Prepare dessert shots with layers of mousse, custard, and cake in small shot glasses.
  14. Fruit Skewers: Create colorful fruit skewers with a mix of seasonal fruits for a light and refreshing option.
  15. Doughnuts: Set up a doughnut wall or serve an assortment of gourmet doughnuts in different flavors.

Remember to consider any dietary restrictions or preferences of your guests, and you can even offer a variety of these options to cater to different tastes. These dessert ideas will surely add a sweet touch to your summer wedding celebration!

Here are two more creative summer wedding dessert ideas:

16. Mango Sticky Rice: Embrace the tropical flavors of summer by serving a delightful mango sticky rice dessert. This Thai-inspired treat features sweet sticky rice topped with ripe mango slices and a drizzle of coconut cream. It’s a unique and refreshing option that your guests will love.

17. Watermelon Slushies: Beat the summer heat with refreshing watermelon slushies. Blend fresh watermelon with ice to create a cooling and hydrating beverage. For an adult twist, you can add a splash of vodka or rum to create watermelon slushie cocktails.

These additional dessert ideas bring a touch of exotic and cooling flavors to your summer wedding, making it an unforgettable experience for your guests.

What about ALCOHOL??

18. Boozy Popsicle Cocktails: Elevate the traditional popsicle idea by creating alcoholic popsicle cocktails. Prepare a variety of popsicles using different alcoholic beverages like vodka, rum, tequila, or even champagne mixed with fruit juices and purees. These fun and colorful treats will be a hit with your adult guests.

19. Liquor-Infused Cupcakes: Offer a selection of cupcakes infused with various liqueurs or spirits. For example, you can have chocolate Kahlua cupcakes, Bailey’s Irish Cream cupcakes, or Limoncello lemon cupcakes. The alcohol content is usually baked off during the cooking process, but the distinct flavors remain, creating a delightful treat for the adults.

20. Wine-Infused Gelato: Treat your guests to a delectable wine-infused gelato experience. Work with a local gelato shop or caterer to create a custom gelato flavor infused with your favorite wine or champagne. Whether it’s a red wine-infused chocolate gelato or a sparkling wine-infused fruity sorbet, this unique dessert will be a delightful indulgence for your adult attendees.

Remember to label the alcoholic desserts clearly, and consider having non-alcoholic versions of these desserts available for guests who prefer not to consume alcohol. These boozy dessert ideas will add a touch of sophistication and fun to your summer wedding celebration.

Cheers to a sweet and memorable event!

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