Oh, beautiful, glorious summer! The warmest and sunniest season of the year technically got underway on the 20th of June. But it really doesn’t feel official until July, right? The kids are all out of school and the temperatures are steadily in the high 20s. Who doesn’t love summer?
As a restaurant owner, you must relish the idea of welcoming customers to your establishment in the summertime. Especially with the pandemic having been such a burden for the past 16 months, it’s important to be able to overcome the days of being locked down. With your patio space now ideal for dine-in experiences, you should engage in various marketing methods to lure customers to your establishment. Among those ways are highlighting your refreshing desserts!
Which ones are the most enjoyable on a hot summer day?
Mint chocolate cheesecake.
Cheesecake has long been a popular choice for palates all over the world. And there aren’t many people who don’t list chocolate as one of their top favourite flavours. But there is something about the addition of mint that just adds an undeniable freshness to the treat. As Australia’s Taste Magazine describes it, “this cheesecake dessert is the perfect balance of dark chocolate and luscious cream cheese laced with refreshing mint.”
Lightened-up banana pudding.
This sweet and creamy delicacy is an old school favourite. However, this version comes with a likeable twist. People who are looking to watch their waistlines this summer will enjoy the fact that this dessert is a calorie-reduced treat.
“This is basically the classic with fewer calories and fat,” notes Maria Russo of The Food Network., “The sour cream stirred into the cooked pudding gives it a rich creaminess, and this is a super-quick dish to make thanks to store-bought vanilla wafers.”
We know that this ice cold treat probably belongs in the beverage section of your menu. But you can’t deny the sweet and icy goodness of this refreshing summer drink. So simple to make, a slushy is basically crushed ice with juice, soda and/or syrup. You can’t go wrong with offering this summertime favourite as a dessert option!
Peanut butter cheesecake bars.
Full transparency: this blogger is a huge fan of all things peanut butter, chocolate and cheesecake. When you combine all three together in one dessert, you get a concoction the equivalent of heaven!
“Our favourite part of these creamy, sweet-and-salty bars is the crust,” reveals Russo, “Melted chocolate and just a little bit of butter make it crunchy without baking. Plus, you can skip the full fat sour cream in the cheesecake layer. Buttermilk adds just the right tang.”
Ginger and coconut ice cream.
You didn’t think you were going to go through this list of summertime desserts and not see ice cream on it, did you? Of course, ice cream comes in a myriad of delicious flavours. However, the ginger and coconut variety conjure up visions of being on vacation in the Caribbean. It doesn’t get more “summer-y” than that! “This simple no-cook dessert has a tang of ginger, offering a refreshing end to the meal,” says Taste Magazine.
Encourage customers to beat the heat this summer with some tasty treats on your patio. Get all set up with your own dine-in online ordering system today! Contact Taliup Express to learn more about our commission-free platform!