Mediterranean Inspired Summer Desserts

Quadratini wafers with fresh fruit piled high

Mediterranean Inspired Summer Desserts

Summer is the best time of the year to relax, unwind, and enjoy the outdoors on our patios while dining al fresco!

The heat of the day is hardly the time to crank up the oven to bake.

In fact, the only baking I like to enjoy during the summer is baking in the sun to a light golden brown!

Growing up in an Italian family, and marrying an Italian guy, all lend to my affinity for Mediterranean style dining.

Spending time in Italy reinforces my ease of creativity when it comes to serving food.

Daily picnics on Sardinian beaches always included simple treats with a big taste.

After swimming and socializing, there’s nothing like a sweet bite to round it all out!

The key to Mediterranean styled desserts is that they look amazing but really are effortless to prepare.

Now it’s your turn to try some very simple Mediterranean-inspired summer desserts, that are sure to please.

Authenticity in flavor is where it’s at, and I’ll share this with you!

No need to wear a Pastry-Chefs hat, just open, add a few extras and serve!

Mediterranean-Inspired Summer Desserts

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Fresh berries with Quadratini wafersAs a true foodie and Italian gal, there are only certain wafers that meet my mouth and teeth.

After all, if it’s not authentic Italian it’s a version that leaves me disappointed.

There are other sugar wafer cookies out there, and they are fine if you just want basic.

However, growing up, we never ate ‘basic’ when it came to Italian foods.

Brand is best and the Loacker Quadratini will simply make your head spin and your tastebuds fly!

Quadratini packageAuthentic and fresh with a side of crunch perhaps that is why the Loacker brand captivates me.

The reality of an authentic tasting dessert is to use the ‘best of’ in ingredients to make the difference.

Mediterranean-Inspired summer desserts are super tasty and so easy.

In fact, the Quadratini I will introduce you to, are not only tasty but versatile.

A simple summer dessert is always welcome at my home what about yours?

I am a firm believer in fast! Easy. Served!

I got a lot of summertime to indulge in, so there’s no time for kitchen prep!

Simple & Chill Mediterranean Inspired Dessert

Gelato & Wafers

Gelato with fresh Quadratini

What’s light, airy and delicious, and served in a bowl of Gelato?

Try my Mexican-Inspired Ice Cream or my No-Churn Mint Ice Cream, both are SUPER easy to make!

From sorbet to your favorite flavor of gelato or ice cream,

Loacker’s Quadratini is perfectly aligned with flavor to pair with your favorite cool treats.

Wafers and gelato Find a lovely glass (margarita, martini, etc.) scoop and add bite-size Quadratini wafers around the inner rim of the glass.

You can serve the ice cream, gelato, or sorbet with a spoon, but you might find yourself and your guests scooping it with the mini wafers.

Mediterranean-Inspired Summer Desserts with a Side of Minted Sparkling Water

Simple.

Satisfying.

Dessert.

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Acqua gassata (a.k.a. water with bubbles – sparkling) is the beverage you’ll want in your glass with a sprig of fresh garden mint aside plated Loacker LEMON crispy wafers.

Loacker Lemon Wafers POP with lemon cream and a crunch.

Textures that dance against each other, while disappearing with each bite.

This is the perfect couple.

Sparkling water and the lemon-crisp wafers are divine.

Vino & Chocolate Paired for a Mediterranean Inspired Summer Dessert

Chocolate on dessert platter with wafers It’s true that wine and chocolate are a marriage made in heaven and paired for dessert they are divine.

The Loacker Tortina is just beyond words.

While the Dark-Noir is perfect for indulging in while sipping your wine.

Red wine as a side and you’ve got the best ever Girl’s Night In!

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Premium quality milk and the best ingredients lead to creaminess and crispiness.

Light and crispy chocolate wafers are enveloped inside of the chocolate, and the result is an amazing crunch with creamy chocolate!

This is a chocolate lover’s damnation!

***Caution these are addicting — personal experience speaking—****

Cappuccinos, Espresso & Well-Brewed Cups of Iced Coffee

Hail to a much needed Espresso, or Iced-Coffee break.

Cool and satisfying but better when accompanied by a side of Quadritini Espresso wafers.

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Brewing coffee, or making espresso is not ‘hot in the kitchen’ so there’s step one.

Simple.

Next, plate up the Quadratini Espresso or Dark Chocolate bite-sized wafers.

No heat in the kitchen and simply delicious.

Fruit & Wafers Mediterranean Inspired Summer Desserts

What would an Italian Feast be without fresh fruit?

It just wouldn’t be.

From fresh berries to grapes and everything in between, fresh fruit is a staple!

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If you have ever dined in Italy, you already know that when one platter of food rolls another is sure to follow.

In fact, just when you thought you were done eating, the next platter arrives.

We cherish our trips to Italy and we love the ‘platters’ of food that come out so here is my take on that inspired by many meals at our families’ homes in Italy.

Fresh berries with Quadratini wafersKeeping the flavors light and try the Raspberry-Yogurt or the Vanilla flavor for this platter.

Mediterranean-Inspired Party Platter

What’s better than offering ONE of something?

MANY of something, LOL!

The Mediterranean style is offering many of something, opening our homes and our pantries to our guests and a little is never enough.

We thrive on feeding, and sharing so here is a grand platter that has a little of this and a lot of that.

Quadratini bite size wafer cookies

If variety is the spice of life Loacker is the Demi-god of sweet!

The cross of sweet, crunchy, chewy, and light allows a platter mix to be enjoyed by all as there’s something for everyone.

What have I stacked on this platter to create future Mediterranean Inspired Summer Desserts

Quadratini Cocoa & Milk Stacked on this platter

Raspberry-Yogurt

Espresso

Hazelnut

Dark Chocolate

Lavishly live summer sweets and eat out loud keeping it simple and light! Every one of these offerings is amazing and fresh! Now, are you ready to try some?