Whether you’re taking your grandma, mom, or wife out to a fancy restaurant for dinner or preparing a delicious Mother’s Day feast for her at home, a delicious Mother’s Day dessert is one thing that should definitely be on the menu. After all, moms spend so much time and energy focused on their children and families day after day, worrying about them, supporting them, and providing for their needs. Mother’s Day is a day that she deserves to indulge and be pampered.
So, what should you serve as a Mother’s Day dessert? Keeping your mom’s taste and preferences in mind, there are plenty of delectable Mother’s Day dessert ideas to choose from. Choose a platter filled with an assortment of delectable Mother’s Day desserts like mini cheesecakes topped with lightly sweetened whipped frosting and chocolate dipped fruit, chocolate dipped strawberries, and fresh-baked cookies. It comes with a box of scrumptious gourmet cupcakes in our fabulous Madagascar Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Truffle flavors and a bouquet of beautiful fresh-cut flowers. It truly covers all the bases!
A box of classic chocolate dipped strawberries is an exquisite Mother’s Day dessert idea that she’ll definitely appreciate. Or, if she can’t get enough of chocolatey treats, take it a step further with an arrangement filled with semisweet chocolate dipped strawberries and strawberries dipped in cake batter-flavored white chocolate and topped with confetti sprinkes. Pair it with a gorgeous bouquet of premium fresh-cut blooms for a Mother’s Day dessert and gift in one to show her just how much you appreciate her.
For more delicious Mother’s Day dessert ideas you might want to try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say about their favorite Mother’s Day dessert ideas.
Lisa Grant is a cookbook author and also writes the blog Jersey Girl Cooks. Although she has no formal culinary training, Lisa loves creating her own recipes encouraging people to cook. On her blog, Lisa provides easy family-friendly recipes and cooking tips.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert is Cannoli Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.
They are no-bake, easy to make, and look pretty on the table.
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup powdered sugar
- 16-ounce container of strawberries
- Mini chocolate chips for garnish
- Graham cracker crumbs for garnish
- In a medium-size bowl, beat together cream cheese, ricotta cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Mix for about two minutes or until smooth.
- Refrigerate mixture until ready to stuff strawberries.
- Remove stems from strawberries and slice them across so that strawberries will lay flat on a plate. Hollow out the top of a strawberry or make a cross in the top so there is room for filling.
- Pipe some filling into each strawberry. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs before serving.”
Craig is the Co-Founder of Academia Labs LLC.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert idea is No-Bake Cappuccino Icebox Cake.
- 4 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- 2 cups whipping cream
- Approximately 300 g (10.5 oz) graham crackers
- 5 Tbsp instant cappuccino mix
- 1/4 cup warm milk for soaking crackers
- 3 Tbsp instant cappuccino mix
- 2 Tbsp milk (water can be a substitute)
- Combine 3 Tbsp instant cappuccino mix with 2 Tbsp milk in a small bowl.
- Mix whipping cream in a larger bowl until soft peaks form. Then, add the cappuccino-milk mix, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and brown sugar.
- In a shallow plate, mix 5 Tbsp instant cappuccino mix and 1/4 cup warm milk.
- Soak the graham cracker in this mixture for a few seconds before putting it into a pan.
- Place one single layer of graham crackers in the bottom of the pan.
- Spoon 1/3 of the cream-yogurt mixture over the crackers and spread evenly.
- Repeat with at least two more layers of crackers and cream mixture.
- Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Lightly dust Cappuccino Icebox Cake with cocoa powder before serving.”
Morshed Alam is the Founder & Editor at Savvy Programmer.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert is a simple dark chocolate mousse. I love the rich, deep flavor of dark chocolate and the creaminess of the mousse. Plus, it’s easy to make and doesn’t require any special ingredients or equipment.
To make the mousse, simply melt some dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl or in a saucepan set over low heat. Then whip some cream until it forms soft peaks and stir it into the melted chocolate. Pour the mixture into individual serving dishes and refrigerate for a few hours until it sets. That’s all there is to it!”
Scott is the Co-Founder of BetWorthy LLC.
“Peanut Butter Bars are my favorite Mother’s Day dessert.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup melted butter or margarine
- 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Mix together the butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter in a medium bowl. Mix until well blended.
- Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased pan.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a metal bowl over simmering water. You can also do this in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave.
- Mix with the 4 tablespoons peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth.
- Spread over the prepared crust.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.”
Alexandria is a food blogger who loves bringing both recipes from around the world and homegrown favorites to her readers’ kitchens. She loves making delicious recipes approachable and experimenting with new flavors and techniques.
“My mom’s favorite Mother’s Day dessert are these Oreo Truffles with Raspberry Filling. They are made with an Oreo and cream cheese filling, stuffed with a fresh raspberry and then dipped in chocolate. You can even decorate them with your mom’s favorite color by mixing food coloring with white chocolate and drizzling it over the finished truffles!
The recipe is simple and inexpensive to make, using only 4 ingredients. It is also a great recipe to have the kids help prepare, as it is a no-bake recipe! They will have fun rolling the truffles into the correct shape and dipping them in chocolate. Have the kids help decorate by topping the truffles with colored or heart-shaped sprinkles.”
Rowena Murakami is a food and health expert and Co-Founder and Master Chef of the Tiny Kitchen Divas.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert idea is raspberry white chocolate brownies. I love making them because they’re really simple to make, gluten-free, and dairy-free. They also make a great breakfast treat for the kids if leftover, which I know you’ll be happy about. The brownies are moist, chocolatey, and decadent with a subtle hint of raspberry—the perfect treat to bake for mom this Mother’s Day.”
Jessica Randhawa is the head chef, recipe creator, photographer, and writer behind The Forked Spoon.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert is Mango Sticky Rice, which is the most beloved of all Thai desserts. Mango sticky rice is made with steamed glutinous sweet rice, sweetened coconut cream, and fresh mango.”
James Green is the Owner of Build A Head Big Heads.
“My mother’s favorite cake is strawberry cake, so I learned her recipe when I was younger.
I make it for her every year, and it’s now become my wife’s favorite cake as well. It’s not the usual chocolate that you usually think of for Mother’s Day, but it’s every bit as delicious.”
Emily Krill is the food blogger behind Resolution Eats. It’s a blog about cooking that has hundreds of healthy recipes. Her recipes and advice have been featured in Insider, Buzzfeed, Parade, Healthline, Diabetes Strong, and Men’s Health. She is the proud mother of two.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert ideas are always recipes that my mother’s mother used to make. We have an old recipe box with her recipes, like her famous mandarin orange Jello salad and her notorious nut bread. It’s just nice to see Nanna’s handwriting again. It’s a great way to remember her and celebrate her day.”
Arvie Narido is the writer and gift researcher for Gift Rabbit.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert is Sili Ice Cream, a sweet and yummy ice cream with a touch of chili.
At first, I thought it was a joke, but when I got to taste this gem, I knew everyone should try it at least once in their lives. Sili Ice Cream (Red Chili Pepper Ice Cream) is an authentic Filipino recipe from Bicol (Bicol is a province in the Philippines and is also popular for its spicy food). When you eat it, it’s super sweet, yet you can feel the spice and heat in your mouth. The coldness and sweetness of ice cream perfectly blend with the chili in an intriguing way.
The good news is that you don’t have to fly to the Philippines to try this cool dessert because all of its ingredients are right at your fingertips and in your pantry. Plus, it’s easy to make in the comfort of your own home. Check out mamasguiderecipes.com for the complete ingredients and recipe.”
Daniel Neale is the Founder and Cats Behaviorist of Kitty Cat Tips.
“We tend to keep our Mother’s Day celebrations small and intimate. And my mother is a big chocolate fan, so we always make chocolate mousse parfaits on Mother’s Day. In this marvelous make-ahead dessert, airy chocolate mousse is layered with crushed store-bought spice cookies and topped with generous dollops of whipped cream.
This is a small act of kindness towards my mother, who has shaped me into what I am today with all her love and support. I tend to not ruin that day by meeting anyone else, so it’s just me and my mother, and we spend the whole Mother’s Day together eating this lovely dessert.”
Pareen Sehat is a Registered Clinical Counselor and works at Well Beings Counselling.
“Red Velvet Oreo brownies are my favorite Mother’s Day dessert idea. These chewy red velvet brownies are topped with an Oreo truffle mixture and are too good to be true. You can even add some cream cheese frosting and mini chocolate chips for extra layers of decadence. It’s a dream brownie that will surely make your Mother’s Day.
To make things easier, just use a store-bought brownie mix and make the topping at home. To make the oreo truffle, mix in the biscuit crumbs with cream cheese until no chunks remain. Then add in some vanilla extract and powdered sugar according to taste. This recipe is full of flavor and the perfect dessert option for Mother’s Day.”
Christina Russo is the Creative Director of the Kitchen Community, one of the world’s most respected digital culinary hubs that attracts an audience of over 3 million visitors a month that is solely dedicated to food, health, cooking, and wellness.
“Whenever the holidays rolled around, my mom would always take me to Disneyland. While we were there, late in the afternoon we’d always take a thirty-minute break to get a Dole Whip and watch the world pass us by. It was what we did, and it became our “thing.” And it’s why my favorite Mother’s Day dessert is Dole Whip. I even found out how to make it, and if you want to share a little of Walt’s magic with your mom on her special day, you can find out how to whip the Tiki delight up here.”
Charmaine is a self-confessed foodie and editor at LuvMeKitchen, a food blog. When she is not experimenting in the kitchen she enjoys traveling, running, sailing, and just spending time with family and friends.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert idea is mango pie. This recipe uses a traditional pie crust, but it’s the filling that makes this recipe great. You stew green or half-ripe mangoes with cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins, and sugar for the filling. I like to use a lattice design on top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Vanilla ice cream is a great side dish for this decadent dessert.”
Melanie Bedwell is the eCommerce Manager for OLIPOP, a soda that tastes like the tonic you grew up sipping, but with the added benefit of microbiome and digestive health
support. With plant fiber, prebiotics, botanicals, and a touch of magic, they made soda healthier and more delicious!
“You can never go wrong with chocolate. In addition to dipping strawberries in the rich confection, I also like to dip pineapples, bananas, raspberries, grapes, and oranges. To make it a fun activity you can do with your mom, have a little fondue station where you can dip the fruit together. Besides being delicious, it’s also a nice bonding activity to do with the woman you love the most.”
Brooke Brimm brings joy and happiness into the lives of others by encouraging women to live, love, give and grow to be more of who they are. One of her areas of expertise is in plant-based cooking, which she showcases in her cookbook, Vegan Soul Foodie. She also teaches plant-based cooking classes and does demonstrate online and in person.
“I love one-ingredient banana ice cream. It’s made from frozen bananas blended until it reaches soft-serve ice cream consistency.
I then top it with sweet and creamy oat milk whipped cream, fresh berries or dried cherries, chocolate sauce, nuts, and nutter butter cookies!
It’s so yummy, decadent, vegan, and healthy all at once.”
Brian Andrada is the Food and Beverage Editor at The Golden.
“Here are three Mother’s Day dessert ideas that are perfectly sweet and are easy to make:
1. Boston Creme Pancakes
Start your mom’s day the right way with a satisfying breakfast in bed. For the pancakes, you’ll need a cup of pancake mix, a cup of vanilla cake mix, two large eggs, one cup of milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. For the cream filling, you’ll need one package of instant vanilla pudding mix and two cups of milk. For the ganache, three-fourth cups heavy cream and semi-sweet chocolates. Follow the cooking instructions here, and you’re good to go.
2. Flower Cupcakes
Flowers and desserts in one? Yes, please. Don’t worry if you don’t have an oven at home or any idea how to bake. You’ll need twelve plain vanilla cupcakes, one batch of buttercream frosting, natural gel food coloring (go nuts with the colors), pastry bags, and some decorating tips.
All you have to do now is combine the food coloring and the buttercream, put the mixture in the pastry bags, and start decorating.
Who doesn’t love ice cream? This English dessert is anything but boring. You’ll need waffle cone cups, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, sliced banana, almond toffee brittle, and whipped cream for the ingredients.
Start by filling the waffle cones with vanilla ice cream. Drizzle a generous amount of caramel sauce. Complete the sundae with a topping of sliced bananas, almond brittle, and a dollop of whipped cream—easy peasy.
Preparing a Mother’s Day dessert doesn’t have to be intimidating. These dessert ideas are super easy to make but so full of love.”
Wilhelmina “Billie” Zeelen is a chemist and the owner of Bzice. Having been fascinated by the idea of what foods can and can’t be frozen since she was a child, Billie decided to turn her obsession into the ultimate online freezing resource and created Bzice, the one-stop internet guide to what you can and can’t freeze at home.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert idea is a rose cupcake bouquet. It’s such a fantastic dessert idea because not only does it look fantastic, but the cupcakes themselves taste fantastic too. They’re smaller portions in comparison to baking a cake and can be shared amongst family and friends after a meal.
Each cupcake has frosting shaped like a flower, and when placed together, they look like a bouquet of flowers. This is a great dessert for Mother’s Day, especially if your mother has a sweet tooth, and doesn’t want a traditional gift of flowers. You can serve her a bunch of cupcakes as a dessert instead!
The remarkable thing about this dessert is that you can use any color frosting, and you can include any cake filling in the cupcakes too. You can serve a mixture of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes depending on preferences. While this dessert is easy to make, it certainly looks impressive.”
Ryan Yount is the founder of LuckLuckGo, a software company for GPS protection tools.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert is Banana pudding cupcakes.
Banana puddings are almost always a favorite of mothers, so why not turn the banana pudding into a cupcake? This dessert is a perfect creative version of vintage banana pudding to show your love at the celebration of Mother’s Day. It’s easy to whip up a dish of this delectable treat at home.”
Madeline is the founder of Oh Lovely Day Mag, a wife, businesswoman, daughter, and mother too.
“Ever since I became a mom, I love celebrating Mother’s Day with the women whom I love and who inspire me on a daily basis. Of course, one of those women is in fact, my mom! I love spoiling her with baked goodies because I believe that they come from the heart and you can make them look so impressive too.
My favorite Mother’s Day dessert idea would have to be a good old coconut cream pie. I know that all of the deserts my mom enjoyed while I was a child growing up included coconut. It was just a little over three years ago when I discovered a simple, easy coconut cream pie recipe. Of course, if you want to go the extra mile and make this a stand-out dessert, you can opt to make the pie crust from scratch. Once you’ve made the crust, you can fill it with custard and top it with whipped cream and flakes of coconut.
I usually bake the crust a day in advance and then fill it on Mother’s Day to make sure it’s fresh.”
Christine owns biteyourcravings.com, a food blog dedicated to comfort food recipes. She is also a new mom to a 1.5-year-old named Jack who already loves all desserts.
“My favorite idea for a Mother’s Day dessert is something that feels like a real treat from the ordinary.
Homemade Chocolate Mousse with homemade whipped cream would feel so special with its velvety rich texture and deep chocolate flavor.”
Timothy Woods is the Owner, Director, and Editor of Carnivore Style. At Carnivore Style, you’ll find meat delivery proves, smoker reviews, cooking tips, and expert interviews from our team of mean connoisseurs.
“My favorite Mother’s Day dessert is Strawberry Shortcake with non-churn ice cream because it has heavy cream, chopped pound cake, strawberries, and condensed milk. The heavy cream is whisked and added with the sweetened milk, pound cake, and strawberries. Pour the mixture into a bowl or spatula to keep in the refrigerator and freeze for some time. After a few minutes, serve it with strawberry toppings. Isn’t it the best way to mix fruit and milk, creating a healthy dessert for momma?”
Why not opt for the best of the best this Mother’s Day and choose a decadent Mother’s Day dessert from Edible Arrangements®? Make your mom’s or grandma’s Mother’s Day extra special with a box of delectable strawberries hand-dipped in real, gourmet semisweet chocolate or a sweet fruit arrangement in a keepsake container paired with a few scrumptious gourmet cupcakes and a gorgeous bouquet of premium fresh-cut blooms. With a variety of Mother’s Day gifts and dessert ideas to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect Mother’s Day dessert to celebrate mom.