Spring Into April with These 5 Dairy Sweet Treats

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Warmer weather means the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and your stomach is rumbling for treats. More specifically, for desserts made for spring days. It doesn’t matter if it’s a perfect spring day or a day with a slight drizzle, you’re craving light, sweet treats that are the epitome of spring. So now that spring is here, treat yourself to these 5 dairy treats made for sunny, breezy afternoons. 

Dairy Treats

Blackberry Dark Chocolate Ice Cream 

This ultra-creamy custard-based ice cream has just the right amount of tang from the blackberries and sweetness from the chocolate. The key is to strain the blackberry compote to ensure it is smooth and seedless. 

Southeast Dairy Association - Strawberries and Cream Mini Jar Pies

Strawberries & Cream Mini Jar Pies 

Mini mason jars are perfect for single-serve pies. The filling can be made up to two days in advance, making these easy for entertaining guests. When ready to serve, top with fresh strawberries and melted chocolate. 

Southeast Dairy Association - strawberry frozen yogurt bars

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bars 

The perfect no-cook treat, filled with protein and ripe, sweet strawberries, these yogurt bars can be served after an afternoon out or to treat yourself for finishing spring cleaning. Simple to make, let the kids help prepare this dessert. 

Lemon Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars with Berry Swirl 

Make these luscious cheesecake bars using Greek yogurt, low-fat cream cheese, and fresh lemon juice. Add a decorative touch with a puréed strawberry swirl, making them perfect for a Sunday sweet. 

Southeast Dairy Association - berry brownie trifle pudding

Berry-Brownie Trifle 

Try this delicious pudding recipe made with lactose-free milk and toppings like mini-brownie pieces and berries for a home run with your family or guests. Prepare your unfrosted brownies or buy them at the bakery for a quick dessert. 

For more sweet dairy treats to serve this spring, whether for Easter or just because, check out The Dairy Alliance recipes for lactose-free meals and more. 

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