Food trends in May are all about Mother’s Day, warmer weather, cooler foods and drinks, campouts, and the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day.
Most people think of breakfast in bed or brunch when they think of Mother’s Day. But a lot of sweet treats popped up on the internet this month to help you show the moms in your life how much you care. Like these delicious Mother’s Day cakes or this beautiful edible bouquet.
May isn’t just about moms. It’s also the time of year when everyone is preparing for summer. The temperatures get warmer and the food and drinks get colder. It’s the perfect time to start breaking out refreshing summer drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Expect lots of fun summer treats with boozy twists like these champagne popsicles. Or something fun for the kids like mermaid layered slushies.
As the temperatures increase, more people are going outside to enjoy the sunshine. This means more cookouts and picnics. Flavorful fresh salads are a popular side dish at these outdoor events, along with other types of tasty sides like deviled eggs (these aren’t your grandma’s deviled eggs), pasta salad, and refreshing fruit salads. And let’s not forget the centerpiece of any cookout, the barbecue! Kabobs on the grill are always a big hit, especially when they’re based off of other grilled favorites, like these fajita skewers.
May also means campouts and sitting outside on a cool spring evening next to a firepit. S’mores are a staple at when you’re sitting around a crackling fire. I mean, who doesn’t love a roasted marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers? You can get this tasty combination all year round with s’mores inspired recipes like these s’mores cones. If you’re feeling fancy and want to add a little tart flavor to your s’mores, try this recipe!
And finally, we cap off the end of May with a special day to remember the lives of those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country. Memorial Day is also seen as the unofficial start to summer and usually includes some patriotic themed cookouts, featuring lots of red, white and blue treats and other fun recipes.
May is a month of celebration in many different ways. These are just a few. What’s your favorite food trend in the warmer summer months?