Summer Christmas Food Recipes And Ideas

Just 8 months are left for Christmas. While it may seem like a long time, you won’t even know when Christmas comes knocking at the door because time is indeed flying. We wonder if you know or not, but not every region in the world is cold and frigid during Christmas. Some regions experience summer during Christmas, such as Atlanta, New Zealand, Australia and more. So even the menu must be tropical and summery, just like the season. Below we have got a fresh and vibrant collection of summer Christmas food recipes and ideas to help you organize a kickass summer Christmas party.

Summer Christmas Food Recipes And Ideas

  1. Milk Strawberry Jell-O Mold Bundt:

Summer Christmas Food Recipe

This delicious and light no-bake dessert, made with just a handful of ingredients would make a perfect alternative to heavy cakes made during Christmas. This dish has a top Jell-O layer and milky mousse on the inside, providing a perfect combination of flavors.

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  1. Herbed Goat Cheese Balls:

Summer Christmas Food Recipe

These herbed goat cheese balls would work as a charm for summer Christmas appetizer. You can use it as an accompaniment to bread, pita, biscuits and even nachos. It will taste delicious with each of these things. And it isn’t very heavy for the stomach too!

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  1. Seafood Salad:

Here’s a wonderful medley of shrimp scallops, and calamari in a salad that’s been marinated in buttermilk and cooked with onions, black olives, capers and other seasonings. We’re cent percent each of your guests will like this seafood salad. You just need to ensure that you purchase fresh seafood for making this scrumptious salad.

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  1. Rosemary Lemon Roasted Turkey:

Summer Christmas Food Recipe

Whether it’s summer or winter, a Christmas feast is incomplete without turkey. The trick here is to use milder, tropical flavors so that it doesn’t feel too heavy. The turkey here is infused with lemon-rosemary olive oil, garlic, and bread stuffing. The blogger has made ready-made stuffing, but you can prepare it yourself.

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  1. Honey Glazed Ham:

There’s nothing better than a ham dish for Christmas feast, be it summer or winter. The ham recipe here incorporates a simple honey glaze, which complements the meat wonderfully. Just for the information, score the top of the ham in diamond shape so that the glaze seeps into the meat. And you can even put cloves into the cracks.

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  1. Butter And Garlic Prawns:

Prawns are absolutely essential in Australia during Christmas and they especially prepare it on the barbecue. These shrimps are full of butter and have the perfect herb flavor. Just a tip, butter the shrimps before serving and serve plenty of bread with the dish.

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  1. Leek Rosemary Pork Sausage Rolls:

Here’s the Australian and light version of pigs in the blanket. Sausage rolls are basically Australian street food, but the blogger has given it a twist by preparing it with leek and rosemary. Yes, the pork filling is flavored with apricots, macadamias, caramelized leeks and rosemary which elevate the dish to higher levels.

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  1. Crustless Vegetable Quiche:

If you have vegetarians coming over for your summer Christmas party, we’ve got you sorted for that as well. Here’s a recipe for yummy crustless vegetable quiche made with asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes, zucchini and of course, cheese! We feel this dish is best for Christmas brunch party, but you can serve it as a side dish as well.

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  1. Eggnog Cupcakes:

If you think eggnog would be a bit heavy to serve in summer Christmas, you can incorporate its flavor in the cupcakes. This cupcake has the right balance of eggnog, nutmeg and rum flavor. But if you have kids coming over, you can omit rum completely as the rum is used in the icing, not cupcake batter.

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  1. Peach Ice Cream With Grilled Peaches:

This got to be one of the most perfect summer Christmas foods or rather desserts. It’s light, refreshing, and won’t even break a sweat while you are making it. If you are short of time, you can try using ready-made ice cream instead of making from scratch.

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  1. Homemade Tim Tams:

Summer Christmas Food Recipe

This year, instead of making regular sugar cookies, you can try making these Tim Tams, which are basically chocolate cookies filled with chocolate buttercream and then dipped in milk chocolate. And believe us, they are even better than the packaged versions. Moreover, even the recipe isn’t fussy or complicated, which cookie recipes generally are.

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  1. Berry Christmas Pavlova:

If you’re from Australia or have ever visited Australia during Christmas, you’d know that Pavlova is Christmas staple. Pavlova is basically a meringue-based dessert, decorated with fruits and delicious sauces of your choice. We even loved the presentation of this Christmas pavlova, which looks like a wreath.

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  1. Peppermint Brownie Ice Cream Cake:

Summer Christmas Food Recipe

Beat the heat this Christmas with this incredibly delicious peppermint brownie ice cream cake. The peppermint flavor of this cake complements chocolate wonderfully and the crushed peppermint gives the perfect amount of crunch. Just ensure to use peppermint ice cream only.

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  1. Cranberry And Feta Pinwheels:

If you’re looking for an excellent alternative to cranberry salad, this cranberry and feta pinwheel recipe would fit the bill. The spinach tortillas and the red and white filling are giving a festive color to this dish. Plus, it is light on the stomach and would work as an excellent appetizer too.

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  1. Homemade Lemon Curd:

Summer Christmas Food Recipe

This creamy, luscious, bright yellow lemon curd would make an excellent alternative to the slushes which are generally served during Christmas. Made with fresh lemon juice, zest, and egg yolk, this curd literally bursts with citrus flavors.

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  1. Mini Meyer Lemon Tarts:

Here’s another happening summer Christmas food recipe, which will make an excellent alternative to sugar cookies. In this recipe, shortbread crusts are filled with delicious and creamy filling and topped with a few blueberries. The result is a delicious summer dessert.

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  1. Orange Creamsicle Fudge:

Summer Christmas Food Recipe

Fudges are also kind of essential during Christmas, but we’ve got an interesting and tropical alternative to cool you down when it’s too hot outside. These vibrant fudges are made using orange creamsicle poke cake. The garnishing is done with orange extract and a swirl of color.

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  1. Watermelon Cookies:

Give your cookies a tropical touch with this absolutely stunning idea of giving sugar cookies the shape of watermelon slices. However, don’t expect the flavor of watermelon from this cookie.

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  1. Creamy Mango Popsicles:

Summer is also known as the season of mangoes so it makes more than sense to make something from mango for summer Christmas party as well. And what could be better than this delicious and creamy mango popsicles? Just its mention is making us salivate.

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  1. Cinnamon Apple Cake:

If you want the traditional flavors of cake in your Christmas cake without it being heavy, this cinnamon apple cake would be a perfect option for you. If you want, you can go easy with the almond garnishing.

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  1. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream:

Summer Christmas Food Recipe

This easy peasy and no churn peppermint chocolate ice will make a lovely dessert for the little guests at your Christmas party. The best part about this dessert is that it does not require any ice cream machine, which makes it incredibly simple.

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  1. Avocado Bruschetta:

This colorful bruschetta, with avocado and tomato as its main ingredients, will make a refreshing Christmas brunch recipe for summers. And after trying out this recipe, we can stoutly declare that it has become our favorite way of eating avocados. If you want, you can even add diced cucumber to it. it will give this bruschetta the perfect crunch.

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  1. Non-Alcoholic Mojito:

Summer Christmas Food Recipe

A mixture of apple juice, lime juice, mint leaves, soda water and elderflower cordial, this non-alcohol virgin mojito will refresh even the most dehydrated souls in your party. Since it’s nonalcoholic, you can serve it to children too. And if you want to make it alcoholic, you can add a dash of spirit of your choice in it.

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  1. Cranberry Gingersnap Pie:

This beautiful looking cranberry pie has gingersnap crust and is filled with smooth cranberry curd. The color is also very vibrant, just perfect for summers. And it tastes so delicious that it will definitely become everyone’s holiday favorite.

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  1. Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet:

Summer Christmas Food Recipe

As the blogger states, these are the best steak and potatoes you will ever have and we whole heartedly agree with it. This one pan recipe is juicy, flavorful and incredibly simple to make. Even the potatoes are cooked to perfection by pan searing.

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So which of these summer Christmas food recipes will you try at your home? Will it be the juicy and succulent ham or the delicious and stress free turkey? Either way, it’s going to be a rocking Christmas dinner. Just don’t forget to let us know which of these summer Christmas foods your family liked the most in the comment section below.

 

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