Summer is here! This means longer days for fun in the sun followed by warm nights spent relaxing outside. A time for a break from school, as well as vacations, staycations, and good ol’ fashioned relaxing. And those of us who call the Sacramento area home know that this is when the weather really starts heating up. But don’t worry! We’ve got plenty of sweet solutions to escape the heat with delicious desserts.
But before we share some of our favorite summer sweets with you, we figured it’s also a good time to share some key reasons why indulging in dessert will benefit your health (and it’s not just because ‘desserts’ is ‘stressed’ spelled backward!):
- Desserts often have a naturally high percentage of carbohydrates, which help the brain and body produce chemicals such as serotonin that contribute to your overall emotional well-being
- Some sweets – such as fruits or dark chocolate – actually contain rich sources of whole foods that provide important vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants to your diet
- If you’re trying to watch your weight this summer, indulging in dessert may actually provide you with a greater chance of success when it comes to producing long-term weight loss success. The key is eating a balanced, nutritious diet, and small amounts of dessert are part of that!
Ready for some sweets? So are we! Here are a few of our favorite summer treats.
Brookfields Summer Desserts
If you’ve dined with us before, then you know we’re all about cooking with only the highest quality, locally-grown, and locally sourced ingredients. And if this is your first time, we’re hoping you’ll enjoy our homemade desserts (and meals too, of course!)
Cold, creamy, and served the old-fashioned way – with the can! Of course, we also make our milkshakes with real ice cream! And if you’re looking for a little extra pick-me-up, we also make a mean mocha freeze!
Made with mouthwateringly fresh strawberries and served with freshly-made whipped cream, our strawberry shortcake is a staple summer treat! Plus, we serve it on our homemade baked buttermilk biscuit with a scoop of fresh vanilla ice cream makes this summer sweet practically irresistible!
Thick and creamy, and just the right amount of sweet and tangy, our homemade cheesecake is absolutely decadent!
Ready to cool down and sweeten up your day with a delicious dessert? We look forward to serving you!