Help Queen Elizabeth II celebrate 70 years on the throne with these incredible Platinum Jubilee recipes.
They’re super impressive, ideal for crowds, and oh-so-British.
Although the official date of the Jubilee was February 6th, why not keep the celebration going all year long?
Even if you don’t wear Three Lions on a shirt, it’s a terrific excuse to throw a backyard bash!
From classic cold buffet appetizers to sweet, bright desserts, you’ll find a huge variety of dishes on this list.
And no matter how big or small your gathering is, these Platinum Jubilee recipes will be a hit.
30 Best Recipes For The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Possibly one of the most famous British desserts around, trifles are a fantastic dessert for any celebration. And this one is fit for a Queen.
Layers of sweet strawberries, tart lemon posset, and an amaretti crumble make a delicious treat.
Plus, this trifle is super simple, and you don’t need much experience in the kitchen to make it.
I especially love the individual portions. Not only are they Insta-worthy, they’re a lot easier (and neater) to hand out than scoops of trifle from a tall glass bowl.
Cupcakes are great for serving at parties since there’s no cake-cutting involved.
And between the delicious jammy filling and vanilla buttercream, these babies are like mini Victoria sponges.
With a vibrant mix of red, white, and blue, I love the bright colors and wonderful flavor of these spectacular Platinum Jubilee cupcakes.
They’re festive, fun, and perfect for any celebration!
This traybake cake is a stunning centerpiece for any dessert spread during the Platinum Jubilee.
Start with a vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream. Then using strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, create a visually Union Jack in no time at all.
Although it may look impressive, this cake is super simple to make, and it’s tasty too!
Mary Berry is considered unofficial royalty in the UK, and fruit scones are as British as it gets.
Crumbly, buttery, and wonderfully fluffy, these scones are my favorite afternoon tea treat.
They should always be round and filled with chewy sultanas and currents for sweetness and texture.
Serve them with clotted cream and jam for the ultimate experience.
Little Coronation chicken pies are a fabulous addition to your Platinum Jubilee celebration.
You can even make the chicken filling ahead of time for easy day-of preparation.
Line a muffin tin with ready-made pastry and then stuff them with the chicken mixture.
You’ll soon have fantastic little hand pies that are terrific for a picnic or buffet table.
Cherries Jubilee is a straightforward and scrumptious dessert.
With just a few ingredients, this warm cherry sauce will be ready to enjoy in no time.
Serve it over vanilla ice cream for a royally good time.
For us, pigs in blankets are usually cocktail sausages wrapped in crescent rolls. But in the UK, they wrap their links in bacon!
The meaty mix is the perfect salty-sweet mouthful.
And you’ll see these at almost every celebration across the pond, from Christmas to Easter.
How about this showstopper?
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee trifle is a stunning dish. The layers are beautiful, and the flavor is divine!
It starts with a lemon curd swiss roll and a layer of citrus jelly. Then it’s topped with a deliciously creamy custard and some crispy amaretti biscuits.
But that’s not all!
A fresh mandarin orange coulis is poured over the biscuits, along with luscious cream as the final layer.
As if all that isn’t good enough, you’ll top it off with studded chocolate bark that looks like a crown. Wow is an understatement.
If you need a vegan sandwich option that’s a little “meaty,” try these teatime finger foods.
Sandwiches are a super easy dish to prepare for a crowd. And it’s easier than you think to make them vegan.
Pile on any of your favorite meat- and dairy-free ingredients, along with plenty of pesto and peppers. Yum!
Cucumber sandwiches are a classic when teatime rolls around.
You’ll need cucumbers, cream cheese, butter, and white bread to recreate these at home. That’s all pretty standard.
However, this recipe has a couple of extra ingredients to really make them pop.
Tyr them and get ready to swoon.
Here’s another fun Union Jack dessert.
And while the Diamond Jubilee pavlova is named for the Queen’s 60th anniversary, this fancy dish is fit for her 70th celebration too!
I love the hidden bananas in this pavlova recipe. The sweetness mingles well with the cream and is an excellent contrast to the bright and fruity berries.
This dessert is crispy, creamy, and so unique. It makes a fantastic dessert to end your garden party.
12. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a timeless appetizer here in the states. But they’re not overly popular across the pond.
That said, they’re too good to miss. And the Brits do love hard-boiled eggs – so I think it still fits the theme.
Plus, these eggs have a few secret ingredients to make them just a bit more royal.
Want to know a secret? These incredible cream puffs are made with five ingredients.
Oh yeah, AND they’re vegan!
Of course, they’re not traditional cream puffs, which use choux pastry. Instead, you’ll use vegan puff pastry.
Trust me, it’s way easier to make a batch of these in bulk!
Just cut the shapes, bake the pastry, and then layer on strawberries, jam, and dairy-free whipping cream.
These beautiful, handheld delights are terrific for any celebration!
You could argue that these aren’t exactly British. But they’re just too gorgeous to miss off the list.
Plus, macarons are a terrific dessert for any occasion!
They are made with vegan meringue and almond flour and have a unique and distinct texture.
And although you will need a bit of practice to master these cookies, there’s no reason you can’t whip up a batch for your next party.
This cake may seem simple from afar, but there’s a delightful surprise inside!
Rose and almond are two lovely flavors that become even more delicious when combined.
Arrange them into the traditional checkerboard pattern, and it’s sure to impress all of your guests.
Cover the cake in perfectly sweetened marzipan icing for something that’s downright decadent.
One of Britain’s most beloved desserts is sticky toffee pudding.
These luscious pots of yum are made with dates for natural sweetness and deep, caramel flavor.
Make these in one large tray and slice them into single servings or cook them in individual ramekins.
Either way, you’ll need a rich caramel sauce and plenty of real British custard to pour over the top.
These are warm, sticky, and unbelievably delicious.
Lemon fondant fancies are so precious. They’re small and delicate but pack a punch of flavor!
The moist sponge is cut into small squares, layered with buttercream, and then wrapped in marzipan.
Then it’s topped with a dollop of buttercream and iced with bright yellow fondant.
Despite their dainty stature, these desserts will be a hit at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
18. Shrimp Cocktail
Homemade shrimp cocktail is a fantastic appetizer. It’s bright, fresh, and always a hit.
Cocktail sauce is zesty, cool, and ideal for the juicy, succulent shrimp.
They’re seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper, keeping things simple but delish.
Eclairs are a truly lovely pastry, and if you’re celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, they’re a must-have.
That said, these are not your average eclairs.
Instead of the traditional flavors, they’re made with a tart rhubarb cream and a sweet white chocolate topping.
They’re a light and fresh twist on chocolate eclairs and will be a welcome dessert at any party.
Doughnuts (donuts) are always a good idea. And in the UK, they’re often shaped like hot dog buns and filled with strawberry jam and whipped cream.
This recipe combines the two and keeps the classic doughnut shape.
These cream-filled doughnuts are so spectacular, nobody will believe they were made at home.
They’re covered in strawberry sugar and filled with a delightful strawberry-flavored cream.
I’ll admit that if strawberry isn’t your jam, these aren’t for you. But if you love the sweet summer berry, there’s no way you can skip these.
21. Iced Buns
Iced buns are a hugely popular dessert in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
So, while they’re pretty straightforward, they make an incredible Platinum Jubilee treat.
Just like clouds in the sky, these buns are so soft and fluffy. They’re filled with raspberry jam and have stunning pink icing on top.
Feel free to slice them open and add whipped cream. Either way, they’re delish!
This no-bake cheesecake is beautiful. There are so many layers of flavor in this dessert, you’ll want to savor every bite.
Eton mess features crispy meringue, a mountain of whipped cream, and some kind of berry sauce or compote (usually macerated berries).
It’s easy, messy, and yummy!
But now, picture all that on top of a rich and creamy cheesecake.
Yeah, it’s pretty spectacular! So, if your dessert table needs a centerpiece, this is a great choice.
23. Scotch Eggs
Scotch eggs are lovely any time of day. They’re crunchy, meaty, and especially ideal for a brunch or lunch Platinum Jubilee celebration.
If you’re unfamiliar, Scotch eggs consist of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat.
Then it’s breaded and fried until it gets super crispy and golden-brown.
This dish is packed with nutrients and will keep you full and satisfied. It’s a hands-on meal to make but so worth it!
Coronation chicken is a royal dish that can be prepared in just about 10 minutes. Plus, this dish was literally invented for the Queen, so it’s a must-make!
Seventy years ago, this chicken dish was first prepared for the banquet of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.
This version is slightly different but just as fun and tasty.
The flavorful recipe is ideal for sandwiches, salads, and even baked potatoes.
Tea sandwiches, although simple, are so enjoyable. And with a variety of options, you’re sure to find one or two you love.
The four classic recipes include a chicken salad with cranberries, cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon, and egg salad.
If you’re serving tea for a crowd, make all four to let your guests choose!
Here’s another super classic British snack. The Brits eat them any time of day, and they come in all kinds of varieties (of sausage meat).
These are more like our version of pigs in a blanket. Only they use puff pastry for a super light and flaky finish.
They’re great for dipping and snacking. Plus, they’re tasty whether they’re hot or cold.
There are few things more classic than a Victoria sponge cake.
And what better way to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th Anniversary than by remembering another Queen?
Vicky’s sponge is a buttery sandwich cake layered with raspberry jam and whipped double cream.
Then it gets a dusting of confectioner’s sugar before serving. It’s pretty, sweet, and picture-perfect.
28. Pimm’s Cup
Pimm’s cup is the only drink on this list because it’s the only thing you should be sipping for the Platinum Jubilee.
Pimm’s is combined with sparkling lemonade, cucumbers, fruit, and fresh mint to make this light and refreshing cocktail.
It’s a summertime classic that will keep you cool and satisfied.
This recipe is one of my favorite desserts right now.
It’s so pleasantly lemony and made with a whole pound of blueberries for a heavenly sweet-tart dish you’ll love.
It’s surprisingly easy to make, and your guests will gobble it right up if you decide to share.
Here’s another classic British treat that’s ideal for parties.
Between the crumbly, buttery shortbread base, dreamy caramel filling, and rich chocolate top, it’s pretty close to perfect.
And if you’re afraid of making caramel (I get it – it’s a challenge sometimes), try using the slow cooker!
Just pop a can of condensed milk in the pot and cover it with water. Then, set it to low and leave it overnight.
You’ll have insanely thick and creamy dulce de leche in the morning. How easy is that?
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