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    The 35 BEST Summer Desserts

    With summer fast approaching, we started thinking about some refreshing sweets for the hot months.

    That’s why we compiled this list of great Summer Desserts for you to enjoy. Many make ample use of the bountiful fruits of summer.

    You’ll find cool treats like popsicles and milk shakes, refreshing berry desserts, summery cakes and pies, and so much more.

    Have fun going through all of these tasty summer dessert recipes!

    The BEST Summer Desserts.

    The Best Summer Desserts:

    1. Strawberry and Cream Popsicles

    We’re starting this list of Summer Dessert recipes with Strawberry and Cream Popsicles. Popsicles are one of those summer treats you can’t get enough of. Kids and adults alike will live these!

    Get the Recipe @ aclassictwist

    2. 3-Ingredient Mango Sorbet

    This Mango Sorbet is a must in summer time! It has no added sugar or dairy, with just 3 simple ingredients, and without the ice cream maker. It’s a real refresher.

    Get the Recipe @ minimalistbaker

    3. Nutella Berry Crepes

    Here’s a foolproof recipe for blender crepes, that get filled with nutella hazelnut spread and fresh berries. They’re super delicious and super addicting!

    Get the Recipe

    4. Peaches and Cream Jello

    Everyone loves some jiggly jello now and then. This recipe for peaches and cream jello is great, with alternating layers of the two components.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    5. Fruit Pizza

    Sometimes, we just need a little fruit in our lives to sweeten things up. Luckily for you all, this fruit pizza does just that! It tastes as good as it looks, and it uses a tasty and soft sugar cookie crust with a cream cheese frosting.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    6. Apple Galette

    This Apple Galette is an elegant looking French version of apple pie. It tastes amazing, and will get you plenty of wow’s when you present it.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    7. Caramel Apples

    Caramel apples are already pretty great on their own, but these caramel apple cupcakes are out of this world! The spiced apple cupcakes are topped with a caramel buttercream that helps the cupcake just melt right in your mouth.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    8. Peach Cobbler

    There is nothing better than fresh homemade Peach Cobbler in the summertime! This recipe shows you how to perfect this classic every time. Make sure to serve hot with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    9. Dutch Baby

    Dutch baby, also known as German pancakes, are next up on our list! They taste like pancakes in crepe form. They have a custard-like center and crispy tall edges. Great summer dessert idea!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    10. Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

    Lemon Cheesecake Mousse is velvety and smooth lemon curd on a bed of graham crackers. These cheesecake mousse cups are a wonderful summer dessert.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    11. Key Lime Pie

    This Key Lime Pie is a real treat. It has a creamy, tangy filling inside a great tasting graham cracker crust. This one is a must for all your potlucks and barbecue parties!

    Get the Recipe @ momontimeout

    12. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    Simply by dipping your strawberries in chocolate, you elevate them to a new level of delicious. These are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    13. Strawberry Shortcake

    Strawberry Shortcake: You will love how this is made up of tender and fluffy vanilla cake. It’s filled with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries and covered in a strawberry buttercream. The perfect shortcake for the season! You’re going to love these easy and awesome flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    14. Banana Pudding

    Banana pudding is a classic dessert generations have grown up on. This made from scratch recipe will have you feeling nostalgic when you crunch into those vanilla wafers.

    Get the Recipe @ thecountrycook

    15. No Churn Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

    Ice cream is a must in summertime, and this No Churn Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream is going to be your new favorite. It is so easy to make, and the flavor combination is the best!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    16. Summer Fruit Salad

    We just love this Summer Fruit Salad. It has berries, cherries and peaches with a ginger dressing.

    This one is a must during peach season.

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons

    17. Lemon Pound Cake

    If you are a pound cake fan, this recipe is a must try. Your usual rich, buttery pound cake gets enhanced by lemony tartness and topped with a lemon glaze drizzle. You’ll love this one.

    Get the Recipe @ addapinch

    18. Strawberry Trifle

    This Strawberry Trifle is a pretty and tasty dessert with fresh strawberries, angel food cake, and vanilla pudding all layered in a transparent glass. It’s as fun to look at as it is to eat.

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchn

    19. Homemade Frozen Yogurt

    In summer, there’s nothing quite like a sweet frozen treat, and frozen yogurt is a healthier alternative to ice cream. In this recipe, it takes 5 minutes to prep and only 4 ingredients to make this healthy, fresh frozen yogurt.

    Get the Recipe @ budgetrecipes

    20. Banana Split Cake

    This Banana Split Cake is a very easy no-bake dessert! If you love the flavor combination of banana splits, this cake is going to be your new favorite.

    It has a graham cracker crust , cheesecake, bananas, pineapple, whipped cream and fudge. What a decadent dessert!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    21. Blueberry Milkshake

    This Blueberry Milkshake is such a refreshing pleasure.

    It’s made with ice cream, milk, honey and frozen blueberries, ideal treat for a hot day. This treat will be your favorite for breakfast or dessert.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    22. Fruit Tart

    This French Classic Fruit Tart is a gorgeous dessert with fresh fruit, cheesecake filling, homemade tart crust and lemon curd. This is sure to be a hit, both visually and for it’s fresh and delicious flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

    23. Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

    Lemon and blueberry, such a classic flavor combo in any dessert… Try these irresistible flavors in your cheesecake. This thick and smooth cheesecake has tons of blueberries. Made with a graham cracker crust and a delicious lemony cheesecake batter, all topped with homemade blueberry sauce.

    One bite and you are hooked!

    24. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    Another classic dessert recipe is this Pineapple Upside Down Cake. You’re going to love the tropical flavor of pineapple combined with the sweet caramelized edges.

    Just imagine how happy you would be when this cake greets you upside down!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    25. Peach Upside Down Cake

    This Peach Upside Down Cake is the perfect dish to make when fresh, sweet peaches are on season. This recipe makes individual perfect for summer parties.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    26. Tropical Fruit Salad

    This delicious Tropical Fruit Salad is packed with exotic fruits like papaya, mango, kiwis and dragonfruit.

    Take this to your next potluck for some rave reviews!

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    27. Berry Tiramisu Cake

    This fruity take on the Italian favorite Tiramisu is to die for! Tender sponge cake, vanilla tiramisu filling and loads of seasonal berries all ringed with crisp lady finger cookies… so good!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    28. Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

    These cute little Mini Cherry Cheesecakes are such a fun dessert to serve at parties. Make a bunch of these bite sized goodies, they’ll disappear fast!

    Get the Recipe @ shugarysweets

    29. Mango Ice Cream

    This creamy fresh mango ice cream is a summertime treat. It only takes four ingredients and requires no churning. The next time you see some nice mangos, think about this great recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ nibblesandfeasts

    30. Blueberry Sour Cream Flan

    Flan is a popular Latin dessert, and this blueberry sour cream flan is one of the best! It’s creamy and luscious, and surprisingly easy!

    Get the Recipe @ rockrecipes

    31. Easy Panna Cotta

    This Easy Panna Cotta is a molded chilled, custard-like dessert popular throughout Italy. It’s great with fresh fruit when the summer crops are at their peak.

    Get the Recipe @ simplyrecipes

    32. Pina Colada Milkshake

    If you like Pina Coladas, this is the milkshake for you! It’s a refreshing tropical treat that is perfect for summer time. You can also make mocktail versions for the kids.

    Get the Recipe @ 365daysofbakingandmore

    33. Fruit Smoothie Popsicles

    These fruit smoothie popsicles are one of our favorite desserts when the temperatures rise. You and your family will love them, they are as fun to make as they are to eat.

    Get the Recipe @ lemontreedwelling

    34. Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles

    If you think strawberry shortcakes are great, wait until you try them in frozen form on a stick! They only take 6 ingredients, and taste divine!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    35. Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Board

    How excited everyone will be when you wrap up a meal with this Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board. Everyone can choose their own favorite ice cream flavor, toppings and extras to make their own sundae bowl.

    This post will tell you all the tips and suggestions to make this ice cream board happen for your friends and family.

    Get the Recipe @ thebakermama

    So many great desserts for you to enjoy this summer. Which ones will make it into your regular rotation?

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    The 35 BEST Summer Dessert

    This great collection of Summer Desserts includes plenty of light and refreshing treats to enjoy when the temperatures rise.


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