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:
1. Strawberry and Cream Popsicles
We’re starting this list of Summer Dessert recipes with Strawberry and Cream Popsicles. Popsicles are one of those recipes that are super easy to make, but feels like a real treat every time.
Deliciously creamy strawberry popsicles infused with fresh strawberries and coconut cream are fun and simple desserts. A perfect way to cool you down on a hot summer day.
2. 3-Ingredient Mango Sorbet
A scoop or two of this rich and sweet Mango Sorbet is everything you need this summer time! Make this sorbet without added sugar or dairy, with just 3 simple ingredients, and without the ice cream maker.
This Mango Sorbet is easy and absolutely delicious, and will be loved by everyone in the family.
3. Nutella Berry Crepes
Here’s a foolproof recipe for blender crepes filled with nutella hazelnut spread and fresh berries.
These crepes will definitely become a favorite summer dessert, which is light, delicious and the filling choices are endless. Kids will go crazy for these crepes.
4. Peaches and Cream Jello
Peaches and Cream Jello is simple to put together and it looks ultra impressive. This dessert tastes incredible because the tang from the Jello and the sweetness from the cream layer.
A super fun dessert for birthday parties or get-togethers.
5. Fruit Pizza
Fruit Pizza is the quintessential summer BBQ dessert. It’s sweet, creamy, juicy and fruity from edge to edge.
The combination of a soft buttery sugar cookie crust with tangy cream cheese frosting and lots of fresh fruit is just irresistible. You will make this Fruit Pizza every summer for sure.
6. Apple Galette
This Apple Galette is basically the free form French version of apple pie. One of the simplest yet most elegant desserts you can make.
This recipe has a buttery, flaky tart crust and perfectly spiced apple filling. The best rustic dessert to serve a crowd during any special occasions or parties.
7. Caramel Apples
Caramel Apples are such a fun and easy tradition. Apples are coated in salted caramel and rolled in a variety of toppings.
This recipe is the perfect dessert or snack. Coating a fresh apple in caramel feels just less guilty than a typical dessert, but it tastes just as delicious.
8. Peach Cobbler
There is nothing better than fresh homemade Peach Cobbler in the summertime! Or make it any time of the year with canned or frozen peaches.
This easy recipe features fresh peaches, sugar and topping that bakes like slightly underbaked cookie dough, with crunchy sugar broiled on top. Serve this delicious Peach Cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
9. Dutch Baby
A Dutch Baby is a big, puffy family style pancake baked in a sizzling hot buttered skillet. This is a cross between a crepe, a pancake and a popover.
It’s guaranteed to get oohs and aahs when you set it on the table, and it’s so simple to make. Serve it immediately with sprinkled powdered sugar and some fresh seasonal berries to make it more delicious.
10. Lemon Cheesecake Mousse
Velvety smooth, creamy Lemon Cheesecake Mousse is one easy and pleasing lemon dessert recipe.
Made with fresh lemon curd and resting on a bed of graham crackers, these cheesecake mousse cups are a refreshing treat to enjoy all summer long.
11. Key Lime Pie
If you have ever felt intimidated when it comes to making a pie, this easy Key Lime Pie recipe is a great starting point.
The recipe features a homemade graham cracker crust, a creamy sweet tart filling and homemade whipped cream on top. It’s super easy to make and also it tastes and looks spectacular!
12. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate Covered Strawberries are tempting, luxury style treats for any special occasions.
Whether it’s Valentine’s day, Mothers day or birthdays, you all will love this special treat. They are pretty expensive to buy, but surprisingly easy to make yourself.
13. Strawberry Shortcake
Classic Strawberry Shortcake is a fresh and fruity dessert recipe that everyone will love!
It features fresh sliced strawberries piled onto a tender biscuit like mini cake with a dollop of sweet, fluffy homemade whipped cream. One of our favorite summer dessert recipes!
14. Banana Pudding
This Banana Pudding is everyones all time favorite dessert. It’s a classic Southern recipe and for a good reason.
It features luscious layers of pudding, whipped cream, ripe bananas and wafer cookies. This delicious no bake dessert is perfect for weeknights or potlucks.
15. No Churn Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
This homemade No Churn Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream is just amazing. It is so easy to make and results in the creamiest cherry chocolate ice cream ever.
It’s quite a rich ice cream, and the combination of chocolate and cherries are just to die for. Perfect for summer time dessert.
16. Chocolate Covered Cherries
These indulgent Chocolate Covered Cherries are easy to make with maraschino cherries and melted chocolate!
They are great everyday treats, or perfect for the holiday table. This recipe comes together quickly and you don’t have to touch your stove or oven.
17. Lemon Pound Cake
Filled with bright, fresh lemon flavors, this Lemon Pound Cake will steal the show. This cake is absolutely irresistible, as it is buttery, soft and moist!
Featuring lemon buttermilk glaze drizzled over the top, this dessert is perfect for spring and summer time get-togethers and parties.
18. Strawberry Trifle
This Strawberry trifle recipe is super tasty and super easy to make, as this is a no bake dessert. It features the sweet strawberries, creamy vanilla pudding and cubes of pound cake that really come together and scream deliciousness.
A Trifle is perfect for any special occasion or event, and it will be a complete hit with all your guests.
19. Homemade Frozen Yogurt
In summer, there’s nothing quite like a sweet frozen treat. This Homemade Frozen Yogurt is truly easy to make and is so delicious.
It’s a better choice than store bought varieties, and it tastes wonderfully fresh. In this recipe, it takes 5 minutes to prep and only 4 ingredients to make this healthy, fresh frozen yogurt.
20. Banana Split Cake
This Banana Split Cake recipe has all the fabulous flavors you would expect from a scrumptiously melty banana split sundae, all in an easy to prepare no bake dessert.
Complete with maraschino cherries on the top of course, because it wouldn’t be a banana split without a cherry on the top. You will love this Banana Split for sure.
21. Blueberry Milkshake
One of the simplest pleasures in life is a Milkshake. This Blueberry Milkshake is prepared with frozen blueberries, vanilla ice cream and 1% milk.
It tastes heavenly sweet and creamy, and is an anytime treat for a sweet tooth. Lift your spirit by having a healthy blueberry shake for breakfast or dessert.
22. Fruit Tart
Few things are more delicious than a classic fresh Fruit Tart. Lemon curd with creamy cheesecake filling surrounded by crisp sweet crust pastry and lots of beautiful fruits.
Celebrating summer bounty with this delicious fruit cake.
23. Lemon Blueberry Bread
This Lemon Blueberry Bread is the best homemade bread recipe you will bake! It’s incredibly moist and bursting with zesty, lemon flavor.
Served as breakfast, dessert or as a tasty midnight snack, this Lemon Blueberry Bread is going to be your family’s new favorite in no time.
24. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
This is the best easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake from scratch! It is soft and buttery with caramelized brown sugar pineapples and cherry topping.
It’s juices seep down into the cake, adding more luscious flavor and texture. This retro cake is served upside down and it is perfect any time of the day.
25. Peach Upside Down Cake
Simple and moist, this Peach Upside Down Cake is the perfect cake to celebrate summer! These delicious mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite.
Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season. Serve these super cute cakes with whipped cream and raspberries for extra flavor punch.
26. Greek Yogurt Popsicles
Popsicles are always fun to make, not to mention they’re pretty simple too. Made with fresh fruits and Greek yogurt, these popsicles are not only delicious, they are also good for you.
27. Berry Tiramisu Cake
This Berry Tiramisu Cake recipe is light as air sponges, filled with luxurious mascarpone filling and fresh berries.
This showstopper cake is the perfect summer treat crammed full of seasonal berries. Every bite is so delicate and fruity.
28. Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
These sweet little Mini Cherry Cheesecakes are such a cute dessert to make and serve at any special gathering.
This recipe is simple to make, easy to serve and can be changed in all kinds of ways. These super addictive and delicious cheesecakes are budget friendly, too.
29. Dutch Apple Pie
There is nothing like the sweet smell of homemade apple desserts. If you are a fan of apples, this Dutch Apple Pie recipe is a must try!
This Dutch Apple Pie is sure to impress your family and friends. Serve with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate fall dessert.
30. Cream Cheese Danish with Fruit
Celebrate summer with a delicious batch of Cream Cheese Danish with Fruit pastry. A beautiful addition to dessert spreads or brunches, they are also perfect for tea time and as small mid day snacks.
These delightful puff pastry desserts are quick and easy to make at home in just 30 minutes.
31. Easy Panna Cotta
This Easy Panna Cotta is a molded chilled dessert popular throughout Italy. It is easy to make and can be prepared in advance.
It looks and tastes wonderful with ripe raspberries and blueberries. Make this easy Panna Cotta to impress your family and friends.
32. Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
A moist Lemon Bundt cake filled with fresh blueberries and topped with sweet lemon glaze. This Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is a perfect dessert for lemon lovers!
It is perfect for mid day snacking, an after dinner treat or breakfast. This cake flavor combination is delicious and satisfying.
33. Fruit Smoothie Popsicles
These fruit smoothie popsicles are fun, easy and absolutely delicious! Enjoy a fruit smoothie popsicle style.
They are economical, healthy and perfect for summertime desserts. You and your kids will love them.
34. Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles
A favorite summertime dessert turned into a frozen treat that you can eat on a stick!
With just a few ingredients these Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles are healthy, easy to make and delicious. The perfect popsicle for cooling off on a hot summer day.
35. Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Board
Make this super easy and fun Ice Cream Sundae Board for summer. This is perfect for birthday parties, movie nights or just snacking with your family.
The presentation is awesome and looks like you put a lot of time into it. However, the entire thing takes very little time. What a fun way to finish this list!
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