Summer Desserts

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“I’m like a kid. I love dessert.” – Viktoria Azarenka

Isn’t everyone like a kid, really? Desserts are delicious! And there’s something special about summer desserts. Maybe it’s because they’re so refreshing on a hot day or they include the best fruits that summer has to offer. Whatever the reason – don’t let this summer pass you by without creating some great desserts.

Whether you need a dessert for a summer bbq or just want something special for an after-dinner treat, here are ten tasty desserts that you’ll love.

summer dessertsBlueberry Tart

If you want to make a dessert that looks like it took you hours, but was finished in under 60 minutes – this is a good one. It relies on the use of frozen puff pastry to create a light and airy “crust” for this blueberry tart. And, of course, blueberries are a great summertime fruit!

Minted Watermelon Popsicles

Get the kids involved with making these delicious and refreshing minted watermelon popsicles. With only five ingredients, you can have these in the freezer in just a couple of minutes and then enjoy them by the pool later that same day.

Strawberry Chantilly

Strawberries with a crumble – that then gets frozen? YUM! This dish is excellent for hot summer nights or if you need a dish for that summer barbecue that you’re attending. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

This recipe combines homemade chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream to create delicious ice cream sandwiches. Not a fan of vanilla ice cream – you can easily switch that for another flavor. And let the kids help you coat the edges with their favorite candy for a special touch!

S’mores Icebox Cake

Using pudding, marshmallow creme and graham crackers – there’s no need for a fire with this scrumptious dessert. This recipe has all of the flavors of a s’more but all of the old fashioned charm of an icebox cake. 

Banana Split Kebabs

Gather up the kids and let them help assemble these banana split kebabs. With all of the fresh fruit, there should be little to no guilt when you eat these. And if someone in your family has a peanut allergy – skip the nuts. You won’t miss them!

Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

What is it about lemon desserts that makes them so refreshing? No matter what it is – this recipe definitely fits the bill. Pick up a jar of your favorite lemon curd and whip up a batch of these individual tarts. These are great for get-togethers!

Peach Upside Down Cake

One of the fruits of summer that people often look forward to is peaches. There’s something special about this fruit when it shows up each year. Why not try it in a Peach Upside Down Cake? This might even be a better than a traditional Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Raspberry Swirl Angel Food Cake

If you want something light – you can’t get much lighter than an angel food cake. This one has some swirls of raspberry in it and would be perfect topped with additional berries.

Frozen Mocha Oreo Bars

Coffee and chocolate lovers will be fighting for a piece of this dessert. When you combine both of these flavors and add Oreo cookies – you can’t help but have a delicious, cold treat. 

When you need something sweet for dessert this summer – try making one of these. These are desserts that everyone will love! 

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