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Summer Dessert Recipes

Looking for summer dessert recipes to try? From pies to crisps, frozen treats, s’mores and more, these delicious options are perfect for any day of the week!

It’s impossible to say what my favourite summer dessert is. For starters, it’s hard to go wrong with recipes that involve fresh fruit this time of year. Whether it’s plump blueberries, succulent peaches, juicy watermelon or something else, there’s a good chance I’m on board. Then again, nothing says summer like desserts that taste like s’mores or ones that involve ice cream of any sort. See my dilemma?

If you do, there’s a good chance most summer dessert recipes appeal to you too. Cake, crisp, pavlova or pie, the choice is near impossible. So, I say, work your way through the list. My only question is, which one will you try first? Enjoy!

Summer Dessert Recipes

Summer Dessert Recipes

Mini Pavlova

You know those desserts you try for the first time and there’s no going back? For me, pavlova was love at first bite. What could be better than light and airy meringue surrounded by a crisp crust topped with a mountain of whipped cream and fresh fruit? It’s heaven on a plate!

Mini Pavlova Desserts on Silver Tray

Blueberry Lemon Angel Food

Want to know my secret for turning a basic angel food cake into a delicious showstopper? Fill with lemon curd, then top with lemon glaze and fresh blueberries. Such a beautiful dessert with little effort!

Blueberry Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd on White Plate

Plum and Saskatoon Berry Skillet Pie

This country style plum and saskatoon berry pie may look like I worked away in the kitchen all afternoon, but I promise it’s super simple. Made using store-bought puff pastry, it’s juicy, sweet, tart, and undeniably delicious!

Make this scrumptious plum and saskatoon berry pie that's beautiful enough for entertaining, yet humble enough for simple Sunday family dinners!

Cherry Rhubarb Crisp

Dig into this delicious cherry rhubarb crisp baked in mini skillets. Made with tangy and sweet summer fruit smothered in a crunchy oat topping, this gluten-free dessert is a real treat!

Cherry Rhubarb Crisp Baked in Mini Cast Iron Skillets

Peach Crisp in a Jar

This fresh peach crisp is so easy to make and fun for the whole family to eat. You’ll love the layers of sweet and juicy peaches topped with cinnamon oat crumble. Yum!

Fresh Peach Crisp Baked in Jar and Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Jars

These no bake strawberry lemon cheesecake jars with ginger crust are totally scrumptious and easy to make. Whip up a batch ahead of time for your next family gathering or picnic. What’s better than individual desserts for everyone?!

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars

Skillet S’more Brownies

Bake these decadent skillet s’more brownies in the oven or on the grill. Layers of brownie, graham wafers, chocolate and toasted marshmallow will have you coming back for more.

Skillet S'more Brownies in Cast Iron Skillet Camping Dessert

Ice Cream Float

Planning on hosting a summer outdoor party? I’m pretty certain your guests will go nuts over ice cream floats. It’s hard to go wrong with ice cream, chilled soda and fun toppings.

DIY Ice Cream Float Bar - Summer Party Dessert Idea - Satori Design for Living

 Watermelon Mint Paletas

These tasty frozen treats are made with Greek yogurt, fresh watermelon, lime and mint. A healthy and refreshing way to cool down all summer long.

Watermelon Mint Paletas Frozen Fruit Popsicle Treats

Bananas Foster Ice Cream

Dig into this bananas foster ice cream with delicious swirls of rum-infused caramel, chunks of buttery banana and crunchy walnuts. A downright delicious frozen treat recipe you can make at home.

Bananas Foster Ice Cream with Swirls of Rum-infused Caramel, Chunks of Buttery Banana and Crunchy Walnuts

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Have a scrumptious day!

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This collection of summer dessert recipes was originally published July 2014 and updated with new ideas and photos July 2023.


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