When the weather gets hot, most of us prefer to make easy desserts for the family. These summer dessert recipes include no-bake desserts, fruit pies, cobblers, cupcakes, ice creams, and so much more!
Recipes for summer desserts
These are 2 of my favourite summer dessert recipes that I would like to share with you; a chocolate mouse and a lemon syllabub. They are chosen on the grounds that they take only a little time to prepare and will give you stunning and delicious desserts every time. You don’t need to be Gordon Ramsey to produce a tasty, easy summer dessert that everyone can enjoy, so get your apron on and go for it!
Sweet, creamy, and chocolatey dessert that serves 4.
- 4 ounces of good quality dark chocolate
- 4 eggs – separated and whites whisked stiffly into peaks
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/4 pint (8 tbsp) heavy cream, lightly whipped
In a double boiler or get a large basin over a pan of hot but NOT boiling water and break the chocolate into it, allowing it to soften and do not get water in there. Keep an eye on this and keep stirring.
Separate your egg yolks from the whites and add these to the chocolate mixture, along with the sugar. Beat well until light and soft.
In a bowl, whisk the egg whites into peaks with a stand or hand mixer. In another bowl, whisk the heavy cream lightly with a stand or hand mixer.
Remove the basin from over the hot water, beating continuously as it cools. When it is cool, but not set, fold in the whipped cream, then the whisked egg whites.
Put into four cold serving glass dishes and chill for an hour or so. You can add whipped cream for the topping.
Chocolate Mousse Variation: Place a couple of amaretti biscuits, doused in a little Tia Maria, in the bottom of the glasses, before spooning in your mousse mixture. What a combination, coffee, chocolate and almonds!
- 1 double boiler or get a large basin over a pan
- 1 hand or stand mixer
- 1 Bowl
- 4 serving glasses
- 4 ounces dark chocolate
- 4 eggs separated and whites whisked stiffly into peaks
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 8 tbsp heavy cream lightly whipped
- In a double boiler or get a large basin over a pan of hot but NOT boiling water and break the chocolate into it, allowing it to soften and do not get water in there. Keep an eye on this and keep stirring.
- Separate your egg yolks from the whites and add these to the chocolate mixture, along with the sugar. Beat well until light and soft.
- In a bowl, whisk the egg whites into peaks with a stand or hand mixer. In another bowl, whisk the heavy cream lightly with a stand or hand mixer.
- Remove the basin from over the hot water, beating continuously as it cools. When it is cool, but not set, fold in the whipped cream, then the whisked egg whites.
- Put into four cold serving glass dishes and chill for an hour or so. You can add whipped cream for the topping.
An old fashioned, easy summer dessert, refreshing and tangy that serves 4.
- 2 tablespoons of brandy
- 1/2 cup of white wine (I like a Riesling)
- 4 tbsp of sugar
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 large lemon
Using a fine grater, grate the rind from the lemon. In a bowl, squeeze the lemon juice. Add the rind (keep some for the toppings) the wine, and the brandy. Mix together.
With a stand mixer or hand mixer whip the heavy cream and sugar together until you start to see soft peaks.
Add the liquid mixture to the whipped cream slowly and whisk all the time.
Slowly spoon the mixture into 4 tall serving glasses, cold of course, and chill until needed. Serve with a lemon rind on top. You can also add slices of lemon to decorate.
Kitchen tips: You can make the Lemon Syllabub one day ahead, as it keeps well overnight in the fridge. There, in about 15 minutes, you have created a quintessentially Olde English “sweet” for the grown-ups.
- 1 fine grater
- 1 stand mixer or hand mixer
- 1 Bowl
- 4 serving glasses
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- 1/2 cup white wine I like a Riesling
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 large lemon
- Using a fine grater, grate the rind from the lemon. In a bowl, squeeze the lemon juice. Add the rind (keep some for the toppings) the wine, and the brandy. Mix together.
- In a bowl, with a stand mixer or hand mixer whip the heavy cream and sugar together until you start to see soft peaks.
- Add the liquid mixture to the whipped cream slowly and whisk all the time.
- Slowly spoon the mixture into 4 tall serving glasses, cold of course, and chill until needed. Serve with a lemon rind on top. You can also add slices of lemon to decorate.
Summer dessert recipe ideas
You will find below 75 summer dessert recipes that will please kids of all ages! These recipes are easy to make and an ideal way to end your meal on a hot summer day.
75 Summer Dessert Recipes
These summer dessert recipes include easy to make no-bake desserts, fruit pies, cobblers, cupcakes, ice creams, and so much more!
Simple Summery Ice Cream Cone Inspired Cupcakes
Why not take simple cupcakes to the next level by making them look like a colourful, teetering ice cream cone for some summer fun!
Super easy and super delish, Blueberry Grunt might have a funny name, but this no-bake dessert is so good, everyone will want seconds!
Easy No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
This Easy No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is the most perfect summer dessert! Make it ahead of time for parties, barbecues or dinner. It’s fresh and lovely (and the recipe DOESN’T call for gelatin). Everyone loves it!
Lemon Orange Ice Cream Recipe
This creamy and distinctive lemon orange ice cream just takes 20 minutes to make in an ice cream maker. The perfect summer dessert for the family.
Mini ‘Popsicle’ Cupcakes
These mini popsicle cupcakes bring summer fun and can’t help bring a smile for adults and kids.
This Drumstick Dessert is an easy way to get your drumstick fix in the form of a no bake dessert! It’s great for whipping up last minute and taking along to a potluck, BBQ or summer gathering! And it tastes exactly like a drumstick!
Mini Apple and Strawberry Almond Flour Crumble
Make these mini classic strawberry and apple crumble as soon as possible! A layer of tender and sweet fruits covered with a buttery crust made with almond flour (no oats) makes an irresistible and easy dessert.
Mini Peanut Butter S'mores Cups (dairy-free!)
Indulge in summer with these individual, mini, peanut butter s’mores cups! Enjoy all the indulgence of buttery graham cracker, topped with dark chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and a marshmallow to finish it off.
Lemon Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
You can make these lemon cookie ice cream sandwiches my way and even use the principles to make your very own custom creation.
Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp
Rhubarb crisp is a delicious way to use those tart and tasty stalks. It couldn’t be easier to make, and this recipe is gluten-free.
Chocolate Tarts with Berries
This is a wonderfully decadent chocolate tart with berries that is not overly sweet but packs a big, dark chocolate punch.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Passionfruit
This easy chocolate avocado mousse with fresh passionfruit is ideal for hot summer nights. Plus you can make it ahead and store it in the fridge for a quick dessert for later.
Raspberry Eton Mess
The Raspberry Eton Mess is a twist on the classic dessert! It’s the perfect summer dessert – crunchy and sweet (but not too sweet!). With a few hacks, it can turn into a no-bake dessert that’s ready in five minutes.
Strawberry Icebox Cake
Strawberry icebox cake is a classic summertime easy dessert. Chilled layers of graham crackers, a creamy filling, and strawberry slices make it the perfect dessert to enjoy on hot summer days.
This lemon posset is the easiest dessert you’ll ever make! Just three ingredients and 10 minutes, are all you need for this super creamy and delicious summer dessert.
Strawberry Parfait (Strawberry Fool)
Strawberry fool is a light and luscious summer dessert that’s ready in just 15 minutes!
Thai Mango Sticky Rice Recipe (Khao Niaow Ma Muang)
Mango Sticky Rice is the most beloved of all Thai desserts. Made with steamed glutinous sweet rice, sweetened coconut cream, and fresh seasonal mango, learn how easy it is to make khao niaow ma muang from home with this easy to follow recipe.
Strawberry Cobbler Recipe
Strawberry cobbler is one of my favourite ways to prepare this unique seasonal fruit and I have just the recipe for a flavour-packed dish.
Perfect Peach Cobbler
This peach cobbler is the epitome of summer flavour. Fresh peaches are topped with a delicious cake-like topping and served warm.
Stuffed Strawberries Recipe
These stuffed strawberries are perfect to serve as Valentine’s Day treats, Mother’s Day dessert, or for any special summer occasions like a BBQ or picnic.
Angel Food Cake with Strawberries
This angel food cake with strawberries is so simple and can be thrown together in a matter of minutes for a last-minute dessert idea.
Strawberry Coconut Crisp
This delicious Strawberry Coconut Crisp recipe is super easy to put together and perfect for strawberry season. Not only is this a perfect summer dessert but it is also packed full of healthy, whole ingredients.
Easy Strawberry Cake Roll
This Easy Strawberry Cake Roll looks fancy but it’s so simple to make! Perfect for Mother’s Day brunch, Father’s Day dinner, graduation parties or casual BBQs, it’s the most lovely spring or summer dessert for any occasion.
Super Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
This is a super easy chocolate stuffed cookie ice cream sandwich recipe. You can make a whole lot of these ice cream sandwiches all at once.
Strawberry Butter Golden Dump Cake
Strawberry Butter Golden Dump Cake is one of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make. Fresh strawberries and cake mix baked to perfection with a buttery, golden topping.
Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cones
These strawberry crunch cheesecake cones are such a fun and delicious summer dessert to make. They’re a cheesecake and strawberry filled cone, glazed, and topped with a strawberry crunch crumble.
Mini Berry Galettes
Start with a store-bought pie crust and these individual berry galettes are a cinch to prepare! Berries taste great in these, but peaches, nectarines and plums will also work.
Mixed Berry Cobbler Recipe
This Mixed Berry Cobbler Recipe is bursting with gorgeous berries and topped with fluffy buttermilk biscuits. Serve warm from the oven in an hour!
Chocolate Ice Cream Bread Recipe
Chocolate ice cream bread is one of those irresistible summer dessert that you have to make and I promise you, it does not disappoint.
Strawberry Margarita Icebox Pie
Strawberry Margarita Icebox Pie is everything you want a margarita to be…and then some. It’s made with strawberries, lime and tequila!
Pistachio Fruit Dip
Try this light and fluffy pistachio fruit dip with just about any of your favourite fruits. It couldn’t be easier to make–just TWO ingredients!
Easy Strawberry Crumble
This strawberry crumble is the ultimate summer dessert. Packed with seasonal strawberries, white chocolate and a crisp crumble topping this is definitely a crowd pleaser.
Grilled Peaches with Maple Balsamic Glaze
Grilled peaches with maple balsamic glaze make a simple yet decadent summer dessert. This glorious stone fruit dessert recipe is full of flavours and textures with airy breezy lightness.
Super Easy No Bake Lemon Dessert
Fresh, sweet, and ridiculously easy to make, this 6-ingredient no-bake cheesecake lemon dessert can be served in a glass or as a frozen cake.
Summer Strawberry Yogurt Cake (Vegan)
Showcase the beauty and juicy flavour of strawberries in this easy summer yogurt cake!
Easy Cherry Tartlets with Puff Pastry
These rustic Cherry Tartlets made with Puff Pastry are super quick and easy little pastries that are perfect for afternoon tea or a party.
Easy Raspberry Panna Cotta
This super light and fresh Raspberry Panna Cotta with homemade Raspberry Compote topping is a delicious and easy Summer dessert.
Lemon Strawberry Cupcakes
Looking for summer fresh cupcakes? This recipe for lemon strawberry cupcakes couldn’t be more full of fresh summer flavours – featuring real strawberries and fresh squeezed lemons!
Frozen Fruit Cups: The Ultimate Summer Dessert
Frozen Fruit Cups are the ultimate summer dessert. They are packed with healthy fruits and frozen to perfection!
You will love these quick to prepare Raspberry Tartlets – they are absolutely delicious! Using store-bought puff pastry, the tarts are topped with a vanilla cream cheese mixture and fresh raspberries.
Fruit Cream Recipe
Filled with the goodness of fresh fruits, this delicious recipe fruit cream offers the best summer dessert with no baking and no cooking.
No-Bake Berry Cheesecake
This easy to make no bake-berry cheesecake is creamy and bursting with flavour. Summer is the perfect time to make this delicious dessert.
Easy Peach Tarte Tatin (for beginners)
Peach tarte titin is an easy peach tart recipe with only 5 ingredients. Beginners can whip it up in 30 minutes and look very accomplished with our step-by-step instructions and pictures.
Creamy Orange Jello Salad
Creamy, fluffy, and sweet, this Orange Jello Salad is the perfect summer dessert to brighten up your barbecue! Serve it as a side dish or an after-dinner treat that everyone will love.
Banana’s Foster Banana Pudding
By mixing three different desserts together I have come up with this incredibly easy crowd pleaser! A Banana’s Foster, Banana Cheesecake, and Banana Pudding mashup all served beautifully in individual wine glasses.
Cherry Pie Sliders
Easy to make Cherry Pie Sliders are a delicious summer dessert that can be whipped up with minimal prep and just 3 ingredients.
Frozen Strawberry Pie
This frozen strawberry pie is so fresh and delicious! It tastes just like ice cream, but without the artificial ingredients. It’s the perfect no-bake pie for the summer.
Make these super simple summer cupcakes with a perfect blue water frosting topped with vibrant pineapple and flamingo sprinkles.
Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes Recipe
These Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes are the perfect summer dessert to make for the family and serve at a BBQ or picnic.
Creamsicle Fruit Dip With Fluff
This is a simple and quick dessert dip recipe. This fluffy and smooth Creamsicle dip is so delicious.
Easy Banana Cream Pie
This quick and easy Banana Cream Pie is smooth, creamy and dreamy. A cinch to make, it’s no bake and will be done in under 10 minutes.
Summer Berry Trifle
This light and refreshing Berry Trifle makes a spectacular dessert when you need to serve a lot of people…or just keep the party going. It’s also a great way to use up summer’s luscious berries for a light and refreshing sweet treat!
Healthy Chocolate Raspberry Tart
Tarts are a delicious, elegant treat. This pretty Chocolate Raspberry Tart is filled with the sweet, juicy taste of plump raspberries and the bitter-sweetness of dark chocolate.
Burger Cupcakes Recipe
Kick off BBQ season with these burger cupcakes. These burger cupcakes would even be perfect for a picnic or summer dessert idea.
No Bake Mango Cheesecake (Without Gelatin)
This No Bake Mango Coconut Cheesecake is made without gelatine and eggs. It’s also vegan and the perfect sweet treat during mango season!
Healthy Blueberry Crisp
This Healthy Blueberry Crisp Recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. Naturally sweet & delicious, the perfect summer dessert.
6-Ingredient Healthy Key Lime Pie Bars
These Healthy Key Lime Pie Bars are sweet, tangy, and impressive healthy snacks or no bake dessert. They’re a handheld and healthy version of a classic dessert made easy with coconut milk, maple syrup and gluten free crust.
Lemon Lime Icebox Pie
This Lemon Lime Icebox Pie is the perfect dessert for summer! With a pillowy texture and a delightful kick of citrus you will be making this pie all season long!
Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Dip Recipe
This caramel pecan cheesecake dip is is perfect for any summer occasion. The fruit dip is easy to prepare and can be served with more than fruits!
How to Make Candied Strawberries
This tutorial shows you how to make beautiful and delicious candied strawberries! With a sweet and crunchy candy coating, these strawberries are a summer treat the whole family will enjoy!
Easy Fruit Salad with a Honey and Lemon Dressing
A fresh, hydrating salad of summer fruits is the best way to enjoy summer’s candy. Complete with a honey and lemon dressing!
Easy Strawberry Jello Pie Recipe
Strawberry jello pie recipe is an easy and classic dessert you can make in minutes. This pie is so light and fluffy and you only need 5 ingredients!
4 Ingredient Peach Dumplings
This yummy peach dumpling recipe comes together in a flash and requires only the simplest of ingredients, which you likely already have on hand in your pantry! Sweet juicy peaches wrapped in a flaky dough and baked until browned.
Pina Colada Pie
Pina Colada Pie is exactly what you need this summer season! With this easy coconut pineapple pie, you’ll be the star of every summer BBQ
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Strawberry Pretzel Salad might just be the most delicious ‘salad’ you’ll ever eat! A buttery pretzel crust is topped with a decadent cream cheese filling, then topped with an irresistible layer of strawberries in strawberry jello.
Cherry Turnovers with Lemon Glaze
Celebrate the summer season by making these easy cherry turnovers with frozen puff pastry and a simple homemade cherry pie filling. To make it extra special, drizzle the tops with a quick lemon glaze for a slightly sweet & citrusy finish.
Smore's Rice Krispie Treats
Melt in your mouth double decker Smore's Rice Krispies: A graham cracker base filled with melty chocolate and gooey marshmallows.
Strawberry Shortcake Bars
Want all the taste of strawberry shortcake with the convenience of a candy bar? Try this Strawberry Shortcake Bar recipe that packs the flavour of a strawberry shortcake into the palm of your hand!
Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes With Tequila Frosting
These Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes are not only the perfect summer dessert, but tastes exactly the same as a Strawberry Margarita cocktail.
Delicious Strawberry Pina Colada Parfait Recipe
This Strawberry Piña Colada Parfait recipe is great for a summer dessert. It is very easy to make and only takes seconds to assemble.
Mixed Berry Ice Cream
This mixed berry ice cream recipe is the best after dinner treat! It’s refreshing and sweet without any fuss. You have to try it!
No-Churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Recipe
This easy, no-churn dulce de leche ice cream recipe is perfect for summer! It’s rich, creamy, and loaded with delicious caramel flavour.
Nice cream recipes ( plus 5 delicious flavor combos)
Make the easiest fruity and sugar-free ice cream desserts with a soft-serve consistency— 5 flavours that will make your summer special.
Blueberry Mini Baked Cake Donuts with Blueberry Icing Recipe
This Blueberry Mini Baked Cake Donuts Recipe is easy to prepare and so delicious! Make sure you purchase a 12-count mini donut pan for best results.
Easy No Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream With Sprinkles Recipe
This Easy No Churn Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream recipe with condensed milk recipe combines three of my favourite things; Funfetti, Cake Batter, and Ice Cream. What more could you really ask for in an easy to make sweet frozen dessert?!
As you can see, none of these summer dessert recipes takes very long to complete, and they are all really delicious! Hope you enjoy these summer dessert recipe ideas as much as I did! You can also check out these summer recipes for BBQ and picnics or our other recipes!
Please leave a comment and let us know which of these easy summer desserts sounds the best to you!
My nice and nephews are at the age where they want to helin the kitchen and these recipes would offer a lot of variety .
Wonderful selection of delicious summertime recipes. My grandchildren would really enjoy the Smore’s Rice Krispie Treats. Thank you for sharing.
These summer dessert recipes all look amazing
Strawberry cobbler is one of my favourite summer desserts.