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75 Easy Summer Dessert Recipes

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!

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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!

Chocolate Mousse

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Sweet, creamy, and chocolatey dessert that serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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!

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Chocolate Mousse

Lyne Proulx
Sweet, creamy, and chocolatey dessert that serves 4.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 346 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 double boiler or get a large basin over a pan
  • 1 hand or stand mixer
  • 1 Bowl
  • 4 serving glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ounces dark chocolate
  • 4 eggs separated and whites whisked stiffly into peaks
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 8 tbsp heavy cream lightly whipped

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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!

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 9gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 292mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 690IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Canada Day dessert, chocolate mousse, mousse
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Lemon Syllabub

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An old fashioned, easy summer dessert, refreshing and tangy that serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.

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Lemon Syllabub

Lyne Proulx
An old fashioned, easy summer dessert, refreshing and tangy that serves 4.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 298 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 fine grater
  • 1 stand mixer or hand mixer
  • 1 Bowl
  • 4 serving glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1/2 cup white wine I like a Riesling
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large lemon

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 18mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 881IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword lemon dessert, lemon syllabub, summer dessert
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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!

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!

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Please leave a comment and let us know which of these easy summer desserts sounds the best to you! 

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. 5 stars
    My nice and nephews are at the age where they want to helin the kitchen and these recipes would offer a lot of variety .

  2. Wonderful selection of delicious summertime recipes. My grandchildren would really enjoy the Smore’s Rice Krispie Treats. Thank you for sharing.

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