A sweet treat on a summer day is one of life’s simple pleasures. Now that the warmer season has arrived, we’re rounding up some of the summer dessert recipes we can’t wait to try ASAP. These desserts feature seasonal ingredients you’ve come to associate with summertime, like strawberries and watermelon. Enjoy!
You don’t need a campfire to make these beloved summer treats. If you have an oven, you can make s’mores inside. This recipe from Food Network will show you how to do it right. Pro tip: Get creative by adding sliced bananas or peanut butter to your gram cracker layers.
Ice cream is the ultimate summer indulgence. Thanks to this easy recipe from Good Housekeeping, you can whip up fruit-flavored ice cream at home with just a handful of ingredients. Feel free to choose whatever fruit you want. We recommend sliced peaches and strawberries. Pure bliss in every bite.
Popsicles are another summer tradition. This recipe from Tasty for orange coconut ice pops features just three ingredients: Coconut milk, orange juice and honey. Simply blend the ingredients, pour them into molds and set them in the freezer. In about four hours, you’ll have a homemade summer dessert that’s relatively healthy.
Next, meet your new favorite summer dessert: the “Better Together Fruit Tart” from Foodie in New York. Don’t let the presentation intimidate you. This tart looks super impressive, but it doesn’t require any fancy cooking skills to make it look great. With a basic crust and a no-bake center, it’s a simple recipe we plan to make over and over again.
Last on our list of summer dessert recipes is this watermelon granita recipe, which is also deceptively simple. All you’ll need is watermelon, lime juice, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper. According to the recipe, you can omit the sugar if you’re lucky enough to have an especially sweet watermelon.
Want more summer recipes? Check out some of our previous recipe posts below:
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