25 Easy Summer Dessert Recipes - Summer Dessert Ideas

2022-05-28 22:28:34 By : Mr. Minghua Shen

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No-bake treats, ice creams, and so much more!

Too hot to turn on the oven? Don't fret, the summer season inspires tons of refreshing dessert ideas. After all, there's nothing better than a fruity crumble or a cool, refreshing ice cream on a hot summer day. And don't even get us started on all the varieties summer pies—there are so many drool-worthy options! So, to make your summer entertaining even easier, we've rounded up a complete list of summer dessert recipes. From ice cold frozen desserts to pastries with fresh seasonal fruit—these easy summer treats are perfect for any warm-weather occasion.

Whether you're looking for a Fourth of July dessert or a no-bake recipe to make on a sweltering hot day, you can't go wrong with these festive summer desserts. Here, you'll find out how to make homemade dole whip (a creamy, tropical pineapple soft serve) and one of Ree Drummond's favorite summer desserts–key lime pie! Looking to use seasonal produce? There are tons of blueberry desserts, strawberry recipes, and sweet peach treats on the list ahead. Or use a combination of all three in the show-stopping fruit tart! No matter which recipe you choose, these light and bright treats will be a welcome addition to your summer cookout.

This simple recipe lets the fresh, seasonal berries shine! It's delicious on it's own, but we also suggest a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. 😉

Get the Blueberry Crumble recipe.

This chilled cake is perfect for summer parties—it's actually best when it's made ahead! Prep it at least four hours in advance or even overnight.

Get the Strawberry Icebox Cake recipe.

Creamy, citrusy, and perfectly refreshing—this frozen soft serve is easy enough to make right at home. And it's great for enjoying on a hot day.

Get the Homemade Dole Whip recipe.

This super-simple dessert might use canned peaches but it'll taste just like summer! To give it a fresh element, try adding a handful of seasonal blueberries or blackberries before adding the cake mix.

Get the Peach Dump Cake recipe.

If there's anyone who would appreciate this variation on key lime pie, it's Ree Drummond! "I would like to state that I am currently obsessed with refrigerator pies," she says. And, we couldn't agree more! It's light, tart, and piled into a classic graham cracker crust.

Get the No-Bake Key Lime Pie recipe.

Head to the farmers' market to pick up fresh strawberries for this wholesome cake. If you can't find any, other seasonal berries like blueberries or blackberries would work well, too.

Get the Strawberry Cake recipe.

Talk about a showstopper! This elegant-looking tart is topped with a variety of fruits and an apple jelly glaze that's perfectly sweet.

Get the Fruit Tart recipe.

Easier than pie but just as scrumptious—a summer crisp might just be the perfect dessert. Especially when served with your favorite ice cream!

Get the Cherry Crisp recipe.

You don't worry about making the perfect pie crust with this summer dessert. A galette is meant to be rustic—it just adds to the delicious goodness.

Get the Peach Galette recipe.

This dessert combines two sweet favorites: ice cream and cheesecake! It's a refreshing twist that everyone will love.

Get Ree's Blackberry-Cheesecake Swirl Ice Cream recipe.

This layered cake is the ultimate summer dessert—not only is it loaded with seasonal berries, but it has that patriotic theme that makes it perfect for summer parties.

Get the Red, White, and Blue Trifle recipe.

This ice cream sundae has all the flavor of a blueberry crumble—including the sweet, syrupy berries and nutty, oat topping. Plus, whipped cream for topping!

Get Ree's Blueberry Crumble Sundaes recipe.

The combination of tender biscuit dough, fluffy whipped cream, and juicy berries is utter perfection! Store some of the shortcake dough in the freezer to whip this up on a moment's notice.

Get the Strawberry Shortcake recipe.

Whether you're celebrating a summer birthday or simply a warm night, you can't go wrong with this epic ice cream cake. Just don't forget the whipped cream and cherries on top!

Get the Ice Cream Cake recipe.

This comforting, tropical pie is made with a silky coconut custard and plenty of homemade whipped cream on top. To give it an extra boost of tropical flavor, garnish with toasted coconut chips.

Get the Coconut Cream Pie recipe.

Ree is a big fan of making her own ice cream. "One of the best things is that the flavor possibilities are endless," she says. And, in the summer this peach flavor is sure to be hit!

Get the Peach Ice Cream recipe.

You'll want to put this upside-down apple cake on repeat all season long. It's what Ree calls a "keeper recipe."

Get Ree's Apple Cake in an Iron Skillet recipe.

When the temperatures rise, the last thing we want to do is turn our ovens on. That's where this no-bake cheesecake comes in handy! It's easy, bright, and doesn't require standing in a hot kitchen.

Get the No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake recipe.

Calling all chocolate lovers! This refreshing treat is what Ree calls "required summer eating."

Get Ree's Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream recipe.

If you're looking for something unexpected this summer, try this version of peaches and cream. Not only does seasonal basil give it a burst of freshness, but the addition of Greek yogurt in the cream provides an interesting tang.

Get Ree's Peaches and Cream with Basil recipe.

If you could turn a classic crumbly coffee cake into a summer dessert, this would be it! It's bursting with fresh, seasonal blueberries.

Get the Blueberry Buckle recipe.

For a treat that's as sunny as the day ahead, make these bright and citrusy lemon bars. They have the perfect ratio of filling to cookie crust.

Get Ree's Lemon Bars recipe.

Looking for a dessert to serve on the fourth of July? This strawberry pie is sure to steal the show! You can bring it to a potluck party or serve it up in your own backyard.

Get the Strawberry Pie recipe.

This sweet and summery dessert is best served warm from the oven with a generous drizzle of chilled maple cream sauce over the top. Don't be shy with the sauce!

Get Ree's Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce recipe.

Pack these cute cake jars for your next summer picnic. They're light, bright, and so easy to make. You can even use store-bought pound cake!

Get Ree's Key Lime Cakes in a Jar recipe.