Summer Dessert Recipes

Easy summer recipes for a crowd or just for you! Light desserts, ice cream cake, no bake desserts, zingy fruit based cakes, fruit pies, ice cream and more…
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Strawberry Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd and Strawberry Buttercream
This Strawberry Lemon Cake made from scratch is the perfect recipe for an Easter dessert. My lemon layer cake recipe is made with an easy and moist lemon sponge cake scented with bits of lemon zest and fresh lemon juice, filled with lemon curd (from the grocery store!), and topped off with a freeze dried strawberry buttercream.
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No Bake Lemon Meringue Cheesecake
This No Bake Lemon Meringue Cheesecake is a sweet summer dessert that is to die for! The secret is sweetened condensed milk that gets whipped together with cream cheese, slathered with store-bought lemon curd, and topped with toasty, marshmallow-ly meringue! Perfect for summer entertaining and 4th July celebrations!
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No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe
No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake is sweet, creamy and crunchy and made with only 5 ingredients! The perfect make-ahead dessert recipe you can leave to chill in the fridge and serve come party time! Great for 4th July
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Mango Ice Cream (Healthy and Vegan)
This Mango Ice cream is what frozen tropical treat dreams are made of. You won't even know that this mango ice cream is completely vegan and healthy. It's masked with insane creaminess and a huge tropical mango flavor (rum is my secret ingredient!).
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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake
This lemon poppyseed loaf cake is your easy spring dessert go to! This moist loaf cake is flavored with bright lemon flavor and poppyseeds. In the center of the loaf is a lemon curd core and the top is drizzled with an easy lemon glaze. Perfect for a spring breakfast with coffee or a dessert recipe for Easter. l
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White Chocolate Smores with Grilled Peaches
SMEACHES! S’mores + Peaches! Graham crackers stuffed with smokey-sweet grilled peaches, melted white chocolate, and toasted marshmallows! I can’t remember a 4th of July where we didn’t break out some s’mores for dessert! You can easily assemble all of the s’mores ingredients on a tray for an easy DIY s’mores bar dessert table!
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Strawberry Tres Leches Cake
This strawberry tres leches cake is mouthwateringly delicious! The light and airy sponge cake is soaked with a strawberry milk mixture to create the ultimate sweet and fruity dessert. Enjoy the moist cake topped with whipped strawberry cream and - you guessed it - more strawberries! This is the perfect make-ahead cake you can pull out of your fridge for 4th July or any summer party!
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Tequila Key Lime Pie
This Tequila Lime Pie ( or Te-Key-Lime Pie) is like having a margarita in a pie, and you can totally have another margarita on the side! It's perfect for 4th of July celebrations!
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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
These Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins are speckled with green zucchini and semisweet chocolate chunks that are warmly spiced with cinnamon. It's a quick and easy zucchini muffin recipe for a healthy breakfast, on-the-go snack or delicately sweet dessert best enjoyed warm from the oven.
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No Bake Smores Bars
These no-bake s'mores bars are a simple, no bake, 5 ingredient recipe that you will be making all summer long! These s'mores bars are made with three easy, no-bake layers filled with graham cracker crumbs, a creamy chocolate filling and toasted marshmallows. These s'mores bars are a must make dessert for any summer party!
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No Bake S'mores Bars
These no-bake s’mores bars are a simple, no bake, 5 ingredient recipe that you will be making all summer long! These s’mores bars are made with three easy, no-bake layers filled with graham cracker crumbs, a creamy chocolate filling and toasted marshmallows. These s’mores bars are a must for Memorial Day or any summer party!
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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler
This incredibly easy old fashioned peach cobbler recipe is the perfect Memorial Day dessert. Fresh peaches baked with cinnamon and sugar and topped with a cobbler topping that tastes like a half baked snickerdoodle.With just 6 ingredients, and 30 minutes you’ll have the perfect summer dessert. Just don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!
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Creamy Pear Sorbet
This creamy and smooth sorbet treat is full of pear flavor with refreshing hints of mint. Inspired by the Princess Diaries movie, but perfect as a refreshing dessert on a hot summer's day!
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Lavender Ice Cream with Honey from It's Complicated
This ice cream is like luxury in a bowl! It’s creamy, floral, and has the perfect amount of sweetness. Perfect as a summer dessert!
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Easy Strawberry Crumble
This easy Strawberry Crumble is vibrantly red and bursting with fresh strawberries that get generously sprinkled with a crisp cinnamon oat topping. It's a sweet-as-berry fruit dessert recipe perfect for 4th July dessert and all summer to enjoy with family and friends.
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