Summer Dessert Recipes

Find fun, easy recipes for no bake desserts, cold desserts, fruit desserts, and other dessert ideas for your summer BBQ, picnic, or party!

Staff Picks

Baron's Blackberry Cobbler

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Easy blackberry cobbler. My father-in-law grows huge blackberries and always has tons. I tried a number of recipes and none really hit the spot. So created this one and it worked so well that my fiance said it was the best she had ever had. Serve warm with heavy or whipped cream.

Raspberry Icebox Cake

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What a lovely refreshing dessert for those hot summer days.

Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake

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Serve with whipped cream on top.

Lemon Ice II

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A nice and easy, healthy option for those with ice-cream machines and a little extra time. Deliciously creamy yet also light and refreshing!

Strawberry Pie II

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This is my favorite pie. It is very easy to make. I got the recipe many years ago in North Jersey. It is from the Sussex County Strawberry Farms.

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

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Simple and wholesome popsicles. My mom used to help us make these when we were kids and I still enjoy them years later. Use honey as an alternate sweetener, and blend the fruit to be either chunky or smooth.

Peach Pie the Old Fashioned Two Crust Way

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This is a simple, quick, old fashioned, baked, two crust peach pie made with fresh peaches and simple ingredients. It's great during summer peach season.

No Bake Lime Mousse Torte

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This torte is tart and tangy. I take it to a lot of potluck dinners and everyone raves and begs for the recipe. It is easy and can be made several days ahead. Decorate with dollops of whipped cream, raspberries, and fresh mint leaves, if desired.

Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

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I've been experimenting with cobbler for some time and this recipe is the final result. Loved by all. Use fresh Georgia peaches, of course!

Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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One really delicious and really unhealthy Sunday coffee cake. I have no idea where I got this recipe from but it was about thirty years ago and has been a family favorite since. The bake time is a bit longer if you're using frozen berries.

Blueberry Pie

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This is the best when made with fresh picked blueberries! It is a beautiful sight with a lattice top.

Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler

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This recipe works great with other cobbler fruit and is an excellent light dessert that isn't too sweet! Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Inspiration and Ideas

Strawberry Chantilly

"AMAZING. Made it like a billion times last summer." – pinkskull1013

Summer Fruit Galettes

"Delicious and super easy! Gorgeous presentation." – Stella Reynoso

Blueberry Dump Cake

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By definition, dump cakes are simple and fuss-free to make. Try this recipe using fresh blueberries and cake mix for a dessert everyone will love.