Fun Homemade Summer Dessert Recipes

posted by Kam B on 21 Jul 2014 0 Comments

Summer is here, and I am ready for some summer fun – BBQs, pool parties and picnics! I have decided to give in and cater to my sweet tooth and enjoy the cool summer desserts.

Fun Summer Dessert Recipes and Ideas

I have been looking for different recipes to try, and in the process I was able to round up the list of these delicious treats including fruit pies, popsicles, fruit burrito, ice creams, no bake cakes and much more.

1. Summer Strawberry Shortcakes

Summer Strawberry Shortcakes

Nicole Compean from My Daily Bubble whipped together some sweet shortcakes, vanilla whipped cream and, strawberries to make this simple, fast and easy dessert. These shortcakes are the perfect as a summer dessert and are delicious with any fruit. Try them with blackberries, raspberries or even peaches!

2. Grilled Pound Cake with Fresh Fruit

Grilled Pound Cake with Fresh Fruit

Do you like butter? Cinnamon? Whipped cream? If yes, you will love this Grilled Pound Cake. It is not only perfect for dinner parties, but also great for cookouts or camping. This cake with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar, with the addition of whipped cream is delish and always a hit! Serve it with a spoonful of fresh fruit!

3. Berry Parfait with Homemade Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Crushed Oreo Cookies

Berry Parfait with Homemade Vanilla Bean

This delicious dessert by For The Love of Cooking makes a special treat for children as well as adults. Pam made homemade vanilla bean whipped cream and layered it in a small trifle dish topped with crushed Oreo cookies and berries.

4. Triple Berry Lemon Tart

Triple Berry Lemon Tart

This healthy, yet delicious, homemade triple berry lemon tart by repurposed life is easy to make and much easier to eat. Make sure to follow this recipe if you want to become pastry chef in your own kitchen.

5. Homemade Choco Tacos

Homemade choco tacos

I am sure you `ve had tacos before, but Chocolate tacos? Karen Miner from sheknows makes tacos taste even better with a homemade chocolate version. This frozen treat is one of my favorites in the summer. You can change things up a bit with different flavors of ice cream, or even use homemade ice cream!

6. Strawberries and Cream Vacherin

Strawberries and Cream Vacherin

Strawberries and Cream Vacherin is a great summer dessert that’s really easy to put together. Homemade strawberry sorbet is the major ingredient, that is made with local berries. When combined with some homemade or store bought vanilla ice cream and crunchy meringue rounds, it becomes a refreshing and rich enough dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

7. Homemade Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream

Homemade Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream

This homemade strawberry & cookies ice-cream is a result of mixing leftover crumb base with some slightly softened vanilla ice-cream, some chopped strawberries and a dollop of caramel sauce. Mix it up well and then refreeze, and you have an awesome homemade ice cream dish. Your kids are sure to love this delicious homemade dessert.

8. Summer Fruit Dessert Burritos

Summer Fruit Dessert Burritos

Julie from Baked-In got this idea of Fruit Dessert Burritos from a takeout chain where she saw this sign on a stack of chocolate chip cookies, “Since dessert burritos don’t exist …”. That was when she came up with these light, fresh, fruity desserts that are not too sweet. You can use whatever fruit you have on hand – blueberries, melon, peaches.

9. Fruit and Whipped Cream Dessert in a Jar

Fruit and Whipped Cream Dessert in a Jar

This Fruit and Whipped Cream Dessert in a Jar is great with any combination of fruit. Get your kids or whole family to have fun layering strawberries, blueberries and homemade whipped cream!

10. Fruit Puff Pastry Napoleons With Citrus Glaze

Fruit Puff Pastry Napoleons With Citrus Glaze

Fruit Puff Pastry Napoleans With Citrus Glaze is refreshing, colorful, light and fun dessert. You can use any the fruit that’s in season and incorporate all those delicious flavors into these tasty treats.

11. Watermelon Frizz

Watermelon Fizz

Erin from Dinners, Dishes and Dinners made this Watermelon Frizz without any alcohol. The watermelon and the lime work really well together in this drink with right amount of tart and sweet together.

12. Semifreddo, Homemade Italian Ice cream

Semifreddo, Homemade Italian Icecream

Semifreddo in Italy means semi-cold or in this case, semi-frozen. This simple to make and delicious to taste dessert does not need an oven (who needs an oven on a hot muggy day anyways!). If you want, you can get fruity by adding mashed raspberries to the mix instead of amaretti cookies, and top with a dark chocolate ganache!

13. Berrylicious Roll Cake

Berrylicious Roll Cake

Berrylicious Roll Cake is a light and fluffy cake, an unltimate summer dessert. It’s a delicious cake that is loaded with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. I am not sure I can ask for more on those hot muggy days of summer!

14. Peaches and Cream with Homemade Balsamic Glaze

Peaches & Cream with Homemade Balsamic Reduction

Culinary fears is one of the fears that I found out about in this blog. I too have this fear of ruining dishes if I don`t do it right. I am yet to try this Peaches and Cream dessert with homemade balsamic glaze. A balsamic glaze involves cooking down or reducing balsamic vinegar until it thickens into a lovely glaze or syrup. As it cooks down, the vinegar becomes lightly sweet, but still has a nice bite without the harsh acidity that can overpower a dish. I am sure it will come out good, I hope!

15. Layered Peanut Butter Brittle Ice Cream Pops

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pops

When summer is at its peak and in the midst of those muggy days you want something cool, something creamy, there’s nothing like a bit of ice cream to help cool things back down! Try these Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pops, if you’re looking to beat the heat during the dog days of summer. These quick desserts are an easy way to put a homemade spin on plain vanilla ice cream. Ice cream is layered with chocolate fudge sauce, salty peanuts, peanut butter, and chunks of peanut butter cups candy, in individual popsicle form. They’re cold and creamy, sweet and salty, and the perfect antidote to hot summer days!

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