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37 Summer Desserts to Try – Perfect Seasonal Treats

Summer desserts – When the summer sun is out, and the weather is warm, I start to crave deliciously sweet summer desserts that capture the season’s flavors.

There’s just something special about this time of year that makes me want to indulge in some fantastic summer desserts.

Whether I’m having friends over, headed to a potluck, or just in the mood for something refreshing, these summer dessert recipes always hit the spot.

But even better, these recipes are a breeze to make.

As much as I enjoy spending time in the kitchen, I also want to make the most of the beautiful weather.

That’s why I’ve curated a collection of summer dessert recipes that won’t keep you stuck indoors for hours on end.

They’re quick, easy, and perfect for those summer days.

37 Summer Dessert Recipes

#1 Tiramisu


One of my favorite desserts, tiramisu (you can tell I’m Italian). Perfect for summer evenings.

#2 Peppermint Crisp Tart 

Fresh and crispy, thanks to my South African family for introducing me to this delicious and easy dessert.

#3 Cantaloupe Sorbet

Making cantaloupe sorbet is a fantastic way to transform a sweet summer melon into a refreshing dessert.

It’s a great way to cool down on a hot day!

#4 Strawberry Cream Cheese Icebox Cake

This Strawberry Cream Cheese Icebox Cake is a super tasty and refreshing dessert that’s perfect for any time.

It mixes the sweetness of fresh strawberries with a creamy filling made from whipped cream and cream cheese.

The best part? It’s no-bake!


Experience the essence of late summer with our Caramelized Peaches and Creme Fraiche—a delightful farewell to peach season.

Indulge in juicy, caramelized peaches paired with creamy creme fraiche, capturing the essence of sunshine in every bite. Embrace the perfect summer dessert!

#6 No Bake Banana Split Cake

During the summertime, it’s nice to have a few no-bake dessert recipes on hand.

This one is extra special. It’s a combination of cheesecake and a banana split—totally luscious and fun to make.

#7 No-Bake Lime Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Lime Cheesecake Bars are a delicious, no-bake summer dessert!

They have a homemade graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake filling, and tangy lime curd topping.

Prepare them the night before for a potluck or barbecue the next day!

#8 Blueberry Galette with Almonds

This easy to make Blueberry Galette is the perfect ending to your summer meal.

Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 


Savor summer’s sunshine in every bite!

This vegan apricot cake is unbelievably moist and airy, bursting with delicious apricot flavor – the perfect easy dessert for any warm day.

#9 Pistacchio Gelato

Here’s an authentic step-by-step Italian pistachio gelato recipe just for you!

Learn to make homemade gelato and transport yourself to the charming streets of Italy!


Fresh strawberry pie is great for summer desserts and special events.

The huge red strawberries are at the peak of their sweetness in summer and make this dessert taste amazing!


These Roasted Berry and Goat Cheese Crostini are the perfect summer dessert or snack.

Roasting the strawberries and blueberries makes them extra juicy, which compliments the tangy goat cheese beautifully.


This dessert is always a huge hit at my house!!

#13 Strawberry Dessert

A simple, sweet treat for summer, this strawberry dessert hides mounds of freshly whipped cream below juicy red strawberries, which are glazed all within a meringue shell!


This salty and sweet Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a classic dessert everyone will enjoy!

Layers of strawberries, cream cheese, Jello, pretzels, and whipped topping combine into a refreshing treat!

#15 15-Minute Pineapple Carpaccio Dessert

Fancy, but it’s no-cook and super easy to make!

And yes of course this is not authentic carpaccio haha but it’s delish!

#16 Strawberry and Banana Cheesecake Salad

This no-bake cheesecake salad is a healthy twist on a classic dessert.

It’s the perfect light and refreshing summer dessert.


This cool, creamy Apricot Tart is a fantastic summer treat!

It’s filled with apricot preserves and a no-bake cheesecake filling and topped with fresh apricots!

#18 Peach Shortcakes

Peach Shortcakes are the perfect summer dessert.

All the components can be made ahead for easy entertaining. Make these at the height of the peach season!

#19 No Churn S’mores Ice Cream Recipe

This no-churn s’more Ice Cream is made with simple ingredients and doesn’t require a fancy machine.

You can make this simple recipe all summer long.

#20 Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar Rum Glaze

A must-try summer dessert is grilled pineapple with brown sugar and rum glaze.

It’s perfect for warm weather!

Top it off with vanilla ice cream and drizzle on the rich rum glaze for a treat that everyone will love!

#21 Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream

Absolutely nothing beats making this during the summertime!

The secret to the deliciousness of this refreshing ice cream is using fresh and beautiful seasonal berries.


Mango Cheesecake Dessert Cups are a tasty treat that mixes the tropical sweetness of mangoes with the creamy goodness of cheesecake.

All served in an easy-to-eat cup format.

#23 Lemon Tiramisu

This amazing dessert brings a touch of Italy to your table. It combines the classic elements of tiramisu with a delightful lemon twist.

You’ll love making this treat again and again!

#24 French Cheesecake 

This French-style cheesecake has a fluffy filling and buttery crust and is great for entertaining.

It’s gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly, with 5 grams of net carbs per slice.

Top with your favorite fruit, berries, whipped cream, or chocolate drizzle.


This Strawberry Ice Cream Cheesecake, featuring two layers of no-churn homemade ice cream in a graham cracker crust, is an ideal dessert for summer parties, BBQs, celebrations, and beyond! 

#26 Easy Tropical Fruit Salad

You’re gonna love this super easy and delicious tropical fruit salad with banana, mango, and avocado.

It’s so flavorful and ready in just 2 minutes!

#27 Pink Lemonade Mini Cheesecake Bites

These Pink Lemonade Mini Cheesecakes are like a bite of summer!

They’re super fun and easy to make and bursting with all the delicious summer flavors.

#28 Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This 5 ingredients ice cream recipe is minty and delicious, aside from that it is so delicious!


#30 Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Get ready to indulge in some nostalgia with these Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars.

They’re creamy, crumbly, tart, and oh-so deliciously sweet!

#31 Summer Fruit Pizza

This summer fruit pizza is super fun to make and so delicious!

It’s packed with the perfect amount of sweetness and is easy to customize as well.

#32 Matcha Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream

Matcha on matcha!


These Hot Chocolate Popsicles with Marshmallows are an amazing warm weather treat!

Have your favorite beverage in the off-season – you won’t even miss the mug!


#35 caramelized peaches

Caramelized peaches are a classic dessert, best made in the summer using fresh in-season fruit.

#36 Refreshing Lemon Lime Sorbet

#37 Mini S’mores Pies

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