These dessert ideas for Summer are some of the best easy summer desserts that don't require baking! It's a great time to make fun summer desserts that the whole family will love!
When summer rolls around the last thing we want to do is spend all day inside, cooking or baking, right? These easy dessert ideas for summer will help you come up with delicious new treats that everyone loves, without spending the day in the kitchen.
You can make most of these recipes with zero baking or lengthy preparation. Some that take longer will need time to freeze or chill but those are still great options since you can throw them into the refrigerator or freezer and head back outside to join the fun.
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If you have some picnics, summer BBQ's, or parties planned with the family this year you won't want to miss out on all of these great recipes. They're wonderful for serving up at gatherings and events, your guests will be thrilled with a tasty new treat that is refreshing and indulgent.
What kinds of dessert recipes should I make for the summer?
Dessert recipes that you want to make for the summer don't really have to have any kind of qualifications…however, I like to make lighter desserts in the summer.
I also like to make desserts that are no-bake because heating up the house with the oven and spending all day baking are not things I really enjoy doing when it's super hot out.
In terms of flavors for fun summer desserts I usually look for fruit flavored options, citrus is a favorite in our house. Homemade popsicles, key lime treats, and of course anything strawberry are usually great choices.
When the local farmers market is loaded with fresh berries and fruit I know it's time to start making some of my favorite dessert ideas for summer. Check them out below and be sure to let me know which ones were favorites in your house!
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Before we get to the list of recipes for the summer desserts don't forget that we also have some other great recipe collections available for your to peruse. These other recipe collections have delicious choices for the summer as well so check them out and round out your summer meal plans with ease!
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The Best Dessert Ideas For Summer:
Let's dive on in and take a look at some of the best dessert ideas for the summer. You can't go wrong with these delicious treats, whip some up anytime you need a taste of summer!
Dessert Ideas For Summer
These dessert ideas for summer are light, fresh, and require zero baking. These treats are perfect for a hot summer day and lazy summer nights outdoors!
How to Make Orange Fluff Salad
This easy orange fluff salad recipe is the perfect dessert for summer gatherings and barbecues. Here’s how to make it for your family!
No-Bake Raspberry Lemon Thyme Tartlets
No-Bake Raspberry Lemon Thyme Tartlets is a 5 ingredient quick and easy dessert recipe that's bursting with fresh flavors and fruity sweetness!
Strawberry Pineapple Tropical Oreo Fluff
Looking for an easy OREO fluff recipe with a tropical twist? This Strawberry Pineapple Tropical OREO fluff is the perfect summer side dish for gatherings and barbecues.
Easy Watermelon Pizza Recipe
This Watermelon Pizza Recipe is the perfect way to make an easy summer dessert. A slice of watermelon is topped with cream cheese frosting and your favorite fruit!
Homemade Mixed Berry Ice Cream - Ice Cream Maker Recipe
Homemade mixed berry chocolate ice cream is easy to make in an ice cream maker with just a few fresh ingredients!Pudding and the fruit jello of your choice make an attractive and delicious dessert the whole family will love.
Patriotic Parfait Fourth of July Dessert
Pudding and the fruit jello of your choice make an attractive and delicious dessert the whole family will love.
No Bake Banana Split Cake Recipe
With this fabulously delicious No Bake Banana Split Cake, you get all the flavors of a yummy banana split – only in cake form!
Black Forest Trifle, Plant Based, GF/DF/EF, and Top 8 Free
Black Forest Trifle is a blend of two classic desserts to form the ultimate summer treat. Perfect for barbecues and large picnics it uses in season fresh cherries for the perfect flavours.
Blueberry Vegan Ice Cream- Vegan, GF/DF, Top 8 Free
With swirls of white chocolate and blueberries this no-dairy ice cream is the perfect summer dessert. It is easily made in an ice cream machine and stores well in the freezer for when you want to relive summer.
Strawberry Keto Cheesecake (No Bake Recipe)
This keto strawberry cheesecake is a delightful combination of crunchy, creamy, and sweet…and there’s no baking required!
Keto Ice Cream Bites
Cool in both looks and temperature, these Keto Ice Cream Bites are a great bite-size dessert that’s still keto-friendly!
Mint Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream (with Video)
Dairy free & naturally-sweetened, and oh-so-delicious, this mint chocolate avocado ice cream is more like “nice” cream!
Creamy Avocado Fudgesicles (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan)
These Avocado Fudgesicles are unbelievably rich and creamy and full of chocolate flavor! Only 5 simple, natural ingredients needed. Dairy & gluten free!
3-Ingredient Jello Pie (Easy No Bake Recipe)
This delicious and creamy Jello pie recipe is only three ingredients and no baking required! If you’re looking for a sweet treat that doesn’t require a stove or an oven, this easy recipe can’t be beat!
Easy Strawberry Icebox Cake (only 3 ingredients!)
Light and fruity, this Strawberry Icebox Cake is such a treat! And it doesn’t get any easier than this 3-ingredient, one-pan, no bake dessert!
No Bake Mojito Cheesecakes in a Jar
These easy no bake cheesecakes have all the classic flavors of a mojito and can be made in advance. They are the perfect beat the heat dessert!