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23 Perfect Desserts for Summer

Beat the heat this summer with these cool, refreshing desserts!

By: Danielle Zimmerman, Editor,
23 Perfect Desserts for Summer

Do you ever wish you could spend less time searching for summer dessert recipes and more time enjoying the wonderful weather? There are just so many options to choose from that it's sometimes difficult to figure out which recipes make the best desserts for summer.

No-bake recipes are obviously the best options because you don't have to turn on the oven and heat up your house, but they aren't the end-all, be-all of summer desserts. That’s why the editors of have gathered this collection of amazing summer dessert recipes that run the gamut from oven-baked to frozen treats, and everything in between.  You’re sure to find several easy dessert recipes to tickle your fancy.

Lucky for you, 23 Perfect Desserts for Summer is the ultimate guide to the best summer desserts out there. It includes a wide range of recipes, from icebox cakes to summer fruit cobblers and everything in between. Best of all, these recipes are all relatively simple so you won't have to stress out about what to make for dessert.

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The Best Summer Cakes

No-Bake Banana Split Cake

Most people don't automatically suggest cakes as the best desserts for summer simply because most cakes need to be baked in a hot oven. Everyone knows that hot ovens and hot, muggy weather just don't mix. That's why the best summer cake recipes are no-bake recipes. So clear out a few spaces in your refrigerator and freezer for these cool treats.

Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Homemade Freeze Pops

Popsicles are great grab-n-go desserts for summer. They even work great as afternoon snacks because they are more refreshing than filling. While some of these recipes are great for all ages, there are a few adult-only recipes here as well that are sure to peak your interest and tickle your taste buds.

Summer Fruit Dessert Recipes

Simple Summer Berry Crumble for Two

It only makes sense to bake with and eat summer fruits during the summer months. They're juicy, ripe, and abundant, making them perfect for any and all desserts for summer. These recipes use the best of what Mother Nature has to offer in the summer, many times in delicious flavor combinations.

Super Easy Summer Desserts

Cinnamon Sugar Ice Cream Tacos

These recipes are truly the best of the rest, not to mention the easiest. They are all very simple to make and won't make you exert a lot of effort (which is the last thing you'll want to be doing in the summer heat). Even a novice could whip these up with no problem. You'll definitely stay cool with these super easy hot summer dessert recipes.

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