Easy Summer Dessert Ideas That Will Make You Say YUM!

When it comes to summer, you don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen with the hot oven on. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious desserts. Here are some amazing and easy summer dessert ideas that will fulfill your sweet tooth cravings without keeping you in the kitchen for hours on end. Guest author Karen Rutherford of Cakedecorist gives us the scoop.

Easy Summer Dessert Ideas

There are so many different great desserts to enjoy in the summer, from ice cream cakes to fruit pizzas. And don’t forget delectable pies that take advantage of bountiful seasonal produce like peaches and berries. And when it comes to summertime, it’s ideal to have a dessert recipe that is no-bake and doesn’t require lots of preparation. 

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Fortunately, there are many easy summer dessert ideas that are perfect for BBQs, parties, or just to meet your sweet cravings. And for many summer holidays, desserts are a “must-have” part of the celebration. Just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of your favorite treats!

No-Bake Cheesecake 

Cheesecakes are easily one of the most delicious desserts. Their rich and creamy texture makes them irresistible. Though most cheesecakes bake in the oven, there are some delicious no-bake cheesecakes you can make without “bringing the heat.”

Make no-bake cheesecake with raspberries in a glass jar.

No-bake cheesecakes not only taste great and are easy to make, but you also don’t have to worry about using your oven when it’s already hot outside. You can easily add your favorite, fresh summer fruits or add a layer of chocolate ganache on top.

Pro Tip: Make no-bake cheesecake in small glass cups with raspberries or any other seasonal fruits on the top–the possibilities are endless!

Peach Pie

Peach pie is a classic summer treat. The combination of freshly picked peaches with spices and a delicious warm pie crust is hard to beat. This easy peach pie with crumb topping is the perfect dessert to bring to your summer family gatherings. It’s easy to prepare and it only takes 30 minutes to bake.

Peach pie with crumb topping made easy by Karen Rutherford at Cakedecorist.

Ice Cream Cake

What’s summer without ice cream? Ice cream cake is the perfect way to celebrate the summer season. It’s refreshing on a hot summer day and tastes absolutely delicious.

Homemade chocolate chip ice cream cookie sandwiches.

The great thing about ice cream cake is that it’s even easier to make than you think. There are several great variations of this tasty dessert, one of the easiest being this delicious recipe using ice cream sandwiches. Ice cream cake is sure to be a hit at any summer party you go to.

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Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is a wonderful summertime dessert dish. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s even easier to eat. It’s great for serving at outdoor BBQs and celebrations.

Fruit pie with peaches, nectarines, cinnamon, and thyme. Summer dessert for foodies.

You can use your favorite sugar cookie recipe or store-bought cookie dough to make a large cookie “crust.” Decorate the sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting and add your favorite fruits. Strawberries, peaches, blueberries, kiwis, raspberries, grapes and pineapple all taste great with fruit pizza, but you can use whatever fresh fruit you like.

Sweet Summer Treats

No matter the occasion, desserts are a must-have during summer. Having a dessert recipe that is easy to make is definitely a plus for hot summer days.

Inspire others by sharing these delectable summer treat ideas.

Thanks to Karen Rutherford, founder and editor in chief at Cakedecorist for this great story. As a pâtissière and baking enthusiast, Karen shares her abundant knowledge with the internet audience and provides only the best tips and recipes for baking and decorating your favorite sweets.