Summer often means get-togethers, reunions, cookouts, and other times when you need a dessert that is sure to please a crowd. Boy, have we got a great collection of summer desserts for you.
Whether you like your treats filled with fresh fruit, prefer chocolate, or you want something that is cool to help you beat the summer heat, our 15 Heavenly Summer Desserts Perfect for Any Occasion has something for everyone.
We’ve got everything from icebox cakes to fruit pies and even a pizza recipe – fruit pizza, that is. Take a look at these great recipes, one of which is sure to become a favorite for your family. We’ve got coconut cream pie, apple and peach desserts, and of course, there’s a banana pudding that is easy to make and absolutely delicious. Spend some time with our recipe collection and find something that is perfect for your next get-together or just a quiet evening at home.
And, don’t forget to check out our entire collection of 15 Heavenly Summer Desserts Perfect for Any Occasion over at Foodie.com.
Raspberry Layer Cake
This raspberry layer cake requires absolutely no baking, which instantly makes it perfect for summer. You certainly don’t want to be in the kitchen with the oven on during those hot months. It’s topped with whipped cream which just adds to the creamy deliciousness and it has fresh raspberries, raspberry sorbet, and a few other yummy ingredients that make it great. Plus, it’s frozen so it really is the perfect summertime treat. You could probably substitute blackberries or strawberries if you aren’t a raspberry fan and still have a heavenly dessert. Or, make one that’s a combination of different berries and you could even add peaches for a little extra sweetness.
Instructions and Recipe Credit – Countryliving
No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
Oreos and cheesecake? Yes, please! This no-bake cheesecake has the creamy smoothness of regular cheesecake plus it’s got an Oreo cookie crust and cookies spread throughout the cheesecake. It’s a light and creamy dessert that is sure to be a hit simply because of the Oreos. Plus, it’s really easy to make and takes very little time. You just mix it all together and throw it in the fridge to set. You can be off doing other things while your yummy dessert is virtually creating itself. You could use cheaper store-brand chocolate cookies if you prefer, but we like the richness of the Oreo and you only need one package so it’s not really expensive to make.
Instructions and Recipe Credit – Kraftrecipes
Key Lime Bars
Key lime pie is a great dessert for summer and these key lime bars are actually even better. Not only do you get the delicious taste of key lime, you get it in a cookie bar that is easier to serve and much less messy. The tartness of key limes gives these bars their tangy deliciousness and you get a little tropical taste, too which is great for summer. The graham cracker crust is easy to make and the filling takes very little time as well. This is simply a quick and delicious dessert bar that is sure to be a favorite, especially if you love lemon bars.
Instructions and Recipe Credit – Bettycrocker
Peaches ‘N Cream Cake
This Peaches ‘N Cream Cake takes bundt cakes to a whole new level. Filled with delicious fresh peaches, it’s the perfect dessert for sitting at home or heading out to a cookout or reunion. Bundt cakes are really easy to make and take very little time. In fact, you’ll spend more time chopping the peaches for this one than you will actually putting it all together. You can substitute other fruits if you don’t like peaches. Apples are a great choice and there’s a wonderful glaze that will complete your luscious cake.
Instructions and Recipe Credit – Aspicyperspective
So, banana pudding is great and perfect for summer. This recipe is banana pudding with a bit of a twist. Instead of putting it all together in a large bowl, you create individual servings with this one and you only need four ingredients. It calls for banana, whipped topping, vanilla wafers, and vanilla pudding just like regular banana pudding but the end result is an individual parfait like dessert that is perfect for smaller gatherings or family dinners. Just layer the ingredients in your parfait dishes and you’re all set with the perfect summer dessert and one that the family is sure to love.
Instructions and Recipe Credit – Myrecipes