25 summery sweets to make for dessert right now
Some are no-bake, some are ice cold, and all are perfect for afternoons with soaring temps
From park hangs to backyard BBQs, afternoons eating in the sun are synonymous with summer. And they wouldn't be complete without something sweet!
So we created a list of 25 desserts that simply scream summer. That means lots of ice cream, pies, popsicles, and seasonal selects, bursting with fresh berries and mango. Many are no-bake, some are ice cold, and all are perfect for soaring temps and pair well with the laid-back vibes only summer can bring.
Layers of strawberries, cream and soooo many doughnuts make this a true warm-weather dessert staple.
A custardy French dessert worthy of your fresh summer fruit.
We're calling it dessert, but no one said you can't serve this as a main dish at your next brunch.
Tart with lemonade and topped up with tequila, to cool down underneath the summer sun.
Creamy, from-scratch icing and playful packaging will keep these cookies at the top of your baking rotation.
A campfire classic that's bursting with colour and ooey-gooey flavour.
Made from crushed graham crackers and rich, fluffy cream cheese, these teeny, candy-coated cheesecakes are creamy and indulgent.
Peachy keen! An unforgettable pie perfect for summer.
Lemon squares — with a tiny twist to make them a bit healthier but every bit as delicious.
This is the kind of recipe that even self-proclaimed 'non-bakers' need not fear.
This event-worthy braided crust is actually easy to create — watch and see.
With a simple scone and lightly flavoured cream as the backdrop, this dessert is the perfect way to celebrate fresh, local berries.
These chewy double-chocolate cookies stuffed with ice cream are going to go fast at any summer table they land on.
Prepare to add this chocolate sauce to your repertoire of desserts.
Put all those fresh berries to use in this picnic-perfect pie.
With its fresh berry topping, creamy filling and base of rum-soaked ladyfingers, this dessert promises to be nothing short of downright delicious.
A sweet 'n' salty, shaved ice delight full of surprising flavours.
Bye for now, banana bread, these frozen treats are the new way to use up those overripe bananas.
Made from fresh mango, coconut oil and real vanilla, it's a light and fruity dessert that only requires a few minutes of prep.
A vegan, super-chill, summer dessert.
A delicious and easy dessert to whip up if you're just too hot to turn on the oven.
Chef Bruno Feldeisen's mousse is the perfect recipe to highlight a seasonal fruit at its peak.
The perfect kid-friendly pastry recipe. (And no, that's not an oxymoron!)
With no gluten, no dairy and no refined sugar, go ahead and call this dessert from Joy McCarthy a triple threat.