26 Insanely Delicious Sweet Treats You Have to Make Today

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The summer heat is on, and there’s no better way to beat it than with a refreshing, delicious dessert. From cool and creamy to fruity and light, these 26 summer dessert recipes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while helping you stay cool as a cucumber. Indulge in an array of chilled delights including velvety ice cream and airy mousses or go for classic summer crowd-pleasers like cobblers, crisps, and pies piled high with juicy fruit fillings. Best of all, many of these desserts can be prepped ahead of time, freeing you up to revel in those long, lazy summer days. Get ready to sweeten up the season with this mouthwatering array of summer’s greatest hits.

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding by Gimme From Scratch
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This Banana Pudding Pie Recipe is a comforting dessert that perfectly captures the flavor of ripe bananas and the creamy goodness of homemade vanilla pudding. This pie elevates the classic southern banana pudding (minus the meringue), incorporating a Nilla wafer and shortbread cookie crust, luscious layers of vanilla pudding, sliced bananas and a tantalizing cream cheese whipped cream topping.

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Pineapple Bread Pudding

Pineapple Bread Pudding by Gimme From Scratch
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One of my all-time favorite desserts is Pineapple Bread Pudding! This delectable dish combines the rich flavors of caramelized pineapple with the comforting goodness of brioche bread, all topped off with a luscious pineapple brown sugar butter sauce. Trust me; this dessert is an absolute game-changer!

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Bread Pudding

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies by Gimme From Scratch
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Satisfy your sweet cravings with this irresistible chunky and thick chocolate chip walnut cookies recipe. Loaded with gooey chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts, these cookies, inspired by Levain Bakery, offer a delectable blend of nutty and sweet flavors. The cookies are baked at a higher temperature for a short amount of time, resulting in a crispy exterior and a soft, almost doughy center. This is an indulgent cookie and they’re guaranteed to be a hit. I promise!

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Creamy Mango Ice Cream

Creamy Mango Ice Cream by Whole Natural Kitchen
Photo Credit: Whole Natural Kitchen

This Mango Ice Cream Recipe delivers the taste of summer in every scoop. It’s bursting with fresh, vibrant flavors and offers a rich and creamy texture without the need for dairy. A perfect sweet treat for all the mango lovers on a hot summer’s day.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Mango Ice Cream

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts by Britney Breaks Bread
Photo Credit: Britney Breaks Bread

These moist and airy donuts have a soft interior and with a slightly crisp exterior, making each bite heavenly! Sour Cream Donuts are the perfect companions for your morning coffee or an afternoon pick-me-up.

Get the Recipe: Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

Mascarpone Ice Cream

Mascarpone Ice Cream by The Dizzy Cook
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Delicious and creamy, this mascarpone ice cream is made with Italian cream cheese and whipped cream. This mascarpone ice cream recipe is perfect for dinner parties or an after dinner treat and what’s so great about it is its versatility, working well with many different toppings. The ice cream itself is like a very rich vanilla honey, but the mascarpone gives it an ultra-luxurious texture. A little bit goes a long way with this recipe! Another great thing about this ice cream with mascarpone is that it’s very easy to make. No ice cream maker required! Even the most beginner cook can have a wonderful homemade ice cream ready in just a few hours.

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Oatmeal Strawberry Crumble Bars

Oatmeal Strawberry Crumble Bars by Eat Fresh Glow
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Perfectly sweet Strawberry Crumble Bars made with fresh strawberries and topped with an oat crumble. These easy gluten free and nut free strawberry bars are an easy to make treat with the sweet taste of strawberry in every bite!

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Blueberry Peach Muffins

Blueberry Peach Muffins by Plant Based On a Budget
Photo Credit: Plant Based On a Budget

Easy Blueberry Peach Muffins are soft, tender, moist, and bursting with fresh or frozen juicy peaches and blueberries in every bite!

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Peach Muffins

French Chocolate Flan

French Chocolate Flan by Bonni Bakery
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This French Chocolate Flan is a baked chocolate custard tart that is popular in Paris, France. Creamy, smooth, and full of chocolate flavor, it’s a decadent dessert for chocolate lovers!

Get the Recipe: French Chocolate Flan

Lemon Popsicles

Lemon Popsicles by Fox Farm Home
Photo Credit: Fox Farm Home

These homemade Lemon Popsicles are sunshine in a popsicle and make a delightful frozen treat for the whole family! They are easy to make and only require 3 simple ingredients: honey, lemons and water. You can put them together quickly for a refreshing summer dessert perfect for hot summer days!

Get the Recipe: Lemon Popsicles

Almond Croissant Cookies

Almond Croissant Cookies by Britney Breaks Bread
Photo Credit: Britney Breaks Bread

Almond Croissant Cookies have taken the internet by storm – but this version has a bit of a twist. Britney uses buttery puff pastry with a homemade frangipane filling with sliced almonds and powdered sugar on top! These sweet treats are croissants in cookie form!

Get the Recipe: Almond Croissant Cookies

Dark Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites

Dark Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Bites by Eat Fresh Glow
Photo Credit: Eat Fresh Glow

Looking for a healthy yet indulgent snack that’s easy to make with just 3 ingredients? These irresistible 3-ingredient Chocolate Covered Raspberry Chia Bites are packed with the goodness of chia seeds, fresh raspberries, and melted chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Dark Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Bites

Cinnamon and Honey Smoked Pineapple

Cinnamon and Honey Smoked Pineapple by Smoked Meat Sunday
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A little smoky, a little sweet, this Cinnamon & Honey Smoked Pineapple recipe will transport you to the tropics. If you are looking for something different to toss on the smoker, this smoked pineapple is for you!

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon and Honey Smoked Pineapple

Fresh Peach Crumb Bars

Fresh Peach Crumb Bars by Recipes From a Pantry
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Get ready to fall head over heels for these Peach Crumb Bars! Imagine juicy, spiced peaches nestled in a buttery crust. All topped off with a perfectly crumbly, sweet topping. It’s like your favorite peach pie got a makeover into these irresistibly easy-to-eat bars.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Peach Crumb Bars

Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed

Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed by Budget Delicious
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This 4 ingredient easy Fruit Salad recipe is the perfect spring and summer side dish! A colorful and flavorful array of delicious fruits and berries that comes together quickly and easily.

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No Bake Oreo Pie

No Bake Oreo Pie by Little Sunny Kitchen
Photo Credit: Little Sunny Kitchen

No Bake Oreo Pie is creamy, cool, and delicious with a crispy cookie crust and a rich Oreo filling. This easy dessert will become an instant favorite!

Get the Recipe: No Bake Oreo Pie

Mango Mousse

Mango Mousse by J Cooking Odyssey
Photo Credit: J Cooking Odyssey

This mouth-watering eggless Mango Mousse recipe is so refreshing! Made with just 2 ingredients, mango pulp and cream, this creamy mango mousse is sure to impress. You need just 5 minutes to prep this easy mango mousse recipe.

Get the Recipe: Mango Mousse

Apple Strawberry Crisp

Apple Strawberry Crisp by The Feathered Nester
Photo Credit: The Feathered Nester

Apple Strawberry Crisp is a delicious dessert recipe that combines two of our favorite fruits: apples and strawberries, plus the crispy crumble topping we all love.

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Tropical Pavlova with Mango

Tropical Pavlova with Mango Puree by This Little Home
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A deliciously summery way to enjoy this classic dessert recipe. Tropical Pavlova is packed with exotic fruits and drizzled with a quick mango puree. A great way to use up leftover egg whites that will please the whole family.

Get the Recipe: Tropical Pavlova with Mango

Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Brownies by Frolic and Fare
Photo Credit: Frolic and Fare

Moist, rich, and bursting with chocolate flavor, they also sneak in some hidden goodness from everyone’s favorite summer squash: zucchini! This unexpected twist adds delightful moisture and perfectly offsets the richness. So go ahead, indulge in a decadent treat that’s also kind of healthy-ish.

Get the Recipe: Zucchini Brownies

Passion Fruit Panna Cotta

Passion Fruit Panna Cotta by The Foodolic
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Sensational Passion Fruit Panna Cotta is made with coconut milk and will make you fly right to the tropics. It is a light and easy dessert to make for the whole family. Panna Cotta means cooked cream in Italian from northern Italy, in Piedmont. It’s a simple dessert often aromatized with vanilla, rum, or coffee and topped with fruity coulis or caramel. However, this time, it’s the same format but with a Tropical flair! An easy, gluten-free, and elegant dessert to bite into.

Get the Recipe: Passion Fruit Panna Cotta

Mini Lemon Tarts with Phyllo Cups

Mini Lemon Tarts with Phyllo Cups by The Savory Cipolla
Photo Credit: The Savory Cipolla

Indulge in the sweet and tangy flavors of these delicious Mini Lemon Tarts with Phyllo Cups. These delicate treats are made with crispy phyllo shells filled with tangy lemon curd and homemade whipped cream, making for the perfect bite-sized dessert. This mini lemon curd tart recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your guests.

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No Bake Lime Yogurt Tart with Oatmeal Crust

No Bake Lime Yogurt Tart with Oatmeal Crust by Plates by Nat
Photo Credit: Plates by Nat

This No Bake Lime Yogurt Tart is rich, creamy and packed full of citrus flavor. Enjoy with the healthy delicious crust made with oatmeal! This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free.

Get the Recipe: No Bake Lime Yogurt Tart with Oatmeal Crust

Red, White and Blue Eton Mess

Red, White and Blue Eton Mess by The Allergen Free Kitchen
Photo Credit: The Allergen Free Kitchen

Red, White, and Blue Eton Mess is the perfect dessert for any patriotic celebration or colour themed party. This recipe is egg, dairy, and gluten free as well as top 8 allergen free so it will suit many guests dietary needs.

Get the Recipe: Red, White and Blue Eton Mess

Strawberry Mousse

Strawberry Mousse by Sugar Pursuit
Photo Credit: Sugar Pursuit

This easy Strawberry Mousse is a light, perfectly sweetened, no-bake dessert that melts in your mouth and looks amazing. Decorate this quick strawberry dessert with whipped heavy cream or fresh strawberries to make it even more appetizing.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Mousse

Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches by Strength and Sunshine
Photo Credit: Strength and Sunshine

Learn step-by-step how to grill peaches! Grilled Peaches are a healthy summer dessert that’s so quick and easy to make! Naturally gluten-free and vegan, add cinnamon and brown sugar, and serve them with your favorite dairy-free ice cream or whipped cream! Make them without added sugar for a delicious addition to salads or savory recipes!

Get the Recipe: Grilled Peaches

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