Best Summer Dessert Recipe Roundup

What would summer be without delicious taste-of-the-season dessert recipes? Here are 45 desserts to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

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This week’s Recipe Roundup is all about fresh tasting summer desserts. Think pies, ice cream, cakes, cookies, sheet pan delights, trifles, and more! Many of these recipes can be made with the latest in-season fruit. Here are 45 best summer recipes!

What Is A Recipe Roundup?

Finding new recipes and fresh ideas can be both exciting and challenging. With an abundance of cooking blogs, websites, and cookbooks available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of recipes out there. This is where a recipe roundup comes to the rescue.

A recipe roundup is a curated collection of recipes gathered from various sources, usually centered around a specific theme, ingredient, or occasion. It serves as a convenient and efficient way to discover a range of recipes all in one place. Think of this recipe roundup as a cookbook of the best summer desserts.

About Today’s Summer Dessert Recipes

In the summer, our cravings for refreshing desserts intensify. To help you make the most of this fresh fruit season, I have compiled a summer dessert recipe roundup that showcases an array of delicious treats perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth during the hottest months.

This summer dessert recipe roundup features a wide selection of recipes specifically tailored to capture the essence of summer in every bite. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, planning a picnic in the park, or simply looking to indulge in a cool and refreshing treat, this collection has something for everyone.

Summer Recipe Roundup’s Top 10

Here are my top 10 summer recipes…

Mini Cherry Pies With Stars In Mason Jars

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From me at StoneGable,

These cute and festive mini cherry pies are not only a showstopper, but they are delicious! Made with store-bought pie crust, these little pies in Mason jars can be made with any summer fruit!

Triple Berry Pie

The ladies from Tastes Better From Scratch say…

You just can’t beat this easy and delicious homemade Triple Berry Pie! It holds together perfectly every single time, and you can use fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Cherry Cobbler With Cream Biscuits Topping

Ingrid at the Cozy Kitchen says…

Bubbling with lots of sweet and juicy fruit, my cherry cobbler is a favorite homemade dessert to whip up during cherry season when a rustic treat is what I long for. Prepared with a tender cream biscuit topping to soak up the tangy juices from the fresh cherries, this fruity cobbler is bursting with the flavors of summer nestled into a deliciously old-fashioned dessert!

Blair at The Seasoned Mom says…

An easy dessert that’s perfect for your next picnic, cookout, or family supper! These 3-ingredient Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are no-bake treats with just 10 minutes of prep. Bring on summer vacation!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Ann from On Sutton Place says…

This Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe is SO easy. You will never know the zucchini is there because the texture is so light. Uses basic pantry ingredients.

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Lime Sugar Cookies

Heather and Lori from Who Needs A Cape say…

Tart, tangy, sweet & delicious all come together in Lime Sugar Cookies. A great addition to your cup of tea, with a fantastic pop of flavor.

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Peach Upside Down Mini Cakes

Shinee from Sweet And Savory says…

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

Easy Sheet Pan Pie For A Crowd

Jess at Slice Of Jess says…

This Raspberry Sheet Pan Pie is perfectly sweet, tart and savory all at the same time. Large enough to feed a crowd, it’s a great dessert for any occasion. Top it off with vanilla ice cream and you’ve got yourself a real treat.

Cherry Turnovers With Puff Pastry

Prasanna from Savory Bites says…

Very easy cherry turnovers{with puff pastry} make them so amazing, with vanilla glaze! You won’t believe whether these cherry turnovers are store bought or homemade, they are that good. The puff pastry turnovers with homemade pie filling are the best treat you can enjoy!

Mixed Berry Trifle


Tricia from Saving Room For Dessert says…

Our Mixed Berry Trifle is made with layers of fresh berries, chunks of sweet pound cake smeared with a little strawberry jam and a luscious vanilla cream custard. This lovely dessert is great for any occasion, it’s easy to make and it serves a crowd!

Easy Peach Cake

Sally from Sally’s Baking Recipes says…

This easy recipe for fresh peach cake is a wonderful way to showcase sweet peaches when they’re in season. Soft and tender with a creamy crumb, and featuring 2 layers of juicy peaches for extra peach flavor in every bite, this cake needs no topping or decorating (though a dusting of powdered sugar is always welcome). It’s the perfect treat to enjoy on a porch swing with a glass of iced tea—or wherever you find summertime bliss.

More Summer Dessert Recipes

Barely Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies With Sea Salt

No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

Cherry Vanilla Shortbread Tart

Streusel Topped Zucchini Bread

Strawberry Fruit Cobbler From A Box Mix

Rhubarb Galette

Spiced Plums Custard Cake

Salted Dark Chocolate Brownies

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Homemade Marshmallows For Gourmet S’mores

Strawberry Slab Pie

Healthy Breakfast Strawberry Shortcake

Banana Split Icebox Cake

Fruit Pizza

Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Southern Peach Cobbler

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Lemon Ricotta Ice Cream Sandwiches

Watermelon Sorbet

Key Lime Pie

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Cupcakes

No Bake Fruit Tart– make with graham crackers

Raspberry Meringue Bark

Peanut Butter Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches

Anytime Rhubarb Almond Cake

Peach And Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

Cherry Pie Bars

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bars

Strawberry Honey Custard Tarts With Lemon Curd

Vanilla Pudding Pie

Raspberry Lemon Bars

Cool Whip Cookies

S’more Slab Pie

Summer Fruit And Whipped Honey Ricotta Crostata

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Frequently Asked Questions

What summer desserts do well in the heat?

Bars, cakes, and pies tend to do the best in the heat. However, they should not sit out in the sun. Keep them cool until you are ready to serve them. Any leftovers should be refrigerated or frozen.

Is ice cream considered a summer dessert?

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month, and over 60% of all ice cream is eaten in July, followed by June and May? Ice cream is a delicious dessert any time of the year, but most popular in the summer.

What is the most popular summer treat?

There are so many popular summer treats. Look at the 45 delicious summer dessert recipes in this post. Desserts made with in-season fruit are probably the most popular.

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