65+ Easy Summer Dessert Recipes

In the mood for some easy desserts? Then you’ve come to the right spot. Enjoy 65 dessert recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth all Summer long!

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During the warm-weather months, the last thing you want to do is be stuck in the kitchen with a hot oven. These desserts will have you in and out of the kitchen quickly. You can enjoy fresh fruits, chocolate, cakes, and pie without too much work.

There are lots of excellent recipes that don’t require an oven. You’ll also love the homemade ice cream, salads, and other cooling recipes.


Easy Fruit Salad

Easy Fruit Salad recipe for a refreshing dish with assorted ripe fruits, fresh berries, and simple dressing made of citrus juice and honey.
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Sour Patch Grapes - Healthier than the Candy!

With only two ingredients, these candied grapes come together in seconds and taste like you threw deliciously tart green grapes into the machines at the Sour Patch Candy factory!
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Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Easy Strawberry Shortcakes with freshly made sweetened biscuits, homemade whipped cream and lightly sweet strawberries in less than an hour.
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How to make S'Mores (4 Ways!)

How to make the perfect S'mores that will take you back to your childhood on the stove, in the microwave, in the oven and on the grill.
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Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream made from fresh cream, sugar, and vanilla extract is indulgently sweet, creamy, and the PERFECT classic dessert.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a sweet, no-bake dessert made with fresh strawberries and melted chocolate, ready in just minutes!
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Mixed Berry Pie

Mixed Berry Pie with homemade crust, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries together make the most amazing berry pie you've ever tasted!
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3 Ingredient Fresh Strawberry Sorbet

The most perfect, simple, 3 ingredient strawberry sorbet. Sweet, refreshing, tart and creamy, this recipe will not disappoint you and will keep you from ever buying it again.
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Strawberry Crisp

Easy Strawberry Crisp is the best summer dessert with fresh strawberries topped with a crunchy brown sugar, cinnamon oat crumble in less than an hour.
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Double Chocolate Brownie Batter Ice Cream

No cook, egg free Double Chocolate Brownie Batter Ice Cream! Ready to churn in just 2 minutes and taste's like you are licking the bowl of your favorite brownie batter but in ice cream form!
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Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad is a CLASSIC holiday no-bake dessert with whipped cream, marshmallows, coconut, cherries, mandarines, pineapple and grapes.
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Avalanche Cookies

Avalanche Cookies are easy no bake cookies with chocolate chips, peanut butter, white chocolate marshmallows and rice krispies in under 20 minutes!
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Banana Split S'mores

Banana Split S'mores with graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, freeze dried bananas and strawberries. A fun twist on the sticky, gooey summer classic!
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Easy Whipped Cream

Easy Whipped Cream is light, sweet, and easily makes the PERFECT addition to any dessert, ready in under 5 minutes with only 3 ingredients!
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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce sounds daunting to most but it is actually a really quick ten minute recipe that results in the most indulgent, delicious, buttery and salty caramel sauce you have ever tasted!
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Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies Treats are a classic American dessert, made with just three ingredients and just 30 minutes. Plus lots of mix-in ideas! 
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Fresh Strawberry Crumb Bars

Fresh Strawberry Crumb Bars that are easy to make with just a handful of ingredients and they taste just like Nutrigrain Bars!
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Peanut Butter & Chocolate No-Bake Granola Energy Bites

No bake energy bites that taste like a cross between your three favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Raisin. The addition of flax meal kick up the flavor and the good-for-you-factor!
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No-Cook Sprinkles Cake Batter Ice Cream

No cook, egg free Spinkle & Cake Batter Ice Cream! Ready to churn in just 2 minutes and tastes like Cold Stone's Cake Batter Ice Cream!
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White Chocolate Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)

White Chocolate Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies) are crunchy and sweet, made with ONLY 4 ingredients, Chex cereal, peanut butter, white chocolate, and powdered sugar, and ready in under 5 minutes!
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Strawberry Topping

Strawberry Topping is a sweet and indulgent strawberry sauce made from strawberries, sugar, and vanilla, ready in just 20 minutes!
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Blackberry Crumb Bars

Blackberry Crumb Bars are an easy, sweet summer breakfast. Bakery-style layer bars with a buttery crumb topping and fresh blackberry filling.
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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars that are all natural and still taste EXACTLY like the ice cream bars we all grew up with!
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Lemon Sheet Cake

Lemon Sheet Cake is light, fluffy party-sized cake full of lemony flavor in every bite. Easy lemon cake mix with lemon juice and lemon zest made in an hour!
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Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake is an authentic Mexican cake soaked in three kinds of milk, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. The ultimate indulgent dessert recipe!
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Banana Cream Pie

The BEST EVER Banana Cream Pie with no pre-made mixes and still only a handful of ingredients. The perfect, delicious pie for the holidays!
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American Flag Cake

American Flag Cake made with a homemade vanilla cake recipe, cool whip and fresh berries is the perfect patriotic dessert for your summer cookout.
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Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake is light and fluffy, made with egg whites, sugar, almond and vanilla flavor, ready in under 90 minutes!
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Apple Slab Pie with Spiced Glaze

A flaky crust, tender apples, warm spices, it's a delicious handheld pie in slab form, which means you get more crust per bite! It is topped with all the flavors in the pie because it uses all the leftover spiced liquids from the apples!
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Apple Snickers Salad

Snickers Salad made with vanilla pudding, Cool whip and apples. Chewy, creamy, tart and sweet, the perfect potluck summer dessert.
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Easy Key Lime Pie

Easy Key Lime Pie with just six ingredients in 15 minutes. A perfect summer dessert thats sweet, tart and buttery!
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Strawberry Buckle

Strawberry Buckle is the best berry dessert for summer! Melt in your mouth buttery cake loaded with fresh strawberries, topped with sweet cinnamon crumble.
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Brown Sugar Grilled Pineapple

Easy Brown Sugar Grilled Pineapple made in a grill pan is the quintessential side dish to any summer dishes you're making. When grilled the pineapple gets soft, tender and melts in your mouth!
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No Bake S'mores Cookies

No Bake S'mores Cookies are an easy kid approved summer dessert with only 4 ingredients. Bite sized chocolatey Golden grahams marshmallow treats in minutes!
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Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle is an easy buttery coffee cake with a crumbly sweet cinnamon streusel, loaded with fresh blueberries. A great summer breakfast or dessert!
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Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

These Oreo Rice Krispie Treats filled with Oreo cookie chunks and melted Oreo filling make an easy rice krispie treat recipe taste even MORE amazing!
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S'mores Cereal Bars

S'mores Cereal Bars are gooey no-bake treats perfect all school year and summer long. Golden Grahams, marshmallows, and chocolate chips make tasty s'mores to-go!
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Drumstick Ice Cream Cones (Copycat)

All the flavors of the original, with ¼ the number of ingredients! Homemade delicious vanilla ice cream, dipped in homemade chocolate magic shell and topped with crushed peanuts.
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S'mores Sheet Cake

S'mores Sheet Cake is an easy summer cake with chocolate cake on graham crackers topped with a layer of toasted marshmallows with an awesome microwave hack!
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Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler is the ultimate Southern comfort food dessert classic with sweetened cinnamon sugar baked peaches topped with crispy biscuit dough.
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Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips are an easy sweet treat! Flour tortillas covered in melted butter and cinnamon sugar then baked until golden brown and crispy.
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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fresh Fruit Salsa is a great fresh, tangy party food, great for appetizers or desserts. Also perfect as a topping for grilled meats!
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Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)

Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies) is the PERFECT sweet and crunchy party snack, made with only 4 ingredients and ready in under under 10 minutes!
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Peach Crisp

Peach Crisp is an all-American dessert. Juicy peach filling baked covered in a crunchy oat topping, made in about an hour. Perfect with vanilla ice cream!
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Blackberry Pie

Blackberry Pie is a classic pie recipe loaded with sweet fresh berries, balanced with cinnamon and lemon juice baked in golden brown lattice-top pie crust!
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Raspberry Peach Pie

This Raspberry Peach Pie is a fresh summer dessert filled with sweet, juicy peaches and tart raspberries. Topped with a pretty and easy lattice crust!
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Baked Strawberry Pie

This Baked Strawberry Pie is an easy all-American classic pie bursting with fresh strawberries, sweetened with sugar and cinnamon, baked in a double crust.
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S'mores Bars

S'mores Bars are an easy, decadent 5 ingredient dessert layered with marshmallows, milk chocolate, and graham cracker crust, no campfire required!
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Funfetti Cake Batter Dip (Dunkeroo Dip)

Funfetti Cake Batter Dip is a festive, easy and nostalgic dessert dip made with cake mix, vanilla yogurt, Cool Whip, and sprinkles and it tastes just like Dunkaroos!
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Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad is a classic fruit and nut salad (or dessert!). A holiday favorite with apples, grapes, celery, and walnuts.
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Apple Pie

Apple Pie is a classic American dessert perfect for the holidays made with cinnamon, apples brown sugar and a beautiful egg washed lattice crust.
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Peach Pie

A quick, easy to make American favorite, this Peach Pie recipe is full of flavor and is great served with ice cream.
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Bonefish Grill Coconut Pie (Copycat)

Bonefish Grill Coconut Pie is the perfect copycat recipe of a rich coconut pie made with sweetened coconut, heavy cream and vanilla with a rich rum sauce. 
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Hawaiian Nut Banana Bread

Hawaiian Nut Banana Bread is a one bowl easy quick bread with walnuts, coconut, bananas, cherries and pineapple inside in just an hour.
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Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie is a classic American pie made with coconut pudding, fresh whipped cream, and toasted coconut – ready in under an hour!
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Peach Crumb Pie

Peach Crumb Pie is an American classic, made from fresh peaches with a brown sugar cinnamon filling and and a crispy buttery oat crumb topping. 
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Peanut butter pie

Peanut Butter Pie is an easy no-bake pie with nutter butter crust and fluffy whipped peanut butter and cream cheese filling your whole family will LOVE!
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Caramel Fondue

Caramel fondue is a fun and easy interactive sweet and salty dessert with just three ingredients the whole family will LOVE!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie is a delicious no bake frozen pie dessert with a cookie dough pie crust and a dark chocolate whipped cream pudding filling.
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Birthday Cake Pie

Birthday Cake Pie is a fun dessert with a no-bake cake batter flavored pudding filling in a classic pie crust that says "happy birthday" in an original way.
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Oreo Ice Box Cake

Oreo Ice Box Cake is an easy no bake dessert with Oreos and whipped cream (or cool whip!) you can serve all summer long!
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Edible Cookie Dough

Edible Cookie Dough is a raw flour and egg-free treat with graham crackers and chocolate chips that is safe for everyone to enjoy.
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Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate and Strawberry Ice Cream Cake that's great for birthday parties! You (and kids!) can make in minutes, and decorate it with your favorite toppings!
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Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie is the classic dessert favorite made with fresh blueberries, a lattice crust and a coarse sugar topping that's a perfect holiday dessert in just an hour!
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Mixed Berry Trifle

Berry Trifle is the perfect summer recipe with pound cake, pudding and mixed berries in just 30 minutes. And it's a showstopper!
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

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