The weather is slowly getting colder and the days are getting shorter. Sadly, that means summer is ending. No more endless summer days at the beach, laying out by the pool, warm nights and wearing light clothes. Time has come to swap shorts for long pants, sandals for closed shoes and one layer for multiple layers. Before the time comes, farewell summer with these 9 great dessert recipes.
Desserts taste the best during summer. From sweet berries to juicy watermelons, zesty tarts and decadent ice creams. Make the most of your final meals for summer. Add one of these desserts to round off your menu.
A pavlova is simply a large meringue topped with cream and the fruits of your choice! Most commonly served during Christmas in Australia, a pavlova is the epitome of summer. It is delicious and you will not be able to stop eating it! Try this pavlova recipe from Taste.
2. Lemon Tart
Nothing is better than a classic lemon tart. Make use of the abundance of lemons during summertime. It is the perfect dessert recipe for impressing others while entertaining. It is delicious, sweet and zesty. Check out this lemon tart recipe from Donna Hay.
3. No Bake Cheesecake
Finish off your summer with a delicious cheesecake. If you struggle for making stunning desserts or aren’t the best cook, a cheesecake may be the recipe for you! They are easy to make and perfect for summer so you don’t have to turn the oven on! Try this No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake from the blog The Busy Baker.
4. Fruit Trifle
Make the most of all the summer fruit available to you by making a fruit trifle! A perfect way to end off a summer menu. It is refreshing and you can make it ahead of time. Use a glass bowl to make sure all the beautiful layers can be seen! Check out this recipe from the blog Once Upon A Chef.
5. Ice Cream
Ice cream is the perfect cooling dessert during summer. It is delicious, creamy and oh so satisfying. Why not try something different and go for nice cream? Made predominantly from frozen bananas, it is just the thing for summer. Feel healthy whilst eating something so delicious. Check out this recipe for peach and mango nice cream from Taste. It is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and only made from 5 ingredients!
What more would you want on a summer’s day than something cooling? If you’re one of those people who always reaches for the ice water in summer, a granita will become your best friend. It is simple to make and very refreshing. Try this recipe from Bon Appetit – all you need is a ripe watermelon and it doesn’t have a lot of sugar!
Looking over a packed beach during the summer, most people will have a popsicle in their hand – either an ice cream or an icy pole. Most people resort to buying these delicious summer desserts, but it is time to make your own. Check out this recipe for Pina Colada yoghurt pops from Taste! They are easy to make with 4 ingredients, dairy-free and vegan-friendly.
What is more summer than jelly? Fun and delicious, it will make you feel like a child again! With jelly there are many options – add fresh fruit or chocolate. If you want to impress, you have layers! Simply buy the packets to make jelly from the supermarket, or if you’re more advance – use gelatine leaves.
9. Fruit Tart
There are too many delicious summer fruits to count on one hand. Fruit tarts are delicious and a real showstopper at the end of the meal. Many people during summer often go for berry or lemon desserts, why not try something different? Check out this recipe for Summer Stone Fruit Tart from Donna Hay.