Keep Your Cool Summer Desserts

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Keep Your Cool Summer Desserts

When I think of summer desserts, I automatically think of something that is cool and refreshing.  Designed to get me in and out of the kitchen quickly.  

Bright, fruity and light!  After all this is the season when fresh local produce is less expensive and more available. I also am a great believer in eating seasonally and locally.

Today I am sharing 10 of my favorite keep your cool summer dessert recipes. Not all of them are fruity. There are a few exceptions.

All of them are delicious and perfect for these hotter, dog days of summer. Light and refreshing.  Not super filling.  Quite easy. Family favorites.

Some have been standards in my summer kitchen for a very long time. Old reliable friends. I hope that they will become standards in your kitchen as well!

Refrigerator Toffee Bars


REFRIGERATOR TOFFEE BARSAn oldie but a goodie. Layers of crisp buttery crackers, sweet toffee and chocolate. Something to satisfy the children's sweet tooth's when the temperature goes up and you don't want to turn on the oven!

Fresh Berry Crostini

FRESH BERRY CROSTINI - Crisp sour dough toasts, spread with creamy cheese, fresh berries and a drizzle of honey. Deliciously simple!

Mabel's Strawberry Pie

MABEL'S STRAWBERRY PIE - A fresh no bake strawberry pie that is deliciously simple to make. An old recipe I got from my friend Mabel when both of our families were very young! A summer time right of passage.

White Chocolate Cheesecake

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE - The filling for this is super easy to make. Melted white chocolate beaten together with cream cheese, vanilla and sugar, poured over the base and allowed to set up in the refrigerator. If you can stop at one piece of this tasty dessert, you are a better person than I am!

CREAM TEA TRIFLE POTS - Fresh scones, crumbled, with a drizzle of sherry and honey, fresh berries, jam and custard. There is also some clotted cream, which I know is very difficult to find outside of the UK, but I give you a more than adequate substitute to use!  Fabulously tasty! 

Grandmother's Strawberry Pie

GRANDMOTHER'S STRAWBERRY PIE - You will have to heat up the oven for this, but trust me when I say this fabulously delicious pie is worth every bit of extra heat!  Deliciously old fashioned.  Serve warm with scoops of cold vanilla ice cream on top for the perfect early summer dessert!

Blackberry & Lemon Eton Mess

BLACKBERRY & LEMON ETON MESS -  A riff on the traditional raspberry version with layers of lemon curd, yogurt cream, a fresh blackberry sauce and broken meringues. Easy and delicious.

Lemon Sandwiches with Blueberries & Cream

LEMON SANDWICHES WITH BLUEBERRIES & CREAMThick slices of a moist and delicious lemon cake are topped with a rich yogurt cream and a sweet fresh blueberry sauce. Its very similar to a strawberry shortcake in a way I suppose. 

Except this isn't made with baking powder biscuits.  Its made with lemon cake.  A moist and delicious lemon cake.  A very yummy cake.

Macedonian Fruit Salad

MACEDONIAN FRUIT SALADThis is a fabulous recipe that really goes together quickly and that your family will love. You can serve this either for breakfast spooned over some yogurt or cereal, or even pancakes.  Or on it's own with a dollop of yogurt on top or a muffin on the side. Light and refreshing. Healthy even!

Refrigerator Fudge Cake

REFRIGERATOR FUDGE CAKE - A rich vanilla cake, with pockets of rich chocolate pudding, topped with whipped cream. All from scratch and a real favorite family dessert.  You can make it even less fussy if you use a boxed cake mix and a pudding mix.  Either way its fabulously tasty!

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