19 Refreshing Summer Desserts For Hot Weather

Summer desserts

As the summer season has started, and if you are wondering which desserts you can make using peaches, strawberries, cherries, and blueberries. Here are the simple homemade desserts for summer that don’t require a lot of ingredients. And if you are hosting a summer party, here are summer potluck ideas for a party.

These delightful and unique desserts can make your summer holidays more refreshing and happier. They serve best on summer breakfast and dinner tables and at summer picnic parties. Try these refreshing desserts for hot weather and make your summertime more wonderful.

1. Peach Cobbler

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 50 minutes
  • Easy to make from scratch
  • Fresh and canned peach flavors
  • Family favorite recipe

Peach Cobbler is one of the family-favorite peach desserts because of its unique flavors that everyone can taste in the summertime. Now you can make your summer more fun by cutting the slices of peaches and cooking them with spices and butter. A warm mixture of juicy peaches and sprinkled sugar looks so appealing and is the best easter dessert.

You can add any other fruits that you want to add more flavors. Depending on your taste, you can top the dessert with whipped cream or berries at home; otherwise, cream frosting topping alone also tastes delicious. Peach cobbler is one of the best summer dessert flavors that serves wonderfully on your breakfast table.

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2. Banana Pudding

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 45 minutes
  • Easy and simple to make
  • Layered with vanilla wafers
  • Loaded with banana flavors

Banana pudding is one of the easiest vegan desserts that you can make any time of the day. The delicious banana layers with vanilla wafers make it the most delightful dessert of the summer season.

Creamy and rich banana pudding is the scrumptious pudding you can fill in any dessert to make it juicy and pleasant to the tastebuds. Fresh bananas are a perfect healthy breakfast and lunch snack for kids. That’s why banana pudding is a yummy dessert that is perfect for serving on any meal.

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3. Date Shake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 3 minutes
  • Very healthy smoothie
  • Naturally sweetened
  • Served as a snack or dessert

A date shake is a refreshing smoothie shake with many health benefits especially as this is one of the best sugar-free desserts. It is naturally sweetened; so you don’t need to add sugar. Ingredients like milk and dates make it a perfect high-protein shake that you can take during summer. Peanut butter and cinnamon can do the magic if you want to add flavor. Apart from this date shake, my other favorite recipes are strawberry banana smoothies without yogurt and peach smoothies. Making a date shake in the morning is perfect for healthy protein intake.

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4. Zucchini Muffins

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 35 minutes
  • A healthy snack for kids
  • Fluffy and moist
  • Packed with many flavors

Craving for muffins? Zucchini muffins are the perfect answer, with many hidden flavors inside them. These little muffins are loaded with flavors like vanilla, brown sugar, and cinnamon to make a perfect blend of flavors. To make the recipe more healthy, you can add vegetables of your preference to fill in the little muffins.

The soft, moist, and hearty look and texture give a unique experience at every bite. An interesting part about zucchini Muffins is that they don’t need any specific ingredients; you can use any filling you like and serve it with whipped cream topping. These muffins serve as the best summer dessert for family dinners.

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5. Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 55 minutes
  • Quick and easy to make
  • A hint of lemon tastes so good
  • Perfectly served warm

Blueberry Crisp is among the best summer desserts for holidays. A little hint of lemon makes it more delightful for citrus lovers. The lightly sweetened and juicy texture makes it so piquant that you cannot resist it. Chopped nuts and oats add the crunchiness and nutty feel to its topping.

This refreshing dessert is so inviting with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream that you can serve it with whatever your guests like. This crispy dessert can make your summer holiday special with its heavenly flavors. You can make this recipe to refresh your picnic parties.

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6. Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 45 minutes
  • Super indulgent and moist
  • Topped with chocolate fudge frosting
  • Serves best with coffee

Chocolate Zucchini Cake is one of the fudgiest, chocolaty sweet cakes you have ever had. Add your favorite chocolate frosting that combines with chocolate chips inside to make it taste heavenly for chocolate lovers. It has a rich and fluffy texture that can instantly make anyone crave after the first bite.

A perfect cake to serve at birthday or wedding parties. Everyone will surely love it if you serve it with cream cheese icing. If you want the best summer desserts to serve at special events, Chocolate Zucchini Cake is all you need.

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7. Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread
Lemon Blueberry Bread

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Perfectly moist and flavorful
  • Delicious and a quick loaf of bread
  • Sweet and bright flavors

Lemon blueberry bread is a moist and flavorful bread you can try at home. You can top it with a lemon glaze that is perfect if you like unique lemon-flavored desserts. The bread remains soft for days due to the perfect combination of cream and oil. Adding lemon zest and juice will impart a tangy flavor to your dessert.

Similar to banana bread loaf, the lemon blueberry bread is easy to make, with many variations you can try. If you have fresh blueberries, you can loaf the bread with frozen berries. Not only in summer, but you can serve this delicious dessert all year round.

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8. Strawberry Bread

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour
  • Flavorful and melting in the mouth
  • Excellent as hot or cold
  • Serves as a snack in breakfast

Strawberry bread is a no-fuss dessert you can try in summer, especially for kids. The bread is filled with diced strawberries that are so scrummy. It is the perfect way to use a lot of strawberries to try something new. You will be amazed by the sweet-smelling flavors of the bread. Like many fruit breads, strawberry bread provides nutrients from the fresh strawberries.

I liked the strawberry bread without topping until my mom altered the recipe and topped it with fresh fruits to make it more delicious and rich in taste. Strawberry bread is best to be served as a birthday breakfast, or dessert at the summer party.

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9. Mango Sago

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 35 minutes
  • Satisfying and refreshing summer dessert
  • Coconut milk tapioca pudding
  • Tasty and quite healthy

Mango sago is a refreshing summer dessert, a healthy breakfast potluck idea, and a popular summer snack. With juicy mango chunks, mango milk pudding, and rich flavors, no one can resist it. You can make it a vegan dessert by replacing condensed milk with agave or syrup. Adding coconut milk can do wonders if you want to make it more inviting.

Mango sago is a perfect fruity and light drink that everyone loves as a dessert for hot weather. You will love its mango flavors if you like tapioca pearls in bubble tea.

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10. Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 35 minutes
  • Packed with juicy strawberries
  • Topped with melting-in-mouth cream frosting
  • It tastes incredible at breakfast

Fresh Strawberry Pie can make your summer days more joyful with its scrumptious ingredients. The best part is that with little baking skills, you can turn this into the best dessert for the 4th of July. Strawberries taste flavorsome with the pie crust and topping of fresh whipped cream. People with gelatin allergy will love this recipe as it is gelatin-free, and there is no artificial ingredient or flavor used in it.

Strawberry Pie serves well on family dinners and summer BBQ potlucks when you want something to soothe your tastebuds after a busy summer day. If you like it, you can also try these best vegan pie recipes.

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11. Watermelon Sorbet

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 35 minutes
  • Sweet and refreshing
  • A healthy snack in summers
  • The icy and cold look is so captivating

Watermelon Sorbet is an icy and cold dessert for which you don’t need any effort. There is no need to have an ice cream maker to make this delightful and refreshing watermelon scoop; you can make it with a blender or even a milkshake maker. Watermelon Sorbet is a perfect dessert for summer when everyone wants something refreshing.

No artificial ingredients, so it is a natural dessert with many health benefits and a perfect gluten-free dessert. Trying Watermelon Sorbet with a scoop of ice cream tastes so divine that even a person who doesn’t like watermelon will ask for another refill. Even you can make more sorbets like these by following these Cuisinart ice cream maker recipes, or Ninja Creami recipes.

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12. Persian Love Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 50 minutes
  • Moist and buttery texture
  • The subtly fragrant and sweet flavor
  • Topped with chopped nuts

Are you looking for the perfect balance of richer taste and moist cake? Persian Love Cake is what you crave. It is made with almonds and semolina with a hint of spices and citrus and then topped with sweet syrup to add more sweetness and softness.

Super easy and quick to make dessert as compared to other cakes. The rich and soft texture can make everyone fall in love with it with each bite; that’s why it is a love cake. This love cake is best served with afternoon tea; your guests will love it.

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13. Strawberry Sorbet

What’s Special?

Strawberry Sorbet is a light and healthy dessert that can make your holiday lively with its refreshing flavors. A low-carb and dairy-free dessert that you can enjoy anytime in the summer. You can ditch artificial sugar for fresh strawberries to make the dessert more comforting and delightful.

During summer and spring holidays, when I go to a picnic with family, kids request desserts. Strawberry Sorbet is my main recipe to make their request come true at picnic parties.

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14. Strawberry Galette

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 55 minutes
  • Serves wonderfully with whipped cream
  • Buttery and flaky
  • Topped with sugar icing

The classic strawberry galette is a straightforward and family-favorite recipe. It is an indulgent and perfect dessert that makes your summer holiday special. The fresh, flaky, sweet, crust strawberry filling is so delightful with a beautiful look.

Strawberry galette is a go-to dessert that can make anyone addicted to its flavors. Its gorgeous looks attract everyone and make it a perfect summer dessert for serving at dinner or beach parties.

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15. Strawberry Crumb Bars

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour
  • Sweet and fresh strawberry filling
  • Crunchy butter crumb topping
  • Perfect for serving at poolside lunch.

Strawberry crumb bars have a sweet buttery taste. Fresh strawberry filling and crunchy buttercream topping are everyone’s favorite. If you have strawberries at home, you must start making strawberry crumb bars.

They are super mouth-watering and tempting that no one can refuse due to the wholesome flavors of cinnamon and strawberries. Try them this summer and love their creamy vanilla flavors with fresh juicy strawberries.

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16. Blueberry Pie with Lattice Top

Blueberry Pie with Lattice Top

What’s Special

  • Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  •  Filled with sweet, jam-like blueberry filling
  • It keeps well in the refrigerator for 5 days

The best summer desserts are created with seasonal fruits when they are fresh and in abundance.

This blueberry pie has our hearts because of its perfect, flaky crust, the sweet blueberry filling, and its cute, lattice top. Bake it as dessert for breakfast or after dinner.

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17. No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream with Strawberry Jam

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream with Strawberry Jam

What’s Special

  • Total time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Does not require an ice cream maker
  • Easy to make at home

Summer is all about flavorful ice creams and sorbets, and you don’t need to own an ice cream maker to make this recipe.

It’s simple, vanilla ice cream but is packed with fruity flavors of strawberry and the goodness of peanuts! Serve it to your kids on a hot summer evening.

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18. Blackberry Milkshake

Blackberry Milkshake

What’s Special

  • Total time: 5 minutes
  • Requires only three ingredients
  • Refreshing, smooth, and creamy

Sometimes the heat is so intense, I don’t feel like eating anything at all. But to keep my body fueled, I often opt for fruity shakes, which get ready in no time.

You only need fresh blackberries, yogurt or milk, and ice for this recipe. I also add honey, but that’s optional!

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19. Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

What’s Special

  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • A refreshing, Thai-style summer dessert
  • Gluten-free and can be made vegan too

What can be better than a dessert that is gluten-free, plus can also be made vegan? Coconut Tapioca Pudding is a Thai-style dessert that is creamy, yet refreshing and light.

I top it up with diced mangoes to make it a more classical summer dessert. You can choose any of your favorite fruit.

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Summer desserts

19 Best Summer Desserts For Hot Weather

Adalynn Ward
These most delightful and flavorsome desserts can make your summer holidays more refreshing and happier. They serve best on summer breakfast tables and at summer picnic parties when everyone craves cold and refreshing drinks.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 2 persons


  • Date Shake
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Banana Pudding
  • Zucchini Muffins
  • Blueberry Crisp
  • Chocolate Zucchini Cake
  • Lemon Blueberry Bread
  • Strawberry Bread
  • Mango Sago
  • Fresh Strawberry Pie
  • Watermelon Sorbet
  • Persian Love Cake
  • Strawberry Sorbet
  • Strawberry Galette
  • Strawberry Crumb Bars
  • Blueberry Pie withLattice Top
  • No Churn Vanilla IceCream with Strawberry Jam
  • Blackberry Milkshake
  • Coconut TapiocaPudding

How to Make?

  • Select one dessert from these delicious summer desserts and open it on a new tab.
  • Note down all the ingredients that you need for the dessert.
  • Make sure all the ingredients must be fresh.
  • Follow the instructions to make a dessert.
  • I hope you have made a dessert that you want to make. Don’t forget to give us your feedback.


Serving: 1dessertCalories: 230kcal
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