Quick Desserts • Strawberries, Sour Cream and Brown Sugar - If strawberry season has ended where you live, other seasonal fruits like peaches, blue berries, and pears are equally good! • Ice Cold Watermelon - A light sprinkling of sugar, lemon zest, and fresh mint make watermelon even better. • Beer Floats - Just grab your favorite chocolate stout and a scoop of vanilla ice cream! • Eton Mess - Fresh fruit + whipped cream + meringue = yum Cool Desserts • Cantaloupe Granita - You can also make granitas with just about any other fruit you can find! • Strawberry-Yogurt Popsicles - These are also good with any other fresh fruit • Spiced Apple Cider Sorbet - We should start to see early-season apples at the markets in the next few weeks! • Sour Cherry Almond Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks - This one has particular appeal to us right now, but check out our archive for tons more ice cream recipes! Stove-Top Desserts • Poached Plums with Brown Sugar Syrup - This is an especially good dessert if you find yourself stuck with any under-ripe plums, peaches, or nectarines. • Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Vanilla Whipped Cream - Grilling fruit on the stovetop or over an outdoor grill caramelizes the outside and adds a hint of smokiness. • Crepes filled with Fresh Fruit - The fruit can be fresh or slightly .softened in butter before serving. • Spicy Boozey Chocolate Mousse - We saved the best for last. Chocolate mousse is the ultimate in no-bake decadence! Your turn! What are your favorite summer desserts?
Related: Roundup: Chilled Summer Soups Other Than Gazpacho (Images: Kathryn Hill, Faith Durand, Elizabeth Passarella and Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan for the Kitchn)