The 10 Summeriest Desserts for a Memorable Get-Together
A summer cookout isn’t just about burgers and hot dogs. The dessert that caps off the meal matters, too. Finishing things off with cool and creamy ice cream or a fruit-filled pie is the best way to turn any get-together into a true summer celebration.
Butter is a delicious key player in some of the very best sweet treats. Land O Lakes® Butter and Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt are two we always keep stocked. The former reliably delivers that classic taste and consistency in what you bake, while the latter contains the added goodness of olive oil. Land O’Lakes has been a farmer-owned co-op since 1921, now composed of over 1,000 dairy farmers — so every time you shop, you’re supporting a group you can feel good about.
From berry-swirled cheesecake bars and colorful butter cookies to chocolate chip bars and a towering strawberry shortcake, these are 10 must-make desserts to enjoy this cookout season.
This tender cake comes together all in one bowl, which means you can easily throw it together for even the most last-minute summer celebration.
Home-baked cookies simply can’t get any better…until you sandwich a scoop of ice cream between them and serve them out of the freezer!
Browned butter lends a rich, nutty flavor to these chocolate chip cookie bars. Just don’t forget to sprinkle them with coarse sea salt before baking, which really puts them over the top.
You need just four ingredients to make this decadent ice cream — no ice cream maker required! Simply pour the mixture into two loaf pans or a square baking pan and freeze until firm.
While we especially love swirling blueberry preserves into these creamy cheesecake bars, just about any jam will do. Opt for strawberry or cherry for classic cheesecake flavors or try apricot for something unique.
Turn these tender muffins into a satisfying cookout dessert by cutting them in half, grilling until warm and toasted, and serving with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
If pineapple isn’t your thing, feel free to swap in a can of peach or pear slices instead. This cake will be a hit no matter what.
You’ll get 24 generous servings out of this juicy slab pie, which means this recipe is a great choice when you’re grilling for a whole crowd.
Keep your kitchen cool with this no-bake treat. You can make the bites up to a day in advance and refrigerate them until dessert-time rolls around.
This three-layer cake is nothing short of a show-stopper. Between the sugar-crusted pound cake, cream cheese frosting, and juicy strawberries, it’s a winning way to cap off a cookout.