These Are the 10 Must-Make Desserts of Summer

updated May 24, 2023
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Baking a pie from scratch or busting out your ice cream maker might feel arduous during the lazy days of summer, but there’s no other season where your dessert efforts are more handsomely rewarded. So consider this list your summer dessert bucket list: You cannot let summer go by without making these quintessential sweet treats.

These 10 summer desserts are the most delicious of the season and include all the classics, from ice cream to no-bake cheesecake to lush berry dessert.

Fresh, Summery Desserts

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How To Make Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches
Yes, this homemade verison of the tried-and-true ice cream truck treat is as good as it looks.
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How To Make Easy Strawberry Shortcake

You can’t let June pass by without at least one serving of strawberry shortcake! This recipe focuses your efforts on a super-simple shortcake and homemade whipped cream so that those ruby berries can really shine.

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How To Make Chocolate Ice Cream
I'm not saying this is the best chocolate ice cream ever (I haven't tasted them all yet), but it's a close contender.
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Easy Peach Cobbler
Fresh summer peaches are covered with a pillowy cream biscuit topping for the easiest-ever Southern peach cobbler.
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How To Make a Fruit Crumble
Learn how to make a crumble with any fruit in 3 easy steps.
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How To Make an Easy No-Bake Cheesecake
This no-bake cheesecake is impossibly smooth without a hint of graininess, perfectly creamy and tangy, and complete with a buttery graham cracker crust.
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The Ultimate Fresh Blueberry Cobbler
A recipe for a classic blueberry cobbler that feeds a crowd.
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Cherry Pie
An easy, foolproof recipe for a classic double-crust cherry pie, made with fresh, sweet cherries.
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Maine Blueberry Milkshake
For a decadent shake that tastes like summer, this recipes starts with gelato and lots of fresh blueberries.
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Berry Frosé Ice Pops
A recipe for boozy rosé wine popsicles with honey-sweetened berries.
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