These summer treats celebrate the freshest flavors of the season--try sorbets, ice cream sundaes, and more fruity treats
Who doesn't love a mini-dessert, and a mini-ice cream pie at that?
Recipe: Summer Fruit Mini Ice Cream Pies
Enjoy a new spin on strawberry shortcake with these easy dessert kebabs.
Recipe: Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs
There’s something about mango and papaya that makes us feel like we’re on vacation. This platter can be any mix of those plus
pineapple and fresh coconut, served with lime wedges and a spicy dipping salt.
Recipe: Fancy Fruit Platter
This Mediterranean-inspired dessert is a great addition to a summer dinner party menu.
Recipe: Apricot Baklava Strudel
Roasting the berries brings out their sweetness even more and makes them the ultimate topping for ice cream.
Recipe: Roasted Berry Sundaes
The better your fruit, the more delicious these bright, intense popsicles will be. Lisa Brenneis of Churchill-Brenneis Orchard
uses the farm's Oroblanco grapefruit, Gold Nugget tangerines and/or Page tangelos, and Moro blood oranges for her popsicles ― but
you also can use your own favorite citrus combination.
Recipe: Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles
The recipe for this easy dessert cleverly uses pancake mix to make the top of the cobbler.
Recipe: Dutch-Oven Peach Cobbler
Top ripe Blenheim apricots with an easy spiced oat and nut streusel.
Recipe: Fresh Apricot Crisp
An indulgent recipe for a special summer meal.
Recipe: Chocolate Waffles with Poached Cherries
Ice cream? Yes. In pie form? YES! Laced with apricots, this recipe is a surefire summer party pleaser.
Recipe: Apricot Almond Swirl Ice Cream Pie
Move jello beyond retro dessert with the summery flavor of watermelon.
Recipe: Watermelon Jello
You know the classic cocktail. Now try it frozen for dessert.
Recipe: Bellini Sorbet
Instead of chopping fruit, we cut it into long, easy-to-pick-up pieces. Serve the extra fruit as a side salad or save for
breakfast the next day.
Recipe: Fruit Cocktail with Margarita Dressing
A rich, buttery, shortbread-like crust really makes this berry pie stand out from the crowd.
Recipe: Anjou Bakery's Marionberry Pie
Filled with sweetened ricotta, these creamy crêpes are the perfect foil for the celebrated summer fruit.
Recipe: Crêpes with Warm Cognac Peaches and Almonds
Red wine and spices are outstanding with plums in these 30-minute individual trifles.
Recipe: Plum and Wine Trifles
Serve this creamy sherbet with whole versions of the berries for a prettier presentation.
Recipe: Three Berry Buttermilk Sherbet
Highlight the delicate flavor of white peaches with vanilla bean, wine, and crème fraîche.
Recipe: Vanilla and Riesling Poached White Peaches
We couldn't believe how simple it was to make these frozen treats. You can strain out the seeds if you like, but we love the
texture they lend to the popsicles. Feel free to use boysenberries, pitted cherries, or other favorites instead of the combination
of fruits here.
Recipe: Triple-Berry Popsicles
Simple warm fruit with a savory twist turns frozen yogurt into something special.
Recipe: Warm Berry-Thyme Compote
Savor fresh strawberries and blueberries in a refreshing gelatin flavored with grape juice and sweet Muscat.
Recipe: Berry-Muscat Wine Goblets
This bright-tasting sorbet gains an exquisite aroma from a small amount of lavender.
Recipe: Blueberry Sorbet
Two of summer's best flavors combine in a cool, creamy treat that doesn't push your calorie count.
Recipe: Lemonade Frozen Yogurt
Enough already with pairing wine with each dish; just put it right in the dessert. Syrah often has its own blueberry flavors;
add a little black pepper to the real berries to clinch the match.
Recipe: Blueberries in Black Pepper-Syrah Syrup
Ground almonds are the star in this light cake with sweet-tart raspberry sauce.
Recipe: Almond Torte with Raspberry Coulis
This juicy sorbet isn't merely rose-colored. It also contains rosewater, which combines so beautifully with strawberries that
its flavor seems like an extension of the fruit. Neither heavy nor perfume-y, it gives the sorbet a delicate, aromatic sweetness.
Recipe: Rosy Strawberry Sorbet
This dense sherbet is subtly dark and elegant. Bing cherries will make a deep, bluish red, almost purple sherbet; lighter-hued
cherries produce a tangier, brighter red version.
Recipe: Cherry Sherbet
As easy to make as a pancake, this classic French dessert from the Limousin region involves pouring a simple batter over fresh
fruit (typically cherries) and baking until puffed and golden brown.
The fruit rises to the top, leaving a soft layer whose texture falls somewhere between custard and cake.
Recipe: Strawberry Clafouti
Crisp, light, and airy meringues get filled with strawberry frozen yogurt for a special occasion. In spring and summer, top
them with fresh strawberry slices instead of the white chocolate flakes.
Recipe: Meringue Hearts
This soft, cardamom-scented pudding refreshes and soothes the palate after spicy BBQ.
Recipe: Cardamom Pudding with Mango
Capture the flavor of the season with an elegant purée of cantaloupe and peaches, topped with fresh raspberries and a splash
of white Zinfandel or peach nectar.
Recipe: Summer-Fruit Soup
Mango sorbet topped with bananas, a squeeze of lime and coconut makes a cool, quick, and delicious end to any meal.
Recipe: Banana Parfaits
A cross between plums and apricots, pluots have an explosive flavor that only gets better when you accent it with spices.
The crisp crust tastes like it took all day to make but requires no special pastry skills.
Recipe: Spiced Crostata with Pluots
The rose water is subtle here, just enough to bring out the fruit’s floral quality. You’ll need popsicle molds and sticks.
Recipe: Nectarine Creamsicles with Rose Water