Step up Your Summer Dessert Game and Create Yummy Treats
There is something so refreshing about a chilled dessert on a summer day. While temperatures are dropping right now for the winter, summertime might not seem so close. It is always good to have something to look forward though, and what better way to boost your spirits during the gloom of the winter months than […]
There is something so refreshing about a chilled dessert on a summer day. While temperatures are dropping right now for the winter, summertime might not seem so close. It is always good to have something to look forward though, and what better way to boost your spirits during the gloom of the winter months than with some classic summery desserts?
There are so many great recipes to choose from, and many of them are easy to make. In this blog post, we’ll share some of our favorite summer dessert ideas, as well as some tips on how to make them.
If you have an ice shaver machine, making different shaved ice desserts is a great way to start your summer. Likewise, you can also put ice in your blender if it has a snow setting. All you have to do is find the different toppings and syrups you like your ice to have. Some different flavored recipes to try are strawberry peach, mango, Baobing (Chinese-style shaved ice that uses condensed sweetened milk), and Patbingsu (Korean-style shaved ice featuring sweet red beans).
There are many recipes online to search for and try. And the fun thing about any iced juice dessert is that you can make boozy versions of recipes as well for some added fun, just make sure you have them separated from non-alcoholic versions made for the kiddos!
These refreshing treats are so easy to make – just blend up your favorite fruits and freeze them in popsicle molds until they are solid. Get creative and experiment with your favorite fruit combinations! You can’t go wrong with these healthy and delicious popsicles. Here are a few ideas to try:
- Watermelon popsicles: These frozen treats are made with only three ingredients – watermelon, lime juice, and sugar – so they’re incredibly easy to make at home and a generally healthier alternative to store-bought ice cream or popsicles.
- Cucumber limeade popsicles: These cooling popsicles are made with fresh cucumbers, lime juice, sugar, and water. For an extra refreshing treat, add a splash of vodka or tequila before freezing.
- Strawberry basil lemonade popsicles: These flavorful popsicles are made with fresh strawberries, basil leaves, lemon juice, sugar, and water.
Some other good combinations to try are strawberry banana, mango pineapple, and berry medley. Look online for more inspiration.
Bonus tip – if you don’t want to wait to put your creations in a mold and refreeze, just serve them immediately as a sorbet.
ICE CREAM SUNDAES
Just top your some ice cream with your favorite toppings and you’re good to go. Some of our favorite toppings include chocolate ganache or syrup, chopped nuts, maraschino cherries, and rainbow sprinkles. If you’re serving a large group, have a bar out for people to choose various toppings from. You can even get explorative and choose toppings like boba, mochi, candies, and others that are sure to make people curious to try.
More traditionally one can go the baking route and make sweets like peach cobbler, strawberry shortcake, and fruit tarts. These are great in the summer but also can be made all year round too. The special thing about making them in summer is that they have in-season fruits that will bring a greater level of flavor.
There is a wide array of desserts to try your hand at making. If you’re more into simple recipes maybe shaved ice and popsicles are more your style. There are ways to make them boozy for extra fun at parties. If you like more traditional baked goods, there are many recipes to find online that use all the in-season fruits as well. Either way, you’re sure to delight in these treats when it gets hot out or while you wait for the heat to return.