Summer is a great time for refreshing and fruit-based desserts and other tempting, light summer dessert ideas. If you want to linger a bit longer at the dinner table and savor something sweet while you do it there are plenty of choices. Most of the time you will want to serve something to either cool people down or showcase the wonderful summer fruits available during the warm months of the year.
A favorite summer dessert is ice cream. To make this common dish a little more special you can make it yourself. If you have an ice cream maker and a little bit of time you can create a special recipe for whatever you’re craving that day, thinking up your own summer dessert ideas with ice cream.
If you don’t have access to an ice cream maker an easy and healthy alternative is to make ice cream using frozen bananas. If you have a blender or food processor you can blend frozen bananas with any choice of mix-ins to create a delicious and surprisingly creamy dessert. A couple favorites are to mix in peanut butter, strawberries, or just a little vanilla extract and cinnamon before blending.
If you want something with a little more substance than ice cream, fruit cobblers are a simple and versatile idea. Cobblers use an easy to make crust with common baking ingredients and a fruit based mixture as the filling. The fruit filling can be made using any fruit you have on hand from berries to apples to peaches. It’s a nice way to use up extra produce you have in your kitchen before it goes bad. There are summer dessert ideas for just about any fruits.
There are some people who can’t imagine dessert without thinking about chocolate. For those people, you will want to try something light but still rich with the cocoa flavor they expect. A great option for this would be a chocolate mousse.
Chocolate mousse only takes a few ingredients: usually chocolate, cream, egg whites, and sugar and can be put together in a few minutes. For a vegan option, there are dark chocolate mousse recipes made with avocado that just as good as their cream-based counterparts.
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Consider Healthy Fresh Fruit for Summer Dessert Ideas
If none of these summer dessert ideas sound good to you and the last thing you want to do is spend time in the kitchen in the middle of the summer then go the simple route. The best way to spend as little time as possible preparing dessert is to just serve some fresh fruit. Present it in a nice dish so it looks appealing.
This is something that you can definitely get away with in the summer because a lot of fruit is in season. Fruit is also full of water so it will hydrate people and feel refreshing after a long day in the sun. Regardless of your tastes, there is a dessert for you that fits a summer night perfectly.