Barbecued bananas in rum sauce with ice cream

BBQ dessert recipes

Finish off a barbecue feast with one of our delicious desserts. Choose from summer sweets such as toasted marshmallows, fruit skewers, caramelised bananas and Eton mess.

10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make the foil parcels for these BBQ rum bananas in advance, then place them in the dying coals while eating your main – the perfect end to a summer barbecue

25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

There's no getting away from it, toasted marshmallows are a messy business - but they're all the better for it!

10 mins
Easy
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1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this delicious dessert the next time you have a barbecue. After the coals have died down a little, char some pineapple and serve with our brilliant brittle

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
14 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

These fruity treats taste fabulous and are fun to make, try popping them on the barbie

35 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Round off an idyllic afternoon with friends by presenting this stunning, make-ahead dessert

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Have some residual heat left over on your campfire or barbecue? Toast up these sweet skewers with salted caramel drizzle

10 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Roasting a pineapple whole gives you the best of both worlds – the outside is hot and sticky, but the middle is juicy and sweet, making the perfect summer treat

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
20 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Few desserts say summer like Eton mess. Crunchy meringue, whipped cream and strawberry sauce is a winning combination, best served al fresco

1 hr and 35 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make this showstopping cheesecake for summer entertaining. Top with strawberries or a mix of fresh berries, plus a drizzle of chocolate for extra indulgence

34 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A sized-up, super chocolatey twist on the classic American campfire treat. This s'mores dip will be gone before you can say 'mini marshmallow'

17 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Put a Caribbean twist on a tiramisu by swapping the usual coffee for sponge soaked with mango and lime juices. The addition of rum makes it extra decadent

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Combine two mighty desserts – cheesecake and Eton mess – to make this indulgent summer treat packed with ginger biscuits, meringue, strawberries and cream

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

It counts as 2 of your 5-a-day and is superhealthy, so what are you waiting for? Get dipping!

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve our showstopper dessert at a summer get-together. Roasted peaches are piled into buttery pastry, with a lovely crunch from demerara sugar 

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Fun and fruity individual desserts with a layer of set cream - use portable jam jars to pack up for a picnic

25 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a speedy, no-cook summer dessert with this twist on an Eton mess, with rosewater, pomegranate and raspberry. Top with dried rose petals for the wow factor

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat the family to banoffee splits next time you have a barbecue or go camping. They're super easy to make, and great fun too. Serve with vanilla ice cream

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

What better way to end a garden party than with a cocktail/sorbet combo? These watermelon prosecco slushies are refreshing with a real kick

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make your strawberry ripple cheesecakes portable by packing them into jam jars, then enjoy on a summer picnic

20 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make your own raspberry sorbet with just three ingredients. Perfect for hot summer days, or pairing with chocolate puds – and it's vegan too

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Use frozen strawberries to create a jammy, juicy summer pudding and brioche in place of bread to make this dessert even more indulgent

1 hr
Easy
160 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

When you find a punnet of perfectly ripe strawberries, showcase them in this irresistible summer dessert

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This indulgent ice cream dessert is inspired by the sweet and salty flavours of blueberry pancakes, crispy bacon and maple syrup

30 mins
Easy
33 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

You only need four ingredients for this refreshing summer dessert, plus it can be made a day ahead

15 mins
Easy
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