Raspberry terrine ice cream cake topped with dark chocolate swirls

Frozen dessert recipes

Cool down this summer with our selection of frozen desserts. Choose from showstopping ice cream cakes and semifreddos or whip up a simple frozen yogurt, cheesecake or granita.

2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this easy terrine for dessert, layered with ice cream, dark chocolate and marbled with a zingy raspberry purée. Prepare it ahead to wow your guests

23 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Try this genius recipe – as if by magic, the frozen tropical fruit freezes the yogurt when blended together. Use a food processor rather than a blender

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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39 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

No one will guess that this easy, rich and creamy no-cook, make-ahead cheesecake uses only 4 ingredients - ideal for a dinner party

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve up the wow factor at the end of a summer menu with this ice cream cake. It features layers of mango and raspberry sorbet, sponge, cream and chocolate

1 hr and 2 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Limoncello lends a lively kick to both the semifreddo and the sauce - a perfect chance to use up that bottle you brought back from holiday

25 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A great standby dessert with that works well and will impress children and adults

30 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Layers of frozen yogurt are given a crunchy contrast with an oaty biscuit base in this impressive pud - a great alternative to cheesecake

45 mins
More effort
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

You don't need an ice cream machine to make this easy frozen dessert, topped with freeze-dried strawberries and crushed biscuits

20 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Put the extra effort into making this apple parfait and you'll be rewarded with a light, frozen dessert that has all the flavour of a tarte tatin. It's perfect for a dinner party

50 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This attractive frozen dessert can be made ahead and frozen for up to 3 months - perfect to get ahead for a Christmas dinner party

30 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Make this on a rainy day, and you’ll always have a show-stopping dessert tucked away in the freezer for an unexpected sunny one!

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Try this twist on a favourite childhood ice-cream dessert with coffee and chocolate layers. Made with just five ingredients, it's a great make-ahead pud 

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These gluten and dairy-free berry and coconut cream sweet treats from BBC Good Food magazine reader Jenna Hope are entirely raw

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Follow our step-by-step guide to this retro frozen dessert of vanilla ice cream wrapped in a light sponge cake, with homemade strawberry jam

55 mins
More effort
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This light frozen dessert is smooth and slushy, like those from the east of Italy - a perfect palate cleanser to finish a dinner party menu

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A ripple of sweet plum purée and chunks of almond biscuit turn this Italian ice cream into an all-in-one dessert

40 mins
A challenge
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This fabulous no-cook dessert is perfect for summer entertaining

20 mins
More effort
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

With its biscuit base and creamy topping, cheesecake is always a winner. This fruity frozen version is a perfect make-ahead dessert for entertaining

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This dessert is one seriously cool customer - layer vanilla sponge with mascarpone fruit ice cream and berries

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake peanut butter cookies and blitz frozen bananas with cream and vanilla to make this impressive speedy dessert. Kids will think they've hit the jackpot

27 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
16 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This posh pud is much easier to prepare than it looks and can be made ahead of time

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Peaches and raspberries are a heavenly match and kids will love these retro puds

30 mins
Easy
50 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Three ingredients and two minutes is all you need to whip up this low-fat, low-calorie yogurt, which is ideal for eating after exercise

2 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
52 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This looks and tastes so good people will never believe it only takes 20 minutes to put together

4 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
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