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Summer dessert recipes

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Make one of these tempting puds to round off a summer menu. Try a fruity trifle, cheesecake or lemon tart – there's plenty of dessert inspiration here.

For more seasonal dishes perfect for a summer's day, check out our summer recipes and budget summer recipes.

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  • Peach streusel cheesecake served on on dish

    Peach streusel cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Bake a creamy cheesecake topped with soft, sweet peaches and crispy streusel – a luscious dessert to round off a summer meal

  • Jammy blackberry & almond crumble cake cut into squares

    Jammy blackberry & almond crumble cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 ratings

    Enjoy these blackberry and almond cake slices for afternoon tea, or as dessert served with vanilla ice cream. They're made with fresh blackberries and jam

  • Three bowls of cream with apple and ginger biscuits

    Vanilla, apple & ginger biscuit fool

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Impress guests with these apple and ginger fools for dessert. Made using just four simple ingredients, they're quick and easy

  • Triple-layered berry cheesecake served on a plate

    Triple-layered berry cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.18 ratings

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

  • 4 frozen banana lollies decorated with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries

    Frozen banana lollies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make for kids and big kids, too! These banana lollies with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries are great for a party or after-school treat

  • 3 dessert glasses serving Eton mess

    Eton mess

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.23 ratings

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

  • Vegan trifle in a large trifle bowl

    Vegan trifle

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Treat guests to this plant-based trifle, with layers of sponge, compote, custard and dairy-free cream. It's a great dessert for a celebration

  • Gregg's tangy lemon tart

    Gregg's tangy lemon tart

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.146 ratings

    Gregg Wallace fell in love with Michel Roux Snr's lemon tart at first bite. This is his version of the classic recipe

  • Strawberry Pavlova on a plate with cake slice

    Strawberry pavlova

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.180 ratings

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

  • Strawberry buns on tray with icing sugar

    Strawberry crumble buns

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Celebrate strawberry season with these moreish crumble buns. These eye-catching desserts are perfect for summer and make an impressive sweet treat

  • One large strawberry tart

    Strawberry tart

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.22 ratings

    Wow family and friends with a stunning strawberry tart. A lovely centrepiece dessert for summer dining, it's made with homemade pastry and crème pâtissière

  • Summer pudding

    Summer pudding

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.44 ratings

    This quintessentially British pud, packed with juicy summer berries, is so much easier than it looks, perfect for beginners

  • Brown sugar pavlova topped with fruit and served on a plate

    Brown sugar pavlova with fruit

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Delight guests at your next summer gathering with this brown sugar pavlova topped with passion fruit, strawberries, raspberries and pineapple

  • Strawberry & elderflower trifle

    Strawberry & elderflower trifle

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    The plumpest, ripest strawberries make up this classic summer trifle with ginger jelly and a lemon drizzle cake base

  • Jelly & custard trifle cut into squares in baking tin

    Jelly & custard trifle squares

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Create this retro jelly and custard trifle using cheat’s ingredients. It’s a completely make-ahead dessert, so ideal for a stress-free get together

  • Elderflower sorbet in a dish and dessert glasses

    Elderflower sorbet

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make this easy sorbet while elderflowers are in season. It's a fat-free, refreshing dessert for summer, or serve as an aperitif with a shot of gin poured over

  • One strawberry shortbread ice cream sandwich

    Strawberry shortbread ice cream sandwich

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Sandwich spoonfuls of strawberry cheesecake ice cream between two Viennese whirls to make this easy yet indulgent dessert. A perfect summertime sweet treat

  • Gin & tonic cheesecake served on a plate and cut into slices

    Gin & tonic cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.22 ratings

    Combine your favourite cocktail and dessert with this fabulously zingy gin and tonic cheesecake. It makes a perfect sweet treat for a grown-up dinner party

  • Passion fruit & white chocolate semifreddo with a slice cut away

    Passion fruit & white chocolate semifreddo

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    Combine the flavours of white chocolate, passion fruit and pistachios in this semifreddo, a stunning dessert to end a dinner party or family celebration

  • Vegan tiramisu in a serving dish topped with chocolate powder

    Vegan tiramisu

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make this easy vegan tiramisu for a simple but impressive plant-based dinner party dessert. It's rich, thick and creamy and filled with classic coffee flavours

  • Three servings of coconut panna cotta with mango & ginger nuts

    Coconut panna cotta with mango & ginger nuts

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Enjoy a creamy coconut panna cotta with mango slices, crushed ginger nut biscuits and lime zest. It's a gorgeous grown up dessert to end a summer menu

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