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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, pavlova, cheesecake or lemon tart – there's plenty of dessert inspiration here.

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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

  • Triple-layered berry cheesecake served on a plate

    Triple-layered berry cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.17 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

  • 3 dessert glasses serving Eton mess

    Eton mess

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.21 ratings

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

  • Gregg's tangy lemon tart

    Gregg's tangy lemon tart

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.139 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 5.167 ratings

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

  • One large strawberry tart

    Strawberry tart

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.21 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 5.40 ratings

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

  • Raspberry & dark chocolate cheat’s ice cream terrine with the first slice cut out

    Raspberry & dark chocolate cheat's ice cream terrine

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • 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 5.20 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

  • Panna cotta on plates with strawberries and coulis with pot of coulis

    Vanilla panna cotta

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.21 ratings

    Try making this classic Italian dessert with delicate vanilla and a fresh strawberry topping. The perfect light sweet for a chilled summer gathering

  • Raspberry, pistachio & lemon curd trifles served in dessert glasses

    Raspberry, pistachio & lemon curd trifles

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Enjoy these individual raspberry, pistachio & lemon trifles as part of a summer menu. They're easy to assemble and you can easily pack them up in tubs for picnics

  • Strawberry & elderflower gateau served on a cake stand

    Strawberry & elderflower gateau

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 ratings

    Make this stunning strawberry and elderflower gateau in just 30 minutes. As well as looking amazing, it tastes as good as anything from a top-end patisserie

  • Raspberry sorbet in three bowls

    Raspberry sorbet

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.19 ratings

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

  • Tropical tiramisu served in a dish

    Tropical tiramisu

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Coffee ice cream terrine served on a board

    Coffee ice cream terrine

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Strawberry, feta & thyme tart cut into squares

    Strawberry, feta & thyme tart

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.9 ratings

    Pair sweet and juicy strawberries with salty feta and crumbly puff pastry for a divine summer lunch. Serve with a rocket salad and a chilled glass of rosé

  • Quick cheat's strawberry mousse served in glasses

    Quick cheat's strawberry mousse

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make the most of strawberries in this quick dessert, with a silky mascarpone layer complemented by a tangy compote, crunchy ginger biscuits and pistachios

  • Easy Eton mess ice cream in a tub

    Easy Eton mess ice cream

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Serve our Eton mess ice cream in bowls or cones for some proper nostalgia. With vanilla custard, meringue and fresh strawberries, it's deliciously decadent

  • Cookies & cream fridge cake with the first slices cut away

    Cookies & cream fridge cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make this no-cook cookies and cream fridge cake with the help of your fridge – it’s ideal for summer evenings when it's too warm to put the oven on

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