Summer family desserts: white chocolate berry cheesecake

Summer family desserts recipes

Treat the family to one of our top rated summer desserts. From making the most of seasonal fruits to ice cream, these recipes truly celebrate summer.

643 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This simple almondy cake is a great way of using up pick-your-own raspberries

1 hr
Easy
427 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Follow our step-by-step recipe for this easy no-cook cheesecake – a delicious summer dessert for all occasions

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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158 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A stunning no-cook pudding bursting with summer flavours - great for relaxed entertaining

6 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
127 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Sarah Cook’s scrummy cake is really easy and versatile – use whatever fruit you like, and you’ll make it again and again

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
145 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
83 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Try this light, creamy raspberry cake for a sweet summer treat

1 hr and 5 mins
More effort
57 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

The creamy, sweet texture of this baked vanilla pudding is complemented by a vibrant fruit sauce

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A decadent dinner party pudding or family afternoon treat

25 mins
More effort
36 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A stunning centrepiece dessert that's bursting with summer flavours, perfect for a special occasion

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

Swirls of cherries ensure this sublime cheesecake has a summer flavour, perfect for a sunset dinner party outside

1 hr and 25 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
36 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A moist fruit sponge, packed with the best seasonal produce with a touch of almond and cinnamon too

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

The most stunning summer dessert ever; raspberry, lemon and frangipane tart

2 hrs
A challenge
25 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A frozen dessert like this is always useful when entertaining... and the bright pink mousse will be a talking point!

40 mins
Easy
56 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Condensed milk is a magic ingredient when making no-churn ice cream - the end result will be creamy, smooth and not at all icy

5 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use Mary Cadogan's shortcrust pastry case recipe as the base for this gorgeous summery tart

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
30 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

The perfect summer pud for a lunch party, or treat with afternoon tea

40 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A classic teatime treat made using ingredients that are proud to be British

35 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bring the flavours of an English summer to your table with this clever twist on a traditional favourite

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This super-sized scone is perfect to feed a crowd for afternoon tea

50 mins
More effort
20 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use up seasonal fruit in mini almond tarts with frangipane filling and crisp shortcrust cases – best served with thick clotted cream

35 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

You don't have to own an ice-cream maker to enjoy a homemade, freezer friendly staple

15 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A light vanilla sponge dotted with seeds and sandwiched with orange frosting and fresh strawberries - heavenly

1 hr
More effort
17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A caramel-flavoured praline meringue that's perfect for a summer's day

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Creamy coconut complements tart fruit really well. The gooseberries disappear into the cake batter keeping the sponge extra moist

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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