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.

17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Finish your meal with this impressive dessert, with billowing cream and fresh summer fruit

2 hrs
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21 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Layers of mascarpone, custard, cherry conserve, mixed berries, Madeira cake and sherry - who doesn't love a trifle?

20 mins
Easy
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19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Try a scrumptious summer dessert with summer berry mousse cake

45 mins
More effort
16 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

British plums are one of the great late-summer treats. Enjoy them warm from the oven in this comforting pudding

1 hr
Easy
25 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This easy summer bake made by adding dots of cheesecake mix to almond sponge along with chunks of fruit is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

You'll have most of the ingredients for this sumptuous pudding in your cupboard and fridge already. A great recipe for kids to help with

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

This buttermilk pound cake has a dense, moist crumb and bags of lemon flavour to cut through the richness. Make it for afternoon tea or for a summer picnic

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Just the thing when you have a hungry horde coming over

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A stunning centrepiece for any celebration or the perfect end to a Sunday lunch

4 hrs and 50 mins
More effort
18 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

If you’re after a summer dessert to impress, try this decadent Eton mess cheesecake filled with creamy mascarpone, topped with meringues and…

20 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This summer recipe doesn’t need an ice cream machine - pop it in the freezer, then enjoy in the sunshine

30 mins
More effort
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Feeling ambitious enough to take on this showstopping bake? With its decorative sponge and fruit topping, it has real wow factor

1 hr and 55 mins
A challenge
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This fruity cake is impressive but easy to make - perfect for birthdays or for dessert

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Rich, buttery hazelnut pastry, luscious strawberries and cream filling and a toffee sauce dribbled over - what's not to like?

50 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This classic pudding isn't just for winter - try a summer fruit filling of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants

45 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use frozen berries to make this scrumptious slump any time of year

40 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This open fruit tart looks and tastes fantastic for very little effort – frangipane flavours complement sugar plums

30 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A comforting pudding using fresh late summer produce

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Everyone will be impressed by this smooth and creamy classic ice cream

30 mins
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15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use summer's bounty of gorgeous berries to make this family favourite, just add cream!

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Rainy day? Get the kids in the kitchen and have some fun making this fruity, fun cake

1 hr
Easy
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Sugar-sweet chunks of molten marzipan harmonise with sharp fruity plums in this autumn tart

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

If crumble is a winner with your family, try this – it’s a little different but just as delicious

55 mins
Easy
11 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This generous cake is big enough to feed a crowd and is a combination of all our favourite summer ingredients: strawberries, Victoria sponge, meringues, fresh cream, white chocolate and buttery…

1 hr and 10 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
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