Easy Summer Dessert Recipes

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Summer desserts are a fun way to bring smiles to everyone’s face on the shores of beautiful beaches. From sweet strawberries with rocky beaches to rich chocolate brownies, summer desserts are the best comfort food for a hot summer day. It’s also one of the best ways to kill time on a long, lazy summer afternoon. The most popular summer desserts are usually those with a hint of indulgence. For example, chocolate brownies, cheesecakes, sponges, and chocolate bite are great for picnic parties and beach trips alike. These beach-inspired desserts are easy to make and will become a summer must-do.

An Overview

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If you’re planning on making a dessert recipe this summer, the first thing you should consider is what kind of crust you will be working with. A simple crumble cake is a simple and traditional recipe that is both elegant and delicious. Crumble cake is great for summer desserts because it’s both quick to prepare and easy to customize according to your tastes. To make a crumble cake, simply mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and butter or shortening for the crust. Pour batter into a mixing bowl, turn out the toothpick or knife, and gently scrape the mixture into a crumb mixture.

If you would like to try something a little more unique, you can also add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and/or powdered sugar. You can even substitute vanilla for a flavor, if you’re not a fan of the real stuff. Other summer desserts that are simple to prepare include fruit salad, lemon meringue pie, strawberry shortcake, and other dessert recipes with a mild flavor.

Summer Dessert Recipe Facts

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Many summer desserts can be made even easier by substituting some of the ingredients listed above. For instance, instead of using margarine, you could use vegetable shortening or almond or vegetable oil instead. You could use a yogurt and banana ice cream recipe instead of using frozen yogurt. Or, substitute vanilla extract for a powdered sugar recipe. You can also use evaporated cane sugar instead of the usual white sugar. These recipes will still taste yummy but will still have a much lower glycemic index than regular sugar.

There are many summer desserts that you can enjoy regardless of whether you like dark or light flavors. One of the best known in the United States is peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. These are a delicious cookie with an addictive nutty flavor. These summer desserts can be mixed up using fruits such as blueberries and strawberries to add a bright flavor to them. You can also add a hint of vanilla or orange to enhance the nutty flavor.

Perhaps one of the best summer desserts are strawberry pies. Although they may sound like a simple recipe, it is actually very complicated to create. The recipe is usually very sweet and contains both raisins and cranberries. To add more flavor to the filling, you can add chopped pecans and hazelnuts. To disguise the flavor of the berries, you can also use either sugar or cinnamon. The only problem with strawberry pie is that it takes a lot of preparation since it requires baking, cooling and freezing.

Bottom Line

One of the most famous and traditional no-bake cheesecake topped with fruits is the chocolate chip cheesecake. The classic recipe for this dessert contains two cups of milk, one tablespoon of sugar, five whole large egg whites, three tablespoons of unsalted butter, three to four tablespoons of cream cheese, a pinch of salt, and half a teaspoon of vanilla. You can bake this dessert as is or you can add a fudge to the top. The fudge can be achieved by using the food processor or blender, or you can add it at the end when the cake has cooled down. These are just some of the most popular and easy summer desserts that you can enjoy.

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