It’s the middle of summer, and we’re hitting those triple digit temperature numbers! You are probably craving something sweet, juicy, or cold – and if you’re like me, summer is my favorite time to be creative and try something new! What better way to practice those creative skills in the heat of summer than by trying a new recipe? Whether you’re in the mood for something creamy and cold, fruity and juicy, or sweet and refreshing, we’ve got some great recipes to try this summer!
Lemon Icebox Pie
This is actually my great-grandmother’s recipe! I remember being so excited for her famous lemon icebox pies as a kid. Who knew they were so easy?? All you need is:
- 6 ounces of frozen lemonade (let it thaw for a few minutes)
- 8 ounce container of cool whip
- Can of sweetened condensed milk
- Graham cracker crust
Whip the first 3 ingredients together, pour it in the crust, and let it freeze for a couple hours. It’s the best remedy to those hot summer days!
Dairy Queen copycat orange julius
Those delicious Orange Julius treats from Dairy Queen are famous for a reason! You can make one from the convenience of your own home with just 7 easy ingredients. Check it out at Simplee Thrifty and try it today!
Watermelon ice cream
What screams “summer” more than these words? Watermelon is one of the most refreshing things to eat on a hot summer day – mix that with ice cream and I’m sold! Try this delicious, fruity, and healthy recipe from Easy Peasy Creative Ideas.
Healthy fruit salsa
I don’t know about you, but “fruit” and “salsa” would not be something I would put together…until now! This healthy fruit salsa recipe from What Molly Made is a fruity dessert that is good for you and satisfies that sweet tooth at the same time. It also includes a recipe for cinnamon sugar pita chips, the perfect crunchy chip to dip into the fruit salsa!
Strawberries and cream magic bars
Get your baker’s hat on for this awesome recipe! It has strawberries, cream cheese whipped cream, and a cookie crust – sounds pretty magical to me! Check it out at Tidy Mom and make some for your next get-together.
There aren’t many things more American or traditional than peach cobbler on a summer’s day. This recipe from Pinch of Yum is so low maintenance and delicious, you won’t believe it takes only 15 minutes of prep time!
Frozen oreo pudding cake
Were you wondering when I’d get to some chocolate recipes? This one is perfect for those chocolate lovers in the summertime! Lil’ Luna has an awesome recipe for this that just makes my mouth water!
No Bake Summer berry Lasagna
Let me tell you, this recipe from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts is the real deal. It’s perfect for the summer and 4th of July with it’s 3 layers: red (graham cracker and strawberry jam), white (cheesecake with strawberries), and blue (blueberry jello salad). Top it off with more fruit and white chocolate, and you have the perfect combination.
S’mores are the perfect summer treat and always make me feel like I’m at a campfire! These s’mores bars bring together everything you love about s’mores, without the need to build a fire. Try it today from The Baking ChocolaTess!
Sheet pan fruit pizza
Here’s another (semi) healthy yet delicious and sweet fruit recipe! Just cut up all the fruits you want, and pile it onto a sugar cookie crust. You could even drizzle some chocolate or caramel on top…the possibilities are endless! Get it from Jamie Cooks It Up.
The next time you have a family event or get-together with friends, whip up one of these amazing treats and enjoy the summer!