How To Prepare Summer Desserts Recipes Easy

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Summer is a time for sunshine, relaxation, and of course, delicious desserts! Who doesn’t love a refreshing treat after a hot day? This collection features a variety of easy-to-make summer desserts that are perfect for any occasion, from backyard barbecues to poolside gatherings.

1. No-Churn Mango Ice Cream

Easy Summer Desserts: Strawberry Shortcake
Easy Summer Desserts: Strawberry Shortcake

This delightful ice cream is bursting with fresh mango flavor and requires no churning! It’s a perfect recipe for those who want a quick and easy dessert.

# Ingredients:

2 ripe mangoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (optional)

  • # Directions:

    1. In a blender or food processor, puree the mangoes until smooth.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, and lime juice (if using).
    3. Fold in the pureed mangoes until just combined.
    4. Pour the mixture into a loaf pan or other freezer-safe container.
    5. Freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight, until solid.
    6. Let soften slightly at room temperature before scooping and serving.

    2. Classic Strawberry Shortcake

    This timeless dessert is a crowd-pleaser. Homemade biscuits are layered with fresh strawberries and whipped cream for a light and refreshing treat.

    # Ingredients:

    For the Biscuits:

    2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

  • For the Filling:

    2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • For the Whipped Cream:

    1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • # Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    For the Biscuits:

    2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    3. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter or your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    4. Gradually stir in the buttermilk until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
    5. Drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space for spreading.
    6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

    For the Filling:

    7. In a medium bowl, combine sliced strawberries and sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes to allow the juices to release.

    For the Whipped Cream:

    8. In a chilled bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.

    To Assemble:

    9. Once the biscuits are cool, split them open.
    10. Layer the bottom half of the biscuit with sliced strawberries, then top with whipped cream.
    11. Place the top half of the biscuit on top and enjoy!

    3. Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

    These gooey and delicious cookie bars are perfect for sharing with a crowd. They’re simple to make and require minimal ingredients.

    # Ingredients:

    1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • # Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

    3. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

    4. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until combined.

    5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

    6. Fold in the chocolate chips.

    7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly.

    8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.

    9. Let cool completely before cutting into bars and serving.

    Nutrition Facts:

    Please note that the following is an estimate and can vary depending on the specific ingredients you use. It’s always best to consult a nutrition label for the most accurate information.