With summer fruits at their sweetest, it doesn’t take much time or effort to pull off a beautiful, delicious dessert. End your next meal with one of these easy recipes — little or no cooking required.
This show-stopping dessert is deceptively simple to make, thanks to store-bought puff pastry. Just bake it, cut into layers, and fill with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
|Frozen Banana Treat
Here’s a frosty dessert you can make in your blender — no ice cream maker required! Customize it with your own favorite toppings, like chocolate sauce, toasted nuts and fresh fruit.
|Chewy Fruit & Nut Bars
These no-bake bars are perfect for on-the-go snacks, and they’re filled with nutritious ingredients. Use this recipe as a template for variations using any of your favorite dried fruits and nuts.
|Grilled Peaches with Cardamom Cream
Stone fruit seared on a hot grill and topped with billowy whipped cream is one of the best ways to end a summer meal — and one of the easiest endings to make, too. If you don’t want to fire up the grill, roast peaches in the oven instead.
Recreate one of summer’s best flavor combos — graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows — with this over-the-top sundae. Let it be inspiration for a build-your-own sundae bar!
|Goat Cheese and Strawberries with Mint-Balsamic Glaze
Whipping some cream and sugar into tangy goat cheese lightens it for this simple dessert, starring fresh strawberries and mint and a rich balsamic syrup.
With just four ingredients, this sherbet is a breeze to prepare. Puree and strain the fruit, mix in the other ingredients, and freeze in an ice cream maker. Voila!
|Warm Plums with Honey and Greek Yogurt
When plums reach their peak in summer, try this easy (and healthy) dessert. Roasting the plums softens them and intensifies their sweetness, so they pair deliciously with the tart yogurt.
|Wine-Spiked Berries with Ricotta
Berries are elevated to a heady level in this elegant, and adult-only, dessert that is light and healthy with a touch of richness from the red wine syrup.