Top lime cake, bottom left pie with star crust, right lemon cake.

20 Best Summer Desserts to Ever Exist

Every day, you will feel like you’re on vacation when eating these spectacular summer desserts.

Whether you need a crowd-pleasing dessert to bring to a cookout or a refreshing poolside treat, this collection of summer dessert recipes has something for everyone.

Key Lime Poke Cake

Key lime poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Zen and Honey

Nothing says summer more than a mouthwatering key lime dessert. The fresh homemade lime curd filling is divine.

Get the Recipe: Key Lime Poke Cake

Oreo Ice Cream

Oreo Ice Cream in a pan with an ice cream scoop.
Photo Credit: Vintage Kitchen Notes

If one of your favorite ice cream flavors is cookies and cream, you must try this homemade no-churn recipe with plenty of large Oreo pieces.

Get the Recipe: Oreo Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

Chocolate chip cookie icebox cake on a white plate and. in a baking dish.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

Layers of Chips Ahoy cookies soak up the whipped cream mixture, which tastes exactly like dipping cookies in milk.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Mini cheesecakes with fruit and flowers garnish on top on a light background.
Photo Credit: The Heirloom Pantry

These delightful mini cheesecakes have a buttery homemade graham cracker crust and vanilla cream cheese filling.

Lemon zest is an optional ingredient and perfect if you want to add some bright flavor.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Berry Slab Pie

Berry slab pie on a baking sheet.
Photo Credit: Two Kids and a Coupon

Made with fresh blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, this pie is the best summertime dessert.

Once berry season rolls around, you’ll want to make this recipe all the time.

Get the Recipe: Berry Slab Pie

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake topped with whipped cream and slice on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

Skip the oven and make this delicious no-bake Oreo cheesecake, you won’t be disappointed.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Lemon Icebox Cake

Lemon icebox cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Chew Out Loud

With a creamy lemon filling and tangy lemon curd, this icebox cake tastes like pure sunshine.  It’s the perfect balance of bright and sweet flavors and is a refreshing treat.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Icebox Cake

Copycat Crumbl Key Lime Pie Cookies

Key Lime Pie Cookies on a baking rack.
Photo Credit: Fun Cookie Recipes

This Crumbl cookie copycat consists of graham cracker cookie crusts filled with cream cheese and key lime frosting.

Get the Recipe: Copycat Crumbl Key Lime Pie Cookies

Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches with ice cream and berries on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

These peaches get perfectly caramelized on the grill and are finished off with some honey and cinnamon.

They make an amazing dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Peaches

Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes with yellow frosting on a white backround.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

These cupcakes are filled with fresh lemon curd and topped with dreamy lemon buttercream frosting.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes

Pineapple Poke Cake

Pineapple poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

Made with pineapple chunks and toasted coconut, this heavenly summer dessert will be your new favorite.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Poke Cake

Strawberry Basil Galette

Strawberry galette on a white background.
Photo Credit: Barley & Sage

This galette has a homemade flaky pie crust filled with a fresh strawberry filling. The basil perfectly complements the strawberry flavor, but since it’s added at the end, you can always leave it out if you want.

Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate summer treat.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Basil Galette

Pistachio Icebox Cake

Pistacio icebox cake in a dish.
Photo Credit: Crayons and Cravings

One recipe reviewer said, “Made this yesterday for a gathering last evening. It was a huge hit with nothing left. Wouldn’t change a thing about this recipe.”

Get the Recipe: Pistachio Icebox Cake

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

This creative dessert consists of fresh strawberries packed with a cheesecake-like filling and sprinkled with crushed graham crackers.

Get the Recipe: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Pink Lemonade Cake

Pink lemonade cake on a white doily.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

This cake tastes just like a glass of refreshing pink lemonade. The straw and lemon slice garnishes are a cute touch.

Get the Recipe: Pink Lemonade Cake

Crumbl Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie

t Crumbl Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies topped with raspberry drizzle.
Photo Credit: Practically Homemade

Thanks to the graham cracker bits in the cookie base, you’ll get raspberry cheesecake flavor in every bite.

Get the Recipe: Crumbl Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie

American Flag Pie

Pie shaped like an American flag.
Photo Credit: Delicious Table

This strawberry and blueberry flag pie will be a major hit at any cookout. It can serve up to 20 people, so it’s great for feeding a big group.

Get the Recipe: American Flag Pie

Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting on a cake stand and white plate.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

This angelic-looking cake features layers of moist coconut cake and a heavenly creamy cheese frosting mixed with shredded coconut.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Cake

Copycat Wendy’s Chocolate Frosty

Chocolate frosty in a cup with blue straw.
Photo Credit: Wondermom Wannabe

Enjoy a Wendy’s frosty anytime with this copycat recipe that tastes even better than the real thing.

Get the Recipe: Copycat Wendy’s Chocolate Frosty

Cherry Limeade Poke Cake

Cherry Limeade Poke Cake with a cherry on top.
Photo Credit: In the Kids’ Kitchen

Sweet and sour, this refreshing cherry limeade poke cake will cool you off even in the hottest summer weather.

Get the Recipe: Cherry Limeade Poke Cake

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