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Hosting a summer birthday party or neighborhood barbecue? You probably have everything you need for the main course. Burgers and hot dogs – check! But what about desserts? A few irresistible desserts that showcase the delicious tastes of summer will make your summertime bash complete. They’ll also ensure that your party ends on a high note. So how do you make a summer dessert that’s fit for a crowd?
How to Make Summer Desserts for a Crowd
Summer weather means it’s too hot to turn on the oven for hours at a time or slave over a hot stove making intricate desserts. This time of year requires quick and easy desserts that are a breeze to prepare and cook in thirty minutes or less. You also want to showcase some of the delicious fresh fruits of the season. Think blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, mango, and kiwi. These fruits are abundant during the summer and make for a tasty treat.
Luckily, you can find a ton of recipes online that are quick and easy and feature these and other summer fruit favorites. To feed a crowd, you can always make double batches of cookies or pies. You can also look for cakes made in large casserole dishes as opposed to regular-sized fare. Finally, think about making a few different dessert options. Not only will this give your guests a good variety to choose from, it also ensures you have enough to feed all of your guests.
Top 10 Easy Summer Desserts for a Crowd
To help you save some time searching for the best summer desserts, we’ve gathered up ten delicious, quick, and easy options your guests are sure enjoy:
Instead of rushing around gathering ingredients and putting them all together, make your life a whole lot easier by ordering our delicious Summer Fruits Platter. It includes all of your favorite summer fruits, including kiwi, mango, pineapple, and blueberries.
Another done-for-you option is this beautiful bouquet of summer fruits. It’s packed with fresh strawberries, honeydew, cantaloupe and sunshine-shaped pineapple for a fun and delicious summer-themed treat.
Rich and tempting, this cake requires only four simple ingredients – vanilla cake mix, strawberry pie filling, whipped cream cheese, and butter. Layer all of the ingredients in a casserole dish, bake for 30 minutes, and you’re done!
You only need three ingredients for this easier-than-pie recipe. Just combine angel food cake mix and crushed pineapple with juice, bake, and top with cool whip. Delish!
Popsicles are a summertime essential and oh so fun to eat. This recipe combines Greek yogurt, orange juice, and your favorite frozen fruit. Just blend in a blender, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze for a frosty treat your guests will adore.
Crispy, gooey marshmallow-y, and chocolate-y, these cookies are the perfect way for your guests to get their s’mores fix without a campfire. They’re also easy to make in large batches and bake in just ten minutes.
What’s more quintessentially summer than key lime pie? This recipe proves that key lime doesn’t have to be a pie – in fact, it’s a whole lot tastier as a cake! It’s tender with a tangy fresh flavor your guests are sure to rave about.
Requiring just five simple ingredients, these lemon bars are bound to be a hit with your guests. They have a buttery shortbread crust, a tangy lemon curd filling, and taste just like they came from a bakery – all coming together in less than an hour.
Who wants to spend a gorgeous summer day making pie crust? This delicious raspberry crisp provides a scrumptious alternative. You get to indulge in some tangy, sweet raspberry filling with a crispy, crumble topping without out all the work.
This recipe requires absolutely no baking and comes together in just minutes. It’s rich and creamy with a slight hint of tartness. Plus, it’s topped with blueberry pie filling for a perfect balance of flavors.
If you’re looking to feed a crowd, these summer desserts are sure to impress. Don’t be surprised if your friends and family members ask you to make them time and time again.