Skip the Ice Cream With These Cool Summer Desserts!

Skip the Ice Cream With These Cool Summer Desserts!

When summer comes to mind, ice cream is usually the dessert that it’s matched up with. It makes sense. Ice cream is cold, smooth and satisfying. But it’s so obvious! Why not mix up the dessert table at your next summer party with sherbet? Maybe the kids want some fun ice pops. The point is that ice cream doesn’t have to be the only cold and sweet summer snack. There are so many others that Recipe4Living has found!


Quick and Easy Orange Sherbet
- A refreshing dessert that you'll want to make again and again. You'll never buy orange sherbet again!

Peach Sherbet - This is a yummy sherbet. Perfect in the summer.

Grape Sherbet - This is a favorite with kids and adults.

Pink Confetti Sherbet - This fruity dessert is refreshingly sweet and satisfying with citrus juice from oranges and lemons and bits of maraschino cherries for that fun "confetti" look. 

Icy Desserts

Lemon Ice - This icy treat is perfect for barbecues or on a hot summer day after you have been to the pool all day.

Pina Colada Ice Pops - For ice pops without alcohol, use pineapple juice instead of rum.

Fruit Ice - Perfect for the kids in your family and adults will love it too.

Homemade Ice Pops - Make with your kid's favorite fruit flavor for a definite hit on hot summer afternoons.


Summertime Delight Watermelon Sorbet
- This delicious frozen treat is the perfect dessert for a warm summer evening. It is cool and refreshing and has just the right amount of sweetness to make it very satisfying. Since you do not need an ice cream maker for this recipe, you can whip up a batch very quickly any time and it's a great way to use up leftover watermelon.

Mango Sorbet
- If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour mixture into a 12 x 12-inch cake pan. Put in freezer. Stir every 15 minutes until slushy. Transfer to a plastic container and freeze for at least 6 hours.

Cantaloupe Cilantro Sorbet - A different twist on a cool summer treat combining the sweetness of melon with the crisp flavor of cilantro.

Raspberry Sorbet - Fresh strawberries and raspberry gelatin combine for a chilly sorbet.


Greek Yogurt Dessert with Honey and Strawberries
- Simply, healthy and totally delicious! Try it with any fresh fruit you have on hand. It's a great low-fat substitute for ice cream!

Yogurt Pie - A BEARy delicious way to eat yogurt even if you don't like yogurt. Quick and easy to make. Wonderful for all occasions. Not to expensive.

Make Your Own Yogurt Ambrosia
- This is a fun way to let people create their own dessert/snack!

Chocolate-Black Cherry Frozen Yogurt - Do you want to serve a dessert but not a heavy one? Try serving home made black cherry flavored yogurt with a rich chocolate swirl.

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