22 Summer Desserts That Make The Season Even Sweeter

Sweet, sweet summer.

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S'mores, fruity pies, fair favorites (like funnel cakes!) — summer is full of great desserts to enjoy. From light and refreshing to totally decadent, we've got a dessert for every big event from Memorial Day to LDW. Now, all you need is a drink in hand — oh wait, we've got those too.

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Parker Feierbach
Homemade Strawberry Cake

One bite of this fresh berry-infused treat (from the cake to the cream cheese frosting!), and you'll realize this is the best thing you can do with strawberries.

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Marble Cake Stand, $25, amazon.com

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Mike Garten
Cocoa-Nutty Lime Tart

With a gluten-free crust and a no-bake filling, this citrusy tart is the go-to when it's too hot to turn on the oven.

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Set of Pyrex Bowls, $13, amazon.com

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Brian Woodcock
Blackberry Lime Cream Puffs

These little pop 'ems, dusted in confectioner's sugar, are the perfect balance between tart and sweet.

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KitchenAid Hand Mixer, $56, amazon.com

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Delish Editors
Easy Lemon Bars

Pucker up — these babies are sweet.

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Triple Citrus Bundt
Mike Garten
Triple Citrus Bundt

Lemon, lime, and orange combine in this next-level, sweet-tart cake.

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Erika LaPresto
Mini Key Lime Pies with Coconut Macaroon Crust

These sweet little key lime bites are essentially piña coladas in dessert form.

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Brian Woodcock
No-Bake Cheesecake with Berry Toppings

A no-bake cheesecake that's so beautiful, it doubles as a centerpiece.

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Mike Garten
Shortcut Funnel Cakes

These simple funnel cakes bring back all the boardwalk memories.

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Con Poulos
Semifreddo with Honeyed Peaches

Whip up this frozen crème fraîche and pistachio dessert for your next summer date night.

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Brian Woodcock
Strawberry Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

If you love strawberry rhubarb pie, you'll die over these dessert bars.

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Con Poulos
S'more Cupcakes

It's worth broiling the top, for that true campfire-classic flavor.

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Brian Woodcock
Strawberry Slab Pie

These pie crust flower cutouts beat a traditional lattice top any day.

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Spicy Southern Kitchen
Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

Scoop of vanilla ice cream optional, but highly encouraged.

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What's Gaby Cooking
Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

The fruit cancels out the ice cream, right?

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Cooking Classy
Lemon Sheet Cake

This sheet cake has all the flavor of a layer cake, but half the work.

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Ciao Florentina
Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Berries and Mascarpone Curd

It's almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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Recipe Runner
Raspberry Cheesecake Yogurt Pops

These cheesecake yogurt pops, complete with an almond meal "crust," are a refreshing post-beach treat.

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Camille Styles
Raspberry Chia Seed Superfood Parfait

It's so healthy, you could eat it for breakfast! And you totally should.

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Sugar Et Al
Meringue Rose Cookies With Lavender Cream Cheese Filling

These delicate cookies may be the best use for lavender yet.

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The Kitchen McCabe
Strawberry Hibiscus Rose Ice Cream

Rose and hibiscus turn strawberry ice cream into a unique and unforgettable dessert experience.

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Mitzy at Home
Orange-Infused Sweet Ricotta Peach Cookies

Though they look like peaches, these ricotta-filled bites taste like little oranges.

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Watermelon Coconut Milkshakes

Perfect for your dairy-free diet.

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