Favorite party cake recipes, refreshing icebox desserts, and delicious flavors of ice cream. Make one of these beautiful summer treats for your next showstopper dessert.
Find the perfect ending to a meal with these fun dessert recipes. These insanely easy summer desserts for a crowd range from delicious to impressive–and I'm happy with that!
1. Pink Pretzel Party Cake
Spruce up any layer cake with chocolate covered pretzel rods. Easy to make with candy melts, in any color you'd like.
2. Fruit and Cream Icebox Cake with Mango and Raspberries
A no-bake summer dessert that's impressive. Yes, please! Just layer and freeze to perfection.
3. Fresh Melon Cake
A super creative no-bake summer dessert for a crowd checks all the boxes. Good for special diets, no need to turn the oven on, looks amazing, and is made with everyone's favorite healthy summer food: fruit!
4. The Best Vanilla Ice Cream
A summer treat classic. Churn your own delicious ice cream for a fun crowd activity. This one is eggless, with rich, creamy vanilla flavor.
5. Ice Cream Profiteroles
A make-ahead summer treat that can feed a crowd. Cream puffs get filled with ice cream. Top them with hot fudge or caramel.
6. Make-Your-Own-Flavor Ice Cream
The sky is the limit for creativity with these ice cream flavor recipes. Make your own ice cream or get store-bought and spruce it up!
7. Pink Lemonade Cake
A refreshing summer glass of pink lemonade turns into a scrumptious cake for a crowd.
8. Summer Melon Dessert with Coconut Sauce
A healthy summer fruit dessert gets a special touch with creamy coconut sauce. Great for your gluten-free friends.
9. No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie
Dreamy, impressive and crowd-pleasing. A no-bake pie with the fresh taste of lemonade.
10. Coconut Key Lime Bars
The Florida Keys brought us Key Lime Pie, and I bring you an easy way to feed it to the masses. Bake a dish of delicious summer flavor.
11. Blow Your Mind Coconut Mango Pie
Award-winning pie that is perfect for a summer dessert. The taste of mango and coconut are like a tropical vacation in your mouth.
12. No-Bake Cheesecake Tart
Top this cheesecake with your favorite summer berries and you have the perfect dessert for parties.
13. Easy Cheesecake in a Jar
Make everyone feel special by serving them each their own hand-held dessert. You can make these desserts in a jar ahead of time too. It's a summer party dessert that allows you to be enjoying the outdoors away from the kitchen.
14. Addictive Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
This is heaven. This ice cream in heavenly. This is a heavenly dessert that is surprisingly easy to make. You will love me for this.
15. Party Rainbow Cake
Knock the socks off your guests by making this rainbow celebration cake. This is the kind of summer desserts for a crowd.
Need even more summer party desserts? Check out some from around the web.
45 Summer Dessert Recipes for a Crowd
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Compiled for Tara Teaspoon by Beth Buschman-Kelly. Updated May 2023.
Gloria | Homemade & Yummy says
WOW...stunning is right. I don't know which one I want to try first. They all look so good. Any certainly would be a hit at bbq parties this summer.
Paula Montenegro says
The cheesecake tart and those awesome melons and watermelon cakes are going straight into my Pinterest make-now board! Thanks for great dessert ideas!
These desserts are absolutely beautiful! My daughter loves rainbows, I am saving this Party Rainbow Cake for her next birthday I'm sure she would absolutely love it!!
So many of these desserts look amazing. I love that they are all in one place and easy to find! So perfect!
Veronika's Kitchen says
Love all of these dessert ideas, but especially coconut key lime bars! Will save and make it next week!)
Nicoletta Sugarlovespices says
Thse desserts are sooo pretty and unique! Love them all, I'm intrigued by the melon dessert with coconut sauce. Sounds healthy, delicious and perfect for a hot summer day.
Whooooooaaa! I'm majorly impressed right now. The extent of my summer dessert making is grilled peaches on ice cream. I'm dying to try some of these out for our housewarming party next month!
Well grilled peaches are delicious too!
All of these desserts look so stunning! I specifically have my eyes set on that coconut mango pie, it sounds so unique.
Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life says
What a fun line up of summer desserts! They're all stunning but I particularly like the basic ice cream recipe that you can flavor however you want. Talk about endless possibilities!!
Stunning collection of summer desserts. That coconut mango pie caught my attention instantly. I can't wait to try some of these recipes soon/
I love that there are so many delicious recipes here all in one place! I can't wait to make the easy cheesecake in a jar! That's my favorite type of quick, summer dessert.
Oh my goodness - where to begin! What beautiful desserts!