15 Sweet Summer Treats Perfect For Hot Summer Days

In our humble opinion, summer is the best season ever. But it's not just the sunshine and warm weather that we love this time of year so much – no, the real reason we stan it so much is actually the food! Take watermelon, for example, and don't even get us started on all those delicious summery desserts. We've managed to compile 15 essential recipes for the perfect summer that won't just help you beat the heat, they're also a real treat for the taste buds!

1.–4. Delicious Watermelon Treats

Watermelon is sweet and fruity, and tastes especially refreshing in the summer. But a plain ol' slice of watermelon, while certainly a classic, can get a little boring, right? Here are 4 tips, tricks, and recipes to help you enjoy this delicious fruit in a whole new way! Get the recipes for the 4 Watermelon Treats.

Delicious Watermelon Treats

5. Ice Cream Waffle Cake

Maybe as a kid you were lucky enough to get waffles and ice cream on special occasions such as your birthday, but those periods in between treats were pure agony. But while waffles à la mode were good and all back then, it's time to enjoy the grownup version of the perfect mix between breakfast and dinner! Get the recipe for the Ice Cream Waffle Cake.

Ice Cream Waffle Cake

6. Triple Melon Cake

No-bake cakes are hard to come by, and gluten-free ones are even rarer. This melon extravaganza manages to fit both categories, makes for a fresh summer treat, and is probably the lightest cake in the world. If you have a sweet tooth but are still trying to prep your beach bod, now you can have your cake and eat it too! Get the recipe for the Triple Melon Cake.

Triple Melon Cake

7. Fruity Mexican Paletas

While cold snacks are perfect for summer, we say frozen treats should never be tied to the seasons! In fact, we believe they should be enjoyed all year round, and if you want to try something other than the classic strawberry, chocolate, or vanilla ice cream and even make it yourself, be sure to try these delicious fruit bombs! Get the recipes for the Fruity Mexican Paletas.

Fruity Mexican Paletas

8. Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Summer is not only the perfect time for hearty BBQs, but also for sweet, cold food. And best of all, you can enjoy summer favorites all season long and even after the warmer months turn to fall. After all, there's never a wrong time to eat fresh fruit, creamy cake, and velvety ice cream, and so much the better when all three are combined into one luscious treat! Get the recipe for the Strawberry Ice Cream Cake.

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

9. Sparkling Strawberry Melon Slushie 

If you want to make the most of your summer vacation, this indulgent slushie is just the thing for staying refreshed. And there's more than enough for two, so you won't be short on company when keeping cool. After all, this is the ultimate way to keep your cool! Get the recipe for the Sparkling Strawberry Melon Slushie.

Strawberry Melon Wine Slushie

10. Watermelon Soft Serve

There's no better way to beat the summer heat than a delicious, ice-cold watermelon. However, as hard as it may be to believe, you can actually up the ante – all it takes is this watermelon filled with soft, creamy, homemade watermelon-flavored ice cream. It's so easy to make and the recipe couldn't be simpler! Get the recipe for the Watermelon Soft Serve.

Watermelon Soft Serve

11. Summer Sangria Bowl

Do you love ice cold summer drinks that not only taste great, but look great too? Then look no further, because you're about to get everything you've ever wanted from a fruity and summery wine punch – bottoms up! Get the recipe for the Summer Sangria Bowl.

Ice Bowl Sangria

12. Coconut Lime Ice Cream Bars

With the right ingredients, you can create homemade delicious treats that look and taste better than anything you can find at the store, which will also save you money in the process. Try making your very own lime & coconut chocolate ice cream bars with a professional finish and you'll see that these perfect popsicles really do taste as good as they look! Get the recipe for the Coconut Lime Ice Cream Bars.

Lime Coconut Ice Cream

13.–15. Easy Strawberry Treats

From strawberry shortcake to strawberry pie to strawberry cobbler, there's no shortage of strawberry desserts out there when you're in the mood for something sweet. But some of these dishes can be a bit complicated or just too time-consuming to make when you want a strawberry treat and you need it fast. Get your fix with these fast & easy recipes that will have you smacking your lips in no time! Get the recipe for the Easy Strawberry Treats.

Easy Strawberry Treats

These recipes feature some of the tastiest fruits the season has to offer, like watermelon, strawberry, and coconut. And we'd be remiss if we didn't include ice cream, everyone's favorite treat to beat the heat. Out of these 15 summery desserts, there isn't a single one that's not delicious. So why not try and make each one throughout the course of the next couple months? You won't regret it!


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