Easy and refreshing, these 7 desserts are the perfect sweets for every summer cookout! From no bake trifles, to layered strawberry jello salad, ice cream confections and creamsicle poke cakes, these simple cookout desserts are just what summer parties are all about.
Every good cookout deserves to be capped off with the perfect summer dessert! Something cool, refreshing, easy to make and even easier to eat when it’s hot outside. Something that goes with a juicy hamburger or other favorites fresh from the grill. Something that just says summer!
That’s what this week’s Saturday Seven is all about. Classic numbers like Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert and Pecan Stuffed Grilled Peaches never disappoint! But tack on dreamy citrus refreshers like Coconut Pineapple Trifle and Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake and you’ve got simple desserts that check all the boxes for a good backyard BBQ and then some.
Perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and every weekend in between, your complete summer dessert list is right here!
7 BEST Summer Desserts To Bring To A Cookout
Loaded with salted peanuts and layer of vanilla ice cream on an easy homemade Oreo crust and topped with the best fudgey chocolate topping you’ve ever tasted, this homemade, family-sized take on Dairy Queen’s Buster Bar is one of those summer treats that is an absolute MUST-HAVE at every summer event!
What could be better than scooping up a delicious ray of sunshine? That’s just what you get when serve this dreamy Coconut Pineapple Trifle with it’s cool layers of crushed pineapple, tender yellow pineapple cake, rich cream cheese pudding filling, all piled high with whipped topping and toasted coconut. Get ready for a refreshing taste of paradise!
This recipes captures all of the wonderment of summer in one gorgeously golden, juicy, melty, ridiculously good grilled peach. Grilled just right to bring out the natural sweetness, then stuffed with a toasted pecan crumble, topped with vanilla ice cream, and drizzled with honey… You’re welcome, summer.
Summer is all about enjoying time with family and friends. And while you still want those moments to be punctuated with all the special foods and drinks that draw people together, there is not a one of us who wants to spend their time in a hot kitchen putting that together. That’s why simple no-bake desserts like this Mason Jar Blueberry Lemon Lush are not just nice to be able to whip up, they are foundational elements of any Southerner’s summer cookout survival kit!
Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is a light & refreshing citrus dream! An easy sheet cake recipe made using a boxed cake mix and a few extra special ingredients just sings with sunshine-y orange flavor from orange soda, orange jello and and delightfully fluffy orange whipped topping!
Layered Strawberry Jello Salad with its dreamy sour cream layer surrounded by crushed pineapple, bananas, pecans and, of course, loads of strawberries is a classic when it comes to cookouts, family get togethers and summer time. Always cool, light and not overly sweet, it's just pure refreshing goodness!
No ice cream maker? Or maybe you just don't want to fool with the ice and the salt and the stuff. No problem! This easy recipe for homemade No Churn Lemon Ice Cream with a rich blueberry swirl comes together in a snap with condensed milk, whipping cream, instant pudding mix, lemon zest and blueberries. These cool flavors are what summer desserts are all about!
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