Yummy Summer Desserts

by carrie mah

Who loves food? Who loves making sweets? If you’re looking for some summer goodies, you’ve come to the right place!

All photos are linked to actual recipes you can try for yourself!

If you don’t see your favorite recipes or want to share some brag-worthy recipes, comment below with pictures/recipes/links of your delicacies!


Cookies are always in season! A few recipes you might want to try:

Strawberry and white chocolate cake mix cookies

Strawberry White Cookies

My sister brought these cookies from Japan and I fell in love with it. Ever since, I’ve tried to find strawberry cake mix but had no luck. Recently, I found a box of strawberry cake mix at Safeway. I have yet to try these, but am super excited!

Cinnamon chocolate chip cookies

Choco Chip

If you love the classic chocolate chip recipes, add a cinnamon twist to them and your tummy will love it.

Cherry pop-tart

Cherry Vanilla Poptar

Pop-tarts are delicious… enough said.


If you ever make cupcakes, remember the right way to eat it (cut the bottom and place it on top, eating it like a sandwich).

lemon limoncello cupcakes

Limoncello Cupcakes

Nothing says summer like lemons! Or anything citrus-y, really! These cupcakes are adorable and look delicious! Let me know how they taste if you try making them.

Coconut cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

Mike and I looooooooove coconut. For a tasty twist, toast the shredded coconut by cooking in a large skillet over medium heat. To sweeten unsweetened flakes, add 1 tablespoon of confectioner’s sugar to every 1 pound of unsweetened coconut flakes in a plastic bag, and then shake before toasting!

Creamsicle cupcakes


Who doesn’t love the taste of orange creamsicles? Try this recipe and the flavors will remind you of how awesome kid treats are!


Mmm, brownies.

Moxies white chocolate brownie


When I first tried these at Moxies, I thought they were the best brownies I’ve ever had. For those who have a huge sweet tooth, try this copycat recipe out for yourselves!

cheesecake  brownies

Cheesecake Brownies

I fell in love with these when my sister made them. Although it’s a simple recipe, you’ll always come out with a unique batch.

red velvet brownies

Red Velvet

Red velvet and cheesecake are a killer combo! Other ways to make these are similar to the cheesecake brownie recipe – swirl the brownie and ice cream cheese layers together, serve and enjoy!

Cakes and Pies

There’s nothing like sitting on your porch and eating a slice (or two) of cake or pie. And if you have a lot of cream cheese, cheesecakes are a great way to get rid of them!

No-bake strawberry cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

It was really hard to find this recipe, but it is worth the time and effort to make it. You’ve got a bit of chocolate in the crust, and lots of strawberry goodness on top.

Carrot cake

Carrot Cake

The awesome thing about all recipes is the helpful reviews – users suggest alterations to the recipe to suit different taste buds. I haven’t tried making carrot cake yet, but it’s a great way to stay semi-healthy while indulging in something sweet.

chocolate peanut butter pie

Choco Peanutbutter Pie

Fair warning that this is a very rich pie. A great recipe Mike showed me, a fellow peanut-butter lover (PB lovers unite?).

 Cold Treats

It wouldn’t be a summer dessert list without cold treats. Some of these are time consuming to make, but a lot of these are super easy and just takes a blender to mix things up.


Pistachio Ice Cream

There are so many ice cream recipes to share, but pistachio provides a rich and delicious flavor.

fresh fruit and yogurt ice pops

Fresh Fruit Pop

Got lots of fresh fruit and yogurt? Don’t want to work too hard to use it up? Add a bit of lemon juice and get ready to enjoy your dessert…(semi-)healthily.

chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches

Choco Cookie Icecream Sandwich

This recipe is mainly for the chocolate cookie; just scoop out your favorite ice cream and enjoy your sandwich!


Super easy and delicious recipes to try out.

fresh mango pudding

Mango Pudding

One of my favorite desserts growing up was mango pudding. It’s sweet, addictive, and fun to make!

dark chocolate and avocado pudding


This recipe reminds me of my Canadian heritage – maple syrup. It’s a great way to add flavor to the pudding.

english sticky toffee pudding

Sticky Toffee

These things are so delicious. Try it, try it now.

Other Treats

flavored popcorn


If you’re smart like me and bought a whole box of microwavable popcorn from Costco, but don’t know what to do with all of it…try flavoring it in different ways! 

I wanted something semi-sweet, so I mixed a cup of white sugar, a dash of cayenne pepper, some pepper, and some salt into a bag. I sprinkled most of the bag on freshly popped popcorn, and omnom’d my way through work.


Add some twist to your campfire adventures, and try these unique flavor combinations for a great s’mores experience!

fresh southern peach cobbler

Peach Cobbler

Nothing like summer without peaches. Serve with vanilla ice cream and let the cobbler melt in your mouth.

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