Craving a sweet treat on those sweltering summer afternoons? These quick and easy dessert recipes require just 5 ingredients or less (excluding salt, pepper, and cooking spray) and are sure to hit the spot.
Ultimate Vanilla Pound Cake
Yes, it's true - you really DO just need 5 ingredients (plus salt) for this classic vanilla pound cake. Plus, every ingredient
is a common pantry staple, making pound cake the perfect go-to recipe when you need a last-minute dessert. You'll need about
an hour and 15 minutes for the cake to bake, but you'll likely save a trip to the grocery.
Grilled fruit is one of the best sweet treats of summer. This recipe works with any stone-fruit, but give nectarines a shot
before you branch out. Simply brush nectarine havles with honey and grill until slightly softened, then serve with vanilla
Unflavored gelatin, heavy cream, frozen raspberries, sugar, and fresh lemon juice are all you need for this delicious creamy
mousse. Don't like raspberries? Simply substitute your favorite berry instead.
These bite-sized, chocolate-covered ice cream balls are a sweet ending to summer cookouts. Plus, this recipe works with any
flavor ice cream, so feel free to experiment with different kinds for your favorite flavor combination.
For these easy crepes, fill egg roll wrappers with Nutella, sprinkle with sugar, and lightly toast in a buttered skillet.
Briefly cook the strawberries in sugar until softened, then spoon on to the crepes for a super quick dessert.
Turn fresh, sweet chunks of summmer watermelon into this refreshing slushy by freezing, then blending with a homemade simple
syrup and fresh lime juice. Kids and adults alike will love this chilly treat!
Break out that ice cream maker for this sweet blueberry sorbet. It's a wonderful way to use up freshly picked berries, although
you can use frozen berries in the off season. Dried culinary lavender really makes the flavors pop; you can find it online
and in health and gourmet food stores.
Fresh fruit purées are what take these homemade fruitsicles from ordinary to extraordinary. You'll need to allow plenty of
time for each layer to freeze before adding the next, but trust us - it's worth the wait.
What's more fun than fondue - gathering around a pot of melted chocolate to dip fruit and pound cake slices into the ooey-gooey
goodness? This fondue recipe adds a little tropical flair with coconut cream and coconut extract, making it the perfect choice
for easy summer entertaining.
This super easy, single-serving banana pudding recipe satisfies your sweet tooth in a hurry! Simply layer slices of ripe banana
with thawed nondairy whipped topping, prepared vanilla pudding, and vanilla wafers.