A Round Up of Delicious Summer Desserts

Words: Devon Bowers

Summer is well and truly upon us! Make these delicious summer desserts to celebrate the sunshine with family and friends.  Impress your loved ones with your skills creating that perfect ice-cream, sorbet or panna cotta. This will become your go-to recipe round-up for sweet summery inspiration.

SUMMER DESSERTS FOR THOSE ICE CREAM LOVERS

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Summer Dessert

SWIRLY TOFFEE AND HAZELNUT ICE CREAM

This toffee-hazelnut heavenly combination is so yum that nobody will believe how quick and easy it is to whip up.

Recipe for Swirly Toffee and Hazelnut Ice Cream

SALTED DARK CHOCOLATE, PRETZEL AND CARAMEL-RIPPLED ICE CREAM

The touch of salt really brings out the chocolate flavour and the oil adds a delicious creaminess to this fuss-free ice cream. Delicious for a summer dessert!

Recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate, Pretzel and Caramel-Rippled Ice Cream

NO CHURN LEMONGOLD™ ICE CREAM

A creamy ice cream that doesn’t require a fancy churner. A whole lot of lemon flavour and so easy to make!

Recipe for No Churn LemonGold™ Ice Cream

MATCHA AND MINT ICE CREAM

Cool and refreshing, matcha green tea makes the perfect addition to creamy homemade ice cream.

Recipe for Matcha and Mint Ice Cream

TROPICAL VEGAN COCONUT, MANGO AND LEMON ICE CREAM

This no-churn, creamy vegan ice cream is perfect for those hot days where it feels like nothing can cool you down. The mango and lemon combination not only tastes incredible but also makes you feel like you’re on a tropical holiday.

Recipe for Vegan Ice Cream

Fruit Mince Pie No Churn Ice Cream

You don’t need a fancy ice cream machine to make epic ice cream this festive season!

Recipe for Fruit Mince Pie No Churn Ice Cream

Banana, Date and Almond Parfait Lollies with Orange Blossom Honeycomb

A fun take on an ice cream lolly and perfect as a causal dinner part dessert.  This takes it to the next level with contrasting flavours and textures.

Recipe for Banana, Date and Almond Parfait Lollies

Citrus and Salted Almond Brittle Semifreddo

Sublime citrus flavoured semifreddo with the added crunch from salted almond brittle – yum!

Recipe for Citrus and Salted Almond Brittle Semifreddo


IT IS TIME TO BEAR FRUIT

Take advantage of all the delicious in-season summer fruit!

BERRY SORBET IN ORANGE CUPS

This beautiful and colourful sorbet duo will tantalise your taste buds!

Recipe for Berry Sorbet in Orange Cups

Yoghurt & Lime Tart

Lime adds a citrusy note to this yoghurt-based tart – bound to be a zingy party favourite.

Recipe for Yoghurt & Lime Tart

FROZEN APRICOT PARFAIT

This is a simple, wonderfully light and fruity dessert that will have your guests wondering what Cordon Bleu school you attended.

Recipe for Frozen Apricot Parfait

RASPBERRY & ROSE PAVLOVA

A pavlova always looks impressive; this one is pretty in pink and will be a crowning centrepiece for any celebration table.

Recipe for Raspberry & Rose Pavlova

VEGAN PASSION FRUIT & COCONUT TART, VANILLA COCONUT SORBET WITH MANGO & MINT SALAD

It’s delicious, it’s refreshing, it’s vegan! This is the perfect summer-time dessert with it’s light and fruity flavours.

Recipe for Passion Fruit & Coconut Tart

ZINGY LEMONGOLD® LEMON TART

This Lemon Tart is the perfect teatime snack, it’s boldy punchy flavour is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth. This one not only looks pretty but tastes divine.

Recipe for Lemon Tart

Raspberry Cheesecake Mousse Verrines

These pretty desserts are surprisingly easy to make – set in glasses for home entertaining or in plastic verrines with lids for a picnic.

Recipe for Raspberry Cheesecake Mousse Verrines

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Cups with Biscoff Biscuit Base

This dessert is seriously easy to prepare making it the ideal for entertaining. Prepare ahead and serve with no fuss. Oh and did we mention, it’s crazy delicious too?

Recipe for Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Cups


GET JIGGY WITH IT

Who doesn’t love a wobbly dessert?

TANT’ SANNIE MELKTERT PANNA COTTA WITH COFFEE CARAMEL DRIZZLE

The finest traditional flavours of Italy and South Africa meeting in a modern dessert that is both decadent and refreshing.

Recipe for Tant’ Sannie Melktert Panna Cotta with Coffee Caramel Drizzle

VANILLA-BEAN YOGHURT PANNA COTTA WITH BLUEBERRY COMPOTE

A delicious dessert that is a lighter version of the real thing, made with yoghurt rather than cream.

Recipe for Vanilla-Bean Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Compote

Summer Dessert

SALTED CRÈME CARAMEL

This dessert has the ultimate combination of a perfect silky texture and a beautiful balance of sweet and salt.

Recipe for Salted Crème Caramel

BLUEBERRY WOBBLE

A blueberry summer delight!

Recipe for Blueberry Wobble


SUMMER DESSERTS FOR THE ADULTS

Add a tipple to your favourite desserts.

Summer Dessert

LUSCIOUS GRANADILLA AND VODKA SORBET LOLLIES

The perfect summer dessert, with a bit of added fun!

Recipe for Luscious Granadilla and Vodka Sorbet Lollies

PONGRÁCZ JELLIES

A divine dessert for a celebration – these Pongrácz Jellies sparkle like the MCC they’re made from.

Recipe for Pongrácz Jellies

WHISKY AND ESPRESSO MOUSSE VERRINE

A deliciously sinful summer dessert full of the flavours of chocolate and whisky. Made by Chef Craig Hibbert at the Belmond Mount Nelson.

Recipe for Whisky and Espresso Mousse Verrine

LIQUEUR FILLED ICE CREAM TRUFFLES

A kiss of chocolate with a hint of liqueur – perfect for a cool summer dessert.

Recipe for Liqueur Filled Ice Cream Truffles

Summer Dessert

GUINNESS & PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM FLOAT

Ice cream floats that’ll take you back to your childhood, but remind you why it is great being an adult.

Recipe for Guinness and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Float

CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR TRUFFLES

The easiest and tastiest summer dessert treats!

Recipe for Chocolate Liqueur Truffles

Now that your dessert is sorted, check out our mouth-watering recipes for your upcoming braai, as well as some sides and salads.

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