At Cabot we believe that summer food should be fun food. And what could be more fun – or more yum – than summer desserts? Whether you’re going on a picnic, a cookout, or just hanging around home trying to beat the heat, summer desserts can be the end of a perfect meal. Or the beginning of a sweet, warm-weather snack.
Here are a few of our favorite beat-the-heat treats that will help you make this the sweetest summer ever!
Seven Hard to Beat Summer Treats
Just about everyone has happy childhood memories of making S’mores, that classic combination of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. We’ve substituted sharp cheddar cheese for the marshmallows and created Cheddar S’mores, a sweet and savory sandwich of deliciousness. You’ve gotta try this one…you won’t be sorry!
And if you like the Cheddar S’mores, you’ll definitely want to try this make-at-home Cheddar S’more Ice Cream. It’s sweet, creamy, and totally delicious.
We know there are a lot of you out there who, for many reasons, are eating low-carb or gluten-free. We have a great friend and amazing blogger, Carolyn, of All Day I Dream about Food, whose blog is loaded with recipes that are both low-carb and gluten-free, and they’re all delicious. We really love her take on a traditional Crème Brulee, which is creamy, sweet and perfect for a summer celebration. Her secret for making this dessert a total winner? Greek Yogurt!
And speaking of yogurt, this amazing recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt from Rebecca of Foodie with Family, will probably go on a permanent rotation of your favorite summer desserts. It is so rich and has a perfect, cheesecakey flavor. The combination of Greek yogurt and Neufchatel cheese create a dense, creamy texture and the strawberry topping is out of this world.
Continuing with a summer strawberry theme, we give you this very simple and yummy Fresh Strawberry Icebox Cake. The old fashioned goodness of whipped cream, yogurt, graham crackers, and fresh summer strawberries, will bring a smile to the faces of dessert lovers, no matter what age.
Combine the sweetness of Cabot Vanilla Bean Greek-Style Yogurt and sweetened condensed milk with the tart, tropical flavor of Key limes, then dip the icy pop in a dark coating of chocolate. You’ll find these amazing little Key Lime Pie Frozen Pops are sure to become a summertime favorite.
Rounding out our selection of sweet summer treats is this heavenly Meyer Lemon Iced Raspberry Yogurt Cake from Kitchen Trial and Error. The delicate, light texture of the cake is laced with fresh raspberries and the Meyer lemon buttercream frosting is simply divine.
Be sure to savor the sweet days of summer by trying some of these tasty, tempting treats!
For other recipes, visit the Cabot Creamery recipe page!