From festive flag “pizza” to divine blueberry mousse to cooling icy pops, there are so many delicious fruit recipes that make perfect summer desserts. Here are just some of my favorite ways to reap the season’s tasty bounty! Enjoy!
Delicious Healthy Fruit Recipes That Make Perfect Summer Desserts
Did you know that fruit helps keep you hydrated, makes you glow from the inside out, boosts your brainpower, and fills your body with antioxidants? There are SO many amazing reasons to eat fruit, and it’s tasty enough that you’ll actually want to eat it every day, especially when you use it in one of these yummy summer dessert recipes!
1. Flag Fruit Pizza With Oatmeal Crust
Let’s kick things off with one of my favorite fruit desserts! This flag fruit pizza is perfect for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and even Labor Day! Basically, it’s my go-to festive summer dessert for every seasonal holiday. The combination of oatmeal crust, Greek yogurt, and delicious berries & bananas make it a massive hit with everyone from adults to kids.
Get this flag fruit pizza recipe here.
2. Banana Ice Cream with Magic Chocolate Shell
This Banana Ice Cream with Healthy Chocolate Magic Shell recipe is the ultimate summer dessert. It’s ready in less than 10 minutes and takes just 5 ingredients. The chocolate shell is SO much better for your kids than the kind you buy in the store. You simply cannot go wrong with this recipe.
Get this Banana Ice Cream recipe right here
3. Wholesome 3 Ingredient Blueberry Mousse
You’ll be absolutely astonished by how easy it is to make this healthy & mouthwatering blueberry mousse! It took me literally 5 minutes to pull together. Not only is it delicious, but it’s so pretty, too! It’s the perfect summer dessert to take to a 4th of July potluck party.
You can find my blueberry mousse recipe here.
4. Monsters Inc Healthy Fruit Tart Recipe
Kids love this Monsters Inc fruit tart recipe because it’s tasty and it reminds them of their favorite character from the hit Disney movie. I love making it because it’s loaded with wholesome and healthy ingredients like kiwis and avocadoes. It’s easier to make than you might think, too!
Grab my Monsters Inc Healthy Fruit Tart recipe and give it a try!
5. Strawberry Kefir Bavarian recipe
If you’re looking for light desserts for the summer that the entire family will love, you absolutely have to try my 4 Ingredient Strawberry Kefir Bavarian recipe. It’s one of my favorite strawberry desserts to make, and since it’s made with kefir it’s loaded with added health benefits.
Get the Strawberry Kefir recipe here
6. Perfect Rainbow Summer Fruit Salad Recipe
We can’t talk about summer desserts without mentioning fruit salad, now can we? My Perfect Fruit Salad recipe is a HUGE hit at family parties. I make it a little different than traditional fruit salads. It’s truly one of my favorite salad recipes for summer for a good reason! Find out why, and what my secret ingredient is here!
7. Fruit Flower Centerpieces
This fruit flower centerpiece is part dessert and part decoration! It looks beautiful on your picnic tables during your 4th of July party. My guests love it because they can just grab a kebab and go. No mess, no fuss! Plus, it’s A LOT cheaper than those fruit centerpieces that you buy from a store.
See how to make this fruit flower centerpiece.
8. Fruity Coconut Water Ice Pops
Homemade ice pop recipes are a great idea for a healthy summer snack. While you can make them with plain fruit juice, I prefer to use coconut water and REAL fruit slices. They’re MUCH better for your kids (and you, of course).
Learn how to make my fruity coconut water pops, then experiment with your favorite fruits!
9. Natural Strawberry Sorbet
This all-natural Strawberry Sorbet takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to make. It’s the perfect healthy dessert for a hot summer day. The secret is to sweeten it with real maple syrup instead of refined sugar.
Check out my Strawberry Sorbet recipe here.
10. Creamy Coconut Milk Papaya Mousse
Like most of my fruit recipes, my Creamy Coconut Milk Papaya Summer Pudding recipe is ready in minutes and uses only 3 healthy ingredients: coconut milk, papaya and honey. It’s a super flavorful, refreshing, and satisfying summer recipe you don’t want to miss!
11. Easy Homemade Nourishing Blueberry Gelatin
If you’re looking for a healthy summer dessert recipe that’s loaded with extra nourishing benefits, you definitely have to try my blueberry gelatin. Unlike store-bought gelatins, it’s completely free of refined sugar. You only need four natural ingredients to put it together. Try it as is, or mix in some whole fruits for an extra-special touch.
Get this homemade blueberry gelatin recipe here.
12. Homemade Strawberry Applesauce
I actually started making this strawberry applesauce as homemade baby food! My kids loved it so much that it just kind of evolved into a regular healthy fruit snack or light summer dessert. It literally only takes TWO ingredients, that’s how easy it is!
Learn how to make homemade strawberry applesauce here.
13. Homemade Mango Ice Cream
This is one of the easiest summer sweets ever! You just need some ice, milk or water and of course the mangoes. That’s all it takes to make the perfect cooling summer treat!
Check out my mango ice cream recipe here.
14. Healthy Banana Sushi Rolls
Here’s a fun one to make with your kids: healthy banana sushi rolls! My kids LOVE making them with me. They’re super simple and totally wholesome. Make them ahead of time or lay out different toppings and let kids customize their own. It makes a fun little activity for a picnic party.
See how to make these banana sushi rolls.
15. Wine Smoothie Recipes
Okay, these smoothies are only for grownups, but they’re a huge hit during “girls’ night in” or even just a relaxing evening with my husband after the kids go to bed. There are three different ones to try. My favorite is the strawberry peach one!
See how to make these wine smoothies here!
These delicious and easy summer dessert recipes prove that fruit truly is nature’s candy! I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do! Oh, and if you accidentally buy fruit before it reaches it’s peak ripeness, check out my post on how to ripen all of your favorite fruits faster!