15 Delicious and Refreshing Summer Desserts
1. No-Bake Chocolate Macroons
Calories: 156 per serving
On a blistering hot summer day, you may not want to be cooking by the oven! And with bananas, coconut oil and chia seeds, these little desserts pack a ton of energy to get you through the afternoon
2. Coffee Granita
Calories: 20 per serving
Next time you want a delicious iced coffee treat, you don’t need to spend money at Starbucks! Instead, whip up one of these incredibly low-cal drinks that will keep you hydrated on a muggy summer day.
3. Skinny Pina Colada Popsicles (non-alchoholic)
Calories: 85 per serving
Whether you’re waiting for that tropical vacation later on in the summer, or are dreaming of the beach, this recipe is super light, and just as good.
4. Balsamic Strawberries With Ricotta Cream
Calories: 180 per serving
This dessert doesn’t need any added sugar to keep it sweet; all you need are fresh picked berries that make a sophisticated and simple dessert.
5. Blueberry Lemon Mousse
Calories: 150 per serving
This incredible blueberry mousse is the perfect way to indulge yourself in the sweet taste of a dessert without any of the guilt. On a sticky summer day, this light treat will not weigh you down.
6. Spiced Chocolate Mousse
Calories: 170 per serving
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this light, chocolate treat. Make sure you swap out the buttermilk with one of these healthier alternatives.
7. Frozen Blackberry-Chiffon Pie
Calories: 166 per serving
There’s no better time to make a fresh berry pie then in the summer, when fresh berries are available at every farm and local market. This recipe has a light graham cracker crust, and a fluffy filling made of berries. Swap out the suggested 2% milk for a skim milk, or almond milk alternative!
8. 3 Layer Vegan Coconut Chocolate Bars
These amazing bars take a little time to make, but they’re sure to be a hit at any summer party you throw, especially if there are kids there! Packed with almonds, vegan chocolate chips and coconut, you won’t be able to resist them yourself.
9. Watermelon Granita With Blueberries
Calories: 130 per serving
With mint leaves, watermelon, and fresh lime juice, drinks don’t get much more refreshing then this!
10. Peach Cobbler
Calories: 96 per serving
Does anything beat a traditional favorite with a healthy twist? There are only 8 ingredients in this simple low-fat cobbler, and they can all be replaced with vegan options, if preferred.
11. Angel Food Cake
Calories: 137 per serving
Making angel food cake takes a bit of a delicate touch, but it’s awesome when you get it right! Pairing it with fresh summer fruit and berries makes for a simple, easy dessert.
12. One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
Calories: 153 per serving
There’s never been a simpler or healthier ice cream! All you have to do is put a banana in a food processor and watch it turn to the consistency of ice cream! Add a pinch of vanilla or cinnamon if you’re in the mood.
13. Rustic Plum and Almond Tart
Calories: 188 per serving
Next time you need to serve up a beautiful dessert to impress friends and families, you’ve got to try this traditional style tart. With a fruit as good as fresh plums, let it take center stage.
14. Roasted Plums With Greek Yogurt
Calories: 140 per serving
When you use fruits in a dessert, you almost don’t need any added sugar! This dessert is a healthy treat, that satisfys the sweet tooth, since roasting brings out the natural juices in fruits.
15. Watermelon Popsicles
Calories: 25 per serving
You and your whole family will love these frozen treats! Has there ever been a dessert with so little calories? This one is a must!