Summer dessert recipes are all about the berries: the raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, as well as light, fluffy meringues and indulgent cream. Peaches, apricots and rhubarb are also in season, so we've got plenty of really delicate, delightful recipes to finish off a great meal - and they're best enjoyed outside, if the weather permits of course!
In season between April and October, strawberries enjoyed with cream are so quintessentially British, and once British strawberries start appearing in the supermarket, we know that summer is finally upon us. We've got plenty of classic strawberry dessert recipes for you to try, from a traditional pavlova or Victoria sponge, to a slightly more adventurous stunning dairy-free and gluten-free strawberry mousse tart, or really elegant strawberry Charlotte.
Blackberry season goes from June through to November, as does raspberry season and blueberries thrive in the UK for a shorter time, from June until September. Rhubarb is also a big summer flavour and we have a lovely rhubarb tart recipe that is great for after dinner or with a cup of tea in the afternoon.
Tropical flavours are also great as a summer dessert and we have some really exotic sorbet recipes that you can try, as well as a tropical fruit salad recipe if you want to opt for a slightly lighter pud. This simple coconut sorbet recipe
is so simple to make from just 3 ingredients - and you can keep it in the freezer and pull it out when you're ready!
Whatever you fancy, we've got plenty of really simple dessert recipes for you to try this summer that really bring out the flavours of the season.
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