6 Summer Treat Recipes
Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy delicious desserts without feeling guilty. These summer treat recipes are all light and refreshing, and best of all, they're all made with fruit puree. They're also great for parties or potlucks and are sure to please a crowd. From watermelon ice popsicles to peach crumble, we've come up with a list of treats that will cool you down on a hot day and leave you wanting more.
Go ahead and try out each one of these puree desserts:
1. Watermelon Ice Popsicles
- Watermelon, cubed
- Lime puree
- Simple syrup
- Mint leaves (optional)
Watermelon Ice Popsicles are the perfect summer treat. They're refreshing, easy to make, and only require a few ingredients. Simply combine watermelon, lime fruit puree, and simple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, add a few mint leaves if desired, and freeze for at least four hours. If you want a little extra flavor with this summer treat recipe, try adding a splash of vodka or rum to the mixture before freezing.
2. Peach Crumble
- Peach puree
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Mix peach fruit puree, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon, and spread in a glass or ceramic baking dish. Dot with butter. Sprinkle oats over the top. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the crumb topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy fresh fruits and fruit puree desserts. This peach crumble recipe creates a delicious dessert that's perfect for a summer BBQ or picnic. The best part about this summer treat recipe is that it's so easy to make.
3. Cherry Clafoutis
- Pitted and halved cherries or pure cherry puree
- All-purpose flour
- Vanilla extract
- Butter, melted and cooled slightly
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a glass or ceramic baking dish. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt. Whisk together milk and eggs in another bowl. Stir in vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Pour batter over the cherry puree in the baking dish. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.
This classic French summer treat recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand. If you don't have any cherries, you could use other berries or even stone fruit. Clafoutis is best served warm, but it's also delicious at room temperature.
4. Apricot Tart with Blueberry Sauce
This is a summery take on a classic French tart, substituting apricots for the usual apples. The blueberry sauce really takes the puree dessert to the next level with its sweetness and vibrant color. It's one of those unique summer treat recipes that's sure to impress.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry dough to a 12-inch square, trim even with the edge of the pan, and prick pastry several times with a fork. Bake for eight minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Spread apricots over the crust. Pour blueberry puree over the apricots. Combine sugar, lemon puree, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir the mixture in water and boil it over medium heat. Stirring constantly and boil for one minute.
Remove from heat and spoon over the blueberry puree. Serve this summer treat recipe immediately or store it in the refrigerator for up to four hours. Serve with whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy.
5. Strawberry Summer Cake
- Strawberry puree
- Vanilla cake mix
- Vegetable oil
- Powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one or two round cake pans. Stir together the strawberry puree, vanilla cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil in a medium-sized bowl. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes. Cool cake completely before frosting. To Make Frosting: In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and enough strawberry puree to make a smooth spreading consistency. Spread over top of cooled cake.
This strawberry summer cake is a light and refreshing dessert perfect for any occasion. It's also easy to make and brings out the natural sweetness of strawberries. If you're looking for a summer treat that everyone will love, give this summer treat recipe a try.
6. Lemon Mousse Parfaits
- Lemon puree
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Lemon zest
- Vanilla extract
- Heavy cream, whipped
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the lemon puree, water, sweetened condensed milk, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Fold in the whipped cream. Divide the mixture evenly among six parfait glasses. Refrigerate for at least one hour or until the mousse is set. These refreshing Lemon Mousse Parfaits are perfect for a summer party. The tart lemon flavor is balanced by the sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream, making it a summer treat recipe that everyone will love.
This puree dessert is perfect for group hang-outs because it can be made ahead of time and doesn't require any last-minute prep.
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