Summer dessert, which one will you start the season off with

(Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
(Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for Barneys New York) /

Summer is almost here, it’s time for beach vacations, late-night bonfires, barbecue, wine, and of course summer dessert.  Popsicles and ice cream have always been the go-to treats to keep cool in the summer, but let’s try something a little different.  Looking for something fun to do with your kids, or to wind down after a long day?  From dessert tacos to alcoholic beverages, everyone can enjoy these summer desserts.

A tangy and sweet summer dessert

May is National Strawberry Month, let’s kick it off with a delicious strawberry-filled dessert.  Why drink strawberry lemonade when you can eat it?  This delicious treat will become a summertime favorite.  Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also something fun you can make with your children. Summer isn’t summer without lemonade anyway, throw in some strawberries and a few more simple items for this delicious sweet treat.  Watch the video below for the recipe!

A dessert and a taco

Two of our favorite guilty pleasures are being merged.  Tacos and dessert. You no longer have to try to save room for dessert, because the taco is the dessert!  There are many ways and an even bigger number of ingredients including, chocolate, ice cream, and fruit to use for this hard- or soft-shelled treat.  Check here for recipe ideas or create your own! See the recipe for strawberry cheesecake tacos below

Brownie  A la mode

A brownie topped with delicious vanilla ice cream doesn’t get any better than this.  On oldie but goodie, Brownie A la mode will forever be a go-to treat no matter which season we’re in.  The decadent chocolate taste of a nice warm fudge brownie topped with a smooth soft taste of ice cream drizzled with fudge syrup makes our taste buds happy.  Whether you’re making it from scratch or short for time and using brownie mix it’s sure to be a delicious summer dessert.

A summer dessert for adults only

We can’t let kids have all the goodies when it comes to delicious desserts.  The 21- and up crowd deserve some too.  Who says it always has to be chewed! Desserts can be drunk as well.  A twist on pineapple upside-down cake, the pineapple upside-down cocktail looks so delicious my mouth waters when saying it.  The perfect drink for a hot summer day.  Besides pineapple, all you need are cake-flavored or vanilla vodka, amaretto, lime juice, and grenadine.

Next. Time to be generous and get tipsy for Cinco de Mayo. dark

What summer dessert are you trying first?