Desserts For Summer Entertaining

Finish your summer party with a sweet dessert, whether fruit-filled, frozen or from the grill.

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Blueberry Pavolva

Named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, these individually-sized puffs are airy, light, crisp on the outside and marshmallow-y on the inside.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Pavlova

Angel Cake With Blackberries and White Currants

This airy cake is the perfect base for in-season blackberries and whipped cream. If you can't find fresh currants in your area, substitute your favorite summer berry.

Get the Recipe: Angel Cake with Blackberries and White Currants

Almond Meringue Cake With Peaches

This showstopping cake is actually flourless; rich buttercream and fresh peaches are layered between fluffy almond meringues. Toasted almonds add texture and crunch.

Get the Recipe: Almond Meringue Cake with Peaches

Blackberry Millefeuille

Crisp phyllo layers flavored with maple sugar and hazelnuts make a light, satisfying sandwich for the blackberry and maple cream filling.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry Millefeuille

Key Lime Habanero Cheesecake

Nadia G's tart lime cheesecake gets a kick from half of a fresh habanero pepper.

Get the Recipe: Key Lime Habanero Cheesecake

Lime Yoghurt Cake

This cake has great crunch from pistachios and a tender crumb thanks to the yoghurt. and You can make it a few days ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for easy party-night prep.

Get the Recipe: Lime Yogurt Cake with Rosewater and Pistachios

Coconut Flan

This tropically-inspired flan is made with coconut milk rather than cream. Add more coconut flavor (and texture) with a little shredded coconut.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Flan

Chocolate Mousse

The coconut-based mousse is vegan, so everyone at your summer party — even those who avoid animal products — can enjoy this pastry shop-worthy treat.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Mousse served in Edible Chocolate Dessert Cups with Raspberry Sauce

Ice Cream Terrine With Sauteed Peaches

This frozen dessert is easy with big rewards. Just layer in pre-made vanilla and peach ice creams, then top with mint leaves and fresh peaches.

Get the Recipe: Ice Cream Terrine with Sauteed Peaches