11 of the best frozen desserts for summer
From ice cream cakes to homemade sorbet, here are our favourite frozen dessert recipes to help you cool off this summer
Nothing says British summer like the twinkling tune of an ice cream van. However, if you fancy something a bit more special than a Mr Whippy, look no further than our collection of showstopping summer desserts. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply fancy a cold sweet treat, we have all the recipes you need, from elaborate ice cream cakes and cheesecakes to homemade sorbet and 3-ingredient treats. Here are 11 of our favourite frozen desserts to try...
Black forest ice cream sandwiches
You only need three ingredients to make these speedy ice cream sandwiches, which are swirled with luxurious morello cherry compote.
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99 Flake ice cream cake
Transport yourself to the British seaside with this nostalgic dessert: a chocolate sponge cake topped with vanilla ice cream and milk chocolate Flakes.
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Lemon meringue ice cream loaf
We’ve combined two classic desserts, lemon meringue pie and baked Alaska, to create the ultimate citrussy treat.
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Blueberry mojito sorbet
If you love a cocktail when the sun comes out, this one is for you. Our fruity sorbet has a kick of white rum, with mint and lime for that unmistakable mojito flavour.
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Mint drizzle ice cream brownie cake
This rich summer showstopper is surprisingly easy to make, with just five ingredients including peppermint Aero and shop-bought brownies.
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Lemon and limoncello granita
Granita is an Italian dessert made of fruit purée, sugar and water, which is frozen to create crunchy, icy flakes. This ridiculously refreshing recipe contains the Italian liqueur limoncello.
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Salted caramel ice cream pecan cookie cups
Somewhere between a biscuit and a blondie, these cookie cups make the perfect container for indulgent salted caramel ice cream.
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Lemon ginger crunch tart
This yummy tart has a spiced ginger biscuit base, which contrasts perfectly with the tangy frozen filling.
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‘Fab’ ice cream slice
Just like a Fab lolly in sliceable form, this retro dessert combines Madeira cake with two layers of ice cream, dark chocolate and rainbow sprinkles.
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Frozen berry and coconut cheesecake
This coconut-milk-based cheesecake tastes as impressive as it looks, plus it’s vegan and gluten-free.
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