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11 of the best frozen desserts for summer

by Abbie Schofield
11 of the best frozen desserts for summer
Image: Rob Streeter

Cool down with these delicious frozen dessert recipes

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

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.

 

Get the recipe for black forest ice cream sandwiches

 99 Flake ice cream cake

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.

 

Get the recipe for 99 Flake ice cream cake

Lemon meringue ice cream loaf

Lemon meringue ice cream loaf

We’ve combined two classic desserts, lemon meringue pie and baked Alaska, to create the ultimate citrussy treat.

 

Get the recipe for lemon meringue ice cream loaf

Blueberry mojito sorbet

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.

 

Get the recipe for blueberry mojito sorbet

Mint drizzle ice cream brownie cake

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.

 

Get the recipe for mint drizzle ice cream brownie cake

Lemon and limoncello granita

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.

 

Get the recipe for lemon and limoncello granita

Salted caramel ice cream pecan cookie cups

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.

 

Get the recipe for salted caramel ice cream pecan cookie cups

Lemon ginger crunch tart

Lemon ginger crunch tart

This yummy tart has a spiced ginger biscuit base, which contrasts perfectly with the tangy frozen filling.

 

Get the recipe for lemon ginger crunch tart

‘Fab’ ice cream slice

‘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.

 

Get the recipe for ‘Fab’ ice cream slice

Walnut, sherry and honey semifreddo

Walnut, sherry and honey semifreddo

A sophisticated take on semifreddo by Spanish chef José Pizarro, this recipe contains a delicious sweet sherry, but you can leave out the booze if you like.

 

Get the recipe for walnut, sherry and honey semifreddo

Frozen berry and coconut cheesecake

Frozen berry and coconut cheesecake

This coconut-milk-based cheesecake tastes as impressive as it looks, plus it’s vegan and gluten-free.

 

Get the recipe for frozen berry and coconut cheesecake

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